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Old April 28th, 2015, 09:11 AM   #21
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Sorry, but the island is a park now so It will never happen. Also, FAA limits. Remember those? That is just the beginning of the problems with this funny proposal. For example, first up, we must examine the problems of bird collisions for instance, that would surely be a deal breaker, lol!
I can't believe these are your reasons.

The largest buildings in nyc are something like 4 million square feet. This building covers a mile or 27,878,400 square feet. Multiply by 296 floors and you are looking at billions of square feet. How can buildings like this even be proposed as a vision? I don't get it. Talk about a mile high tower for your new elevators, a building this large makes no sense.
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I can't believe these are your reasons.

The largest buildings in nyc are something like 4 million square feet. This building covers a mile or 27,878,400 square feet. Multiply by 296 floors and you are looking at billions of square feet. How can buildings like this even be proposed as a vision? I don't get it. Talk about a mile high tower for your new elevators, a building this large makes no sense.
It was a subtle joke actually....

However, the park thing of course is the #1 reason. Sorry to be captain obvious, but no land = no project whatever the other unrealistic challenges are..

Why are you so serious? This is a joke thread anyway. I can't believe you thought the bird thing was serious

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Old April 28th, 2015, 05:02 PM   #23
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Oh kanto I thought you had mellowed out and left your eccentricities behind.
LOL, I didn't propose this building, I merely reported about it. A reporter quoting somebody else isn't the author of the words he is quoting

Trust me, I am just as skeptical as you are and I do think this proposal is unrealistic for today's age and won't be built, however this subforum is for all proposals, not just for the realistic ones (and this is a very unrealistic proposal in my opinion, as I said in my previous two posts)
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Old April 28th, 2015, 08:41 PM   #24
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Old April 28th, 2015, 09:46 PM   #25
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LOL, I didn't propose this building, I merely reported about it. A reporter quoting somebody else isn't the author of the words he is quoting

Trust me, I am just as skeptical as you are and I do think this proposal is unrealistic for today's age and won't be built, however this subforum is for all proposals, not just for the realistic ones (and this is a very unrealistic proposal in my opinion, as I said in my previous two posts)
It's not realistic in NYC, but I could see it happening in a rich state where space and population density is a concern - think a far east country or perhaps even a gulf nation. Even a small skyscraper wouldn't be built on governors island due to it becoming a new park.
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I think currently it isn't realistic anywhere in the world, but in like a half century this might become realistic. By that time I don't think New York would have any less of a chance than a ME country. The US is the richest and most prestigeous contry in the world and it has built WTBs for over a century, so I don't think a new WTB is impossible in NYC. I wouldn't be surprised if in the next decade a realistic WTB is proposed for NYC (of course I would expect something only slightly taller and larger than the Kingdom Tower, nothing as huge as this unrealistic proposal)
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Old April 28th, 2015, 10:05 PM   #27
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Won't happen.. Manhattan doesn't require such tall office towers given the multi-market nature of the USA. Luxury demand is not going to be enough to fuel such a risky development. Costs will remain too high. Risk too High!

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Old April 28th, 2015, 10:25 PM   #28
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Yeah this would be a straight up archeology.

but if we can have the phoenix towers and that azerbianjan one, we can have this here.
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Old April 28th, 2015, 10:29 PM   #29
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Old April 28th, 2015, 11:04 PM   #30
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since we're posting less than possible visions...


http://www.vasilyklyukin.com/archite...psexytowernyc/













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Old April 28th, 2015, 11:12 PM   #32
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That guy's website is gold.

"In our life, another beautiful woman can appear. She will meet you on evenings and accompany you to work on mornings and won’t arouse jealousy." hahaha

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Old April 28th, 2015, 11:18 PM   #34
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That should be built for the Fashion District. It might breath some life back into that drab area and make it worth visiting.

I'll take his swan Yacht too.. I hope it can fly.

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Old April 28th, 2015, 11:20 PM   #35
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yeah sure, dubai is totally building a half naked woman statue.
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I heard an architect instructor once say that cliche's and recognizable human features in architecture are a cardinal sin. This guy didn't get the message.
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Won't happen.. Manhattan doesn't require such tall office towers given the multi-market nature of the USA. Luxury demand is not going to be enough to fuel such a risky development. Costs will remain too high. Risk too High!
No place in the world requires such tall office towers. Such buildings are built as signature towers and landmarks, not as profitable office buildings. However never underestimate what impact a signature tower might have on a city. Signature towers will always be the cherry on the city cake, so I think it is very well possible that some developer in the future might decide to crown NYC with a new signature tower, but as I said before, it won't be this proposed tower

Btw ROFLMAO, that leg building is priceless. It could be called the World Porn Center
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It looks like the architectural equivalent of the Bugatti Veyron.
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No place in the world requires such tall office towers. Such buildings are built as signature towers and landmarks, not as profitable office buildings. However never underestimate what impact a signature tower might have on a city. Signature towers will always be the cherry on the city cake, so I think it is very well possible that some developer in the future might decide to crown NYC with a new signature tower, but as I said before, it won't be this proposed tower


Btw ROFLMAO, that leg building is priceless. It could be called the World Porn Center
There is no need for the tallest building in NYC and therefore it won't be built. NY has no need for a tower that will sit empty, it builds if demand is available.. Signature or not, the costs and risk are too high for any kind of 'cherry on top'. I can see taller towers, but the probability of a tallest is very small if the following problems are not sorted out:

Land cost, labor cost, risk of global slowdown, primary demand coming from overseas luxury buyers, regulatory, NIMBY, etc.

The hurdles are just too big. In 50 years the tallest will be even taller than the current crop. NY can't compete with other cities n more favorable countries on these issues.

Emerging markets will mature = cheaper luxury investments abroad and less demand in NYC for luxury high rises.
Far cheaper and easier to build show piece towers in other countries, and that will remain unless political systems are completely changed in many of these countries.

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Yet despite all of this New York has been producting WTB after WTB after WTB for over a century. If it was possible in the 20th century, why would it not be possible in the 21st century? All of the things you listed didn't stop them back then, so why would they necessarily have to stop them now?
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