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Old October 19th, 2012, 12:53 AM   #181
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It does, only taller
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Old October 19th, 2012, 12:55 AM   #182
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Not a fan of that tower but what's blown me away is Foster's vision for Vanderbilt and Lexington, and the general pedestrianization of the area around GCT. So gorgeous.
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Old October 19th, 2012, 12:57 AM   #183
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Poor metlife building looks like a chia pet.


So many possibilities at this location
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Old October 19th, 2012, 12:58 AM   #184
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Not a fan of that tower but what's blown me away is Foster's vision for Vanderbilt and Lexington, and the general pedestrianization of the area around GCT. So gorgeous.
SAME HERE!

Ladies and gentleman, this plot is just the beginning of a grand and brand new midtown. Along with HY and other major projects, NYC will be as grand as it never has been before.
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Old October 19th, 2012, 01:08 AM   #185
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SAME HERE!

Ladies and gentleman, this plot is just the beginning of a grand and brand new midtown. Along with HY and other major projects, NYC will be as grand as it never has been before.
Couldn't agree more. It will be stunning if done from the perspective of a pedestrian, and will address some major issues within GCT's subway entrances which desperately need expansion, so it will be a major addition from the perspective of a commuter as well.

But with this on the table, the WTC, Hudson Yards, Moynihan Station/The Gateway Project, I couldn't be more excited about the future of NY.
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Old October 19th, 2012, 01:20 AM   #186
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When I mean that ring proposal would ruin the skyline, I mean it REALLY would. This is what it would sorta look like from a distance.
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Old October 19th, 2012, 01:26 AM   #187
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When I mean that ring proposal would ruin the skyline, I mean it REALLY would. This is what it would sorta look like from a distance.
[img]http://oi48.************/34fff3k.jpg[/img]
they were no where near that height from the renders lol
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Old October 19th, 2012, 01:29 AM   #188
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Couldn't agree more. It will be stunning if done from the perspective of a pedestrian, and will address some major issues within GCT's subway entrances which desperately need expansion, so it will be a major addition from the perspective of a commuter as well.

But with this on the table, the WTC, Hudson Yards, Moynihan Station/The Gateway Project, I couldn't be more excited about the future of NY.
Yeah, and if they create the layered infrastructure Foster has proposed for the main GCT plaza, along with the transformation of the Pan-Am Building base and the integretion of the Helmsley Building into a grand sheme of a pedestrian flow. Dear god.

Also, the idea of landscaping around this area shows, what kind of unused potential the already grand 5th Avenue still has.

Also, imagine futuristic pedestrian bridges around midtown, every here and there, this diagonal "POPS" Privately Owned Public Spaces, along with a grand landscaped 42nd street and the upcoming supertall towers on the rezoned plots.

*swoon*
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Old October 19th, 2012, 01:35 AM   #189
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When I mean that ring proposal would ruin the skyline, I mean it REALLY would. This is what it would sorta look like from a distance.
You obviously donīt understand the concept behind this transformation.

Itīs meant to create something for the next 100 years as mentioned in the livestream. The proposals are something that stick to this vision, and the skyline we know TODAY is not the skyline our children and grandchidlren will associate with NYC. And itīs possible that the proposal with the ring, will fit into this skyline.

Like Foster said "you have to look BACk to look FORWARD".

Did the ESB fit the existing skyline in 1931? No!
Does it fit now? Yes.

And this crazy proposals might work the same way, the ESB did.
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Old October 19th, 2012, 02:52 AM   #190
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Weird is good.

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Like Foster said "you have to look BACk to look FORWARD".

Did the ESB fit the existing skyline in 1931? No!
Does it fit now? Yes.
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Yes! and Yes.

(probably not 1931, but around then)


I don't mind the two building design, those can easily fit into the skyscraper jungle of midtown. but i dislike that observation ring above grand central. There really isn't much of a point for that imo. Can't there just be a standard observation deck on one of the towers? In the one building proposal it would work well, and you could possibly have the city's tallest.
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Old October 19th, 2012, 04:24 AM   #192
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There's a great proposal to eliminate cars from 42nd Street and limit it to street cars. That would be magnificent. Check it out: www.vision42.org.
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The proposed skyscraper on the right (I.e., the east side of GCT) is on the site of the stunning old Commodore Hotel, which the barbaric Donald Trump reclad in glass and is now a Grand Hyatt. Fortunately, that site has so many air rights that within 20 years, it will be redeveloped as a supertall. That makes the loss of the great old building somewhat less painful.

The grand past



The sad present (thanks to Trump)

Why in the Earth he did that?

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That makes the loss of the great old building somewhat less painful.
That building is already lost...
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Old October 19th, 2012, 04:52 AM   #194
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The amount of destruction that has occurred in Midtown is inconceivable. Many Americans are barbarians.
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Old October 19th, 2012, 05:45 AM   #195
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There's a great proposal to eliminate cars from 42nd Street and limit it to street cars. That would be magnificent. Check it out: www.vision42.org.
I am not quite sure I understand. Limit to street cars? What kind of other cars are there? I clicked on the click and I'm trying to figure how this would be great.
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Old October 19th, 2012, 05:48 AM   #196
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Weird is good.
Weird is good is right! I think overall, I like the single building that looks like Hudson Yards more than the twins/skywalk proposal. However, I'm a little sick of all this green/tree stuff on top of skyscrapers. It's becoming a bit cliche and it isn't even actualized yet.

If they're going to bring trees into the sky, then do it with One Madison Avenue. THAT would be something to see. That's the perfect place for it. But trees sticking out the tallest building in Midtown and the Metlife Building? Like I said, too cliche.
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Old October 19th, 2012, 06:29 AM   #197
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I just don't like the ring over GCT. It's an interesting concept but in the middle of the city I would prefer a traditional observation deck. Now that I think of it, an arch tower like the one proposed for Beijing would be perfect.
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Old October 19th, 2012, 06:36 AM   #198
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New York is too good for such a showy, superficial design. Let Dubai and China have those.
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Old October 19th, 2012, 06:40 AM   #199
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These are exactly the kind of animal sprits that Bloomberg wants to unleash in Midtown!











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Old October 19th, 2012, 06:48 AM   #200
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Thanks for sharing it in bigger size! I just realized that in the first render, 517 Lexington (Hyatt 48 Lex) is not built (construction began in 2007 and finished in 2011). (Saw that because I created this one in paper model, 2 weeks ago).
In the last one: no WTC1.
Is that an old render just released?
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