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Old August 24th, 2005, 07:02 PM   #341
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this one really has come together perfectly.
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Old August 24th, 2005, 09:48 PM   #342
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The relationship between the building and the base is more amazing than I thought it would be. Wow, best architectural project for the city in a long, long time.
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Old August 24th, 2005, 10:03 PM   #343
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c/- Carlos AKA TowersNYC of Hearst Tower seen to the right-hand side, topping out:



BTW Is that The Time Warner Center twins in the background. I believe they could only be
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Old August 24th, 2005, 10:14 PM   #344
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Great tower.
I really like the base.
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Old August 25th, 2005, 03:31 AM   #345
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^ YES that is the Time Warner Center Towers....
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Old September 2nd, 2005, 07:49 PM   #346
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Scaffolding coming down, looks like they cleaned up the old building nicely too...


August 15, 2005: The Hearst Towerĺs East fašade with the black netting removed and the north portion of the scaffolding taken down.
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Old September 2nd, 2005, 10:07 PM   #347
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i love that, an old building with a modern tower on top of it.
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Old September 2nd, 2005, 10:10 PM   #348
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looks nice
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Old September 3rd, 2005, 12:39 AM   #349
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Here are some pics I took this Monday, August 29th of Foster's masterpiece. It's a very photogenic building, but is much more impressive in person.





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Old September 3rd, 2005, 01:27 AM   #350
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I am absolutely in love with the contrast between the base and tower. I had no idea it would look so good before the scaffolding came off.
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Old September 3rd, 2005, 02:20 AM   #351
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looks just awesome....of couse it had to...
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Old September 3rd, 2005, 07:24 AM   #352
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I have to be honest and say that I thought the building looked ugly in the renderings but somehow I knew it would turn out really nice. It looks absolutely beautiful. I'm so glad it was built.

I agree with Islander, contrast with the base and tower is awesome.
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Old September 4th, 2005, 07:05 AM   #353
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One of the most gorgeous buildings I've ever seen! I love the base vs glass as well! The glass color and overall solid look of the building is spectacular!
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Old September 15th, 2005, 03:10 AM   #354
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Latest look : Today wed. September 14, 2005

from the west-side of Manhattan...





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Old September 20th, 2005, 07:31 AM   #355
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Old September 20th, 2005, 07:36 AM   #356
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Finally some final touches updates!!, Looking great!

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Old September 21st, 2005, 07:44 PM   #357
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What is that actually representing Carlos? Some sort of molecular structure and/or symbolism of the external metallic joints of the braces? Excuse my ignorance. [IMG]http://www.**************/invboard/html/emoticons/blush.gif[/IMG]
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Old September 22nd, 2005, 02:25 AM   #358
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Shown here is Lord Norman Foster's original proposal for the Hearst Tower completion project. While very much in the spirit of Belgium's Atomium museum, which resembles a giant molecule, Lord Foster's design was even more radical, taking into account environmental and social engineering concepts unknown to the earlier Modernist architects from whom he draws obvious inspiration.

The left hand picture shows the building in warm weather, in the so-called "erectile" state, taking advantage of solar energy and prevailing breezes in the summer to cool the interior. In the right-hand, or "cocoon" state, shown as a greatly simplified computer model, the building reconfigures itself in the winter months, through an ingenious system of moving floors and flexible outer panels, to a squat, easier-to-heat shape.

The entire building is open plan, which means Hearst employees would have a seasonal scramble to claim new work space in the reconfigured structure, thus breaking down rigid social hierarchies and territorial codes not just in two dimensions but three.

On viewing the design, Hearst executives were not kind, offering comments ranging from "are you insane?" to "lose the Christmas ornaments." To satisfy corporate higher-ups, the overt molecular reference and shapeshifting design were removed, leaving a futuristic-looking but merely decorative shell. Despite the structure's incongruity with 75 year-old Art Deco "base" that is to support it, the watered-down project sailed easily past the Landmark Commission.
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Old September 25th, 2005, 02:12 AM   #359
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Old September 25th, 2005, 04:04 AM   #360
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WOW thanks for this update! The glass is more transparant then I knew...

I love the tower, it's a shame that it's not 250 meters tall.
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