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Old September 22nd, 2014, 08:23 PM   #5061
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"... At least 1,500 feet tall...,"'as per the NYT:

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Old September 22nd, 2014, 08:29 PM   #5062
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Yep, it would take us to the 1,550ft that Extell gave as the maximum height they were considering. I wonder what that does to the spires? Will they still stick to a hard and inflexible 1,775 ft, to keep deference towards the symbolic height of WTC1?
I'd imagine that in ~5 years when this project is topping out, they'll have the luxury of being able to have whatever spire they want on it. These are the exact heights they couldn't choose, however.

1.776ft.
1,777ft.

The same at 1WTC creates a media wrinkle and some awkward questions. Exactly one foot higher creates a media shitstorm and some seriously pressing questions.

I'd imagine it will come in a bit taller. When the roof is on and you've got just the spire to go, the temptation would be unstoppable.
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Old September 22nd, 2014, 11:15 PM   #5063
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"... At least 1,500 feet tall...,"'as per the NYT:

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Nice! Also in the article:

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In search of that beauty, the Extell construction workers have spent most of a year slamming heavy machinery into solid bedrock for the tower’s foundation. The hole is now about 80 feet deep at its deepest, and the drilling continues.
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Old September 22nd, 2014, 11:22 PM   #5064
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Honestly, if the design stays "as is", I would be more than satisfied. I really like it and think it fits perfect for the central park skyline and I think Smith Gill designed what a New York tower should be. I was really worried that this tower would have end up looking like it should belong in some other city from a far far galaxy. With that said however, I wouldn't mind for some tweaks and refinement and if not... lets get this beauty started going vertical!
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Old September 23rd, 2014, 12:59 AM   #5065
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If those renders are even halfway accurate, this building will look like it was built thirty years from now.

I mean, it's straight out of Coruscant. I'm sure there's concept art for science fiction that looks more old-fashioned than this. It's all glass and lines and it's incredibly tall and thin. It's the kind of skyscraper you'd build on a planet called Epsilon Omega Five, because of its low gravity and thin atmosphere. It really pushes the style of New York forwards a couple of decades.

Hopefully they don't value engineer the cladding. If they get some top quality glass with razor sharp edges, like Leadenhall or 4WTC, it will be superb.

I suppose the best part of the building is not the building itself, but the fact that a city on Earth is now developing a 400m+ plateau. And not a thumbtack in the desert approach like Dubai, or a glacier type deal in HK, but a genuine sprawl of immense height and breadth. In ten or twenty years, NYC is going to get some megatalls and we'll really be living in the future.
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Old September 23rd, 2014, 02:07 AM   #5066
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If those renders are even halfway accurate, this building will look like it was built thirty years from now.

I mean, it's straight out of Coruscant. I'm sure there's concept art for science fiction that looks more old-fashioned than this. It's all glass and lines and it's incredibly tall and thin. It's the kind of skyscraper you'd build on a planet called Epsilon Omega Five, because of its low gravity and thin atmosphere. It really pushes the style of New York forwards a couple of decades.

Hopefully they don't value engineer the cladding. If they get some top quality glass with razor sharp edges, like Leadenhall or 4WTC, it will be superb.

I suppose the best part of the building is not the building itself, but the fact that a city on Earth is now developing a 400m+ plateau. And not a thumbtack in the desert approach like Dubai, or a glacier type deal in HK, but a genuine sprawl of immense height and breadth. In ten or twenty years, NYC is going to get some megatalls and we'll really be living in the future.
The future of the built environment in terms of massive structures is in Asia right now. No need to wait 20 years to be living in the future if you want to. If you want to see leading-edge technological engineering at work and sheer audacious scale. NYC in 10 years will not be the future as an IDEAL image as by then those cities will be making even taller towers most likely and will come to resemble more and more what the movies show as what the futuristic city should be, i.e, Corucsant, etc. That will be in the East most likely for centuries to come. NYC will be futuristic though, just in its own way. The mix of old and new will be more interesting than many of those other cities that are rising high.

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Old September 23rd, 2014, 03:46 AM   #5067
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Pretty heavy duty scaffolding going up over the Arts League building:



I am guessing this will go vertical by the end of the year.
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Old September 23rd, 2014, 03:54 AM   #5068
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If those renders are even halfway accurate, this building will look like it was built thirty years from now.

I mean, it's straight out of Coruscant. I'm sure there's concept art for science fiction that looks more old-fashioned than this. It's all glass and lines and it's incredibly tall and thin. It's the kind of skyscraper you'd build on a planet called Epsilon Omega Five, because of its low gravity and thin atmosphere. It really pushes the style of New York forwards a couple of decades.

Hopefully they don't value engineer the cladding. If they get some top quality glass with razor sharp edges, like Leadenhall or 4WTC, it will be superb.

I suppose the best part of the building is not the building itself, but the fact that a city on Earth is now developing a 400m+ plateau. And not a thumbtack in the desert approach like Dubai, or a glacier type deal in HK, but a genuine sprawl of immense height and breadth. In ten or twenty years, NYC is going to get some megatalls and we'll really be living in the future.
l doubt they will value engineer it because they are going to market this building to the rich.
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Old September 23rd, 2014, 10:11 AM   #5069
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I like the design. But I hate the area it's being built in.
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Old September 23rd, 2014, 01:49 PM   #5070
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Pretty heavy duty scaffolding going up over the Arts League building:
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I am guessing this will go vertical by the end of the year.
demolition time!
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Old September 23rd, 2014, 02:55 PM   #5071
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I like the design. But I hate the area it's being built in.
Whereas I like the area it's being built in and I give the design a 6.
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Old September 23rd, 2014, 08:05 PM   #5072
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demolition time!
I hope you're not suggesting that they demolish the Arts Students League building, while they're at it?
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Old September 23rd, 2014, 08:55 PM   #5073
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still not quite there I suppose.

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Old September 23rd, 2014, 09:34 PM   #5075
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Cool pic!
Dude in the he-capris: a hipster in leisurely protest?
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Old September 23rd, 2014, 10:45 PM   #5076
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Yes, leaked diagrams show the final design. The screenshots published on YIMBY belong to architectural/glass contract documents. The Architect in record made the drawings available for potential facade contractors during the bidding process.
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I wonder if these guys are the ones that won that bid. My favorite part is the 1550.
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Old September 23rd, 2014, 11:11 PM   #5077
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Old September 23rd, 2014, 11:20 PM   #5078
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Even with the overly tall spire this looks like a great design.
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Old September 23rd, 2014, 11:49 PM   #5079
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^ in that image it looks like its on 55th st. Lol
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Old September 24th, 2014, 12:02 AM   #5080
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^ in that image it looks like its on 55th st. Lol
The placement looks about right. The Citispire is located on 56th street and clearly you can see the Nordstrom located behind it on 57th street. looks about parrellel with One57.
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