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View Poll Results: Times Tower, New York
10 66 13.52%
9.5 27 5.53%
9 76 15.57%
8.5 42 8.61%
8 81 16.60%
7.5 52 10.66%
7 54 11.07%
6.5 25 5.12%
6 21 4.30%
5.5 6 1.23%
5 11 2.25%
4.5 4 0.82%
4 8 1.64%
3.5 6 1.23%
3 or less 9 1.84%
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Old June 19th, 2008, 10:32 PM   #1
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#029 l New York Times Tower l NEW YORK l 319m l 52fl

New York Times Tower
New York City, USA


HEIGHT: 319m/1,046 feet
FLOORS: 52 floors
COMPLETION: 2008
ARCHITECT: Renzo Piano Building Workshop





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9/10 IMO
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Old June 20th, 2008, 06:40 AM   #2
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8/10

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Old June 20th, 2008, 10:54 AM   #3
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7/10, antenna is too long
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Old June 20th, 2008, 11:17 PM   #4
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7,5/10. Classic, antenna quite long indeed
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Old June 21st, 2008, 12:33 AM   #5
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Height is okay, antenna too long, I don't think the design fits very well into New York. I don't like the facade. 7/10
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Old June 21st, 2008, 03:56 AM   #6
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took me awhile to warm up to it but i like, 8/10
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Old June 22nd, 2008, 08:32 AM   #7
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Don't like this one at all.

4/10
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Old June 22nd, 2008, 05:13 PM   #8
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7/10

I thought this looked a lot better in the rendering; it's still a nice building.
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Old June 25th, 2008, 10:16 AM   #9
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5/10
I just really don't like this tower. The renderings looked ok, but the finished project looks like a weird skeleton, and the spire is awkward. Still, a few points for sheer height.
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Old June 26th, 2008, 04:51 PM   #10
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Perfect building, nice shape, nice height, nice colours, nice location. I like the boxy style. 9.5!
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Old June 29th, 2008, 06:15 AM   #11
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I really liked the renderings, so I was perfectly fine with the design concept of NYTT. The problem was the executiuon.

Facade: Interesting concept using the ceramic rods to conserve energy. The problem is that the color choice was rather unfortunate as it makes the building look very dull and drab. Also, the window pattern as it looks against the facade makes the building look prision or parking garage like, with windows that are vertically small and horizontally continous.

Crown: Instead of having a nice gradual decrease of ceramic rod density from the bottom to the top of the crown, the rods on the crown just seem to disappear altogether. This acts to emphasize the vertical and horizontal supports of the crown, the thickness of which makes it look like some type of exoskeleton support structure, and therefore a perpetually under construction or unfinished look.

Spire: Well, it looks like a flagpole to me, and I just don't find that appealing. Also, I don't like that ring about 1/3 of the way up.

Positives: Internal stairs along facade. Exposed angular cross-braced structural support. It's in New York and not Chicago

I give it a 3.5
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Old June 30th, 2008, 01:21 AM   #12
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I dont like it at all!!! it could have been better designed.... and it looks kind of 70s.....5.0
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Old June 30th, 2008, 02:39 AM   #13
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i like it. its got one of the more interesting facades, really only thing i dont like is the spire. it would look even worse without a spire i think though. its really impressive in real live
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Old July 1st, 2008, 04:14 AM   #14
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Old July 2nd, 2008, 02:17 AM   #15
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I like the overall look of this tower and don't mind the spire but it just doesn't grab me.

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Old July 3rd, 2008, 12:22 AM   #16
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Not bad, not so good. 7/10
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Old July 11th, 2008, 09:10 AM   #17
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The facade is spectacular!
Very nice - 9/10
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Old July 12th, 2008, 11:05 AM   #18
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the facade is great but the antenna ruins it for me so i give it a 6.5/10
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Old July 12th, 2008, 05:05 PM   #19
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very nice tower........9/10
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Old July 14th, 2008, 12:19 PM   #20
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great building. 9/10
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