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Old November 8th, 2014, 11:50 PM   #1521
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OK guys. some shots I made around the proposed building. Classic HIgh style of Manhattan Gotham architecture. Something tells me that in order to build anything new and huge like this proposed tower they should save the facade of the old building and build from within it and upwards.

I will post pictures without some order, but they are all from the same place - Vanderbilt
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We are not talking here about One Grand Central Place to come down, aren't we?
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Old November 9th, 2014, 01:53 AM   #1522
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It would be nice if Vision42 is implemented. 42nd St., like 57th, is a traffic disaster.



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Old November 9th, 2014, 06:56 AM   #1523
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We are not talking here about One Grand Central Place to come down, aren't we?
This is one building that absolutely should NOT be touched. As big a fan I am of One Vanderbilt I would be very pissed if this building had to go...just a gorgeous, classic style.
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Old November 10th, 2014, 06:05 PM   #1524
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Vision 42 is awesome. Is there any legs to this?
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Old November 11th, 2014, 12:22 AM   #1525
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I really don't have much faith that we'll see this anytime soon. I remember seeing this in the late 00's or so and was pleased. I was expecting this no-brainer project to go ahead in such a congested city but no, the crash seemed to be the death knell..

NY needs to get its transport investment going but it's broke i believe. It also needs a congestion charge and I wish the mayor was progressive.

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Old November 11th, 2014, 06:18 AM   #1526
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Wow NYC it's on fire!! Would NYC be the only city outside of Dubai with more tower above 400 m?
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Old November 11th, 2014, 05:33 PM   #1527
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Wow NYC it's on fire!! Would NYC be the only city outside of Dubai with more tower above 400 m?
Yes, if things go well NY will have the most 400m+ towers, all roof height, likely 5 by 2018 and 7 by 2020. 2WTC is the only one with <400m roof. The residential towers in Dubai all have a spire and/or crown which brings them above 400m.

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Old November 11th, 2014, 07:03 PM   #1528
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This is one building that absolutely should NOT be touched. As big a fan I am of One Vanderbilt I would be very pissed if this building had to go...just a gorgeous, classic style.


That's the Lincoln Building, 60 E 42nd St you guys are looking at. That is not where 1 Vanderbilt will rise. It's right across the street from it..the North West corner of 42nd St and Vanderbilt..it's visible in the picture.


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Old November 11th, 2014, 08:20 PM   #1529
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Yes, if things go well NY will have the most 400m+ towers, all roof height, likely 5 by 2018 and 7 by 2020. 2WTC is the only one with <400m roof. The residential towers in Dubai all have a spire and/or crown which brings them above 400m.

Shenzhen would be the biggest contender, but the numbers of NY are very impressive.
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Shenzhen would be the biggest contender, but the numbers of NY are very impressive.
Indeed. Shenzhen could have up to 17 400+m buildings in 2020 if all proposals are realized.
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Old November 11th, 2014, 08:30 PM   #1531
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That's the Lincoln Building, 60 E 42nd St you guys are looking at. That is not where 1 Vanderbilt will rise. It's right across the street from it..the North West corner of 42nd St and Vanderbilt..it's visible in the picture.


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they'll never have the balls or the approval to tear this one down. At least I hope so.


Samuel H. Gottscho - Midtown Manhattan skyline, night view! New York 1930s. by cobravictor, on Flickr


(ca. 6/19/1943). New York skyscrapers. Park Avenue. by cobravictor, on Flickr


ca. 1931 Midtown Manhattan skyline view! New York. by cobravictor, on Flickr
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Terminal City, beautiful vintage Gotham.
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I love that photo. Pity so much of the continuity of the architectural cityscape was disrupted by modernism in the mid 20th century. Those midtown fat boxes really took away some of the beauty that was midtown.
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(ca. 6/19/1943). New York skyscrapers. Park Avenue. by cobravictor, on Flickr


What's the building behind the Grand Central Terminal?
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(ca. 6/19/1943). New York skyscrapers. Park Avenue. by cobravictor, on Flickr


What's the building behind the Grand Central Terminal?
230 Park Avenue. Today it's recognizable as part of one of the most famous juxtapositions in the history of architecture.

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Old November 12th, 2014, 02:01 AM   #1536
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That's the Lincoln Building, 60 E 42nd St you guys are looking at. That is not where 1 Vanderbilt will rise. It's right across the street from it..the North West corner of 42nd St and Vanderbilt..it's visible in the picture.


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Good to hear that

Btw, the 30s photos are soo gorgeous. I think that's how a city with skyscrapers should look like.
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Old November 12th, 2014, 10:49 AM   #1537
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The skyline of the 30's pic was gorgeous...so sad they couldn't save the Singer Building. Any other of the prominent skyscrapers in that pic not survive the test of time? Thank goodness we have landmarking today even if it's not always exercised in an intelligent manner.
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I agree. it is very classic pic, beautyful towers were built back then.
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The skyline of the 30's pic was gorgeous...so sad they couldn't save the Singer Building. Any other of the prominent skyscrapers in that pic not survive the test of time? Thank goodness we have landmarking today even if it's not always exercised in an intelligent manner.
Every skyscraper in that photo still exists.
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The one on the left foreground in the pic that the Lincoln Building is centered.. what is it? I expect far more glass towers these days but it's so nice to see stone based work like that... really not a fan of this emphasis on glassy towers above all else. Nicer if there were more of a mix... I like that One Vanderbilt while having glassy elements is not merely a glass box but has some roots to traditional building materials.
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