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Old April 24th, 2005, 06:59 PM   #1
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New York City - NY Times Tower (1140 ft/347 m)

I'll start a new thread on this one, can't find the old thread. Here's some stats, renderings and a construction update.

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Height to rooftop: 748 ft/228 m
Height to top of ceramic screens: 840 ft/256 m
Height to the tip of spire: 1,140 feet/347 m
Architect: Renzo Piano

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Pictures posted by NYguy at SSP, showing off some great progress. Should start rising now...

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We now summon forth the New York Times tower. Rise up, and take your rightful place on the skyline.


















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Old April 24th, 2005, 07:03 PM   #2
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is it me or is nyc putting a spire on everything
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Old April 24th, 2005, 07:47 PM   #3
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That looks great.
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Old April 24th, 2005, 09:46 PM   #4
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Where's the Champagne? time to toast !!
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Old April 24th, 2005, 11:06 PM   #5
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I am not a fan of this building,I might be wrong but in few decades this structure will look boring and dated...
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Old April 24th, 2005, 11:38 PM   #6
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I could not find a thread on this one either, so thanks for starting this one. I'm wondering how deep bedrock is in this area of manhatten, the hole, (excavation) looks like it's no more than 20 to 30' deep? Out here in the west I've seen shorter towers go up from a grid of Column footings, tied together with floorbeams, and the slab poured on after steel erection has started. All of these buildings where less than 20 storys. The MGM tower in Century City, also used this method, except it sat on driven piles under the column footings, this tower is 36 storys tall. (the tower is below grade only 1 and a 1/2 sublevels). I've never seen a 50+ story building use this method, however i know in New York that in some cases, the bedrock is very shallow, and sometimes blasting is required to "socket" foundations into it. This i would find very interesting, a 748' office tower sitting on a foundation that is no deeper than 30' from grade, allthough i understand that if the bedrock is shallow it could easily handle the load, i've never seen so tall a building in so shallow a hole. Very cool !!!!!
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Old April 25th, 2005, 08:50 AM   #7
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is it me or is nyc putting a spire on everything
Yeah it seems a bit "added on" to this building. I still think the tower looks great though, I'm a big fan of those screens at the top.
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Old April 25th, 2005, 09:12 AM   #8
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It's about time the tower crane went up.
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Old April 25th, 2005, 09:20 AM   #9
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the screens even impress me...
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Old April 25th, 2005, 12:08 PM   #10
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So they're going to put a 400ft spire on the roof of a 740ft building and call it an 1100 footer?
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Old April 25th, 2005, 02:32 PM   #11
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Looks like a class building should be mint when its finished.
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Old April 25th, 2005, 02:56 PM   #12
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looks great, this summer when I'll go to NYC, I'll make some updates of the u/c buildings.
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Old April 26th, 2005, 12:12 AM   #13
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Decent building but I thought was gonna be taller. I guess the spire mislead me into thinking that tower was gonna be 1000 ft.+ without counting the spire.
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Old April 26th, 2005, 01:11 AM   #14
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Wow! I had no idea this one had even begun yet! I like its design, somewhat similar to Symphony Tower in Atlanta.
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Old April 26th, 2005, 03:26 AM   #15
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Quote:
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Yeah it seems a bit "added on" to this building. I still think the tower looks great though, I'm a big fan of those screens at the top.
I think the Union Square phase 7 building in hong kong also has that feature at the top. It sure beats spires, although NYTimes is going to have both.
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Old April 26th, 2005, 05:55 AM   #16
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So they're going to put a 400ft spire on the roof of a 740ft building and call it an 1100 footer?
welcome to new york, 2005.

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Old April 26th, 2005, 10:48 AM   #17
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^welcome to Europe 1200-1800, Ny-1900-1935, Asia 1995-present, NY 2004-present??????
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Old April 26th, 2005, 02:47 PM   #18
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what was on this pplace before??? i mean what building???
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Old April 26th, 2005, 07:25 PM   #19
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what was on this pplace before??? i mean what building???
Here's pics of what was on the site by NYguy:





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Old April 28th, 2005, 02:27 AM   #20
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There is a cleared site just along from where this tower is going to be....anyone know whats going there? Pretty big hole, could be a big tower??
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