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Old November 5th, 2014, 07:18 PM   #14161
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This building is so thin, yet the windows are so big and without any divisions. Terrible! The whole thing is completely out of scale. A boring stick, nothing more.
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Old November 5th, 2014, 08:29 PM   #14162
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That is minimalism. I love the large windows because of the spectacular views they'll offer.
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Old November 5th, 2014, 08:36 PM   #14163
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I feel like right now, this building does look a little out of place, but it won't in a few years when the other 57th street supertalls balance it.
Yeah I agree that it's a bit odd and lonely now. More than the remaining big name Billionaire's Row towers to the West (Steinway and Nordstrom), I think are a few medium-tall towers in the more immediate vicinity will help balance things visually.

425 Park will be a great start as will 252 E. 57th and the other, apparently similarly-scaled tower those developers have in store at 143 E. 60th.
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Old November 5th, 2014, 11:48 PM   #14164
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In renders with other larger proposals like Nordstrom and Vanderbilt this one looked very thin. But now that it stands alone ( for a while ), it doesn't look that thin as I was expecting at all.
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Old November 5th, 2014, 11:55 PM   #14165
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Old November 6th, 2014, 12:29 AM   #14166
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Old November 6th, 2014, 01:32 AM   #14167
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In the angle of this picture the height seems to blend in more with ESB and 1WTC. It doesn't look odd at all...
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Old November 6th, 2014, 01:34 AM   #14168
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Old November 6th, 2014, 03:08 AM   #14169
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First time posting, but I've lurked here off and on for a long time. Images of mine used to show up here a lot. I don't know what to make of this building. It seems like it just popped up overnight. The Penthouse floorplans look insane. This building, along with One57 and the other similar structures that are being planned, could cast much of Central Park into shadows at certain times of the day/year. Yesterday I stood in the long, cold shadow of One57. I would share the photos I got of this tower from within Central Park today but I can't cause I'm new. Oh well. I'm just curious if anything so normal as raising a family will occur in thes building, especially at the 1000+ foot levels.
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Old November 6th, 2014, 04:40 AM   #14170
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Old November 6th, 2014, 04:41 AM   #14171
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Old November 6th, 2014, 04:43 AM   #14172
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Old November 6th, 2014, 04:56 AM   #14173
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Is it me, or is the black thing at the top a bit off center.
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Old November 6th, 2014, 05:02 AM   #14174
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Took these today! First time seeing this in person, and I must say, it's height can only really be appreciated from a distance, up close it's too tall that you can't really put things in perspective :haha: many more photos to come in the next few days!





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Old November 6th, 2014, 06:04 AM   #14175
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The building is thin because less units per floor adds exclusivity to the people living on that floor. The less neighbors you have equals Luxury. It also allows for the full floor penthouses at the top. These are all selling points the tower can advertise. If the building were wider this would be much more difficult. The developer is trying to make money and the architects design decisions delivered.

Everyone whining and complaining about it looking too thin or out of proportion need to realize that there's much more going on than how you all feel about it's looks and proportions to surroundings.
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Old November 6th, 2014, 06:13 AM   #14176
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The building is thin because less units per floor adds exclusivity to the people living on that floor.
I think it has more to do with the space in which it was built.
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Old November 6th, 2014, 06:30 AM   #14177
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Looking at that...it's hard to get your head around the fact that the WTC is almost 3 miles further back than the ESB and 4 miles further back from the lego tribute.

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Old November 6th, 2014, 06:48 AM   #14178
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First time posting, but I've lurked here off and on for a long time. Images of mine used to show up here a lot. I don't know what to make of this building. It seems like it just popped up overnight. The Penthouse floorplans look insane. This building, along with One57 and the other similar structures that are being planned, could cast much of Central Park into shadows at certain times of the day/year. Yesterday I stood in the long, cold shadow of One57. I would share the photos I got of this tower from within Central Park today but I can't cause I'm new. Oh well. I'm just curious if anything so normal as raising a family will occur in thes building, especially at the 1000+ foot levels.
Welcome! Yes, the shadows are indeed real, but 432 Park's will actually fall short. They only get especially long in the afternoon, at which time 432 Park's shadow is cast eastward.


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But yea, One57 casts some fat shadows in the winter, and Nordstrom will really be big. How many people will actually be affected is a more debatable matter.


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As for life in 432, I imagine there will be some very, very wealthy little kids being brought up by au pairs scattered about. Who are we to speculate?
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Old November 6th, 2014, 08:04 AM   #14179
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It's topped out, I'm still not impressed.
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Old November 6th, 2014, 08:12 AM   #14180
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What a shot! What I love about it is that although the pyramid is nowhere as tall as the other 57th street towers, it's still the most noticeable building on that picture. Its shape and its size command attention.
Can't wait for the other projects to join this part of the skyline.
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