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Old February 25th, 2014, 10:57 AM   #821
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I would never trade those areas in between downtown and midtown for some supertalls cause those are the most vibrant parts of the city,
I don't know much about NYC, but don't you think that area is big enough to handle a small number of taller buildings without losing any of its vibrancy?
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Old February 25th, 2014, 11:30 AM   #822
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There are already many lowrise buildings in that area. Just not as high and dense as the two skylines.
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Old February 25th, 2014, 04:43 PM   #823
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I don't know much about NYC, but don't you think that area is big enough to handle a small number of taller buildings without losing any of its vibrancy?
The areas bordering the river are mostly residential or hospitals ( only exception I can't think of is the South Street Seaport, Downtown) so very little to nothing will affect the vibrancy of those areas which is more focused inland. That's why a little more density there is more feasible and will probably occur.
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Old February 26th, 2014, 09:24 PM   #824
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Did a quick model of this building. Just wanted to show the future presence that we will see eventually of this tower in the skyline.

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Old March 1st, 2014, 01:02 AM   #825
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Wow! I've been having a hard time picturing this building in lower manhattan lately. Thanks for the visual!
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Old March 1st, 2014, 04:35 AM   #826
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Thanks and I was curious how it would look with the wtc;and it looks small compared to 1 wtc... I should do 30 park as well. The skyline will never look like that; 30 park will be there first
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Old March 1st, 2014, 05:25 AM   #827
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This building will do what 8 Spruce Street did and help the LM skyline edge a little more northward.
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Old March 1st, 2014, 09:50 PM   #828
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This building (black 'x' in image below) is in an area with many historic districts, so its views will probably remain unblocked for the foreseeable future:

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Old March 1st, 2014, 11:41 PM   #829
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Danny....awesome renders....
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Old March 4th, 2014, 07:42 PM   #830
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It looks tiny there.
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Old March 5th, 2014, 05:05 AM   #831
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Old March 5th, 2014, 05:37 AM   #832
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Honestly in the beginning I was kinda indifferent to this project but seeing this rise has really made me appreciate this tower. Can't wait to see the finished project. It will look awesome.






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Old March 9th, 2014, 05:54 AM   #833
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Old March 9th, 2014, 06:18 AM   #834
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Strange the mini-balcony looking things on the "more normal" section are being installed later rather than with each floor.
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Old March 9th, 2014, 06:34 AM   #835
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Strange the mini-balcony looking things on the "more normal" section are being installed later rather than with each floor.
Good catch. You can see some rebar sticking out in parts of the close-up. Not sure how else they could seamlessly attach the balconies.
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Old March 9th, 2014, 06:35 AM   #836
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I was just going to say that; it would have been poured as well, maybe they just cut them from the lower floors. I hope so
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Old March 9th, 2014, 12:33 PM   #837
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Maybe they can build faster thanks to it.
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Old March 9th, 2014, 10:27 PM   #838
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These balconys seem to have a lot thinner floors so I guess they just place them in the end with a crane or something.
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Old March 10th, 2014, 04:52 PM   #839
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The reason they haven't built the balconies yet is that self climbing scaffolding or parapet, They can't modify it to follow the form of each balcony, so they construct the regular form of the building and they can make the scaffolding climb. They leave some rebar exposed, later they attach newer rebar to the exposed ones and then they pour the balcony.

The pace of construction has really take off now. In less than 2 and a half weeks they've built 3 new floors, so it is near to one and a half floors per week now.

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Old March 10th, 2014, 04:57 PM   #840
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Yes it is a much more efficient form of construction that way. clever
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