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Old September 11th, 2015, 07:10 PM   #5681
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Well whatever it is, I'll be glad to see it go.. It's looks very uninviting like much architecture from that era
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Old September 11th, 2015, 07:15 PM   #5682
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I truly never thought there'd be people who'd actually admire the 1980's Po-Mo style but to each his own
That building's from the 50s.. shows how much the lot of you know.
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Old September 11th, 2015, 07:21 PM   #5683
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That building's from the 50s.. shows how much the lot of you know.
exactly most architecture from 50s-80s looks pretty uninviting and uninspiring IMO.. I think most people don't value that architecture and are ok seeing them go.

Doesn't really matter when it was actually built or how old it is.
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Old September 11th, 2015, 07:25 PM   #5684
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I disagree. I think you all sound like how people in the 50s dismissed Victorian architecture. It's the same cycle of mistakes repeating.
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Old September 11th, 2015, 07:42 PM   #5685
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I disagree. I think you all sound like how people in the 50s dismissed Victorian architecture. It's the same cycle of mistakes repeating.

That architecture just looks too...economical and cheap. I like to see something with more flair and elegance. If you don't have architectural flair, then you need to make it up with nicer materials, not ticky tacky cheap stuff from most of the buildings of this era.

Perhaps you're right. Who knows, maybe 50 years from now we'll all be lamenting the loss of this building.. although it's very hard for me to see it that way.

I just thought it was interesting seeing someone value this architecture (you).
I will say this though, that building is far from being the worst of its architectural style.

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Old September 11th, 2015, 09:03 PM   #5686
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Victorian buildings were built to last until they were ruins and made of masonry, steel, etc. Midcentury buildings were made of cheap materials, uninsulated glass, gypsum walls, asbestos, etc.

There's no comparison. Most 1950s buildings are ripe for demolition/redevelopment.
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Old September 12th, 2015, 02:15 AM   #5687
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meh

possible new render for 125 Greenwich

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Old September 12th, 2015, 02:17 AM   #5688
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Harlem - 330 WEST 122ND STREET

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RGS Holdings will develop a 127-apartment building at 300 West 122nd Street that will have apartments ranging in size from studios to four-bedrooms. The apartments won't be cheap; studios will start at $517,000 and select penthouses with outdoor space will ask between $1.8 million and $6.2 million, meaning it'll be one of, if not the priciest building north of Central Park.
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Old September 12th, 2015, 03:42 AM   #5689
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Nice for a Harlem tower.
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Old September 12th, 2015, 03:45 AM   #5690
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There's no comparison. Most 1950s buildings are ripe for demolition/redevelopment.
They are ripe for renovation. It's completely ridiculous to demolish skyscrapers.
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Old September 12th, 2015, 07:34 AM   #5691
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They are ripe for renovation. It's completely ridiculous to demolish skyscrapers.
There is absolutely nothing ridiculous about it. If it makes a profit for the developer, it's perfectly fine. Why should skyscrapers be saved demolition? NY is full of them. Unless they are landmarked, take the old towers down. That's the system in NY. It is a city that has to constantly renew itself, including old towers that are outdated.

There are few sites available that are not high rise towers available for development. Much of the city is landmarked and downzoned. NY is a real estate town driven by capatalism. This isn't Paris. If the figures work for demolition and the market is there there is nothing absurd about it. There is nothing uniquely beautiful or interesting about this tower that merits saving it. It has not been land marked for a reason. It doesn't deserve it. There are countless ugly 1950's towers in NY. They will hopefully all meet their maker and only a few examples kept for posterity.
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Old September 12th, 2015, 11:05 AM   #5692
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45 E 22nd Street in the Flatiron District

This is a month old but you can see the beginnings of 45 E 22nd St on the skyline


THE IRON CITY by kirit prajapati, on Flickr

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Old September 12th, 2015, 09:08 PM   #5693
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Hey, I just made a video on the Hudson Yards Project. Check it out if you are interested, I promise you wont be disappointed

https://youtu.be/R0AXdW4RhXU

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Old September 13th, 2015, 05:33 AM   #5694
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Old September 13th, 2015, 11:58 AM   #5695
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Dam F. ! New York is crazy (sorry am just back from the london thread lol)
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Old September 14th, 2015, 01:46 AM   #5696
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Massive New Hudson Yards Station Update by me... it was great! (except the floors on the platform level I thought looked rather cheap)

Hudson Yards feels like a real neighborhood now!







































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Old September 14th, 2015, 01:48 AM   #5697
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Finally some decent-looking subway stop in NYC
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Old September 14th, 2015, 09:07 AM   #5698
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I love that mosaic. Provides a nice contrast to the stainless steel arches.
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Old September 15th, 2015, 10:45 AM   #5699
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So I covered the New Subway stop at Hudson Yards , did an overview Hudson Yards , and photographed...just about every project along the High Line. I don't know the names of the high line sites , could someone post a link to the individual threads or list the names. I will be doing Queens on Wednesday....
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Old September 15th, 2015, 11:31 AM   #5700
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I like old new york.
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