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Old November 30th, 2014, 05:49 PM   #14481
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Old November 30th, 2014, 06:03 PM   #14482
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By Park Ave Place, he's referring to 60 E 55th. I'm not sure exactly why; I can't even identify it in that photo. I guess that's probably the point, that it's so surrounded by other tall towers that you don't even notice it.

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Old November 30th, 2014, 08:44 PM   #14483
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By Park Ave Place, he's referring to 60 E 55th. I'm not sure exactly why; I can't even identify it in that photo. I guess that's probably the point, that it's so surrounded by other tall towers that you don't even notice it.
I think LondinimLex might have meant the Park Avenue Tower (65 East 55th Street), which is the dark colored building with the hollow metal framed pyramid on top (directly in front of the AT&T/Sony building in this picture).

That's a 561 foot tall building, and was already getting lost in the crowd - and yes, now it is so completely dwarfed by 432 as to be almost invisible.
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Old November 30th, 2014, 09:06 PM   #14484
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Old November 30th, 2014, 09:14 PM   #14485
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I think LondinimLex might have meant the Park Avenue Tower (65 East 55th Street)


Ah, there's the confusion. See what happens when we try to ascribe silly names to buildings? We get all mixed up! Chalk one up for the addresses in the Street Number vs. Building Name argument.

Anyway, it's true, you barely notice it on the skyline (although it might be a bit of a stretch to say it'd be among the tallest in most cities... but point taken).

I do really wish for a couple of taller neighbors for 432 though. Its rise is so abrupt out of the plateau, I believe something 900-1100 feet to the roof in the surrounding couple blocks would help smooth things out.
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Old November 30th, 2014, 10:20 PM   #14486
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Height deception

What staggers me is that for a tower whose roof height is taller than the WTC 1 tower it does not look that tall!. I looked at other tall towers in China that are 1700+ft plus and their sheer really looks awesome from the air looking down. I am glad that this tower is built as it really compliments the Manhattan Skyline. NYC needs at least several towers that are between 1700ft, 2000ft and several 1500ft towers surround the park area. Older buildings that take place need to make way for these large structures that would utilise the tight space in Manhattan.
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Old November 30th, 2014, 11:06 PM   #14487
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What staggers me is that for a tower whose roof height is taller than the WTC 1 tower it does not look that tall!. I looked at other tall towers in China that are 1700+ft plus and their sheer really looks awesome from the air looking down. I am glad that this tower is built as it really compliments the Manhattan Skyline. NYC needs at least several towers that are between 1700ft, 2000ft and several 1500ft towers surround the park area. Older buildings that take place need to make way for these large structures that would utilise the tight space in Manhattan.
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Old November 30th, 2014, 11:55 PM   #14488
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In most cities, Park Ave Place would be among the tallest and best towers in the skyline.
True, and normally they would be highly expensive. It's even like that in my small hometown. Neighborhoods around the park have the highest and most luxurious buildings.
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Old December 1st, 2014, 01:44 AM   #14489
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I am glad that this tower is built as it really compliments the Manhattan Skyline.
Yeah, 432 Park has a really amiable personality. To be honest I think it has the hots for the Manhattan skyline.

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Old December 1st, 2014, 02:30 AM   #14490
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Huh?
Likewise. Personally, I think it looks taller than it is. I guess some people type just to prove they have fingers
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Old December 1st, 2014, 02:51 AM   #14491
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Saw this while flying into JFK this afternoon. Huge. Never really knew how big it was.
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Old December 1st, 2014, 03:35 AM   #14492
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Old December 1st, 2014, 03:51 AM   #14493
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Old December 1st, 2014, 11:48 AM   #14494
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I've been to Trenton. Wouldn't pay 2 billion for all of it. I would pay 3 billion to have 432 Park Av. all to myself though
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Old December 1st, 2014, 01:10 PM   #14495
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Old December 1st, 2014, 03:12 PM   #14496
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I've been to Trenton. Wouldn't pay 2 billion for all of it. I would pay 3 billion to have 432 Park Av. all to myself though
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Old December 1st, 2014, 04:25 PM   #14497
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Ah Trenton. Reminds me of my hometown, St. Louis.


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Old December 1st, 2014, 08:32 PM   #14498
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Old December 1st, 2014, 09:03 PM   #14499
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Old December 1st, 2014, 09:15 PM   #14500
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I love skyscrapers. With that said, here's a Bill Moyers piece about the buildings going up on Billionaires' Row.

http://billmoyers.com/episode/full-s...#disqus_thread


(p.s. - I'm posting this on the threads of the Billionaires' Row buildings because it makes perfect sense to do that.)
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