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Old September 4th, 2014, 01:15 AM   #4921
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Hmmm....the foundation isn't that deep.
Most towers sink pilings down to the bedrock but at this location, the Manhattan schist is so close to the surface that they are literally carving the foundation out of bedrock.
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Old September 4th, 2014, 02:08 AM   #4922
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Sneaky Democrat, blocking the model of his new tower! jk.. well sorta

I dont really go on here much any more so I was drooling when I saw this new beast being built, only to find they are trying to build suspense.

Kinda like getting all worked up, hot and bothered, and then having a woman walk off and laugh about it..
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Old September 4th, 2014, 02:11 AM   #4923
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Judging by the smile on his face he's not "standing in front of it".
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Old September 4th, 2014, 02:17 PM   #4924
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I just noticed a reflection in the glass of what appears to be a building modeled in yellow and black.

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Old September 5th, 2014, 12:01 AM   #4925
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The one to his left? It does look like a tower but it's black and yellow... black would be awesome but yellow not so much. If it is the tower the yellow might be light or something instead of cladding.
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Old September 5th, 2014, 01:00 AM   #4926
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I don't think that's a model... unless it's a model of a chimney. Yellow and black?
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Old September 5th, 2014, 01:08 AM   #4927
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The one to his left? It does look like a tower but it's black and yellow... black would be awesome but yellow not so much. If it is the tower the yellow might be light or something instead of cladding.
I assumed that the yellow represented lighting.
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Old September 5th, 2014, 01:09 AM   #4928
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It's just an ornament reflecting in the window, probably a vase or something
It's also to the left of the camera, away from the city models
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Old September 5th, 2014, 04:56 AM   #4929
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Builders race to develop sky-high condo buildings

http://money.cnn.com/2014/09/04/real...ndo-buildings/


Aiming to grab the attentions of deep-pocketed buyers, builders are developing condo buildings that are taller -- and skinnier -- than ever.
In Midtown Manhattan, four of these super tall skycrapers are being built within blocks of one another.

Completed this year, New York City's One57 reaches 1,005 feet, making it New York's tallest residential building.

But it will soon be unseated. Within the next two years, both 432 Park Avenue and 111 West 57th St. are expected to soar past One57. Then comes the 2018 opening of 225 West 57th St., also known as the Nordstrom Tower. Slated to reach 1,775 feet (including its spire), it will be just one foot shy of the new One World Trade Center.

"It's happening all over. I describe this as luxury real estate becoming the new global currency," said real estate appraiser Jonathan Miller of Miller Samuel.

Any city where space is limited -- Hong Kong, London, Chicago, San Francisco and, of course, New York -- condo buildings are climbing ever higher, said Brian O'Looney, an architect with Torti Gallas and Partners in Maryland.

And because available lots tend to be small, the buildings are also getting increasingly skinnier. The 111 West 57th building, for example, will only be 60 feet wide at its base.
Demand for these sky-high residences is mostly coming from international buyers and corporate bigwigs -- Chinese businessmen, hedge fund managers, Russian oil billionaires -- looking for a place to invest and bragging rights.

"The taller it is, the more prestigious it is. People want trophy homes," said Eric Trump, executive vice president for Donald's Trump's Trump Organization.
Trump should know. In 2001, his father's company developed one of the first ultra high condo buildings, Trump World Tower, on Manhattan's East Side. The building topped out at 861 feet.

These days, new materials and techniques enable developers to go even higher without residents getting seasick on windy nights, said Timothy Johnson, an architect with NBBJ in New York and Chairman of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat.
But before developers can even break ground, they are shelling out big bucks for these projects. Not only are city lots expensive, but they must navigate a minefield of regulations and community opposition.

Once they get past those hurdles, they pay handsomely for skilled, experienced trade union labor. Per square foot, construction costs for high-rise buildings are more than twice that of shorter buildings, said O'Looney..

"These developers have to build at the very top of the luxury market," said Miller. "That's the only way the math works."

The floors on the upper levels produce much of the developers' profits. People are willing to pay big bucks for the views, according to Johnson.
At the buildings near New York City's Central Park, for example, higher condos can cost 1% to 2% more per floor and there's a big jump, roughly 20%, for unobstructed park views, said Miller.

Two penthouses at One57 have sold for a whopping $90 million each. One at 432 Park is said to be priced at $95 million, one of the most expensive apartments ever sold.
"We make tall buildings to be singular . . . to be noticed . . . to be seen as special," said John Torti, president of Torti Gallas and Partners. "This is true for those who build them, design them, and live in them."
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Old September 5th, 2014, 05:13 AM   #4930
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So exciting, lower manhattan will need another super tall soon to even things out.
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Old September 5th, 2014, 07:23 AM   #4931
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I just noticed a reflection in the glass of what appears to be a building modeled in yellow and black.

That is not a model of a tower.
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Old September 5th, 2014, 10:35 AM   #4932
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I think is something like this, for taking photos:

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Old September 5th, 2014, 10:19 PM   #4933
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I agree. That's for sure not a building model.
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Old September 6th, 2014, 06:37 PM   #4934
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So exciting, lower manhattan will need another super tall soon to even things out.
something like this?



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Old September 7th, 2014, 01:54 AM   #4935
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something like this?



courtesy pfn photo's photostream on FLICKR
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I don't know, I get that huge megatalls are exciting, but won't something that big need to take out quite a bit to make room? I'd be satisfied with 600-700m
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Old September 7th, 2014, 03:01 AM   #4936
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I don't know, I get that huge megatalls are exciting, but won't something that big is going to need to take out quite a bit to make room? I'd be satisfied with 600-700m
Psh...who needs Battery Park? A megatall would fit there.



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Old September 7th, 2014, 03:07 AM   #4937
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Psh...who needs Battery Park? A megatall would fit there.



but what else will keep those pirates and the British navy from reaching Manhattan?
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Old September 7th, 2014, 06:18 AM   #4938
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but what else will keep those pirates and the British navy from reaching Manhattan?
well i'm sure we can direct the beacon of 1 world trade and melt their asses
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Old September 7th, 2014, 06:55 AM   #4939
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Old September 7th, 2014, 02:18 PM   #4940
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something like this?



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I hope not. Completely out of place.
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