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Old January 10th, 2013, 12:25 AM   #2601
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Looks like The Touraine will be a pure Art nouveau building, no postmodernism, just plain art nouveau.
The black glass on 51 astor is truly awesome.
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Old January 10th, 2013, 01:09 AM   #2602
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Looks like The Touraine will be a pure Art nouveau building, no postmodernism, just plain art nouveau.
The black glass on 51 astor is truly awesome.
Nice. A lot of architects seem to abhor building classic buildings or frown on it. I don't see the problem if it is done well. People really like classic architecture, so why not build more of it. Paris, Rome and Barcelona are not tourist mega spots for no reason. Why should that style have to be built only in the past? The average joe relates more to a Haussmann bldg than a glass box or scraper. Tourists flock to old classic cities and old style detail is obviously a major boon for these cities.
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Old January 10th, 2013, 01:25 AM   #2603
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Looks like The Touraine will be a pure Art nouveau building, no postmodernism, just plain art nouveau.
The black glass on 51 astor is truly awesome.
As good as 51 Astor looks in photos, it's magnificent in person. The contrast between black glass and the silvery glass is spectacular.
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Old January 10th, 2013, 01:32 AM   #2604
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Construction of B2 at Atlantic Yards moving apace:

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Old January 10th, 2013, 02:03 AM   #2605
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56 Leonard Gets $350 Million In Financing



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Bank of America and a group of other lenders, including M&T Bank, have closed on a $350 million package of financing for a planned 60-story residential condominium at 56 Leonard St. in TriBeCa, sources familiar with the deal say.

It is one of the largest construction loans to be awarded since the condo industry began to stir to life last year after several years of dormancy following the Great Recession.

Bank of America has been an active lender to a growing pipeline of office, retail and residential development projects.

The North Carolina-based bank is in talks to provide part of a $200 million loan to the Related Companies to build a second phase to its Gateway retail center in Brooklyn's East New York section. The new wing of that project will be anchored by a Shop Rite grocery store.

At 56 Leonard Street the Texas-based development firm Hines is overseeing the project, which was designed by the Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron, which famously designed the so-called birds nest stadium for the Beijing Olympics, as well as the condo at 40 Bond St. in lower Manhattan, with its distinctive green-glass facade.

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Old January 10th, 2013, 03:07 AM   #2606
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this building looks amazing
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Old January 10th, 2013, 03:31 AM   #2607
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I pulled together another montage. I'm sure I missed some projects, but I tried to be as comprehensive as possible. I also used a little creative freedom on projects such as 225 West 57th Street and the Grand Central Tower.

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Is the gct really going to be that tall compared with 432 park?
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Old January 10th, 2013, 06:52 AM   #2608
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No one knows thought it could rival 1WTC"s spire height.
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Old January 10th, 2013, 11:16 PM   #2609
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Nice. A lot of architects seem to abhor building classic buildings or frown on it. I don't see the problem if it is done well. People really like classic architecture, so why not build more of it. Paris, Rome and Barcelona are not tourist mega spots for no reason. Why should that style have to be built only in the past? The average joe relates more to a Haussmann bldg than a glass box or scraper. Tourists flock to old classic cities and old style detail is obviously a major boon for these cities.
I agree. I don't believe in 'classical style' just 'style.' Any architectural type should be built at any time period and it's nice to see that more architects are becoming less scared to design, yet again, architecture styles from older times. Although architecture should still innovate with new, cutting-edge features, it's nice to revive other forgotten art and design types.
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Old January 11th, 2013, 05:38 PM   #2610
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Just Amazing!!! There is no city in the world, that can stand with New York in compression!
Apart from London of course.
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Old January 11th, 2013, 05:51 PM   #2611
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Of course London is the second after New York
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Old January 11th, 2013, 06:25 PM   #2612
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Depends what in. As a city London can deffo hold its own against New York. If we're talking skyscrapers then London is gonna get its arse caned.
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Old January 11th, 2013, 06:32 PM   #2613
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Depends on what do you mean under the words "as a city"
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Old January 11th, 2013, 07:02 PM   #2614
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Depends what in. As a city London can deffo hold its own against New York. If we're talking skyscrapers then London is gonna get its arse caned.
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Old January 12th, 2013, 02:09 AM   #2615
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Brookfield Place To Get Fancy Lighting






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Old January 12th, 2013, 02:14 AM   #2616
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Two Trees Reveals Community Desires for Domino Development



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Last month, Two Trees held several public sessions to gather community input about what residents would like to see in the New Domino, and it seems like the developer actually cares about what the community wants...

...The community wants commercial spaces that will be suitable for smaller companies and local businesses that are looking to grow within the neighborhood. The set-up of the Chelsea Market, retail on the bottom with offices on top, seemed preferable, and it was noted that the "vibe" of the neighborhood is really important—"It's why Gowanus is more attractive to many creative economy businesses than Downtown Brooklyn." No one wants chain stores, but a quality supermarket like Trader Joe's would be welcome. Space for food businesses was proposed ("Food industry in Brooklyn is 'sexy'"), but bars would not be welcome.

Pretty much any idea for open space in the city that you could possible think of was suggested for the outdoor areas: an ice rink, public art, beach, trails, dog park, community garden, hydroponic farm, education center, skate park, etc. A boat launch was seen as a must.

As for community space, no one wants another elementary school, as the area's school are "under-enrolled," but a creative high school would be great. People also really want a large, affordable meeting space, and some kind of cultural center. Suggestions included a children's museum, science museum, Latino cultural center, and community history center.
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Old January 12th, 2013, 03:28 AM   #2617
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Apart from London of course.
I agree with that. In terms of what they have to offer and in terms of their global dominance, NY and London are equal.
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Old January 12th, 2013, 04:18 AM   #2618
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I agree with that. In terms of what they have to offer and in terms of their global dominance, NY and London are equal.
Considering London is roughly many centuries older (roughly 16 or so?) than NYC, that's pretty impressive.
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Old January 12th, 2013, 01:12 PM   #2619
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I think when we're talking those lengths of time it becomes pretty meaningless. For most of those 16 centuries London would have been barely more than a village by today's standards. Also if you want to look at it that way then the US as a whole is pretty impressive. It's four centuries old (including pre-independence European rule). In that time it's risen to be nearly as wealthy as Europe and probably more influential on the world stage.
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Old January 12th, 2013, 08:09 PM   #2620
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