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Old April 22nd, 2013, 08:17 PM   #481
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This tower looks a bit cheap, so it is no shame it is hidden behind other skyscrapers from almost every direction.
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Old April 29th, 2013, 07:37 PM   #482
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Midtown Is Getting the Western Hemisphere's Tallest Hotel
http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2013/0...lest_hotel.php



"Take a good long look at the photo above. That building, now making rapid progress up toward the skyline, will be the tallest hotel in the western hemisphere once it opens, which it is scheduled to do by December. (It's progressing so rapidly, in fact, that the construction date was just moved up for the third time, according to reps.)

The building will also be a Marriott Hotel—the Central Park Marriott, to be precise, at 54th Street and Broadway. The $200 million building will actually contain two hotels, a Courtyard by Marriott (378 rooms) and an extended-stay Residence Inn (639 rooms).

Two more fun facts about the 753-foot building:
1) it will be the world's tallest Marriott, and
2) it will have the highest floor-to-area ratio (30 to one) of any NYC building ever. "
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Old May 5th, 2013, 07:07 AM   #483
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For anyone wondering about the quality of this building, it's pretty bad. Just another anonymous glass box piece of crap that is taking up space in the sky.
Doesent surprise me one bit that this is now going to be a hotel.
One of those buildings that seemingly pops up overnight and you never even notice.
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Old May 5th, 2013, 01:16 PM   #484
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I don't get the irregular shape on this building, it doesn't make much sense.
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Old May 5th, 2013, 03:37 PM   #485
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Excellent, high quality building, both in design and materials! Any city would be proud to have it!
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Old May 5th, 2013, 08:41 PM   #486
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I don't know how anyone can see the shape and cladding of this building and think it's crap. It's a wonderful building.
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Old May 5th, 2013, 11:45 PM   #487
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Unbelievable the development just on this one block over a few years.
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Old May 6th, 2013, 12:24 AM   #488
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I never understood why towers that are so close to the 300m mark, the architect doesn't just add the extra few hundred feet to the top of it
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Old May 6th, 2013, 12:33 AM   #489
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This one isn't close; it is 70 m short of the 300 meter mark.
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Old May 6th, 2013, 12:37 AM   #490
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Hahaha, fail. It's only 231 feet too short.
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Old May 6th, 2013, 08:10 PM   #491
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I never understood why towers that are so close to the 300m mark, the architect doesn't just add the extra few hundred feet to the top of it
Just add a few hundred feet? Who's gonna pay for the extra construction? You? Who's gonna fill in the extra space with tenants? You?
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Old May 6th, 2013, 08:34 PM   #492
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Old May 8th, 2013, 05:51 AM   #493
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Excellent, high quality building, both in design and materials! Any city would be proud to have it!
I agree.
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Old May 9th, 2013, 04:01 AM   #494
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I never understood why towers that are so close to the 300m mark, the architect doesn't just add the extra few hundred feet to the top of it
Because that 300 m mark is a "mark" just for this forum (and a few others). There is nothing official, or known. If you ask an architect how tall a building needs to be to be considered a supertall, he will have no idea what you are talking about. As it should be.
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Old May 9th, 2013, 01:43 PM   #495
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Midtown Is Getting the Western Hemisphere's Tallest Hotel
http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2013/0...lest_hotel.php



"Take a good long look at the photo above. That building, now making rapid progress up toward the skyline, will be the tallest hotel in the western hemisphere once it opens, which it is scheduled to do by December. (It's progressing so rapidly, in fact, that the construction date was just moved up for the third time, according to reps.)

The building will also be a Marriott Hotel—the Central Park Marriott, to be precise, at 54th Street and Broadway. The $200 million building will actually contain two hotels, a Courtyard by Marriott (378 rooms) and an extended-stay Residence Inn (639 rooms).

Two more fun facts about the 753-foot building:
1) it will be the world's tallest Marriott, and
2) it will have the highest floor-to-area ratio (30 to one) of any NYC building ever. "
Thosee claims need a bit more qualification in order to be true. The stratosphere in Las Vegas has twice as many rooms and is around 400 feet taller. The floor to area claim is also dubious. There are tons of buildings in NYC that would rank higher unless the criteria is more convoluted.
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Old May 9th, 2013, 04:03 PM   #496
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It does look so tall. Love the glass.
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Old May 10th, 2013, 01:58 PM   #497
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Thosee claims need a bit more qualification in order to be true. The stratosphere in Las Vegas has twice as many rooms and is around 400 feet taller. The floor to area claim is also dubious. There are tons of buildings in NYC that would rank higher unless the criteria is more convoluted.
If you put it like that people think the Statosphere is an huge hotel tower, but it's just an observation tower, next to the hotel.
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Old May 14th, 2013, 09:43 PM   #498
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the photo included in that article is deceiving. the glass doesn't actually look that good.

i have to say, i kinda agree with lunchbox. you can't tell in pictures, but when you see it in person, it really doesn't look all that great. it definitely does not look like they used high quality materials. it reminds me of a lot of the crap going up in chicago right now.

if you want to see a beautiful glass 'box,' then go check out 4 wtc. ive never seen such beautiful glass.
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the photo included in that article is deceiving. the glass doesn't actually look that good.
Yes it does, there are many pics in this thread that are just as flattering.
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Old May 15th, 2013, 05:15 AM   #500
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I saw part of the glass when i was in NYC, but 250W55th street was mainly blocking it from that viewpoint. Even the glass on that one is so gorgeous...
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