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Old February 15th, 2016, 09:59 PM   #17521
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^ Yes I agree the peaks make the skyline much more elegant and add to certain sections.
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Old February 15th, 2016, 10:16 PM   #17522
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The most stupid statement i have read so far about 432!..

Ignorance or trolling??

Probably both
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Old February 16th, 2016, 02:11 AM   #17523
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NYC skyline always seemed diverse, yet harmonious. Now it's diverse only. It is amazing how one building can ruin the whole view. It's minimalism at its worst - boring stick completely out of proportions. An absolute simplicity multiplied by 100 floors doesn't equal minimalism to me. Have a look at 633 17th Street in Denver - you can't count windows there. They are hidden behind simple white lines, which made the whole building elegant, although it's not especially slim or tall. But the simple, white lines made it. 432 Park Ave is only a bunch of windows on the stick.
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Old February 16th, 2016, 10:07 AM   #17524
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NYC skyline always seemed diverse, yet harmonious. Now it's diverse only. It is amazing how one building can ruin the whole view. It's minimalism at its worst - boring stick completely out of proportions. An absolute simplicity multiplied by 100 floors doesn't equal minimalism to me. Have a look at 633 17th Street in Denver - you can't count windows there. They are hidden behind simple white lines, which made the whole building elegant, although it's not especially slim or tall. But the simple, white lines made it. 432 Park Ave is only a bunch of windows on the stick.
I think the harmony will return when more supertalls are built in midtown.
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Old February 16th, 2016, 12:02 PM   #17525
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I think the harmony will return when more supertalls are built in midtown.
Agree, when all of the supertalls are build which are currently underway the skyline of midtown will be balanced well again.
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Old February 16th, 2016, 12:45 PM   #17526
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Old February 16th, 2016, 01:47 PM   #17527
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love it, but can't really explain why.
maybe it's the height vs width thats the most striking, it's like it almost shouldn't work
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Old February 16th, 2016, 04:04 PM   #17528
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love it, but can't really explain why.
maybe it's the height vs width thats the most striking, it's like it almost shouldn't work


"It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child."
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...probably because real emotion is in minimalism as it's a springboard for your own imagination.
I understood that while travelling in Japan..
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Old February 16th, 2016, 09:11 PM   #17529
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"It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child."
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...probably because real emotion is in minimalism as it's a springboard for your own imagination.
I understood that while travelling in Japan..
Picasso's humblebrag just annoys the hell out of me there.
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Old February 16th, 2016, 09:21 PM   #17530
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Old February 16th, 2016, 09:39 PM   #17531
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Picasso's humblebrag just annoys the hell out of me there.

...and you also hate another genius: Frank Gehry..i know...
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Old February 16th, 2016, 11:53 PM   #17532
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When I saw the first renders I also thought the design was too simplistic and wouldn't work in this location. But seeing it grow in its context with the other mid-town buildings has changed my mind.
The simplicity of design and the focus on the square as the primary design theme puts it apart from the other buildings in that area. This makes it unique and makes it standout. Both are good qualities for me.
As to the balance or imbalance of the skyline, that will always be in a state of flux as it should be in an organic city.
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Old February 17th, 2016, 12:27 AM   #17533
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One good thing I can say about an otherwise bland building is the 426m height is true with no gratuitous cupula or spire.
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Old February 17th, 2016, 12:37 AM   #17534
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Old February 17th, 2016, 12:44 AM   #17535
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this building is quite poetic with its surrounding skyline
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Old February 17th, 2016, 12:59 AM   #17536
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has the exterior elevator completely came down?
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Old February 17th, 2016, 10:44 AM   #17537
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NYC skyline always seemed diverse, yet harmonious. Now it's diverse only. It is amazing how one building can ruin the whole view. It's minimalism at its worst - boring stick completely out of proportions. An absolute simplicity multiplied by 100 floors doesn't equal minimalism to me. Have a look at 633 17th Street in Denver - you can't count windows there. They are hidden behind simple white lines, which made the whole building elegant, although it's not especially slim or tall. But the simple, white lines made it. 432 Park Ave is only a bunch of windows on the stick.

Seems like you don't know much about architecture..
633 17th is international style;why the hell that comparison!??...
Do i compare hungarian gulasch with polish gulasch?
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Old February 17th, 2016, 12:22 PM   #17538
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Old February 17th, 2016, 03:43 PM   #17540
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