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View Poll Results: Only select your single favorite option per CBD.
Pre-WWII Downtown (Art Deco, Neo-Gothic, Neoclassic, Beaux Arts) 12 80.00%
Modernist/Internationalist Downtown 3 20.00%
Post-1980 Downtown (Postmodern, Deconstructivism, Futurism) 2 13.33%
Pre-WWII Midtown (Art Deco, Neo-Gothic, Neoclassic, Beaux Arts) 5 33.33%
Modernist/Internationalist Midtown 1 6.67%
Post-1980 Midtown (Postmodernism, Deconstructivism, Futurism) 3 20.00%
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Old February 1st, 2013, 04:19 AM   #1
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New York Architectural Style Appreciation Thread

This thread is to further knowledge of styles utilized in New York to make the city so incredible. The poll included is not completely related to the purpose of the thread, but should display a new aspect for the views of New York's main two CBDs. If it says Modernist Lower Manhattan, that only includes modernist towers, NOT previously existing Art Deco, Neoclassical, Neo-Gothic, and Beaux Arts skyscrapers. Remember, people are entitled to their opinions. Please do not troll about your close-minded views if it is how you feel. Remember, this is an appreciation thread, not a "bash people with different opinions" thread. Try to keep the styles related to buildings 500+ ft.

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Old February 1st, 2013, 06:04 PM   #2
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Hi

..as a new york addict, i would like to start

so what exactly do u want to discuss in this thread?

collect and describe all the different styles of each 500 + buildings?

well right now, i'm appreciating the style of the General Electric building (especially the crown)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/kadewegirl/6340607202/

1 masterpiece of art..this style is called 'beaux arts' right?
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Old February 1st, 2013, 10:38 PM   #3
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That is actually Art Deco with Neo-Gothic influences, but a great building.

Beaux Arts would be the Singer Building or Whitehall Downtown:

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Whitehall:
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Old February 2nd, 2013, 12:53 AM   #4
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I love art-nouveau, but the Singer might be the only building I didn't like from that style.

I choose 1980s-2001 downtown, because the twin towers were existing and the WFC kinda complemented the WTC.

I really think the three big Water Street (New York Plaza) towers should be reclad, along with the Beaver House

Gehry's tower is a masterpiece, especially when looking from below...
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Old February 2nd, 2013, 01:36 AM   #5
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I was so torn between pre-WWII and modernist/internationalist Downtown, but I went with the former. The setbacks were amazing, and everything complemented the skyline. It had some great modernist towers, including the WTC, 1CMP, 1LP, the Water Street Big 3, and the rest, haha. Except for the Beaver House, Post-1980 has probably had the best additions, but not enough to make a skyline.

By the way, are Art-Nouveau and Beaux Arts the same thing?
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Old February 2nd, 2013, 01:59 AM   #6
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Old February 2nd, 2013, 02:00 AM   #7
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I was told those were art nouveau, and the (definitely art nouveau) Casino in constanta has the same architectural features, so those might be the same thing.

I was close to choosing modernist downtown, but many buildings that complemented the WTC like 7WTC, 3WTC and the WFC weren't built yet.
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I wouldn't have mided if you included those. They were part of the entire project, and it had been in planning for what, 40 years or so?
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Old February 2nd, 2013, 02:21 AM   #9
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Yeah, I can see the resemblance. The casino seems to have a little more Neo-Gothic in it, while the two in NYC seem to be a little more Art Deco.
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Old February 2nd, 2013, 07:52 AM   #10
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The first one of course, but only because downtown has a lot less setback clusterf**k towers, which are usually Art Deco LOL.
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Definitely Modernist internationalist Downtown
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Yeah, I'd have to say I prefer it to the Midtown version.
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