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Old September 15th, 2015, 12:42 AM   #21
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I'd rather this whole site get designed by a local NYC architect like Pennoyer or Stern, in the mold of Tudor City.
i want Something glassy and modern. Old revivals usually look cheap/pastiche, yuck. Don't like stern, his buildings pale in comparison to the old style Art Deco towers. I want something fresh, original and curvy, like a tower in london. Ny needs more unusual design.

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Old September 17th, 2015, 08:49 AM   #22
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this aerial photo by Daniel Piraino shows the site. It is the parking lot.


Untitled by Daniel Piraino, on Flickr
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Old September 17th, 2015, 09:24 PM   #23
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this aerial photo by Daniel Piraino shows the site. It is the parking lot.


Untitled by Daniel Piraino, on Flickr
Hopefully whatever gets built at that parking lot will speed up development at that huge vacant area of land next to the UN.
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Old March 30th, 2016, 06:30 PM   #24
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Finally some action. Now it would be great to finally see some action on the largest site across the street.
This might be the largest undeveloped site in Manhattan, it just looks depressing to see that hole in such a location.

Richard Meier-Designed Tower Finally Begins Construction at Turtle Bay South
http://www.6sqft.com/richard-meier-d...south-complex/









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Construction has finally begun on the westernmost lot of Sheldon Solow’s Turtle Bay South master plan, 16 years after the developer purchased the site. Excavators are picking away at the 30,000-square-foot site at 685 First Avenue that has long held a surface parking lot and is just a small portion of a larger, long-planned development straddling First Avenue between East 35th and 41st Streets.

Last August, plans were filed for 685 First, which will be a girthy 42-story residential tower with 555 rental units and 800,000 square feet of gross floor area. The tower is being designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Richard Meier, a surprising choice given the American architect is best known for his modest-scaled projects and white exteriors, while Solow is best known for their monolithic towers sheathed in black glass curtain walls. Nevertheless, when complete, the tower will be Meier’s largest ever project in New York and will be just one of four residential towers and a pavilion he is scheduled to design for the billionaire developer.
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Old March 30th, 2016, 08:13 PM   #25
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Great news!

I'm realizing what an appropriate choice Meier is for this site; he's famous for his white-panels-and-light-glass cladding, which should fit in perfectly next to the UN Secretariat Building. Take for example his ECM City Tower in Prague:



Hopefully soon we'll get some more detailed renders of this building and the forthcoming ones on the East side of the Avenue, designed by SOM. Meanwhile, here are a couple more of the renders of the master plan we do have from the Richard Meier website:













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Old March 30th, 2016, 08:24 PM   #26
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Yeah!!...Meier is the Mozart of Architecture:so elegant!
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Old March 30th, 2016, 11:40 PM   #27
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Richard Meier-Designed Tower Finally Begins Construction at Turtle Bay South Complex

Richard Meier-Designed Tower Finally Begins Construction at Turtle Bay South Complex
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March 30, 2016
http://www.6sqft.com/richard-meier-designed-tower-finally-begins-construction-at-turtle-bay-south-complex/

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Construction has finally begun on the westernmost lot of Sheldon Solow’s Turtle Bay South master plan, 16 years after the developer purchased the site. Excavators are picking away at the 30,000-square-foot site at 685 First Avenue that has long held a surface parking lot and is just a small portion of a larger, long-planned development straddling First Avenue between East 35th and 41st Streets.






More info and images in the post here.
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Old March 31st, 2016, 07:22 PM   #28
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when was this designed?
looks like early 2000s
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Old March 31st, 2016, 10:38 PM   #29
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I was worried about the blandness of the designs, but if Richard Meier is designing them, they should be pretty good boxes.

Maybe like larger versions of this:
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Old April 3rd, 2016, 11:21 PM   #30
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That looks very Miami-ish.
I would like it if they made a base in te Tudor City style, with a glass tower on top.
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Old April 13th, 2016, 05:41 AM   #31
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the one looks like a PlayStation 4 standing vertical.
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Old May 19th, 2016, 03:55 AM   #32
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unremarkable, as I suspected. Interesting choice in glass coloration though.

WSJ: Architect Richard Meier Changes His Palette for New Tower



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Old May 19th, 2016, 08:46 PM   #33
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Mmmm, this feels like a downgrade from the white design. The East River already has one black monolith that's basically perfect, so this is kind of destined to pale in comparison... Of course Meier could prove me wrong, and it might be a matter of execution, but as rendered this doesn't really do anything for me.
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Old May 19th, 2016, 11:12 PM   #34
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I can't help but like it. The color is more alluring and the indent on the side is a nice touch.
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Old May 19th, 2016, 11:23 PM   #35
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Render is just about the quality of a Google Earth model. If they don't release something less super-fakey looking, I can't judge the building before it's done at all.
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Old May 19th, 2016, 11:41 PM   #36
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This must be a joke. One of the worst Richard Meier "designs" I've seen, if not the worst. Usually I approve of his concepts, but this...

And that the power plant that used to stand there, built in industrial times, was a much more interesting structure than this "Black Box" is quite telling...
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Old May 20th, 2016, 04:43 PM   #37
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Wow, super boring and ugly. It also looks really out of place. Time to apply a rusty spoon to my eyes.
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This entire project is bland and dull. It's like "skyscraper suburbia". A bland repetition of the same shape, over and over, no artistic merit, only simplistic geometric forms, for the purpose of cheap construction and high profit margins. Compare this to Hudson Yards. You can't. There's no comparison.
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Old May 24th, 2016, 03:48 AM   #39
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This is classic Solow Residential. See One & Two Sutton Place North, One East River Place....This side of town needs help. Badly.
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Old May 29th, 2016, 02:34 PM   #40
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yes, these towers aren't very appealing, to say the least.
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