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Old October 13th, 2013, 09:32 PM   #9181
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Hi everyone, this is my first post here at SkyscraperCity.

This building's been slowly growing on me since I found out about it on these forums earlier this year. I think it'll be a dramatic addition to the NYC skyline, and since I wanted to get a better idea of how it'll look when finished, I've done some quick renders. (Credits to user 57th&1st for the base photo for the second image)
Congrats, you officially have the highest post-to-like ratio on the forums of 1:14.
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Old October 13th, 2013, 09:41 PM   #9182
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Old October 13th, 2013, 09:58 PM   #9183
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Make that 1:15.
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Old October 13th, 2013, 10:09 PM   #9184
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I wonder how many people actually 'understand' the design? Hint: It's not purely based on function.
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Old October 14th, 2013, 12:34 AM   #9185
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I wonder how many people actually 'understand' the design? Hint: It's not purely based on function.
I think it is more based on "how do we make this tower as profitable as possible with the footprint and air rights available".

In my view, this tower is the living proof that the shape of a building is not what matters. What matters is proportion. This skyscraper is definitely too High vs width .1165 feet would have been the perfect height to make it blend perfectly in the skyline. But unfortunately, it is profit who define the skyline not architects. Sometimes it works (One 57), sometimes it doesn't.

Unfortunately, this is not the only tower in NYC which has a good shape but bad proportions. Bofa is the worst example of a great skyscraper (great shape) ruined by its proportions.
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Old October 14th, 2013, 12:39 AM   #9186
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What? This building is supposed to make $1.1 billion in profit. What developer gives a damn about it "blending in and complementing the skyline"?
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Old October 14th, 2013, 01:51 AM   #9187
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October 13th, 2013

(Sorry for the lack of photos by me recently! Had surgery 2 weeks ago, all is well and now I'm back! )










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Old October 14th, 2013, 02:22 AM   #9188
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Thin insane tower is thin and insane.
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Old October 14th, 2013, 04:57 AM   #9189
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I think it is more based on "how do we make this tower as profitable as possible with the footprint and air rights available".
That is function.

The building's design is supposed to represent, I would say, the sleekness of high-end living. The unbroken columns and square windows show that. I think they would make it a more postmodernist facade if they didn't have the idea of elegant minimalism in mind. Random cladding, etc.
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Old October 14th, 2013, 04:58 AM   #9190
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Damn, this thing is rising faster than anything I have seen. Impressive
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Old October 14th, 2013, 06:26 AM   #9191
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When this is finished, there needs to be a photo from the top looking straight down. Just imagining that gives me vertigo.
When this is finished, Earthcam needs to put four cameras on the roof corners full time :-)
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Old October 14th, 2013, 07:06 AM   #9192
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That is function.

The building's design is supposed to represent, I would say, the sleekness of high-end living. The unbroken columns and square windows show that. I think they would make it a more postmodernist facade if they didn't have the idea of elegant minimalism in mind. Random cladding, etc.
You are right. What I mentioned was function.

"The sleekness of high-end living" ? Well why not. For sure unit prices in this tower are not low end.

What is funny is that I love Skyscrapers but couldn't live in one without a balcony or at least real windows (the one that you can open). That's why my favorite skyscraper in NYC is Trump Palace. It's tall but you have balconies. I couldn't live in 432 or One 57.
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Old October 14th, 2013, 12:11 PM   #9193
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Why I have feeling that pigeons will love this building? I wonder if they have plans to install those nail looking thingies around the windows. (I have no idea what are these called)
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Old October 14th, 2013, 01:37 PM   #9194
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Is there even room for pigeons? I thought the windows weren't set back that far?
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Old October 14th, 2013, 03:13 PM   #9195
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taken yesterday from 66th and Lexington Ave

That crappy little building was sold last year. Given the massive success of Toll Brothers' building across the street, it's likely that another boutique building like the Touraine will be built here.
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Old October 14th, 2013, 04:28 PM   #9196
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Is there even room for pigeons? I thought the windows weren't set back that far?
Dude, they literally get inside every crack with their butts sticking out and bombing everything below. I've seen them making a pile about half meter tall in only few months. In the city way smaller than New York. I'm not familiar how bad is this pigeon situation in New York but man they can do some serious shit.

If those windows frames are only 5-10 cm in, it's enough.
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Old October 14th, 2013, 06:02 PM   #9197
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[IMG]http://i41.************/4rxp3l.jpg[/IMG]
Very ugly, sorry nothing special.

Its just a stick...
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Old October 14th, 2013, 06:25 PM   #9198
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Read up on architecture, maybe you'll see more to it.
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Old October 14th, 2013, 06:34 PM   #9199
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There's a skyscraper museum in New York? I might visit there some time.
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Yeah, it's so awesome! Just to the North of Battery Park.
What? It is sooooo disappointing. I was really specting way more when I visited. I think calling it "museum" is way too much for that place.
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Old October 14th, 2013, 07:38 PM   #9200
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What? It is sooooo disappointing. I was really specting way more when I visited. I think calling it "museum" is way too much for that place.
The reason to go is to see the current "installation."
Every few months they put in a new exhibit. For what it is, it's fine. It's not the MET.
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