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Old December 12th, 2012, 07:06 AM   #21
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Here's an article announcing formal plans to build this thing:

Zeckendorf Unveils 50 UN Plaza Plans

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Yesterday Arthur and William Lie Zeckendorf, along with Global Partners, unveiled their next project, 50 United Nations Plaza, and also made a pledge of $100,000 to Friends of Dag Hammarskjold Plaza (a nonprofit that preserves the plaza where their building is situated).

The new development will offer East River, Chrysler Building and UN Secretariat Building views from deep bay windows. (The Zeckendorfs’ grandfather, Trygve Lie, was the first UN Secretary-General, so we imagine the area holds special meaning for them.)

And rather than limestone or brick, this time the architect is going to use polished stainless-steel detailing on the facade, in the spirit of the great NYC skyscraper.

U.N. RAL: This 44-story, 87-unit condo building at 50 UN Plaza should be finished by 2014. It will have a 10,000-square-foot penthouse with its own infinity lap pool.Plantings are planned all around the tower, which will also feature a spa and a pool.

http://www.designboom.com/architectu...ower-new-york/

Bland but nice. The schedule appears very aggressive. I think this one will be up in the sky before anyone notices...
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Old December 13th, 2012, 12:14 AM   #22
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Reminds me of a building I saw in Vancouver
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Old January 6th, 2013, 10:58 PM   #23
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Old January 6th, 2013, 11:01 PM   #24
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Thanks for the update. This site's so far east it's tough to get up there for updates. Time to move the thread.
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Old March 3rd, 2013, 06:02 PM   #25
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Old March 3rd, 2013, 06:25 PM   #26
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Weird giant stone head in the first picture...
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Old March 3rd, 2013, 06:48 PM   #27
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That must be temporary.

Nice update.
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Old March 3rd, 2013, 07:54 PM   #28
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Great addition for NYC
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Old March 4th, 2013, 07:31 AM   #29
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Weird giant stone head in the first picture...
There is some really great art at the UN and the surrounding plazas but I don't remember seeing that head either. I will have to take a ride over to see the progress in person.
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Old March 4th, 2013, 07:53 AM   #30
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Weird giant stone head in the first picture...
That's an Olmec colossal head from Mexico.
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Old March 11th, 2013, 06:33 PM   #31
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Construction update with a bunch of pics--rising quickly!

50 UN Plaza March 2013 Update

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Latest update! Looking good, growing fast.

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Old April 12th, 2013, 11:09 AM   #34
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I made a very quick massing of this one, to demonstrate how it will affect the skyline.

elevated view.
[IMG]http://i48.************/243hh1k.jpg[/IMG]

Gantry State Park view.
[IMG]http://i48.************/15rinwl.jpg[/IMG]

I hope you like it. :-)
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wow, what a progress here. i thought this isn't even above ground.
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Old April 14th, 2013, 08:17 PM   #36
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This area has a lot of dumpy tenements and lousy buildings. The two to the south, while not tenements, should be redeveloped.
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This area has a lot of dumpy tenements and lousy buildings. The two to the south, while not tenements, should be redeveloped.
Fine but if anyone were to propose anything taller than the UN Secretariat, there could be a bruising battle. I'm still perplexed at how Trump got away with his giant cigarette lighter.
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Old April 15th, 2013, 03:26 AM   #39
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Sorry for being off topic, but can anyone tell me what that newish building in front of One and Two United Nations Plaza is called? It looks completely out of place and I hate it.
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Old April 26th, 2013, 04:39 AM   #40
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For the most part like the build quite a bit. The top is different though. Maybe it might have a spectacular light show?
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