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Old December 6th, 2014, 07:49 AM   #14561
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Imagine forking out $90 million and you don't even get a balcony.
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Old December 6th, 2014, 11:35 AM   #14562
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again people suggesting things like balconies and opening windows in skyscrapers are
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Old December 6th, 2014, 11:40 AM   #14563
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It depends on where you are, in the Netherlands we got skyscrapers of 150 meters so no problem to have a roof terrace or balcony in the penthouses
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Old December 6th, 2014, 12:57 PM   #14564
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Old December 6th, 2014, 01:54 PM   #14565
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It depends on where you are, in the Netherlands we got skyscrapers of 150 meters so no problem to have a roof terrace or balcony in the penthouses
150 meters is like a tree stump in New York, or most other American cities at that.
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Old December 6th, 2014, 05:01 PM   #14566
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Old December 6th, 2014, 05:04 PM   #14567
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Well, even if I had the money, I don't think I would choose to buy an apartment on this building, I'd rather buy one at 56 Leonard or I would search for an apartment with opening windows and a large terrace where you can enjoy the weather in a nice spring or summer day / night. I would look for an apartment with a nice view, maybe of the Hudson River or Central Park, although maybe not as spectacular as this one, but nice enough.

This building was very fun to see it grow, But I wouldn't want to live in a building where you can never ever open a window.
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Old December 6th, 2014, 05:39 PM   #14568
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With a good air conditioning system, open windows are not needed.
BTW, these windows are so large one could sit inside them and enjoy the view.
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Old December 6th, 2014, 07:04 PM   #14569
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Well, even if I had the money, I don't think I would choose to buy an apartment on this building, I'd rather buy one at 56 Leonard or I would search for an apartment with opening windows and a large terrace where you can enjoy the weather in a nice spring or summer day / night. I would look for an apartment with a nice view, maybe of the Hudson River or Central Park, although maybe not as spectacular as this one, but nice enough.

This building was very fun to see it grow, But I wouldn't want to live in a building where you can never ever open a window.
I totally agree, I would never want to live in an apartment without a balcony or opening windows.

Living a quarter mile over central park though would be beyond insane, hopefully the next building this high does have balconies.
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Old December 6th, 2014, 09:22 PM   #14570
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I totally agree, I would never want to live in an apartment without a balcony or opening windows. Living a quarter mile over central park though would be beyond insane, hopefully the next building this high does have balconies.
There are huge vent openings under the windows so you can get as much fresh air as you want. Operable windows that high up are difficult and pretty pointless.
Balconies...pple who buy here most likely have mansions with acres of land they can fly out to on the weekends so they don't really rely so much on the balcony as their outdoor space. In Massachusetts you can buy very beautiful places on the ocean and that's not even an hour long flight with a private helicopter.
The building has a huge balcony down on the restaurant level. I'm sure the tenants will manage...
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Old December 6th, 2014, 10:41 PM   #14571
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There's just something about opening a window and being "one with" the city... hearing the sounds, feeling the breeze. There's also just something about being a .01%er and saying, "Screw all of you plebes. I don't want to smell you and I'm literally above you."
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Old December 6th, 2014, 11:20 PM   #14572
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With a good air conditioning system, open windows are not needed.
BTW, these windows are so large one could sit inside them and enjoy the view.
Well, with electric lighting, windows are not needed at all, you just can have the electric lights turned on all the time... I wouldn't want to live in such place either...

Anyway, I was just commenting my preferences, I would trade a less spectacular view for opening windows and outdoor space. For me an apartment in northern upper west side, with a terrace overlooking the Hudson, with the boats passing by and the Manhattan skyline to the south would be just dreamy, even if it is not in such a lofty floor.
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Old December 7th, 2014, 02:26 AM   #14573
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The huge windows make the design, and opening those wouldn't be a good idea.

People seem to have no problem with non-openable windows in office buildings even though they spend just about as much time in them as they do in their apartment.
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Old December 7th, 2014, 02:28 AM   #14574
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Old December 7th, 2014, 03:02 AM   #14575
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The huge windows make the design, and opening those wouldn't be a good idea.

People seem to have no problem with non-openable windows in office buildings even though they spend just about as much time in them as they do in their apartment.
There you have it: "...SEEM TO HAVE... "
I know it's dangerous to open a window on that height. But really though, being up there all day, not being able to take some fresh air, that can't be healthy. Also, with air shafts... Who maintains those in function of not forming any mold?
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Old December 7th, 2014, 04:40 AM   #14576
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too thin and nothing very unique
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Old December 7th, 2014, 04:50 AM   #14577
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Name one building that looks like it.
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Old December 7th, 2014, 06:51 AM   #14578
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Old December 7th, 2014, 08:18 AM   #14579
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The huge windows make the design, and opening those wouldn't be a good idea.

People seem to have no problem with non-openable windows in office buildings even though they spend just about as much time in them as they do in their apartment.
The problem here is that office and home are two entirely different things. Office is work. Home is your own sanctuary. This argument cannot stand because of this defining difference.
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Old December 7th, 2014, 08:28 AM   #14580
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This building has operable vents. You can obviously get fresh air, but not through the window itself.
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