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Old January 22nd, 2016, 06:48 AM   #17401
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New York Cities waterfront potential really is endless it has like 45 miles of waterfront and besides battery park they don't do anything with-it. It is all seaports, wharfs and mostly highways. I can understand why the highways were built there however the waterfront scene needs to be improved.
When the highways were built driving was a more leisurely and scenic activity that people did for fun. I agree though, it is a waste of the waterfront.

Much of it is accessible at least. I've ridden a bicycle around Manhattan's shoreline a few times. Most of it has a bike trail.
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Old January 22nd, 2016, 02:39 PM   #17402
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Old January 22nd, 2016, 10:53 PM   #17403
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Well apparently this has been completed as people have started to move in well at least according to CNN. But some of the netting and window covers still remain.http://edition.cnn.com/2016/01/22/ar...ork/index.html

It says that it opened in the little quotation under the picture
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Old January 23rd, 2016, 02:24 AM   #17404
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Tried to make a comparison of the skyline change over time. The super tall revolution will offer such a change. So much has come and gone in 65 years. A living, inorganic construct that evolves.

Before and After: 1950 vs Late 2015

Notice how much infill was added to the West Side (especially near HY)


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Old January 23rd, 2016, 10:13 PM   #17405
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Well apparently this has been completed as people have started to move in well at least according to CNN. But some of the netting and window covers still remain.http://edition.cnn.com/2016/01/22/ar...ork/index.html

It says that it opened in the little quotation under the picture
According to CNN, it's the 100th supertall in the world. (Counting spires)
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Old January 23rd, 2016, 11:08 PM   #17406
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According to CNN, it's the 100th supertall in the world. (Counting spires)
Indeed. Also, with that extra super tall, NYC is number 2 in the world when it comes to super talls. It broke the tie between Hong Kong, which has 6 complete. Now, its a far cry from 18, which is what Dubai has in terms of 300m+, BUT, when all is set and done, the gap is closing, and NYC may become first if just a couple of more super talls start u/c, which is bound to happen once 45 Broad, and 1710 Broadway start up. Also 42 Trinity among others. Hopefully, by 2020, NYC should be number 1 assuming Dubai keeps the slow pace that its building with respect to 300m. Still, second is nice, but where NYC, and so, the number one is in our genes.
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Old January 23rd, 2016, 11:22 PM   #17407
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Old January 25th, 2016, 09:32 AM   #17408
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Old January 26th, 2016, 10:19 AM   #17409
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sorry, could someone tell me the name of the building on the bottom left corner? It's quite nice
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Old January 26th, 2016, 02:45 PM   #17410
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^ That's the Sony Tower, 647 ft (197 m).
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Old January 26th, 2016, 04:21 PM   #17412
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New York Cities waterfront potential really is endless it has like 45 miles of waterfront and besides battery park they don't do anything with-it. It is all seaports, wharfs and mostly highways. I can understand why the highways were built there however the waterfront scene needs to be improved.

Not true. There are several parks/piers turned into parks on the west side all the way up, bikelanes and walkways. There's a very nice treelined pathway from ~110th st on the river that leads up north. DUMBO and Brooklyn Heights has amzing parks and so does LIC...so they do quite a lot with it, you just may not know.
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Old January 26th, 2016, 04:39 PM   #17413
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Not true. There are several parks/piers turned into parks on the west side all the way up, bikelanes and walkways. There's a very nice treelined pathway from ~110th st on the river that leads up north. DUMBO and Brooklyn Heights has amzing parks and so does LIC...so they do quite a lot with it, you just may not know.
It's something that has changed over time. The entire west side park below 72nd street was built in the last 15-20 years. Same with much of Dumbo. There are plans for more, so it's something that has gotten better and will continue to.

There's also Inwood Hill Park and Fort Tryon Park in upstate Manhattan. Both are beautiful. Almost the entire west side of the island of Manhattan is park land. There are only a few gaps from one end to the other.
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Old January 26th, 2016, 06:05 PM   #17414
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I appreciate the minimalism in this tower. In the night sky it screams New York. But I have just noticed that "triangle" shaped building in front of the Hudson river (I don't remember the name of it) and it looks like they have used very bad materials on the facade, I don't find it very attractive.
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Old January 26th, 2016, 08:22 PM   #17415
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I appreciate the minimalism in this tower. In the night sky it screams New York. But I have just noticed that "triangle" shaped building in front of the Hudson river (I don't remember the name of it) and it looks like they have used very bad materials on the facade, I don't find it very attractive.
You're talking about BIG's pyramid on 57th Street.
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I just checked it into the highrises section. The concept seems pretty interesting, however I am not very sure about the materials they choose.
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Old January 26th, 2016, 09:21 PM   #17417
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Old January 27th, 2016, 03:47 AM   #17418
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Old January 27th, 2016, 08:28 AM   #17419
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To be honest, I'm not a fan of this tower. It feels off somehow... In NY skyline shots it immediately draws attention, but not in a good way.
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Old January 27th, 2016, 10:03 AM   #17420
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That's because it's way too tall (did I actually said that in the supertalls section), it stands out a lot, since it's one of it's kind, but when the rest of them join the skyline will look much more balanced. I think this one will be my favorite, because I always appreciate minimalism, however the Steinway Tower will look very good. All of them together will create some sort of modern "gothic" look when you see the skyline from distance.
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