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Old September 8th, 2014, 08:31 PM   #381
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it's been stated before the design isn't final

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I hope more people realize this before going all sour on the design. I think Shvo wants something more definitive statement signifying, but until the updated design goes up I don't want to join a chorus of those disappointed at such a plain, uninspiring design for something this prominent in the skyline. I'll hold my tongue unless Shvo confirms this is it.
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Old September 8th, 2014, 09:11 PM   #382
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Yeah, we should anticipate something different. The view from the Memorial almost looks like they just elongated the old design using photoshop; the easiest way to make a massing placeholder. I expect something better than what we've seen... but I still expect Viñoly to give us something very restrained and 432-esque. Certainly nothing, say, Industrial Gothic, like I'd prefer to see at this site.

So yeah, let's hold off on the criticism of the specifics of the design. But I think it's acceptable to discuss the way this massing affects the overall downtown skyline.
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Old September 8th, 2014, 11:30 PM   #383
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Seems like there isn't a ton of room for unique design, since the site is so small and Shvo will likely want to maximize the floor space of each condo.

However, the fantastic SHoP supertall shows that doesn't always have to be the case.
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Old September 9th, 2014, 12:56 AM   #384
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Seems like there isn't a ton of room for unique design, since the site is so small and Shvo will likely want to maximize the floor space of each condo.

However, the fantastic SHoP supertall shows that doesn't always have to be the case.
I like this one. It is very sleek and pure, and the monolithic nature of this tower is far more impressive than 432 park which is more jumbled. Quality glass will make this tower a pure delight. It also has a platinum/silver sheen to it which pleases me.

I'm sure the design will be changed. However, I won't be sad if this is the result. No need for ostentation next to the WTC. A nice simple tower will be fine here. This isn't the place to get all fancy as it will destroy the impact of the WTC on the skyline. I.e, the eye would immediately go to this tower if it was a twisting or curvy monstrosity rather than the WTC towers.
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Old September 9th, 2014, 02:28 AM   #385
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I agree... I'd like the design to be prominent, make a strong statement in filling out the Lower Manhattan skyline. However not calling out too much attention to itself, instead balancing out the skyline aesthetically, a nice contrast to the bulkiness of the WTC complex. A little less plain however,than the most recent look, but not too radical a design as to take away from the WTC complex. It's a pretty thin lot so I like that it won't be too massive, too expansive and instead will make the area even better and greatly complement it instead of standing alone ostentatiously screaming "Look at me-ee-ee"!
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Old September 14th, 2014, 08:30 AM   #386
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Shvo or Derek Zoolander?




I would live in Chez Shvo.


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