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Old April 27th, 2015, 05:49 AM   #15921
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the shot from central park lawn is amazin. the lawn is, no doubt, best place to enjoy the beauty of NYC this season
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Old April 27th, 2015, 07:29 AM   #15922
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Notice how despite the height difference, One57 looks majestic along the Central Park South skyline.

Notice how despite the height difference, 432 Park Avenue looks like shit envisioned by a special needs first grader.
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Old April 27th, 2015, 07:57 AM   #15923
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Even on a shitty, overcast day, 432 looks amazing.
I think 432 Park is one of those rare buildings that looks better on overcast days.
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Old April 27th, 2015, 11:25 AM   #15924
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Notice how despite the height difference, One57 looks majestic along the Central Park South skyline.

Notice how despite the height difference, 432 Park Avenue looks like shit envisioned by a special needs first grader.
Yeah, it doesn't fit in very well from that view. I agree. It sticks out like a sore thumb from that angle and it clashes poorly with the GM building and rather denigrates the old art-deco towers on the park. It's much nicer from other angles.

However, I wouldn't consider it shit designed by kids. I actually like it better than most of NY's modernist box towers from the late 20th.
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Old April 27th, 2015, 02:41 PM   #15925
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Old April 27th, 2015, 07:48 PM   #15926
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Notice how despite the height difference, One57 looks majestic along the Central Park South skyline.

Notice how despite the height difference, 432 Park Avenue looks like shit envisioned by a special needs first grader.
Actually what I think ruins 432 in this image is that fat rectangular monolith in front of it. Imagine how good it would look if you could see more of its height. Now it just looks like the "fat boy's" chimney. That one, and it's black twin further right, ruin the entire view. They are too broad fat and ugly. Hopefully no one ever builds one of those monstrous monoliths ever again. Skinny and tall is the way to go.
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Old April 27th, 2015, 09:12 PM   #15927
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Until in 40 years the tall skinny ones are seen as ugly and everybody asks "not to build those ever again"
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Old April 27th, 2015, 09:36 PM   #15928
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Love this building, how simple and yet beautiful.
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Old April 27th, 2015, 11:17 PM   #15929
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Agreed and this is the best building ever built in this breathtaking city. That is, until Nordstrom will see the light of the day
Well, even if I whole-heartedly disagree you certainly get points for the boldness of your conviction.

I think it may remarkably become the most polarizing, which would be equally surprising.
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Old April 28th, 2015, 12:42 AM   #15930
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Until in 40 years the tall skinny ones are seen as ugly and everybody asks "not to build those ever again"
Maybe, but I don't think anyone will ever look at those rectangular monoliths and say, beautiful, we need more of those. Ever. The only reason those things were being built in the 70's was money. It was the simplest structure to build for maximum floor space, and the 70's was the decade when "art" was murdered. Everything from that decade is a disaster. The cars, the architecture, furniture, the clothing, the (food)ndue ... the 70's ewwwww

On the other hand it is true that 432 is a bit the same way, a rectangular but tall box. And if too many were built than they too would become eyesores. But as long as the tall and skinnies are like Nordstrom and Steinway than I don't think we'll get tired of them. Just like we are still not tired of the ESB, Chrysler, and Woolworth.
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Old April 28th, 2015, 12:53 AM   #15931
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Maybe, but I don't think anyone will ever look at those rectangular monoliths and say, beautiful, we need more of those. Ever. The only reason those things were being built in the 70's was money. It was the simplest structure to build for maximum floor space, and the 70's was the decade when "art" was murdered. Everything from that decade is a disaster. The cars, the architecture, furniture, the clothing, the (food)ndue ... the 70's ewwwww
Most of those rectangular buildings were designed in the 60s, not 70s. Apart for the earliest years, the 70s saw the rise of postmodernism
People are already starting to re-discover and re-like those monoliths. The past few years saw a huge revival of International Style design.
"Functionalism" was only half of the design. The rest came from the beauty of straight lines and clean forms.
I assume you lived though the 70s, thus you do not see the era as interesting. Just as I think the 90s was by far the worst era for architecture, cars, furniture, clothing, etc, you think the same of the 70s.

Oh and don't hate on 70s cars, they are stylish

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Old April 28th, 2015, 03:10 AM   #15932
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Oh and don't hate on 70s cars, they are stylish
those Buicks though

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Old April 28th, 2015, 05:55 AM   #15933
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Old April 28th, 2015, 08:46 AM   #15934
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Actually what I think ruins 432 in this image is that fat rectangular monolith in front of it. Imagine how good it would look if you could see more of its height. Now it just looks like the "fat boy's" chimney. That one, and it's black twin further right, ruin the entire view. They are too broad fat and ugly. Hopefully no one ever builds one of those monstrous monoliths ever again. Skinny and tall is the way to go.
Yes, it really doesn't work from the park. That angle is probably its least flattering because of the fusion of two bland monoliths. The fat and the skinny.

The best view I find is down 57th.

The tower reminds me of the simple white colored monoliths built in Singapore in the 1980's/90s. It has a striking purity up close.
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Old April 28th, 2015, 09:02 AM   #15935
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Looking south from Central Park to 432 Park Ave., at 1031', with 66 floors of some of the most expensive residences in the world, New York, NY.. by mtnclimer, on Flickr



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Old April 28th, 2015, 09:12 AM   #15936
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Queen indeed has the best view of this tower.

I can see another reason why it doesn't work now from the park. It's the clash of the Vertical stripes of the GM building with the checkerboard
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Old April 28th, 2015, 09:41 AM   #15937
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Old April 28th, 2015, 04:01 PM   #15938
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Seeing this pic makes me wish the photographer would slide over to the right a bit more and then move back or forward to see if they can get the vertical elements between the two buildings to line up perfectly, making it really look like 432 is an extension of the closer building. Fun with perspective!

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