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Old December 31st, 2013, 09:45 AM   #10201
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the horizontal section at the bottom of every window, what is that? ventilation i suppose, but will they have a heating unit below every single window?
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Old December 31st, 2013, 04:39 PM   #10202
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@MontanaGuy:

Look at the model CN Tower posted above. Remember how a few floors up there was white covering that wasn't flush? According to those diagrams, the cladding on those 2 level's won't be flush.
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Old December 31st, 2013, 04:42 PM   #10203
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Perimeter forms are being raised this morning! For the first time I've ever seen, the perimeter forms will be on the same level as the core. More cladding has been placed too.
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Old December 31st, 2013, 04:53 PM   #10204
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I can't see any corner that hasn't an angle of 90 degrees...
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Old December 31st, 2013, 06:54 PM   #10205
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Perimeter forms are being raised this morning! For the first time I've ever seen, the perimeter forms will be on the same level as the core. More cladding has been placed too.
With yesterday's pour of both the perimeter beams and the 43rd apparent floor (39th actual floor), and today's raising of the exterior forms, I believe that because of tomorrow's holiday and the promise of cold weather, accelerated procedures are being taken to pour the core, using both the concrete placing boom and by bucket for a possible rise on Thursday. Spelled out in the specifications are cold-weather concreting, which requires that the curing concrete be kept from freezing. Raising the exterior forms provides a windbreak, plus a heater within the core prevents freezing of the concrete.

In addition, forming the next floor cannot commence until the core form is raised.
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Old December 31st, 2013, 09:47 PM   #10206
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I agree. Happy new year @all.
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Old December 31st, 2013, 10:00 PM   #10207
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can we see another lift of core today ?
happy new year for all user of skyscrapercity!!
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Old December 31st, 2013, 10:37 PM   #10208
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Old December 31st, 2013, 10:44 PM   #10209
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My last question of 2013...

Does anyone know what these white devices are, on the fourth floor of the store formerly known as Apple?

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HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE
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Old December 31st, 2013, 11:57 PM   #10210
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I noticed them a few days ago, but have no idea what they are.

And happy New Year everyone! 7 hours left here.
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Old January 1st, 2014, 12:07 AM   #10211
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My last question of 2013...Does anyone know what these white devices are, on the fourth floor of the store formerly known as Apple?


Supports for the new Ishelves
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Old January 1st, 2014, 05:46 PM   #10212
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Maybe for the inside structure or something. Btw, they have to raise the core tomorrow, or else the floor workers have a free day.
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Old January 1st, 2014, 06:54 PM   #10213
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I don't usually like boxes, but I have to admit that this one looks pretty impressive. Kudos to Rafael Vinoly for showing that boxes upon boxes upon boxes adds up to a unique look.

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Old January 1st, 2014, 08:48 PM   #10214
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30 Years Ago, Same Architect, Different City

Rafael Vi˝oly is the Architect for the 432. W. Park Ave, Skyscraper in New York ......


30 years ago but in Buenos Aires he designed this skyscraper:

Here is a photo


Foto Source: Clarin Newspaper

The building is nicknamed "rulero" (hair curler) and as you can see the new 432 W. Park Ave. is exactly the same but instead of circular the building is square an way much taller.

After 30 years, and according to the newspaper Clarin, the people of Buenos Aires says that the "Rulero" is one of the ugliest skyscrapers in Buenos Aires......

Makes you wonder why the skyscraper in New York with the same facade treatment is going to fare any better than its older counterpart.......
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Old January 1st, 2014, 09:01 PM   #10215
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It's not that bad.^
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Old January 1st, 2014, 09:07 PM   #10216
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Rafael Vi˝oly is the Architect for the 432. W. Park Ave, Skyscraper in New York ......


30 years ago but in Buenos Aires he designed this skyscraper:

Here is a photo


Foto Source: Clarin Newspaper

The building is nicknamed "rulero" (hair curler) and as you can see the new 432 W. Park Ave. is exactly the same but instead of circular the building is square an way much taller.

After 30 years, and according to the newspaper Clarin, the people of Buenos Aires says that the "Rulero" is one of the ugliest skyscrapers in Buenos Aires......

Makes you wonder why the skyscraper in New York with the same facade treatment is going to fare any better than its older counterpart.......
Thanks for the info.

I personally don't think that building is too bad excluding that concrete extension. However, I can see why people wouldn't like it. Using square windows for a cylindrical building isn't too aesthetically pleasing when the fašades have another exterior material present, especially bright white concrete that doesn't complement the darker windows at all. If the building's exterior is all cladding, like the Westin in Atlanta, then it looks much better. Large, square windows work far better on boxy buildings than they do on more complex buildings.

The Westin in Atlanta. Notice how the all glass fašade much better complements the building's cylindrical frame.
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Old January 1st, 2014, 09:14 PM   #10217
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Well, it helps that 432 doesn't have an ugly top with sign. And Torre Prourban ( it's real name ) has an ugly protruding shaft on the back side.

And I agree with LAF, square windows don't fit on a round tower that way.
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Old January 1st, 2014, 09:15 PM   #10218
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Yeah, those concrete extensions never look good.
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Old January 1st, 2014, 09:26 PM   #10219
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Well, it helps that 432 doesn't have an ugly top with sign. And Torre Prourban ( it's real name ) has an ugly protruding shaft on the back side.

And I agree with LAF, square windows don't fit on a round tower that way.
The Circular building is 30 years old... when it was inaugurated it did not have a protruding shaft and it did not have an ugly sign on the top. The protruding shaft were emergency staircases added at a later date due to changes in city codes.. Nonetheless, the building was born ugly....
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Old January 1st, 2014, 09:31 PM   #10220
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Looks like the website added a few more pictures.



Interesting to see some interior work going on.


More at the link.

http://www.432parkavenue.com/new-con...res/2013/1927/
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