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Old March 11th, 2014, 01:36 AM   #10881
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but very slim compared to it.
Aye! But Rockefeller Plaza is quite slim from the sides, which gives it a great definition of height. Another reason why I love it!
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Old March 11th, 2014, 01:42 AM   #10882
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I feel bad for exploiting this tragedy, so hopefully this'll bring awareness to those who have not heard about the story. It does provide another shot 432 PA however.

I saw that on TV and was like, "That's DEFINITELY from the Time Warner Center." I was shocked that it had such a great view. Judging from the name you'd think it'd be where NY1's headquarters were, but oh well.

Has anyone made a diagram of the building's progress yet? I'm curious to see how far it has gone ever since it reached the halfway mark.
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Old March 11th, 2014, 02:22 AM   #10883
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And finally the57th street crane is being dismantled!

I wouldn't thought they will go on with just one crane.

BTW, it's now obvious that the 59th st camera is placed on the Bloomberg Tower antenna. It is now even with that tower and still the building is about three or four floors bellow it.


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Indeed there has been both a core and perimeter form rise! Whic makes this building now ~806feet or 245.6meters tall! Just 10cm off Bloomberg tower and 70cm off of the MetLife Building!




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Old March 11th, 2014, 02:40 AM   #10884
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I hadn't realized until just now that they saved two of the small buildings at the base. I am glad to see that, even though several other beautiful ones were demolished.

This thing is looking TALL.
Agreed. I like traditional architecture at street level, with huge towers rising above. While you are walking around you feel like you are in a small town, or just a nice city, and then from a distance you have amazing towers. It even makes ergonomic sense. It's hard to see the height and true shape of a skyscraper when you are standing next to it. A skyscraper is enjoyed from afar. And it is also impossible to see the base of a skyscraper in a cluster, so it does not have to match the rest of the building, unless it is the only one standing for miles. I wish they would do this more with skyscrapers in city centers and clusters.
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Old March 11th, 2014, 03:58 PM   #10885
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Bad render, detailing differs al lot from the original. Does give a good impression on height and proportions though
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Old March 11th, 2014, 04:15 PM   #10886
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The core was poured on Saturday, and the core form raised yesterday. I believe the floor slab was poured yesterday. On Friday, it appeared the perimeter beams were poured, and column rebar placed Saturday. Yesterday morning, the exterior climbing forms were raised, and judging by the angle of the concrete placing boom, it appeared to me, that it was the floor slab being poured. With the exterior forms having been raised, the floor slab was hidden from view. It is now getting more difficult to determine what exactly is being poured, as the building is becoming more level with the vantage point of the cameras. With continued growth, very soon, it will be increasingly difficult to determine when actual floor plates will be poured.

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If I am correct in my observations, the current floor level is floor 46 (51 apparent floor)
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Old March 11th, 2014, 09:52 PM   #10887
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we have a gorgeous early spring day today...

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Old March 11th, 2014, 10:00 PM   #10888
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From Friday afternoon, more muted view of window color.


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Old March 11th, 2014, 10:30 PM   #10889
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Bad render, detailing differs al lot from the original. Does give a good impression on height and proportions though
I agree. The structure of the concrete is quite different. Still a great pic though.
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Old March 11th, 2014, 10:49 PM   #10890
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It's getting tricky with the floor count, simply because we cannot see the building in its entirety from the sidewalk level up to the current height. As the building has grown, I have to take "benchmarks" as it goes up, for example, using the 57 Street crane tie-in floors, then counting up from there. At present, I count 18 floors up from the current tie-in floor (the highest ties and collar were removed today). I am not counting the level that would exist when a floor is poured atop the current level of the exterior climbing forms.

If my diagram has been correct, the current highest tie-in is placed at the 27th actual (32nd apparent) floor. If correct, we should be at the 45th actual (50th apparent) floor.

Correct me if wrong.
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Old March 11th, 2014, 10:59 PM   #10891
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It's great now that with the photos people are taking, 432 looks tall in every shot
(sounds weird, but some tall buildings dont look tall in some photos)
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Old March 11th, 2014, 11:07 PM   #10892
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(sounds weird, but some tall buildings dont look tall in some photos)

That's not weird, I definitely know what you mean, photo's are often deceptive and it's hard to get a true idea of the scale of something until you see it in real life.

I was blown off my feet after seeing buildings like Sears Tower, Shanghai World Financial Center, 1WTC etc... they are sky defying giants in person but some photos don't do them justice. I can't imagine how tall this will look in person, can't wait to see it this summer in NYC
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Old March 11th, 2014, 11:12 PM   #10893
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I know right. 1WTC sure didn't look so tall when it was the same height. Of course because it's 4 times fatter.
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Old March 12th, 2014, 02:14 AM   #10894
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Damn after the next jump, former Champions will be going down, like Woolworth just did,
SMCBY, looks like it's time to find another hobby..
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Old March 12th, 2014, 06:54 AM   #10895
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Since the cold is finally wearing off, the building will probably grow faster now. We could even reach the 1000' mark by at least early April.
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Old March 12th, 2014, 07:24 AM   #10896
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Damn after the next jump, former Champions will be going down, like Woolworth just did,
SMCBY, looks like it's time to find another hobby..
It's more of a passing fad.
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Old March 12th, 2014, 08:16 AM   #10897
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What is its current rate per floor? If feels like only a couple of weeks ago that it started to climb. Man, it is blazing along!
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Old March 12th, 2014, 08:58 AM   #10898
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What is its current rate per floor? If feels like only a couple of weeks ago that it started to climb. Man, it is blazing along!
It took them 2 weeks for some recent floors due to them being mechanical and the cold weather which slowed construction.

With Spring arriving, construction should pick up speed. I say less than 1 week per floor.
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Old March 12th, 2014, 06:14 PM   #10899
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BREAKING NEWS: Giant fire and collapse in Upper Manhattan!
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Old March 12th, 2014, 06:28 PM   #10900
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BREAKING NEWS: Giant fire and collapse in Upper Manhattan!
It's in east Harlem, aka, no one cares. And it was just a small residential unit anyway.
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