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Old March 11th, 2012, 12:45 PM   #181
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Hmmm shame 140m makes it look a bit fat, proportions are off...

Still liking the facade though.
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Old March 12th, 2012, 12:43 AM   #182
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The shame is that tower like this would be in lot of cities almost landmark with this awesome cladding, but in Manhattan concrete jungle will be almost invisible with its height....

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Old March 12th, 2012, 01:39 AM   #183
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A missed opportunity..
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Old March 12th, 2012, 02:15 AM   #184
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It kind of suits it's name though, it will be one of those little "gems" that people find when travelling around new york...
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Old March 12th, 2012, 02:25 PM   #185
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a hidden gem.
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Old May 10th, 2012, 03:12 AM   #186
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Old May 10th, 2012, 03:32 AM   #187
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Old May 29th, 2012, 12:08 AM   #188
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Old May 29th, 2012, 12:19 AM   #189
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Sky looks awesome in that pic.
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Old May 29th, 2012, 12:28 AM   #190
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I dont think the tower it's self looks nice, just the facade that is awesome.
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Old May 31st, 2012, 06:58 AM   #192
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Old May 31st, 2012, 07:07 AM   #193
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SSP lists this at 590 feet, that looks more correct.

EDIT: It got reduced, shit that sucks...
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Old May 31st, 2012, 05:19 PM   #194
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I like it better that it's been reduced, now the word 'gem' has more meaning to it!
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Old May 31st, 2012, 09:32 PM   #195
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SSP lists this at 590 feet, that looks more correct.

EDIT: It got reduced, shit that sucks...
It really should have been twice that number.
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Old May 31st, 2012, 10:54 PM   #196
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are we sure it got reduced? compared to the surrounding buildings it looks to be about 590
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Old June 1st, 2012, 03:48 AM   #197
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Well it only has 34L instead of what is was supposed to have, so yeah it has been reduced.
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Old June 1st, 2012, 06:17 AM   #198
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are we sure it got reduced? compared to the surrounding buildings it looks to be about 590
Yes .. Originally this building was to have a height similar (although smaller, but still larger than it is now) to its neighbor of black glass.
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Old June 1st, 2012, 09:06 AM   #199
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It looks to be more than 460 feet in comparison to the surrounding buildings though, maybe that's just me.
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Old June 2nd, 2012, 06:27 AM   #200
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The 1166 Avenue of the Americas is 600 foot and 44 floors (The building in front of the Gem Tower).
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