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Old August 19th, 2011, 11:34 PM   #141
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I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but people better DRAMATICALLY lower their expectations for this tower. It will be very tall but very conventional and boring. It will not remotely rival Torre Verre (or even One57).
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Old August 19th, 2011, 11:44 PM   #142
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That's awesome news cause I like boring design
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Old August 19th, 2011, 11:58 PM   #143
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I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but people better DRAMATICALLY lower their expectations for this tower. It will be very tall but very conventional and boring. It will not remotely rival Torre Verre (or even One57).
Lol it's okay. A lot of the people on SSC only care about height. Forget the design, how it looks, if it's economically feasible, or even it's 95% vacant. They just care about height.
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Old August 20th, 2011, 12:36 AM   #144
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I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but people better DRAMATICALLY lower their expectations for this tower. It will be very tall but very conventional and boring. It will not remotely rival Torre Verre (or even One57).
i thought you said you never saw the actual design? how do you know it wont have a nice design?
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Old August 20th, 2011, 12:45 AM   #145
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I can't say anything further, and I'm too disappointed to even care about this project anymore.

Imagine this at half the thickness and an extra 500 feet in height. Monumentally boring in my mind.

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Old August 20th, 2011, 12:47 AM   #146
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It's beautiful
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Old August 20th, 2011, 12:51 AM   #147
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I can't say anything further, and I'm too disappointed to even care about this project anymore.

Imagine this at half the thickness and an extra 500 feet in height. Monumentally boring in my mind.

LOL. when they compared it to the Apple cube they werent kidding.
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Old August 20th, 2011, 01:25 AM   #148
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Guys.... I very much doubt it will just be a box and where are you getting the idea it will be a boring design... I wouldn't mind if it was a box but I very much doubt it will be that.
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Old August 20th, 2011, 02:57 AM   #149
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I knew it was too good to be true..
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Old August 20th, 2011, 03:10 AM   #150
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It's very disappointing that such a prime site will yield such an utterly mundane design that, but for the height, would be fitting for an empty parking lot in the. W30s between 8th and 9th Aves.
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Old August 20th, 2011, 05:32 AM   #151
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i dont realy care about the height i just want an iconic design :/ this sucks. any chance of a redesign? do you know anything about the base of the tower? maybe that holds all the beauty.
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Old August 20th, 2011, 05:45 AM   #152
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It would look so much better with a subtle tapering. I like the glass though.
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Old August 20th, 2011, 06:09 PM   #153
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PS: The developer is also considering a version of the same boring design in the 900 to 1000 foot range, which woud be great news since this lame box would be less visible on the skyline.
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Old August 20th, 2011, 06:30 PM   #154
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Man that's horrible news. There are already enough 900-1000 footers. The city needs a new 1400 footer.
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Old August 20th, 2011, 07:06 PM   #155
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It's great news if it's actually downsized (which is not likely) bec it would be a disaster to have a very tall, bland box dominating the Midtown skyline.
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Old August 20th, 2011, 07:35 PM   #156
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Are we expecting something like this to be the new midtown skyline Robert?



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Old August 20th, 2011, 07:38 PM   #157
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It's great news if it's actually downsized (which is not likely) bec it would be a disaster to have a very tall, bland box dominating the Midtown skyline.
ugghhh why would they do something stupid like that. Its not the 60's anymore
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Old August 20th, 2011, 08:02 PM   #158
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We have news from bad to worse...
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Old August 20th, 2011, 08:58 PM   #159
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Keep your expectations VERY, VERY, VERY low. This will be no Torre Verre, no Beekman Place, etc. This will be an extremely lame tower regardless of how tall it turns out to be.

If you find this to be exciting, you'll be thrilled. If you find a tall version of this to be a let down for one of the most valuable skyscraper sites in the world, then you'll be as disappointed as I am.

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Then again, was it reasonable to expect an icon from any project in which this guy is involved?

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Old August 20th, 2011, 09:28 PM   #160
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Keep your expectations VERY, VERY, VERY low. This will be no Torre Verre, no Beekman Place, etc. This will be an extremely lame tower regardless of how tall it turns out to be.

If you find this to be exciting, you'll be thrilled. If you find a tall version of this to be a let down for one of the most valuable skyscraper sites in the world, then you'll be as disappointed as I am.

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To be honest, I don't think that design is too bad. Make it more "rounded" on the corners and make sure the proportions of the setbacks are nice and I'm sure we could have something really good in Midtown
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