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Old October 14th, 2015, 08:43 PM   #1981
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I actually think the crown is the one thing that's keeping this tower from being totally banal, aside from the nice terra cotta detailing. I definitely don't hate it, though, and I still think it will look good as a part of the skyline. But I don't think the (lack of) design warrants it being so tall and massive. I would maybe like it more if it had a smaller footprint, were more slender, and perhaps 200 feet shorter.
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Old October 15th, 2015, 04:51 AM   #1982
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I think you and I are of similar minds on this -- something closer to the Shard or Tower Verre. Maybe something like this?


One Vandy Steepened by Marshall Knight, on Flickr
What is the black and brown clad monstrosity between Metlife Building and One Vanderbilt? Let's pray a developer will demolish that piece of garbage and build something better. Same with the brutal monstrosity under the eagle gargoyle.
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Old October 15th, 2015, 07:06 AM   #1983
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That's 335 Madison http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1803775, strong candidate to be bulldozed for another megascraper, it could be larger than 1 Vanderbilt. It is also most likely next in line to be developed in the Vanderbilt corridor after 1 Vanderbilt so your wish might very well come true.
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Old October 15th, 2015, 05:02 PM   #1984
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I actually think the crown is the one thing that's keeping this tower from being totally banal, aside from the nice terra cotta detailing. I definitely don't hate it, though, and I still think it will look good as a part of the skyline. But I don't think the (lack of) design warrants it being so tall and massive. I would maybe like it more if it had a smaller footprint, were more slender, and perhaps 200 feet shorter.
Lol!!i think you guys are spoiled!
Imo,that baby is gonna be a pure wonder as long as they use top notch materials.
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Old October 15th, 2015, 11:14 PM   #1985
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Lol!!i think you guys are spoiled!
Imo,that baby is gonna be a pure wonder as long as they use top notch materials.
Maybe I am being slightly overly critical of this one

I agree if the materials are as nice as they look in the renderings it will look great.
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Old October 16th, 2015, 03:40 AM   #1986
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I'm pretty sure the design is final considering that the only changes that have been made were height increases (not complaining). Still, this tower will be an instant NYC icon upon completion.
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Old October 17th, 2015, 06:45 AM   #1987
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We'll get used to the odd proportioned top...at least it won't be boring and will have a public observatory on the top floors! It will, I think as well, be iconic for the Manhattan of the 21st century.
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Thinking about the time when Grand Central Terminal was under consideration for redevelopment with a supertall building during the 1950s. Could the site where the MetLife Building is now have made a great location for a supertall building?
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Old October 17th, 2015, 12:12 PM   #1989
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I would like to see the Metlife go and be replaced by some beautiful supertall tower. The Metlife to me, has the same effect on the skyline as the Chase Manhattan Building in LM has. Something bright, which blends in nicely within the skyline would be nice, which could make that part of the skyline appear coherent. Thank god 1 Vanderbild Place will lesses the dominance of this one.
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Old October 17th, 2015, 03:28 PM   #1990
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I would like to see the Metlife go and be replaced by some beautiful supertall tower. The Metlife to me, has the same effect on the skyline as the Chase Manhattan Building in LM has. Something bright, which blends in nicely within the skyline would be nice, which could make that part of the skyline appear coherent. Thank god 1 Vanderbild Place will lesses the dominance of this one.




Btw I like the Metlife Building.
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Btw I like the Metlife Building.
Well...a less elegant implementation of my solution
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Old October 17th, 2015, 10:31 PM   #1992
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Metlife is great, breaks from the square "small" plot grid a bit, same thing for madison square. Some variation is shape and volume makes for a nice urban landscape.
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Old October 18th, 2015, 12:30 PM   #1993
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Metlife is great, breaks from the square "small" plot grid a bit, same thing for madison square. Some variation is shape and volume makes for a nice urban landscape.
Yeah, that's what makes cities like Shanghai and Dubai so interesting... Geometric variation.
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Old October 18th, 2015, 10:18 PM   #1994
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The MAIN reason why the Metlife Building (former PANAM Building) is the most hated structure in NYC is the fact that is one of the few buildings (one of two maybe?) that is OFF GRID!!!!! That is why it appears so intrusive. Add its massive volume to the off grid situation and it easily gets first place in the "building most New Yorkers would like to see demolished" list.
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UBS looking to take as much as 900K sf in Midtown
http://therealdeal.com/blog/2015/10/...sf-in-midtown/

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UBS, one of the world’s largest banks, is seeking a massive Midtown space for its new New York headquarters.

The Swiss bank is looking for a space between 700,000 and 900,000 square feet.

It has seen or will soon see sales presentations from representatives of the Durst Organization’s 4 Times Square, Rockefeller Group’s 1271 Sixth Avenue, the Related Companies’ Time Warner Center, SL Green Realty’s One Vanderbilt and Brookfield’s One Manhattan West.

The company is being forced to move by its current landlord at 1285 Sixth Avenue, AXA Financial, which has placed the tower on the market, along with another tower at 787 Seventh Avenue. AXA told UBS it won’t renew its lease, which expires in 2020, the New York Post reported. AXA hopes to collect $4 billion from the sale of the two towers.

UBS currently occupies 900,000 square feet at 1285 Sixth Avenue and also leases 120,000 square feet at 787 Seventh Avenue.
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Old November 5th, 2015, 10:30 PM   #1996
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Hey guys! I was around Vanderbilt Ave. this Friday and I came upon this:

I found out later that this is where One Vanderbilt is gonna be built.

My question is if this building is being prepped for demolition or is it not approved yet?

Oh, and I saw that Vanderbilt Ave. was closed in that portion where this building is.
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Hey guys! I was around Vanderbilt Ave. this Friday and I came upon this:

I found out later that this is where One Vanderbilt is gonna be built.

My question is if this building is being prepped for demolition or is it not approved yet?

Oh, and I saw that Vanderbilt Ave. was closed in that portion where this building is.
It's currently in demo mode, was approved earlier this year (along with the rest of Vanderbilt Ave rezoning) and will be anchored by TD Bank so it's pretty much happening now.
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Old November 6th, 2015, 08:16 AM   #1998
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The MAIN reason why the Metlife Building (former PANAM Building) is the most hated structure in NYC is the fact that is one of the few buildings (one of two maybe?) that is OFF GRID!!!!! That is why it appears so intrusive. Add its massive volume to the off grid situation and it easily gets first place in the "building most New Yorkers would like to see demolished" list.
Yankees really hate Metlife Building that much?
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Old November 10th, 2015, 07:42 AM   #1999
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Well my mom says, The Metlife was considered an "icon of modernism" back when it was constructed and it also used to be in a lot of post cards back then.
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Old November 10th, 2015, 01:08 PM   #2000
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yeah because it was enormous and has a perfect location from Park Avenue . ( + it`s next to GCT and close to Chrysler Building. )
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