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Old March 10th, 2013, 02:46 PM   #2801
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It's obviously intended to mimic the old cast iron facades. It looks ugly at this point. SoHo is in a landmark district. I wonder what revisions the city will require.

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Old March 10th, 2013, 05:03 PM   #2802
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maybe it will look better in reality, but on the renders it doesn't look good
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Old March 10th, 2013, 06:10 PM   #2803
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IMO the above shown building looks stunning. And it will be a small architectural gem in the city.
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Old March 10th, 2013, 06:15 PM   #2804
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+1. I think that there are no similar buildings in the world, am I sure?
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Old March 10th, 2013, 11:51 PM   #2805
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IMO the above shown building looks stunning. And it will be a small architectural gem in the city.
it looks stunning especially compared to what was being proposed there previously:



of course, it will all come down to execution i.e. how clear and non-undulating that long slab of grass will be, how ponderous the aluminum will feel....the devil's in the detail, and what looks great on a render, with some value engineering and a lot cheap materials, can quickly degenerate into kitch

having said that, this is not the snarky and pretentious WNY, and I tend to give anyone who tries a little innovation the benefit of the doubt, especially since there's a marked improvement in the design evolution...
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Old March 11th, 2013, 04:08 PM   #2806
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It should get a gaint skull above the entrance and it could be built on Coney Island as ghosthouse.
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Old March 11th, 2013, 08:24 PM   #2807
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it looks stunning especially compared to what was being proposed there previously:



of course, it will all come down to execution i.e. how clear and non-undulating that long slab of grass will be, how ponderous the aluminum will feel....the devil's in the detail, and what looks great on a render, with some value engineering and a lot cheap materials, can quickly degenerate into kitch

having said that, this is not the snarky and pretentious WNY, and I tend to give anyone who tries a little innovation the benefit of the doubt, especially since there's a marked improvement in the design evolution...
I agree, that forum can often be on the cynical side of things and it isn't exactly the most progressive place in the world.

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Old March 11th, 2013, 08:27 PM   #2808
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It should get a gaint skull above the entrance and it could be built on Coney Island as ghosthouse.
Yes, it is exactly what I thought. It looks like a real house of horrors, lol. Seriously, that framework on the facade is very skeleton like.
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Old March 11th, 2013, 10:31 PM   #2809
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I am going to take a leap and say this is the first steampunk / post-apoc construction ever built. Just kidding, that render looks somewhat ugly but also very fake, it is not at all a true representation of what this project would actually look like. I think it will look awesome if done this way, and will serve a good example for future architects most of all.
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Old March 12th, 2013, 12:06 AM   #2810
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Not sure if it was posted before, but:

Work at the Staten Island wheel site, but not quite a groundbreaking

http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf...land_whee.html
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Old March 12th, 2013, 09:05 AM   #2811
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They need to get started on the Staten wheel. Vegas is currently building the High Roller which will surpass the Singapore Flyer as the tallest in the world by the end of 2013.

http://www.vegaschatter.com/story/20...nd+High+Roller
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Old March 12th, 2013, 09:43 AM   #2812
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Is there any sence to build this wheel when Dubai announced a higher one?
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Old March 12th, 2013, 02:39 PM   #2813
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Cool news, i like such big wheels
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Old March 12th, 2013, 02:40 PM   #2814
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Is there any sence to build this wheel when Dubai announced a higher one?
The wheel in dubai is probably cancelled i guess
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Old March 12th, 2013, 02:41 PM   #2815
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Should we not build anymore skyscrapers here in NY because they aren't the tallest in the world? The SI Wheel isn't some publicity stunt, it'll bring tourists and money into SI, and be another attraction for the millions who visit NY ever year. Who cares if Dubai is building a bigger one, it sure as hell won't have the views this one does.
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Old March 12th, 2013, 06:21 PM   #2816
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So, maybe we should create a special thread about SI wheel?
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Old March 12th, 2013, 11:12 PM   #2817
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Sneaky Towers

"The Lara" Set To Make A 2014 Debut In Lower Manhattan



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A 30-story SLCE Architects-designed mixed-use project rising at the corner of Nassau and Ann streets in Lower Manhattan will be called the Lara, and offer 35,000 square feet of commercial space and 168 residential units, brokers close to the project told The Real Deal today.

