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Old March 19th, 2014, 10:34 PM   #10981
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Plus this is a super luxury building they're not just going to let it be decrepit and dirty
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Old March 19th, 2014, 10:43 PM   #10982
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HORRIBLE DESIGN

Ugh, this building is just a perfect example of lazy architecture. There is nothing special to it and it does not stand out at all.... They could have added something like a slanted roof or office balconies or even a different shape. Sorry, not a fan of 437 Park Avenue....
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Old March 19th, 2014, 10:46 PM   #10983
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Plus this is a super luxury building they're not just going to let it be decrepit and dirty
No doubt that it will be cleaned regularly. A bit of dirt would give it more character though.
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Old March 20th, 2014, 12:14 AM   #10984
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Ugh, this building is just a perfect example of lazy architecture. There is nothing special to it and it does not stand out at all.... They could have added something like a slanted roof or office balconies or even a different shape. Sorry, not a fan of 437 Park Avenue....
'Less is more' does not constitute as lazy architecture. This is not Dubai with kitsch ugly forms. Laziness is the inability to look for beauty in this building's simple design, instead needing weird forms to do that for you. It would be lazy to copy Citigroup Center's sloped roof.

This building is courageous, not lazy. It proudly displays its simplicity and its squares, unlike others that try to hide it with balconies or random cladding or cutaways.

Sorry for the rant but comments like 'lazy architecture' are just ignorant.
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Old March 20th, 2014, 12:25 AM   #10985
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Don't even bother to react, if he doesn't like this building, why should he come back in this thread right.
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Old March 20th, 2014, 02:00 AM   #10986
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The main thing that pleases me about this tower is the contrast between the countless modernist boxes and this bauhaus inspired clean-lined design that rises above the fray. On its own not that impressive other than height, but in context it will probably be a success.
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Old March 20th, 2014, 03:50 AM   #10987
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I'm somewhere in the middle. This isn't lazy architecture, but it's not incredible either. Yes, the basic form of the building is a box with square windows. In that regard there wasn't much thought put into it. At the same time I appreciate that the windows are in extreme contrast with the columns and floors, so they'll stand out and give some sense of scale to the building. If it were just a mono-color glass box of the 1950's/60's, then it would be extremely lazy architecture. It's certainly better than that, but it will no doubt be outshined by the likes of 111 W 57th, 220 CPS and Tower Verre in terms of thoughtful design.
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Old March 20th, 2014, 04:58 AM   #10988
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Some people have mentioned that it doesn't look that tall yet. I agree -- and I think it has to do with the sheer size of the windows. When you look from afar, you can see each individual window, something that is rare for massive buildings. But in reality, these squares are each 10' by 10', and I think our eyes process them as being smaller, making the entire building seem smaller.
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Old March 20th, 2014, 06:29 AM   #10989
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How many floors is this building currently?
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Old March 20th, 2014, 06:42 AM   #10990
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Old March 20th, 2014, 06:45 AM   #10991
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432 Park Avenue was taller than my house 2 hours after it reached street level.
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Old March 20th, 2014, 07:45 PM   #10992
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amazing set of pictures from ILNY!!
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Old March 20th, 2014, 08:55 PM   #10993
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How in the hell is this only at the halfway mark?? It's blowing my mind trying to picture when it's finished.
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Old March 20th, 2014, 11:50 PM   #10994
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The perimeter is closing in on the 800-foot mark, at which point it will be 57% of the way towards the final height.
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Old March 21st, 2014, 04:34 AM   #10995
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Some people have mentioned that it doesn't look that tall yet. I agree -- and I think it has to do with the sheer size of the windows. When you look from afar, you can see each individual window, something that is rare for massive buildings. But in reality, these squares are each 10' by 10', and I think our eyes process them as being smaller, making the entire building seem smaller.
That is just what I think too, happens with this building... People don't realize how grand this building really is from these photos alone... How grand in size & scale and therefore in design.

Here... I took the liberty of using one of your pictures (ILNY)-> I put a man standing in one of the windows, within scale (I think).
Gives more of a perspective to it does it ?




Oh and here... This is a picture from page 434... Maybe my little flea of a man is still too big in that window after all...

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Old March 21st, 2014, 04:42 AM   #10996
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That man looks easily 7 feet tall in comparison to the floor
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Old March 21st, 2014, 05:04 AM   #10997
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Yeah, maybe it's actually more closer to something like this:
(unless you are a basketball player)



Altough now you can't really perceive it as a man at all... So tiny
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Old March 21st, 2014, 03:01 PM   #10998
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Oh and here... This is a picture from, page 434... Maybe my little flea of a man is still too big in that window after all...

The size of these windows is incredible. Should give perfect unobstructed views.
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Old March 21st, 2014, 03:08 PM   #10999
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The size of these windows is incredible. Should give perfect unobstructed views.
Indeed. My bathroom could fit within the window-frame. . .
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