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Old March 26th, 2014, 06:08 PM   #121
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Stern vs. Stern: Robert A.M. to Design Dueling Limestone Luxury Towers
http://observer.com/2014/03/stern-vs...#ixzz2x56CNP7D

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Mon dieu! Within months of one another, two of New York’s biggest developers have unveiled plans for limestone luxury towers, designed by the same architect, to be built just a matter of blocks apart. In January, renderings for Vornado’s 64-story Robert A.M. Stern-designed luxury behemoth at 220 Central Park South were revealed and yesterday the Zeckendorfs released renderings of their 51-story Robert A.M. Stern-designed luxury behemoth at 520 Park Avenue. Which seems, if you ask us, rather embarrassing in a city where residential developers so often go to great lengths to create distinctive “experiences” and make overwrought claims to offering “unparalleled luxury.”

So who wore it better?..... read the rest in link
Lets not forget Stern has another Limestone doozy with 30 Park Place.
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Old March 26th, 2014, 07:15 PM   #122
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Stern vs. Stern: Robert A.M. to Design Dueling Limestone Luxury Towers
http://observer.com/2014/03/stern-vs...#ixzz2x56CNP7D



Lets not forget Stern has another Limestone doozy with 30 Park Place.
It's an 82-story Robert A.M. Stern-designed luxury behemoth, get it right!
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Old March 26th, 2014, 07:27 PM   #123
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It's an 82-story Robert A.M. Stern-designed luxury behemoth, get it right!
lol! so true with a hefty 700k sf and I think that's why I'm digging the 30 Park Pl

One day I would love to see an 2 msf limestone supertall heffer by Stern one day.
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Old March 26th, 2014, 09:07 PM   #124
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That could very well be if Metlife (or whomever currently owns the Metlife North Building) decides to use the built in structural strength and finish a true NYC gem



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Old March 26th, 2014, 09:12 PM   #125
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That is the best suggestion anyone has made anywhere on the internet today.
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Old March 26th, 2014, 10:23 PM   #126
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Doubt it would ever get done but no one better for the job... and it would be fantastic to have a megatall that isn't mainly glass. Would be such a fantastic instant icon in the skyline.
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Old March 26th, 2014, 10:36 PM   #127
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The thing about a RAMS MetLife North that's really brilliant is, the original design is already similar in profile to 220 CPS, so if it were a tapered to be a bit thinner (and thus, taller!) it could make for a perfect high end residential. The location would be insanely desirable -- moreso than the 57th Street corridor which has those CP views but doesn't make for the most pleasant living.

Not to derail things too much from 520 Park, but somebody needs to get this idea floating around!
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Old March 26th, 2014, 11:16 PM   #128
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The thing about a RAMS MetLife North that's really brilliant is, the original design is already similar in profile to 220 CPS, so if it were a tapered to be a bit thinner (and thus, taller!) it could make for a perfect high end residential. The location would be insanely desirable -- moreso than the 57th Street corridor which has those CP views but doesn't make for the most pleasant living.

Not to derail things too much from 520 Park, but somebody needs to get this idea floating around!
Oh, I agree... Stern's gotta see this!
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Old March 26th, 2014, 11:21 PM   #129
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Yea! This would be fantastic if they could ever revise this and Stern would be the perfect man for the job. Such a waste imo if this will never get revisited.

Does anyone know how tall this sucker (Met Life North) was supposed to be??
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Old March 26th, 2014, 11:34 PM   #130
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444 meters or 1 457 feet if the SSP drawing is accurate
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Old March 26th, 2014, 11:43 PM   #131
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The best skyscraper that was never built!! (I would also consider the Chicago sky needle). Actually it was supposed to be around 1300 feet. Even at this height it would be quite impressive, even today considering the neighborhood it's located in; it would create the most dramatic cluster in the city for sure.
Some history of the tower.

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The original plan for their Met Life North Building called for a skyscraper of 100 stories, topping out at around 1,300 ft. and stealing back the title of tallest building in the world.
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Old March 29th, 2014, 07:23 PM   #132
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Really? Thank god that wasn't build it's hideous!
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Old March 29th, 2014, 08:24 PM   #133
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It was built up to the 30th floor.




If it was fully build, it would have dwarfed the Metropolitan Life Tower like no other world's tallest building will ever be dwarfed. ( well the Singer Building would have been dwarfed by the twin towers too )

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Old March 29th, 2014, 08:31 PM   #134
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Really? Thank god that wasn't build it's hideous!
yes, what a hideous rendering from a black and white 1930s newspaper.
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Old March 29th, 2014, 09:08 PM   #135
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Amazing tower !
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Old March 29th, 2014, 11:17 PM   #136
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Here is the proximity it is too 432 park, if anyone was curious; sure does make this one look small...Also If anyone wants me too, I could finish these like what I did with 56 leonard and 30 park



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Old March 29th, 2014, 11:33 PM   #137
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Also If anyone wants me too, I could finish these like what I did with 56 leonard and 30 park
That would be much apreciated.
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Old March 30th, 2014, 12:40 AM   #138
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Great work Danny.

Shows welll how this tower will expand the midtown cluster a bit to the north.
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Old March 30th, 2014, 05:33 PM   #139
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It definitely does. Why are there no more 200+ towers further north?
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Well there is trump palace at 190 meters.


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