Developers Anne / Nassau Realty have now begun marketing the office and retail portion of the tower — more than 30,000 feet of office and nearly 5,000 feet of retail, said Stanley Lindenfeld and Henry Goldfarb of Lee & Associates NYC, who are representing the spaces.

The tower, long-shrouded in secrecy, saw construction stall during the recession, Goldfarb said. But the building should now be ready for occupancy in the first quarter of 2014. And the mystery that has surrounded the project was not purposeful, he noted.

“We were just very low-key,” he said.

Naming rights and a “building within a building” arrangement are available for interested tenants, and larger tenants will have the opportunity to provide input on how the interior of the building is crafted, Goldfarb said. The retail portion of the tower will go by the address 111 Nassau Street and the residential will use 113 Nassau.

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Old March 12th, 2013, 11:21 PM   #2818
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New Beach Structures Are Ready for the Next Big Storm



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One type of building that particularly needs to be modified in case of another major storm like Hurricane Sandy? The lifeguard station. So city officials called Garrison Architects in December and asked Jim Garrison and company to design 50 new beach structures, including lifeguard stations, by Memorial Day weekend. Nothing like a time crunch to spur productivity, and the Garrison team has already produced designs for net-zero energy modular structures—nothing new for this crew—to line the city's beaches. Co.Exist has some renderings:


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Old March 12th, 2013, 11:31 PM   #2819
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This could result in a very tall tower, but I hope that it does not because there are some beautiful old structures that would be razed.


Gary Barnett puts vacant W. 57th site on block
By LOIS WEISS

March 12, 2013

EXCLUSIVE
Gary Barnett finally wants to give up his pawn in a high-stakes game on West 57th Street.

The developer, who has been selling many noncore assets, is placing the entirely vacant 16-18 W. 57th St. on the market and expects to get back the $80 million he paid in 2011 while outbidding Sheldon Solow — who would be the logical buyer....


Just steps off Fifth Avenue, the structure is sandwiched between 10-14 W. 57th and 20-22 W. 57th St., which are both owned by Solow, as is 6-8 W. 57th.
Some say Solow, an irascible billionaire octogenarian, has kept these properties semivacant to ensure nothing blocks the views of his 9 W. 57th office tenants, who pay well over $100 to $200 a square foot to enjoy both Central Park and city views....

The addition of 16-18 would give Solow 237.5 feet of frontage and a plot of 23,750 square feet for a tall building of 356,250 square feet.

His spokesman did not return a call for comment.
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Old March 12th, 2013, 11:40 PM   #2820
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This could result in a very tall tower, but I hope that it does not because there are some beautiful old structures that would be razed.


Gary Barnett puts vacant W. 57th site on block
By LOIS WEISS

March 12, 2013

EXCLUSIVE
Gary Barnett finally wants to give up his pawn in a high-stakes game on West 57th Street.

The developer, who has been selling many noncore assets, is placing the entirely vacant 16-18 W. 57th St. on the market and expects to get back the $80 million he paid in 2011 while outbidding Sheldon Solow — who would be the logical buyer....


Just steps off Fifth Avenue, the structure is sandwiched between 10-14 W. 57th and 20-22 W. 57th St., which are both owned by Solow, as is 6-8 W. 57th.
Some say Solow, an irascible billionaire octogenarian, has kept these properties semivacant to ensure nothing blocks the views of his 9 W. 57th office tenants, who pay well over $100 to $200 a square foot to enjoy both Central Park and city views....

The addition of 16-18 would give Solow 237.5 feet of frontage and a plot of 23,750 square feet for a tall building of 356,250 square feet.

His spokesman did not return a call for comment.
whats your definition of very tall? in numbers lol
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