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Old November 18th, 2013, 03:07 PM   #9721
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I personally like towers that stand out more in the skyline; it's not just about height. For example, One WTC is tall yes, but what makes it mainly stand out is just how huge it is. I notice that there are more and more tall and skinny skyscrapers sprouting up around, and I must say, I'm not liking it very much. Just my thoughts.

I do tend to agree, but in the case of this particular building it's different for me. We also can't forget that 1WTC is on a HUGE plot of land- a really rare thing to find in Manhattan nowadays. Buildings like the Empire State Building etc required nearly whole blocks to be demolished. That's just not feasible anymore, so I can see how and why this trend is occurring.
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Old November 18th, 2013, 04:10 PM   #9722
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New jump!!! Nice!!
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Old November 18th, 2013, 04:40 PM   #9723
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Not really. Efficiency is very dependent on the depth, length, shape, and presence of baffles within the water. It would not be an ideal swimming pool.
What if we call it a wave pool?!
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Old November 18th, 2013, 05:53 PM   #9724
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New jump!!! Nice!!
Was there a new core jump today?
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Old November 18th, 2013, 06:11 PM   #9725
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http://www.432parkavenue.com/new-con...in-NYC/#video2

Yes, around 10 a.m. NYC time.
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Old November 18th, 2013, 08:13 PM   #9726
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That's awesome news. I just updated my NYC diagram, tomorrow I'll update my world diagram too. The building currently has 40 apparent floors and is 189 meters or 620 feet tall

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Old November 18th, 2013, 09:38 PM   #9727
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Nice!!!
Looks like construction is back upto pace now
also the north crane has jumped quite a lot too

By December this will probably be just below the 200m mark (or if lucky slightly above)
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Old November 18th, 2013, 10:10 PM   #9728
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Oh GOD PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE reach 200m before the New Year! Its nearly there
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Old November 18th, 2013, 10:25 PM   #9729
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It'll surely reach 200 meters byt new year since that is only 3 jumps away
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Old November 18th, 2013, 10:35 PM   #9730
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Yep, core jumped today. For those whho haven't noticed, the 56th Street crane hasn't jumped in a long, long time. Also with the arrival of the new red crane, I suspect they'll be taking it down soon.
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Old November 18th, 2013, 10:57 PM   #9731
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And they continue to fall.


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Old November 18th, 2013, 11:24 PM   #9732
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Which makes it the 82th highest building in NY now. And the 234th in the US.
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Old November 18th, 2013, 11:34 PM   #9733
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very close to the 200m mark now
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Old November 19th, 2013, 12:20 AM   #9734
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Wow can't believe this is going to be the second tallest building in the U.S./North America/Western Hemisphere by floor height, until 225 west 57th ST is completed.
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Old November 19th, 2013, 12:23 AM   #9735
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That's awesome news. I just updated my NYC diagram, tomorrow I'll update my world diagram too. The building currently has 40 apparent floors and is 189 meters or 620 feet tall

Roof height used below

If it was by "spire", One WTC would be the tallest. However, I like that you are measuring it by roof height. I feel measuring a giant stick is just cheating.
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Old November 19th, 2013, 12:46 AM   #9736
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Yup, Kanto is a big roof-height proponent, as are many of us on the forum. When I'm looking up diagrams on SSP, I always order them by roof.

But as much as I love some of the new residential buildings going up, I do with we could have an office tower reclaim the tallest title. Having some rich guy's condo as the highest occupied space in New York feels weird.
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Old November 19th, 2013, 12:51 AM   #9737
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Someone in this country needs to build a 2000 ft tower considering that is the highest anyone can build in America. That would be amazing.
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Old November 19th, 2013, 01:06 AM   #9738
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Yup, Kanto is a big roof-height proponent, as are many of us on the forum. When I'm looking up diagrams on SSP, I always order them by roof. But as much as I love some of the new residential buildings going up, I do with we could have an office tower reclaim the tallest title. Having some rich guy's condo as the highest occupied space in New York feels weird.
Who knows, maybe one day. There is a real appetite for residential's reaching the stratosphere. I don't expect anytime soon to see an office tower reaching great heights especially in roof height because the demand for office space is still not the greatest. Maybe once the economy starts to pick up and booming again and once the major banks & law firms starts to feel like kings of wall street again and goes back to their big spending ways.
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Old November 19th, 2013, 01:54 AM   #9739
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I just love how a solid 600 footer looks "short" in New York. Especially Midtown eats them all. Only 1000 footers make a mark.
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Old November 19th, 2013, 03:07 AM   #9740
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Sucky cell phone picture crop. This is how its looking from Queens. I highlighted the part where 432 is and you can barely make out the cranes and the building itself. Need to take my camera with me one of these days.
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