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Old October 10th, 2014, 09:33 PM   #341
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Everyone was hating on the windows/cladding but honestly it doesn't look that bad at all.
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Old October 11th, 2014, 03:51 AM   #342
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Everyone was hating on the windows/cladding but honestly it doesn't look that bad at all.
there seems to be a trend afoot for these pseudo-luxury developments: a move away from the exposed AC vent "look" to windows with heavy white (plasticky??) borders with ACTUAL hinges on them
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Old October 11th, 2014, 05:16 AM   #343
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Everyone was hating on the windows/cladding but honestly it doesn't look that bad at all.
I still think it looks bad. This is the same kind of windows framing as on late nineties East European commieblocks.
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Old October 11th, 2014, 11:44 AM   #344
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there seems to be a trend afoot for these pseudo-luxury developments: a move away from the exposed AC vent "look" to windows with heavy white (plasticky??) borders with ACTUAL hinges on them
It all falls down to cost and practicality, even on expensive developments people still want to save a buck.
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Old October 11th, 2014, 03:49 PM   #345
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This looks amazing.
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Old October 12th, 2014, 01:38 AM   #346
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Looks like the fun part of the cladding is about to start.

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Also like the cladding on the back of the building, it's starting to achieve the look that was portrayed in the render. It will be more obvious when more of it is added. Don't get the criticism there either.



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SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME: A one-of-a-kind colossus for renters on 57th St. is about to transform the West Side
The Durst family's new 57th St. tower will top out in two weeks
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Call it the Great Pyramid of Manhattan.

Actually, don’t!

A distinctive, jagged building on 57th St., which looks like a cross between an enormous cruise ship and a series of ski slopes of varying difficulty, is about to change the face of the west side of the island.

“My father doesn’t like people calling it a ‘pyramid,’ ” said developer Alexander Durst, son of 1 World Trade Center developer Douglas Durst. “It’s a tetrahedron.”

Four fancy syllables don’t do justice to this beautiful monster, designed by Danish avant-garde architect Bjarke Ingels. The still-unnamed, 43-story, 3-D polygon at 625 W. 57th is actually going to be one of Manhattan’s largest rental complexes, with a central courtyard designed to look like a miniature Central Park.

The structure, which tops out in less than two weeks, will comprise 709 apartments, 20% of them below market rates, and stretch two thirds the length of the block between 11th Ave. and the West Side Highway.

It also will have one of the most extraordinary amenity programs of any building in the city, including a 25-yard indoor swimming pool overlooking the Hudson River, a half-size basketball court, a gym, a golf simulator, a screening room, a nautically themed residents’ lounge, a nearly 300-car garage and the 25,000-square-foot interior park, which will have rock outcroppings and winding paths that might impress Olmsted and Vaux.



The very design of the “tetrahedron” makes the most of its river views.

The 800,000-square-foot polyhedronic behemoth, which will mainly have studio and one-bedroom apartments, is an almost entirely self-contained Epcot-like mini-city. Renters will rarely have to leave the building.



And they’ll pay for the privilege. Prices have not been announced, but Durst thinks he can push $90 a foot for the top-floor pads. That means a large one-bedroom will likely go for more than $5,000 a month.

“We knew we had to build a special building in this location because we’re so visible both from the highway and from across the river,” said Jordan Barowitz, a spokesman for the Durst family. “We also had to make it really compelling to convince people to live this far west.”



Durst’s design for the building is unique (to Manhattan, at least), but the developer is not alone in his vision for a city-within-a-city type of development. The building is one of several large and pricey rental towers going up on formerly fringe areas of Manhattan that try to lure renters with hordes of amenities. At 626 First Ave. on the East Side, JDS Development is building two connected towers that will share a rooftop infinity pool and glass-walled gym.

These types of developments are targeted toward young professionals making low six-figure salaries who aren’t quite ready to buy, Durst said.
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Old October 12th, 2014, 02:22 AM   #347
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SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME: A one-of-a-kind colossus for renters on 57th St. is about to transform the West Side
The Durst family's new 57th St. tower will top out in two weeks
I thought this tower was 49 feet taller than the helena(401ft) on the right. How is this topping out in two weeks?
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Old October 12th, 2014, 07:59 AM   #348
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I thought this tower was 49 feet taller than the helena(401ft) on the right. How is this topping out in two weeks?
No, it's 66 ft. taller than the Helena. Official height is 467 ft.

Probably crappy NY Daily News reporting.
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Old October 12th, 2014, 09:47 AM   #349
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That facade looks fantastic!
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Old October 13th, 2014, 01:51 AM   #350
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This building is going to be amazing. One of the best additions to the city in many years I'd say.
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Old October 14th, 2014, 08:26 AM   #351
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One has to stand near this thing to truly appreciate its massive scale. The cladding isn't that bad in person.










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Old October 15th, 2014, 07:04 PM   #352
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Passed it by in the car. This construction is just huge, and you can only understand how big it is once you stand close to it. From the side it looks very gentle and fragile, while once you close to it - it looks like a massive block! Amazing structure - one of the most beautiful currently under construction.
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Old October 16th, 2014, 07:56 AM   #353
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Looks like about five apartment floors to go, then another equivalent of five floors for the crown/structural stuff on top.
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Old October 17th, 2014, 05:21 AM   #355
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The recent discussion about this building over in the 432 Park thread reminded me that this building looks like the old wacky milk cartons from my elementary school days.


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Old October 17th, 2014, 05:49 AM   #356
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Old October 17th, 2014, 07:20 PM   #357
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The recent discussion about this building over in the 432 Park thread reminded me that this building looks like the old wacky milk cartons from my elementary school days.


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Ahh...the memories... You lost most of your teeth trying to get into the little b$%$rds.
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Old October 17th, 2014, 08:16 PM   #358
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Haha is that what milk cartons looked like in the UK?... Damn this thing is rising exponentially faster!
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Old October 17th, 2014, 08:51 PM   #359
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Milk looked like that everywhere
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Lol not in the United States it didn't.
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