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Old October 15th, 2012, 07:00 PM   #4001
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They are refuelling the Crane right now.
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Old October 15th, 2012, 07:02 PM   #4002
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Got lucky today. Answer to my question from a few days ago. How do they refule it? I hope that's what they are doing now.
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Old October 15th, 2012, 07:02 PM   #4003
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They are refuelling the Crane right now.
Ah, so that explains what that is and why it keeps dangling in the air above the crane. Thanks for the info.
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Old October 15th, 2012, 09:00 PM   #4004
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The tower looks like it would blow over in the wind. I really cant wait for this to top out. I hope to be living in NYC by the time it does. Will this building not top out very quick because it is straight all the way up and because its floor space isn't huge?
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Old October 15th, 2012, 10:05 PM   #4005
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Great ground shots thanks. You can see how much scaffold is actually underneath all that wood, loads! Looks like they are just putting the final pieces of rebar for the columns in now.
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Old October 15th, 2012, 11:18 PM   #4006
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what are the parts of the floor slab that are in black instead of just wood? What are the big black rectangles?
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Old October 16th, 2012, 02:16 AM   #4007
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I came across information today that the facade, in fact, will be composed of concrete -- not metal. I have no idea how this will look, though it does not sound promising.
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Old October 16th, 2012, 02:20 AM   #4008
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Oh god...
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Old October 16th, 2012, 02:22 AM   #4009
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I'm still avoiding judgement until I see actual cladding samples, and then avoiding it even further until it is a good way up the building.
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Old October 16th, 2012, 02:28 AM   #4010
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Concrete should be better. And maybe they'll put stone on it?
But steel would be nice too. It would remind me of original WTC facade.

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Old October 16th, 2012, 02:38 AM   #4011
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I came across information today that the facade, in fact, will be composed of concrete -- not metal. I have no idea how this will look, though it does not sound promising.
Maybe they'll be like the award winning NYU faculty towers down by Houston Street.

http://www.pcf-p.com/a/p/6032/s.html

This could be quite promising.

Anyways, there is no such thing as a crappy 1,380 foot tall building

Height alone can overcome everything.
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Old October 16th, 2012, 02:51 AM   #4012
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You know what I would like? Corten steel cladding. Maybe not this building in general (too tall and noticeable for that cladding type) but just any new building in general. That's what New York is missing.

Concrete looks good if it is cleaned regularly (which they will HAVE to do on this building, due to its size.)
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Old October 16th, 2012, 03:22 AM   #4013
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Maybe they'll be like the award winning NYU faculty towers down by Houston Street.

http://www.pcf-p.com/a/p/6032/s.html

This could be quite promising.

Anyways, there is no such thing as a crappy 1,380 foot tall building

Height alone can overcome everything.
I didn't say it would be crappy. However, I think that concrete will not look as nice as metal. It will be concrete. That's conclusive.

Notwithstaniding the foregoing, concrete can be made to look like limestone, so this might look striking. We'll see.

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Old October 16th, 2012, 03:25 AM   #4014
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I wish this baby had cladding like 1715 Broadway. That would be sick!
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Old October 16th, 2012, 03:28 AM   #4015
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However, I think that concrete will not look as nice as metal.
That is probably true. But I'm not that worried. For me the main thing is that this and One57 have made it that any marque building now has to be a supertall.
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Old October 16th, 2012, 04:06 AM   #4016
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I like the idea of a concrete pencil thin supertall. That will be so much more unique than another plain glass box.
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Old October 16th, 2012, 04:08 AM   #4017
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Too many of NY's new and proposed buildings are clad in glass. Concrete would be a nice change.
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Old October 16th, 2012, 04:50 AM   #4018
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If I remember correctly from a post by RobertWalpole, 90% of New York's office space is pre-1970. Concrete is by far the most popular in New York. I love the glass buildings coming in. If it is going to be concrete, it needs to be more intricate and less modernist.
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Old October 16th, 2012, 04:58 AM   #4019
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If I remember correctly from a post by RobertWalpole, 90% of New York's office space is pre-1970. Concrete is by far the most popular in New York. I love the glass buildings coming in. If it is going to be concrete, it needs to be more intricate and less modernist.
The overwhelming majority of buildings in Manhattan are per-War stone structures -- not concrete. That being said, concrete can be made to look like limestone.

We have to wait and see how this turns out.
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Old October 16th, 2012, 05:17 AM   #4020
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Is it possible that they'll use precast concrete with limestone panels attached? Or will it be just be pure, unadulterated, soviet style concrete?
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