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View Poll Results: Conde Nast Building, New York
10 39 9.31%
9.5 29 6.92%
9 39 9.31%
8.5 39 9.31%
8 55 13.13%
7.5 26 6.21%
7 50 11.93%
6.5 25 5.97%
6 24 5.73%
5.5 12 2.86%
5 16 3.82%
4.5 10 2.39%
4 17 4.06%
3.5 4 0.95%
3 or less 34 8.11%
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Old November 5th, 2002, 01:21 AM   #1
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#135 l Conde Nast Building l NEW YORK l 247m l 48fl

Conde Nast Building
New York, USA


HEIGHT: 247m/809 feet
FLOORS: 48 floors
COMPLETION: 1999
ARCHITECT: Fox & Fowle Architects

was built in 1997-1999 for the Condé Nast publishing company.
The 47-storey facade of the building consists of typically Deconstructivist varying elements. The lower portions of the south and east facades are clad in granite and form a traditionally-inclined grid of windows, with a "core" of glass curtain-wall exposed from the sides and top. The rectangular plan form of both the base and the set-back tower is broken by a rounded corner at Broadway and 42nd Street. The corner facing Times Square is emphasised by a round turret at the base level, housing the curved, 1,100 m² NASDAQ ticker and video screen. The screen is holed at intervals to let natural light into the interior behind the screen.

The top of the building resembles a powerhouse with its curving, horizontally-banded corners, and has four protruding frameworks, one on every facade, for later-assembled electric signs of 16 times 16 meters. Solar panels incorporated into the facade generate idle-time power for the building. From the middle, an antenna tower rises to the height of 217 meters.

The new, prominent gate to the renewed Times Square and 42nd Street received its first tenants in June 1999. It had already gained fame also outside its stylistic importance: In July 1998 a portion of the scaffolding collapsed, forcing the closing and evacuation of all the nearby blocks from Fifth to Eighth Avenue (about 600 residents and workers in all) for several days.

For a construction cost of $500 million, the building houses 149,000 m² of rentable space as well as extensive communications cablings. Within the glass-walled base of the round turret video screen, the street-level NASDAQ MarketSite TV studio features a 14 m long and 5 m high curved wall of video screens for stock market data broadcasts.

The building is also notable for its new economical and ecological features. The energy-conscious installations within the building are expected to provide 10-15% savings in operational costs as compared to the conventionally built and equipped high-rises.


















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Old November 5th, 2002, 02:18 AM   #2
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Looks good, and I like it. 8/10
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Old November 5th, 2002, 02:33 AM   #3
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crazy design and gets "lost in the jungle" . .but i think its a goodie. . 7/10
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Old November 5th, 2002, 06:13 AM   #4
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Its ok

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Old November 5th, 2002, 08:18 AM   #5
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9...oh, what the hell, 9.5.

The best contemporary high rise in New York, IMO. And look at that first picture. Look at the illusion the protuding part of the facade gives. Looks like someone at Fox & Fowle really likes MC Escher. Just wonderful.
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Old November 5th, 2002, 08:25 AM   #6
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the top is horrible..it looks robotic..very cheesy....
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Old November 5th, 2002, 08:37 AM   #7
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Magic. 9.25.....maybe 9.5!

Looks even better in real life.
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Old November 5th, 2002, 09:16 AM   #8
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8.5/10, but I will lower the score if that giant antenna planned gets put on top.
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Old November 5th, 2002, 09:52 AM   #9
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A crazy NYC Times Square Tower. The advertising adds some style to it, the shape isn't to plain either.

8/10
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Old November 5th, 2002, 03:30 PM   #10
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A very innovative design with a good mixture of forms and materials.

I love robotic tops on talls.

The lobby seems starck.

9.5
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Old November 5th, 2002, 06:35 PM   #11
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6/10 - Gets out of the modernist box and soars fairly well. But while I like its individual parts, especially the curving glass curtain wall, it's visually not well organized, and almost looks like it was pasted together, so it's hard for me to wrap my eyes around it, to get an overall impression. And shouldn't all those signs on top have something on them?
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Old November 6th, 2002, 12:30 AM   #12
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Nice enough.

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Old November 6th, 2002, 12:59 AM   #13
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6.5/10

Although its new, I find its design too incoherent to appreciate.
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Old November 6th, 2002, 07:11 PM   #14
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8.5/10. Very cool!
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Old December 7th, 2002, 12:50 AM   #15
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Solid!

5.5! Really solid building (my scale reserves only the best of the best getting 8+, considering we're rating the 100 tallest, some have to be the worst, some have to be better)

Anyway, back to my review.

I like this in pieces. Some of the elements don't seem to mesh, which may be what they are going for: cut 'n' paste skyscraper???

Anyway, it looks like a Shogun Warrior robot, which is cool in my book, but considering this is in NYC, it's just sort of a "striver."
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Old December 7th, 2002, 03:21 AM   #16
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9, i love its design. and i love its height..
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Old December 7th, 2002, 11:07 PM   #17
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What can I say? I love it.

I gave it an 8.5 which probably gives it the highest status (in my mind, anyways) of nearly any modern building in New York City.
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Old December 10th, 2002, 05:46 AM   #18
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9/10
I love this building. It's almost schizophrenic.
There appears to be so many different designs
all in one building. This tower certainly adds a
whole new spicy flavor to the NY skyline. Fits
in perfectly in chaotic, crowded Times Square.
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Old December 10th, 2002, 11:20 AM   #19
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To me, this building is another that just is business in New York. It really reminds me of the skyscraper in the third level of Max Payne. (damn that was a great game and I'm not even a gamer)

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Old December 11th, 2002, 06:51 AM   #20
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4.5 - This tower shouldn't have been built......travesty to the historical works of art that reside in this great city!
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