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Old July 29th, 2011, 11:26 PM   #1
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NEW YORK | SNCI NYC Tower | 290m | 950ft | 57 fl | Pro

This was just posted over on SSP.

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Companies Involved
Design Architect Solus4
Structural Engineer LeMessurier Consultants
Facts
Official Name SNCI NYC Tower
Former / Other Name Sustainable Verticle Neighborhood
Type building
Status proposed
Country United States
City New York City
Building Function residential
Structural Material concrete
Proposed 2011
Companies Involved
Design Architect Solus4
Structural Engineer LeMessurier Consultants

Figures
Height: Architectural 289.6 meter / 950 feet
Height: To Tip 289.6 meter / 950 feet

Floors Above Ground 57
# of Elevators 2

i'm not 100% sure if this is serious because i couldn't find any info on the net, well at least not on known sites.

http://www.arthitectural.com/solus4-snci-nyc-tower/


solus4 | SNCI NYC Tower

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this is the real deal, i just checked a couple of other sites. go ny! :notacrook:

http://www.morfae.com/0979-solus4/

http://greenlinked.com/architecture/...k-kittery.html

topic(s) Electric Mobility, Solar Energy, Sustainable Materials, Zero Emission
designer solus4-Alfonso Lopez
client solus4
location New York City, Kittery (New York), United States
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Old July 29th, 2011, 11:28 PM   #2
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great project
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Old July 29th, 2011, 11:54 PM   #3
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why is the last picture in a different location?
it would probably fit in better there though.
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Old July 30th, 2011, 12:35 AM   #4
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Wait, so this one just got going? No proposing or anything? Dayum

Do we have an idea of when this will be complete?

And also, damn this thing is skinny

If it gets complete by ~2014, then it'll be the 10th tallest in the city
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Old July 30th, 2011, 12:40 AM   #5
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it looks odd and tall and skinny
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Old July 30th, 2011, 12:50 AM   #6
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Could be an architectural vision or exercise. I noticed there's no developer listed in the header and the site has me wondering as well. Looks similar to One Madison Park. We'll see if more comes out....




and this belongs in proposed skyscrapers.
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Old July 30th, 2011, 01:02 AM   #7
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It's kind of ugly, matter of fact it is ugly. I hope that's just a place holder. Because the design could use some work.
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Old July 30th, 2011, 04:16 AM   #8
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That's just wrong
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Old July 30th, 2011, 04:20 AM   #9
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I like it
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Old July 30th, 2011, 09:48 AM   #10
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Please, don't ever approve this for this location, it looks totally odd and out of place.


I moved this to proposed skyscrapers.
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Old July 30th, 2011, 10:02 AM   #11
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wow this tower is out of place. design isnt too bad though. the unorthodoxy of it makes it more appealing in my opinion.
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Old July 30th, 2011, 01:26 PM   #12
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wow very skinny. Almost penicl like.
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Old July 30th, 2011, 01:29 PM   #13
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Like it..Slim tall towers are new hit in NY..Love it..
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Old July 30th, 2011, 04:18 PM   #14
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A little bit more about it..

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June 20, 2011 at 3:03 pm



Sustainable Vertical Neighborhood Proposed

This iconic 950 foot tall residential tower is proposed for a micro-urban site in New York City. Designed by solus4, an architecture and planning firm, the tower is a vertical neighborhood creating an efficient and valuable use for a small and otherwise underutilized water’s edge site. Uniquely, the tower is designed by solus4 using their SNCI principals (Sustainable Neighborhood Collaborative Initiative). Applying these principles to a vertical neighborhood requires the full engagement of the design team, the building team, the financing team and the owners.





With a cross-section of G plus 55, there are 50 full-floor four bedroom plus apartments planned at approximately 3,000 square feet each served by high speed destination selective elevators. The distinctive shape of this tower comes from its innovative structure and energy generating systems. The entire structural system, designed by LeMessurier Consultants, is in-situ concrete with flat slabs supported by columns and shear walls embedded in the extruded core shaft leaving large portions of the perimeter free for the 14 foot floor to ceiling glass.



The exterior glazing makes up one of the tallest proposed hybrid double glazed skins. While the initial intent of the double skin is to enhance the thermal barrier thereby controlling heat gain in the summer and heat loss in the winter, an interesting added benefit will be the chimney effect at the external surface. Strategically placed mini-turbines take advantage of the vertical air movement to generate supplementary power. Balconies at each floor provide exterior space for the resident while adding a variable shading screen to further control glare and heat gain. Temperature controlled window shading with personal preference overrides will provide for individual comfort requirements in any season.





The 950 foot tall blade mast is cantilevered off the concrete frame. Its entire outside surface as well as certain portions of the exterior glazing is covered with transparent thin film photo voltaic panels projected to provide – in combination with other passive and active sustainable systems, the majority of the power requirement for the building. Initial calculations show the building generating excess power at certain times of the year thereby a possible source of income to the residence owners. Keeping to the SNCI principles for energy savings strategies, the building will have no parking except for a quantity of all-electric cars in a variety of model configurations (sedans, SUVs, mini-cars, etc.) that will be garaged on-site and owned and operated by the common ownership of the residences using a card access system.

The balconies, in addition to providing living space and shading, also act as rainwater collectors. The rainwater, rather than being shed to the street, will be harvested and added to the grey water recycling system. Along with fully integrated energy management systems, each apartment will have its own mini-plant for comfort control, domestic water and recycling thereby ensuring a stand-alone capability and reduced reliance on central systems.



The street level base of the tower will include – in addition to the entrance/exit to the all electric car garage – a multi level common social space including neighborhood retail and food outlets, mini-produce market, terraced cafes, recreation, gym, swimming, museum/gallery space and office/studio space for residents.

Not only will this building provide residences with outstanding views in an outstanding location convenient to all parts of the City, but will also place the owners of the residence in the forefront of low impact and sustainable communities.



Location: New York City, USA
Architect: solus4
Date: June 2011
3D Visualization: Tangram 3DS LLC



http://www.arthitectural.com/solus4-snci-nyc-tower/
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Old July 30th, 2011, 04:37 PM   #15
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So it's an eco vision. Plenty of those exercises around...
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Old July 30th, 2011, 10:17 PM   #16
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Am I the only one that notice, on the third to last picture. It show BOA tower on the same block.

Anyway the height is fine but the design gets a D-.
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Old July 30th, 2011, 10:36 PM   #17
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Yeah, the renders are kind of all over the place which makes me fear that this more a vision than a proper commercial proposal...
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Old July 30th, 2011, 10:45 PM   #18
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I wish I had a degree. I could design something perfect for that spot lol. Something about this is fishy to me. I'm going to look for more info.
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Old July 31st, 2011, 06:28 AM   #19
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not sure if i believe this is going to happen if so i also agree it needs a design review. very boring. also if its going to be closer downtown like in some of the renders i think it should be a little closer to wtc complex. give a nice sloping effect from ESB view.
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I like the design but not the 'location'. This would look great in DoBro!
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