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Old March 8th, 2017, 07:25 PM   #11941
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Old March 8th, 2017, 10:23 PM   #11942
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Old March 8th, 2017, 10:25 PM   #11943
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Old March 8th, 2017, 11:27 PM   #11944
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Old March 8th, 2017, 11:37 PM   #11945
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Nice shot, i didnīt know SF has such a dense skyline.
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Old March 9th, 2017, 12:10 AM   #11946
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Well, look at it this way. Antennas when removed would not affect the integrity of the overall form while crowns, spires etc. are intrinsic part of the whole composition that if removed would affect the structural coherence.
I can recognize Willis without antennas but not Chrysler without a crown.
Really? I think that if you removed the Sears Tower's antennae, it'd be a completely different building. Even looking at the Sears Tower with its original antennae makes me feel a bit uneasy.
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Old March 9th, 2017, 12:11 AM   #11947
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Old March 9th, 2017, 01:13 AM   #11948
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Its the recently/almost completed Madison Square Park Tower on 22nd St





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Old March 9th, 2017, 01:53 AM   #11949
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Well, look at it this way. Antennas when removed would not affect the integrity of the overall form while crowns, spires etc. are intrinsic part of the whole composition that if removed would affect the structural coherence.
I can recognize Willis without antennas but not Chrysler without a crown.
I respect your post but I have to disagree. Willis would be a completely different building without its iconic antennae.

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Old March 9th, 2017, 02:05 AM   #11950
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I think a distinction needs to be made between a crown and a spire. If you took away the spire of the Chrysler building, it would still be easily recognized as the Chrysler building. Pinang Tower in Shenzen is another example. The tower was designed to have a spire but ultimately was not built because of flight path regulations. However, the crown was indeed built. Even without the spire, one can still say that Pinang is the same building... something that could not be said at all if the crown would have been eliminated.
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Old March 9th, 2017, 02:59 AM   #11951
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This is a great shot --- it shows the IMBALANCE that I have been talking about. How the NY skyline has all of its new "spire towers" clustered together to one side of the city.... leaving NY with a lack of balance and symmetry.


This picture also shows how 432 sticks out like a sore thumb and does little for the flow, balance, symmetry and cohesion of the skyline.


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Thats actually untrue. 432 Park is one of the eastern-most super tall towers in Manhattan. All the other 57th Street and Hudson Yards towers currently under construction are to the west. Once these rise above the "plateau" in next year or so, the skyline will look more balanced.

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Old March 9th, 2017, 04:18 AM   #11952
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Its the recently/almost completed Madison Square Park Tower on 22nd St
Wow, thanks! Manhattan is getting new skyscrapers faster than I can keep track.
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Old March 9th, 2017, 04:19 AM   #11953
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I think a distinction needs to be made between a crown and a spire. If you took away the spire of the Chrysler building, it would still be easily recognized as the Chrysler building. Pinang Tower in Shenzen is another example. The tower was designed to have a spire but ultimately was not built because of flight path regulations. However, the crown was indeed built. Even without the spire, one can still say that Pinang is the same building... something that could not be said at all if the crown would have been eliminated.
Its ugly Pingan now.
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Old March 9th, 2017, 04:19 AM   #11954
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Maybe we can get back to the best skylines now?

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Old March 9th, 2017, 07:13 AM   #11955
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Old March 9th, 2017, 01:57 PM   #11956
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