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Old October 14th, 2013, 10:20 PM   #9201
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Hi guys,
I have a friend who is currently working on this project. I asked him why each window has the white covers on it and he seems to suggest that the buildings concrete will be sanded down and then treated as construction progresses
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Old October 14th, 2013, 10:40 PM   #9202
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Hi guys,
I have a friend who is currently working on this project. I asked him why each window has the white covers on it and he seems to suggest that the buildings concrete will be sanded down and then treated as construction progresses
Good to hear. That'll clean things up.
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Old October 14th, 2013, 10:52 PM   #9203
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this buiding is clever...the design is so simple, so standard nothing special about it, but its altitude...so following skyscrapers in NYC that have a better design, will definitley have a problem, if they are smaller than that skyscraper, that look so unspectular...so the altitude of all new skyscrapers will grow...a normal and a good process...because NYC was alway a City of development...an a Skyscraper with an altitude of just 417 m (541m is not the real altitude of the wtc1, the antenna is just a bad joke) is not enough for nyc and the rest of the us...altitude is still the most important parameter...architecture the second one...a simple law that find ist proof by looking in that Forum ;-)
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Old October 14th, 2013, 10:56 PM   #9204
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Read up on architecture, maybe you'll see more to it.
I hold a degree and it's not helping matters much. Just sayin'.

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So the concrete is to be sande/blasted, eh? Interesting. I would've presumed a chemical wash wash more the order of the day if there's already glass installed. Even covered one stray hand with the sand and "Voila! Sculpted glass veneers!" Perhaps cover-sheeting had grown more advanced, but if so I'd imagine that has to be quite expensive. Wonder if the sanding would also be to secure a particular finished look?
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Old October 14th, 2013, 10:58 PM   #9205
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altitude is still the most important parameter...architecture the second one...a simple law that find ist proof by looking in that Forum ;-)
This thought literally makes me sad and is a swipe at every architect. Verily, technology is moving cultural centers more and more towards the lowest common denominators.
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Old October 14th, 2013, 11:14 PM   #9206
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Make that 1:15.
Make that 1:29, which is even more than 432 park ave's height to width ratio.
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Old October 15th, 2013, 08:37 AM   #9207
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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)

[IMG]http://i43.************/33bk0ie.jpg[/IMG]

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Very nice
Another tower where spiderman can hangout and lookin for some crime * he sure can see anything from the roof
can't wait the next spiderman movie
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Old October 15th, 2013, 03:37 PM   #9208
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I'm sure there will soon be another diaster movie also, in which this tower will be destroyed.
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Old October 15th, 2013, 03:52 PM   #9209
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I'm sure there will soon be another diaster movie also, in which this tower will be destroyed.
I can see it now... Bruce Willis is driving the Oscar Meyer Wienermobile, crashes into the corner of this building with a massive explosion and the whole tower topples onto everything. Except our hero, of course.

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Old October 16th, 2013, 05:47 AM   #9210
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In a way this building is fortunate to be off to the side of Central Park, as so many tall towers are being built directly south of the Park. The rumored Shvo Tower wouldn't cut into 432 Park Avenue's Park views much at all, but the Park Lane Hotel (to be sold for $650 million, and apparently to be replaced by a tall tower) is in a spot that would somewhat compromise 432 Park's views.

It's not known if the Park Lane will be demolished, though. If it is, under the old zoning laws, a building only 2/3 of the current 370,000 square feet would be able to be built. I'm not sure if the new zoning laws would change that, but the savvy folks who just paid $650 million are probably betting that they would. Lastly, according to a Real Deal article, the low roof heights in the Park Lane would make renovating the building to luxury condos difficult.

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Old October 16th, 2013, 06:09 AM   #9211
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altitude is still the most important parameter...architecture the second one...a simple law that find ist proof by looking in that Forum ;-)
Yikes! Couldn't be more wrong on that one. I love this building because of it's design. So saying it doesn't consider architecture important only because its form is simple and tall makes no sense at all.
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Old October 16th, 2013, 06:46 AM   #9212
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Park Lane Hotel (to be sold for $650 million, and apparently to be replaced by a tall tower) is in a spot that would somewhat compromise 432 Park's views. It's not known if the Park Lane will be demolished, though. If it is, under the old zoning laws, a building only 2/3 of the current 370,000 square feet would be able to be built. I'm not sure if the new zoning laws would change that, but the savvy folks who just paid $650 million are probably betting that they would. Lastly, according to a Real Deal article, the low roof heights in the Park Lane would make renovating the building to luxury condos difficult.
Who wants to buy a luxury apartment with low ceilings even if this gets renovated? That's why Witkoff will forgo with renovating and go with razing. True about the zoning issue, not sure how that would factor in. If it does hopefully they can tap into some serious air rights near by.

That map u posted should assist a person unfamiliar to see how close in proximity these projects are from each other. If 432 PA is in that map, then 425 PA should be there as well. 425 will be 905ft and could be taller if the fins are not included in official height.

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Old October 16th, 2013, 06:13 PM   #9213
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Who wants to buy a luxury apartment with low ceilings even if this gets renovated?
Maybe they'll remove every other floor plate and make really tall floors. Then if that circumvents the zoning issues, they could go tall.
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Old October 16th, 2013, 06:22 PM   #9214
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Maybe they'll remove every other floor plate and make really tall floors. Then if that circumvents the zoning issues, they could go tall.
intriguing.. That would be the way to do it. 18-20ft walls per floor is very doable and a great selling point for the units.
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Old October 16th, 2013, 07:32 PM   #9215
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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)

[IMG]http://i43.************/33bk0ie.jpg[/IMG]
Between how tall it is and how thin it is, this looks insanely high; almost disproportionately so, compared to the rest. Every time I see a render it feels unreal.

Thanks for the renders BTW, they look great.
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Old October 16th, 2013, 10:05 PM   #9216
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Anyone know why the 5th Street crane is parallel to the ground right now?

In the meantime, looks like it'll take a longer cycle for the MEP floors.
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Old October 17th, 2013, 06:45 AM   #9217
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Sneaking up:

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Old October 17th, 2013, 06:31 PM   #9218
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Hi, this is the "view from my window". Location is about 10-11 blocks north between Fifth and Madison, fifth floor. If you like it I can post a new pic about once a month. I haven't seen this angle posted before.
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Old October 17th, 2013, 07:19 PM   #9219
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Cool, the building's site already have the 56th, 53rd and 59th cameras, besides them, we already had also the "57th cam" (57th&1st) and now you offer the 67th or 68th camera.

By the end of the year, or the beggining of next, it will tower over the hotel building as seen from your window
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Old October 17th, 2013, 10:30 PM   #9220
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i wonder how much the top will swing around. or hasthis architectural problem somehow been solved? i dont think its a nice feature to be constantly sea sick when at home
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