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Old July 31st, 2011, 06:51 AM   #21
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I like the design but not the 'location'. This would look great in DoBro!
Once Brooklyn can claim a true skyline, then new York city will be a double threat! Plus njc if you want to count that,
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Old July 31st, 2011, 07:45 AM   #22
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No I never count NJC lol. Brooklyn's doing fine right now. And Long Island City more import than anything going on in Jersey.
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Old July 31st, 2011, 06:11 PM   #23
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Nice, this proposal came out of nowhere! Here's the developer's main site: http://www.solus4.com/

And some models...

http://www.solus4.com/portfolio/hosp...snci-nyc-tower





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Old July 31st, 2011, 08:18 PM   #24
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Does this tower slant backward or go straight up?
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Old July 31st, 2011, 08:25 PM   #25
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It's "sustainable living" in the form of 3,000sqft apartments? Ha.
And I agree with the design critics here. Modernist simplicity is all well and good, but this thing is like mid-'70's plain-and-boxy.
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Old July 31st, 2011, 08:26 PM   #26
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This is a very small site that used to house a petrol station.
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Old July 31st, 2011, 08:48 PM   #27
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The back is slanted I notice it a few days ago.
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Old July 31st, 2011, 09:37 PM   #28
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wow this building is nice.
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Old July 31st, 2011, 09:44 PM   #29
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It's "sustainable living" in the form of 3,000sqft apartments? Ha.
And I agree with the design critics here. Modernist simplicity is all well and good, but this thing is like mid-'70's plain-and-boxy.
Not sure about you, but I've never seen any 70's-era architecture that looks like this.
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Old July 31st, 2011, 10:25 PM   #30
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Comments that uniformly disparage all buildings from the 50s, 60s and 70s are utterly idiotic and reveal true immaturity. Some truly magnificent buildings were constructed during that time.

Anyone who fails to perceive the elegance of this tower, for example, is a fool. I'm not saying that everything from this era is great, but I am saying that a lot is -- just like a lot of what's built today in 21st century style is crap.



Alternatively, consider the Seagrams Building. It is praised by architects and architecture critics worldwide, yet many twenty year old forum members would dismiss it out of hand.


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Old July 31st, 2011, 10:58 PM   #31
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God, yes. Seagram dominates.
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Old August 1st, 2011, 01:49 AM   #32
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I'm have to say no to the first picture and Yes to Seagram.

The model of this building, looks much better than the render. The black side really catches my eye. I really think the other side should be just like it.
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Old August 1st, 2011, 03:47 AM   #33
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im twenty years and think the seagram is very elegant, the other thing looks really bad
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Old August 1st, 2011, 03:52 AM   #34
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That first building is stunning. The layered, wedding cake look is amazing, as are the rounded corners and the ribbony windows.
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Old August 1st, 2011, 04:39 AM   #35
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I don't see the beauty in it. There are dozens of buildings in NYC, that look better.
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Old August 1st, 2011, 04:56 AM   #36
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No I never count NJC lol. Brooklyn's doing fine right now. And Long Island City more import than anything going on in Jersey.
Long island city is still small in my eyes, but I'd like to see all of the surrounding skylines (manhattan midtown, lm, dobro, lic) all come together and become a huge skyline someday way out in the future. Believe me I dream BIG
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Old August 1st, 2011, 05:32 AM   #37
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The tallest building on Long Island is in LIC. LIC has a great view of Manhattan and it's great for developement. I could see a building like this over there.
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Old August 6th, 2011, 07:30 AM   #38
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That first building is stunning. The layered, wedding cake look is amazing, as are the rounded corners and the ribbony windows.
The Look Building, a post war classic:

488 MADISON AVENUE

(between 50th and 51st Streets)

(formerly the Look Building)

Developer: Percy & Harold D. Uris

Architect: Emery Roth & Sons

Erected: 1950
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Old August 6th, 2011, 07:44 AM   #39
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I agree with you, DP.

Many of the buildings from the 50s, 60s and 70s have interesting layering (like a cake) and intricate geometric shapes along their roof lines. I find it absurd when people on these boards uniformly dismiss them.
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They need to read New York 1960 by Robert AM Stern. An amazingly rich document of the go-go era of post war New York architecture.
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