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Old April 17th, 2014, 08:16 PM   #4481
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NYC, you're wonderful place!
Gosh, I just can't stop saying that I love this place.
I went there 5 months ago and I can't take every single moment out of my head.
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Old April 18th, 2014, 03:32 AM   #4482
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Rafael Vinoly's already played his emperors clothes 'new aesthetics' card in London (20 Fenchurch St.), I see he's aiming to do the same with the no less preposterous 432 Park Ave. Gotham deserves better.
Gotham is actually Chicago. just an fyi
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Old April 18th, 2014, 03:40 AM   #4483
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Gotham is actually Chicago. just an fyi
Unfortunately It's not.

So why do we call it Gotham anyway??
http://www.nypl.org/blog/2011/01/25/...-gotham-anyway
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Old April 18th, 2014, 03:48 AM   #4484
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Unfortunately It's not.

So why do we call it Gotham anyway??
http://www.nypl.org/blog/2011/01/25/...-gotham-anyway
Wowsa, learn something new everyday. When I searched the web more broadly it's not quite as cut and dry though. It appears the original artist used Chicago as his basis while frank miller used New York. But being from the Midwest you only hear the Chicago angle on it. Cheers to learning something new

this seems to sum up all the different articles I read the best

"'Gotham' is a nickname fo New York, used by Washington Irving. Batman's Gotham City generally has been thought to be New York City, this is also though by Frank Miller.

Batman artist Neal Adams sees Gotham as based on Chicago (nicknamed 'New Gotham'). This is partly because Chicago has backalleys, which are virtually non-existant in New York, though Batman fights in them all the time. So if the artist draws it with similarities to Chicago then I would maybe class this as been the main city basis.

Film adaptations of Batman by Tim Burton have been based on New York, though the newer Christopher Nolan films have Gotham based on Chicago. "

ok back on topic, sorry
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Old April 18th, 2014, 04:27 AM   #4485
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Gotham is actually Chicago. just an fyi
No. Gotham is New York.

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Old April 18th, 2014, 04:48 AM   #4486
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^ Tell 'em VG and Sbarn.
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Old April 18th, 2014, 05:31 AM   #4487
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Old April 18th, 2014, 05:49 AM   #4488
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I like this definition I found on Wikipedia:

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New York Times journalist William Safire described Gotham City as "New York below 14th Street, from SoHo to Greenwich Village, the Bowery, Little Italy, Chinatown, and the sinister areas around the base of the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges."
The Nolan movies used several locations, mostly Chicago in the first two, then Detroit, Downtown Los Angeles and New York in the third. The only wide aerial in the whole series is a pretty incredible CGI that is definitely inspired by Manhattan:

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Old April 18th, 2014, 06:07 AM   #4489
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Unfortunately It's not.

So why do we call it Gotham anyway??
http://www.nypl.org/blog/2011/01/25/...-gotham-anyway
thank you!
wanted to learn what "gotham" really means for ages

sometimes you just need it served on a silver platter
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Old April 18th, 2014, 06:18 AM   #4490
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Also, in the movie, Wayne Manor is located in a community on the outskirts of Gotham known as The Palisades. In reality, the Hudson Palisades are the west cliffs along New Jersey, and there's an extremely wealthy community up there known as Alpine, where Wayne Manor could fit in. Those seem to go hand-in-hand.
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Old April 18th, 2014, 06:36 AM   #4491
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I feel like "Gotham" and "Gotham City" are two different things that shouldn't really be conflated.

Gotham is a nickname for New York. Its called the Gothamist for a reason (just an example).

Gotham City is a fictional place that hybridizes various elements of New York and Chicago - basically representing the 20th Century American metropolis.
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Old April 19th, 2014, 03:38 AM   #4492
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I feel like "Gotham" and "Gotham City" are two different things that shouldn't really be conflated.

Gotham is a nickname for New York. Its called the Gothamist for a reason (just an example).

