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Old November 20th, 2014, 09:05 PM   #1601
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I much prefer the tapered design, much more elegant
I guess what I mean is, I prefer the squared off version of the crown for its neatness and what I think are better ratios between the setbacks. But I do agree that the overall tapering form is probably better, not just aesthetically, but at street level as it will allow more light to reach pedestrians than a box would.

Obviously you couldn't just stick the square crown onto the tapered body. However I do wish the currently crown design felt a little less haphazard. In the Northwest view, especially, the pieces and the setbacks feel off-balance, like the whole thing is teetering to the East.

Heh, someone pointed out that the overall shape is similar to the Shard in London. I wouldn't complain for one second if it was actually identical, a 1500 ft. version of that gorgeous tower, the crown of which I think is perfect. Lotte World Tower in Seoul is another great example (actually quite similar to the shard) of making a beautiful crown for a smoothly tapering tower.
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Old November 21st, 2014, 09:52 AM   #1602
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Out of all the towers that will become future Landmarks in the cities Skyline this and the Steinway tower are my favorites
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Old November 23rd, 2014, 06:13 PM   #1603
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This is new Yorkshire,s shard. It looks quite similar. Shard is better, but I like the crown on this more.
Your opinion. Personally, comparing this much taller tower to the shard is demeaning (for One Vanderbilt).

Plus while I think the design of the Shard is passable (nothing to write home about) this design is more efficient in space utilization, but I guess that isn't much of a concern in London given the lack of highrise density (compared to say New York or Hong Kong).
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Old November 26th, 2014, 12:46 AM   #1604
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New York Office Towers Pop Up Despite Sluggish Market
By Eliot Brown
Nov. 25, 2014 2:32 p.m. ET

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S.L. Green Realty Corp. , the city’s largest office landlord and a publicly traded company, last week announced it signed a 200,000-square-foot lease with its first tenant for its planned 1.6 million-square-foot One Vanderbilt tower. The building, across the street from Grand Central Terminal, is slated to rise 1,514 feet, compared with the nearby Empire State Building’s 1,250 feet.
S.L. Green Chief Executive Marc Holliday, who hopes to complete the building by 2020, said he was confident the building would fill up in good times or bad, as tenants are drawn to modern office space.
“Obviously any bad market where the job growth slows or stops ... is going to negatively affect the economy and it would negatively affect real estate,” he said. “But having the right product in the right location is the ultimate protection for someone like us.”
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Old November 28th, 2014, 06:41 AM   #1605
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apparently there was also a 'rectangular' version of the design.

http://www.flatironhotnews.com/2014/...osals-at-nypl/



I'm stumped to be honest cause I like both the squared and diagonal concepts equally.
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Old November 28th, 2014, 06:47 AM   #1606
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I like the angled version much more. It lets the asymmetry make more sense.
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Old November 28th, 2014, 08:05 AM   #1607
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The rectangular version looks like a little sears tower. Eeer.. Willis tower that is.
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Old November 28th, 2014, 01:17 PM   #1608
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I like the angled version much more. It lets the asymmetry make more sense.
I agree.
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Old December 1st, 2014, 03:34 AM   #1609
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This landmark needs company.

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Old December 4th, 2014, 01:59 AM   #1610
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The rectangular version is way better for NYC.
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Old December 10th, 2014, 02:44 AM   #1611
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Task force to oppose SL Green’s 1 Vanderbilt plan

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The community board task force reviewing SL Green’s plans for 1 Vanderbilt is expected to oppose it at a public hearing tonight.

The members of Community Board 5 and 6 on the task force said they would only approve the project if the public entrance is relocated to Grand Central Terminal and the goals altered for LEED certification.

“This process provides a road map for how to get to the right outcome, and I certainly will take their views seriously,” City Council member Daniel Garodnick told Crain’s.

Representatives for SL Green said those changes are not feasible. After the task force provides its opinion, the community boards will vote on the developer’s applications for three special permits.

“We have been working closely with the task force, understand the issues that have been raised and will continue our dialogue with the community as we advance toward approval,” SL Gren’s Robert Schiffer, managing director at SL Green, said in a statement.

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Old December 10th, 2014, 04:11 AM   #1612
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well that's annoying... beat it "task force"
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Old December 10th, 2014, 10:55 AM   #1613
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Hopefully SL Green will be open minded to some extent but the project should not be derailed by this task force's butting in at this moment with objections and demands. Get this done.... hopefully the overall boards will reject the inflexibility of the task board position and not go along with this rejection. I hope Mayor de Blasio has as much passion to get the Midtown East revitalization started with this Vanderbilt Plan as he does for banning horse drawn carriages.
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Old December 10th, 2014, 05:52 PM   #1614
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There is always some back and forth. Nothing sails through the ULURP process on the first go. This is normal.
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Old December 11th, 2014, 08:30 AM   #1615
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True, let's hope though that the back and forth doesn't make this building end up like 1 WTC.
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Old December 12th, 2014, 08:13 PM   #1616
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Three possible solutions for 1 Vanderbilt project

I imagined three possible solutions for 1 Vanderbilt project with 65, 70 and 75 floors and different heights (with new spires).

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A) 1 Vanderbilt with 65 floors - 457m tall - 1.6 million-square-foot

B) 1 Vanderbilt with 70 floors - 535m tall - 1.7 million-square-foot

C) 1 Vanderbilt with 75 floors - 565m tall - 1.8 million-square-foot
interestingly enough, it did turn out to be like option A.
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Old December 16th, 2014, 05:48 PM   #1617
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Old December 16th, 2014, 10:08 PM   #1618
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Old December 18th, 2014, 02:39 PM   #1619
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I wanna buy that Modell's sign.
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Old December 19th, 2014, 11:01 PM   #1620
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this glass monstrosity which used to have a nice prewar facade will come down eventually for another tall tower, hopefully sooner rather than later.


42nd ST & GCT by Wallace Flores, on Flickr


http://citynoise.org/article/8906
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