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Old November 23rd, 2017, 08:22 AM   #3661
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What are the concerns either way? Why does a building with a lower population make less or more sense?

You can't mean in financial terms since the developer and investors would already have made that calculation and decided that there's more of a return building this structure than building an alternative type.
I was answering someone who was quizzing the height of the building vs the building's population.

But, since you're so interested, my personal opinion is that I'd much rather see a city skyline filled with office-workers and other regular New Yorkers, earning a steady wage than some white elephant vanity project sitting half-empty for much of the year by some elitist one-percenters, Chinese and Russian Oligarchs.
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Old November 23rd, 2017, 01:52 PM   #3662
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To the people living in NYC. How is it to see this building irl right now? Does it already appear very slim? And what do you guys think that it´s going to be thrice the current height?
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Old November 23rd, 2017, 02:22 PM   #3663
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I think it's the most interesting structure currently under construction on the face of this planet.

I mean -> many other projects come close, especially all the other incredible projets in NY but still ->this one<- still stands out. It's so excellent and dazzling.
Just like 432 Park Avenue was when it was going up and these current ones were not yet around.
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Old November 23rd, 2017, 11:26 PM   #3664
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I can overlook the fact that this and other buildings aren't very active because they are incredible architectural additions to the cityscape. You could call this a permanent, 1430 ft tall art installation for central park and I doubt people would bat an eye.
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Old November 24th, 2017, 12:27 AM   #3665
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I agree. It's a work of art more enjoyable from the outside than from within. Everyone in New York gets to enjoy looking at this beautiful art instalation. And if you are rich enough, and want an apartment in it, it is still a lot cheaper then buing a single painting of Leonardo DaVinci.
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Old November 26th, 2017, 08:33 PM   #3666
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Old November 26th, 2017, 10:03 PM   #3667
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I'm unsure exactly what floor number it's on, but it appears to be six floors away from the first small setback.
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Old November 27th, 2017, 12:39 AM   #3668
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I'm unsure exactly what floor number it's on, but it appears to be six floors away from the first small setback.
From the diagram below, it looks like it has reached about level 38 (about 545' tall).

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Old November 27th, 2017, 01:05 AM   #3669
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I was answering someone who was quizzing the height of the building vs the building's population.

But, since you're so interested, my personal opinion is that I'd much rather see a city skyline filled with office-workers and other regular New Yorkers, earning a steady wage than some white elephant vanity project sitting half-empty for much of the year by some elitist one-percenters, Chinese and Russian Oligarchs.
Ah, so it's OK if the one-percenters build buildings that suit you, not if they do it to suit their own wishes.

Maybe make a law. Put these rich pricks in their place. Set up a special council that approves all such projects. Something like that.
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Old November 27th, 2017, 02:48 AM   #3670
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Old November 28th, 2017, 11:15 AM   #3671
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27 November 2017


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Old November 29th, 2017, 11:39 AM   #3672
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Ah, so it's OK if the one-percenters build buildings that suit you, not if they do it to suit their own wishes.

Maybe make a law. Put these rich pricks in their place. Set up a special council that approves all such projects. Something like that.
Oh, grow up and stop making an ass of yourself.

I don't now, or never will ever, have to justify my personal opinions to you.
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Old November 29th, 2017, 03:27 PM   #3673
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Old November 29th, 2017, 04:16 PM   #3674
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Oh man the last picture really puts you right there and shows how high its going to be. I also think that skinny towers appear taller than they actually are, gives that illusion.
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Old November 29th, 2017, 06:47 PM   #3675
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Old November 29th, 2017, 08:06 PM   #3676
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this early rendering seems like the most accurate when it comes to the coloration of the facade. The crown will be taller than depicted here.


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Old November 29th, 2017, 08:52 PM   #3677
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This is my clear favorite among all the supertalls currently under construction in NYC. Unlike its compatriots, there is clearly a desire to build something that is aesthetically pleasing, and not just functional or tall. While a building like 432 Park can be appreciated for its monolithic quality, there is a certain laziness in the lack of detail in the treatment of surfaces. Central Park Tower is a bit better in that regard, but again impresses primarily due to height. The massing there is functional but nothing more. Steinway achieves the same functional goals as these other two buildings, but does so with considerably greater elegance.
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Old November 30th, 2017, 04:35 PM   #3678
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Calling it now, modern day ESB!

This was my first time seeing the East/West side cladding. I was frozen in place with how beautiful it is.

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Old December 1st, 2017, 08:23 AM   #3679
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It pays homage like a fine tuned piano.
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Old December 1st, 2017, 08:32 AM   #3680
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I literally stared at the pictures of the cladding for 15 minutes. I then proceeded to clean the drool from the keyboard.
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