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Old March 31st, 2015, 10:09 AM   #15701
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Old March 31st, 2015, 11:29 AM   #15702
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Some pics from this afternoon - click for full size:

Work in progress on the 57th Street retail space:


The "cube" on 56th and Park:

The cube glazing looks cheap, I hope its temporary.
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Old March 31st, 2015, 12:54 PM   #15703
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Old March 31st, 2015, 12:58 PM   #15704
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Beautiful and innovative tall buildings, you mean...
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Old March 31st, 2015, 01:39 PM   #15705
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The cube glazing looks cheap, I hope its temporary.
It doesn't even remotely look cheap...
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Old March 31st, 2015, 08:19 PM   #15706
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I saw it a few days ago. It doesn't look cheap in real life.
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Old March 31st, 2015, 11:54 PM   #15707
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If only i lived in a city with tall buildings....
Yes i agree. In my little hometown is the highest structure a church with about 60m. To see a even 150m skyscraper i had to travel an hour or more.
I have a question for all people living in "skyscrapercitys" like New York or Chicago: is it special for you to see the skyline from different angles, see famous skyscrapers for so many times etc. Do you even realise them or are you get used to it so that you don't perceive them consciously? For example you are living in New York, will you have a great "woh feeling and be astonished when you see the the shanghai skyline in real?
For my person i'm convinced i would be drool like a dog when i first visit a city like new york...
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Old April 1st, 2015, 12:00 AM   #15708
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Yes i agree. In my little hometown is the highest structure a church with about 60m. To see a even 150m skyscraper i had to travel an hour or more.
I have a question for all people living in "skyscrapercitys" like New York or Chicago: is it special for you to see the skyline from different angles, see famous skyscrapers for so many times etc. Do you even realise them or are you get used to it so that you don't perceive them consciously? For example you are living in New York, will you have a great "woh feeling and be astonished when you see the the shanghai skyline in real?
For my person i'm convinced i would be drool like a dog when i first visit a city like new york...
You just take it for granted honestly and get used to seeing buildings like that all the time.

Shanghai's skyline must be really overrated if people expect it to be more impressive than NYC because for me, no bias either, it was really more or less the same degree of impressiveness if not less, the highest roofs are higher than NYC's buildings but there are less actual skyscrapers and they are more spread out. Never been to Hong Kong though...
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Old April 1st, 2015, 12:39 AM   #15709
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Yes i agree. In my little hometown is the highest structure a church with about 60m. To see a even 150m skyscraper i had to travel an hour or more.
I have a question for all people living in "skyscrapercitys" like New York or Chicago: is it special for you to see the skyline from different angles, see famous skyscrapers for so many times etc. Do you even realise them or are you get used to it so that you don't perceive them consciously? For example you are living in New York, will you have a great "woh feeling and be astonished when you see the the shanghai skyline in real?
For my person i'm convinced i would be drool like a dog when i first visit a city like new york...

I think it's human nature to covet what you don't have and take for granted what you do. I'm from Scotland, and had a girlfriend from Patagonia, Argentina. When she came here, we were driving along when she shouted "stop the car, stop the car..." I stopped thinking 'whats the emergency'.... she then ran out of the car and started photographing TREES.

But then, when I went there, there was almost no trees, and the place was flat and barren, and she thought I was crazy for photographing the various majestic birds of prey that are as common there as crows are here.
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Old April 1st, 2015, 01:17 AM   #15710
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I think it's human nature to covet what you don't have and take for granted what you do.
Thanks for both of you
Yes i think that's it. You gave a very good and personal example with your girlfriend. And these different points of views makes it exciting. Sometimes i wonder how flexible the human nature is to feel comfortable in so many different environments...
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Old April 1st, 2015, 01:17 AM   #15711
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Hello everyone. This is my first post greeting to all!This building is impressive it looks a lot like the spectacular Twin Towers, which were 415 and 417 meters high and 62.5 meters wide. Anyone know how wide is this building? Appears to be quite thinner
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Old April 1st, 2015, 01:33 AM   #15712
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Hello everyone. This is my first post greeting to all!This building is impressive it looks a lot like the spectacular Twin Towers, which were 415 and 417 meters high and 62.5 meters wide. Anyone know how wide is this building? Appears to be quite thinner
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That's a realy good and interesting questing i think many members will be pleased to know the answer...Because it looks so thin...as many comments say.
I found no datas of the WTC twin towers but 62.5 meters seems a little bit to wide

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According to the blueprints, the columns are 4 feet thick, with the openings 11 feet wide.

Looking at the building's width:

(columns) 7 x 4 = 28

(openings) 6 x 11 = 66

The sum is 94 feet, and the building is listed at 93.5 feet wide.
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Old April 1st, 2015, 04:24 AM   #15713
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That's a realy good and interesting questing i think many members will be pleased to know the answer...Because it looks so thin...as many comments say.
I found no datas of the WTC twin towers but 62.5 meters seems a little bit to wide
thank you very much for the welcome. If I'm not mistaken the Twin Towers had that width, and data Mcsky (thank you very much indeed) 426 av. It is 28 meters wide ... It's really stylish and sleek
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Old April 1st, 2015, 05:16 AM   #15714
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Hello everyone. This is my first post greeting to all!This building is impressive it looks a lot like the spectacular Twin Towers, which were 415 and 417 meters high and 62.5 meters wide. Anyone know how wide is this building? Appears to be quite thinner
There was a discussion about this on this thread and if I remember correctly it is almost exactly half as wide, so about 31 meters and as you already know about 10 meters taller. That's why I love this building. It's insane.
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Old April 1st, 2015, 05:39 AM   #15715
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There was a discussion about this on this thread and if I remember correctly it is almost exactly half as wide, so about 31 meters and as you already know about 10 meters taller. That's why I love this building. It's insane.
Thank you very much for the tip. You're absolutely right, it is almost impossible structurally and despite having half as wide as the twin towers is 10 meters higher. It is very simple and at the same time really amazing.
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Old April 1st, 2015, 06:12 AM   #15716
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Yes i agree. In my little hometown is the highest structure a church with about 60m. To see a even 150m skyscraper i had to travel an hour or more.
I have a question for all people living in "skyscrapercitys" like New York or Chicago: is it special for you to see the skyline from different angles, see famous skyscrapers for so many times etc. Do you even realise them or are you get used to it so that you don't perceive them consciously? For example you are living in New York, will you have a great "woh feeling and be astonished when you see the the shanghai skyline in real?
For my person i'm convinced i would be drool like a dog when i first visit a city like new york...
Born in SI loved the look of the skyline from the ferry as a boy, now as an adult every day driving around the helix by the Lincoln Tunnel I get goosebumps when I see people getting their first look at Manhattan as they come around that bend....


In fact was exactly there 8:48 on 9/11.
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Old April 1st, 2015, 06:34 AM   #15717
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Old April 1st, 2015, 07:16 AM   #15718
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Looking at that cube gives me two thoughts...

1. It should have been a three story version of the building/windows and all.

2. Could they have built 432 modular with three story sections all going up at once, lifted with a crane of course? (has any building been built in such a way?)

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Old April 1st, 2015, 10:33 AM   #15719
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Heres a few controversial 'stats' surrounding this building. ( prepare to don tinfoil hat )....

http://www.secretsinplainsight.com/2...2-park-avenue/

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Old April 1st, 2015, 03:57 PM   #15720
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