Gotham City is a fictional place that hybridizes various elements of New York and Chicago - basically representing the 20th Century American metropolis.
It's true that the fictional Gotham City represents a city that "anyone can identify with," but the origins of Gotham City stem directly from New York City.

Bill Finger said it himself:

"Originally I was going to call Gotham City 'Civic City.' Then I tried 'Capital City,' then 'Coast City.' Then I flipped through the New York City phone book and spotted the name 'Gotham Jewelers' and said, 'That's it,' Gotham City. We didn't call it New York because we wanted anybody in any city to identify with it."
Steranko, Jim (1970). The Steranko History of Comics.

And of course Gotham was a nickname for New York before the comics, hence the name of the store. There are many elements of Gotham City that are similar to NYC, like both being made up of islands. IMO, they overlap very well, but not completely. In Batman Begins, Alfred and Bruce just say "Gotham" and they don't include the "City".
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Old April 20th, 2014, 01:06 AM   #4493
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Judging by that CGI of Gotham, Batman's real enemy is climate change, not the Joker.
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Old April 22nd, 2014, 10:06 PM   #4494
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Construction Update: 505 West 19th Street
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Old April 23rd, 2014, 12:49 AM   #4495
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Would love to see that happen. Doubt I'll swim in it tho.

Long-Awaited Floating Pool Moves Into Filtration Testing Phase
http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/2014...-testing-phase






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GREENPOINT — Hop on in to the Hudson River — the water's fine.

A team of designers creating a massive floating pool intended to let New Yorkers swim in the East or Hudson rivers has created a filtration system to filter the river’s water and let people swim without the fear of toxic chemicals. The group is currently testing it out in hopes of having it ready for a Spring 2016 launch date.

“It’s basically a giant strainer that you dump it in the river,” said Dong-Ping Wong, who co-founded + Pool along with Archie Coates and Jeff Franklin.

The scientists are currently testing out their miniature pools inside a “floating lab” just south of Pier 40 in the Hudson River. The experiments will spend the next three months in the Hudson River — before moving over to a yet-unspecified location in the East River for the next three months — to test the effectiveness of the filtration system before construction begins on the public floating pool.

“Our goal this year is to find a permanent home for the pool,” Coates said. “If all goes well we're hoping + Pool to launch in [Spring] 2016.”

Organizers have spent years trying to raise enough money to make the pool a reality. The project is expected to cost $15 million, which backers hope to raise by selling 70,000 tiles that will line the pool’s deck, walls and floor. If they sell all the tiles, which range from $25 to $249 apiece, they should reach their goal, Coates said.

The team launched a successful Kickstarter campaign that has so far raised over $273,000. In 2011, a similar campaign raised $40,000. The pool, which takes its name and shape from a plus sign, will be divided into four separate sections; a children's pool, a lounge pool, a sports pool, and a lap pool, the designers said.

In the meantime, they are testing out the filtration system in different conditions, including heavy sewage overflows, said Wade McGillis, a scientist at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory who has been helping design + Pool.

The lab uses Google software to compile data of the rivers' water quality and share that data online for free. Part of the goal is to educate people about New York’s water and inspire them to come up with ways of making it cleaner, like designing their own homemade filtration systems, Wong said.

The idea of + Pool began in 2010 when the three co-founders were thinking of ways to find relief from the city’s oppressive heat. Much of the city is surrounded by water so it made perfect sense.

“It took us about six years of living in New York to see the water as water and not a border between Brooklyn and Manhattan,” Dong said.
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Old April 23rd, 2014, 03:35 AM   #4496
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Fulton Transit Center update, looks almost done.

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Old April 23rd, 2014, 02:37 PM   #4497
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Looks good. Love the red building next to it
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Old April 23rd, 2014, 07:31 PM   #4498
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I like the black mies-style facade.
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Old April 23rd, 2014, 07:40 PM   #4499
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Definitively a nice composition, the red brick building followed by the glassy facade and then black facade.
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Old April 23rd, 2014, 11:26 PM   #4500
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Pierhouse Starts to Take Shape Beside Brooklyn Bridge Park
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