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Old December 7th, 2006, 02:19 PM   #301
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Old December 9th, 2006, 12:17 AM   #302
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A cold windy day in Gotham!!

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Is it me or it's getting taller!!??






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Old December 9th, 2006, 04:34 AM   #303
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The floor plates have been added to the south side and the twisting part of the north side has risen.

If I don't have time for snapping photos this weekend (very busy shopping in Manhattan), then these photos are fine since they are recent.

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Old December 9th, 2006, 08:32 AM   #304
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photo request: from the ESB, showing BOA. please and thank you.
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Old December 9th, 2006, 10:07 PM   #305
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good pic showing the finished product, its more than halfway done id say. the impact this has on midtown manhattan is absolutely massive, probably the biggest impact in decades for any building this part of town. this is the fat ass of midtown, and it perfectly fills the gap.
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Old December 9th, 2006, 10:59 PM   #306
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if i had to take a guess at the current height, probably around 400 ft??
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Old December 12th, 2006, 09:58 AM   #307
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Old December 12th, 2006, 09:28 PM   #308
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Old December 12th, 2006, 09:31 PM   #309
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Bank Tower, green power
BofA using latest environmental technology



Bank of America's new skyscraper in Manhattan is now a little less than half complete at 23 stories.

RICK ROTHACKER


NEW YORK - When Bank of America Corp.'s new skyscraper in Manhattan is complete in 2008, the top floor will offer views of Central Park, the George Washington Bridge, both airports and the Atlantic Ocean.

For now, the building rises 23 stories above the cacophony of Midtown, a little less than halfway to its full 54-floor height. Workers are starting to attach patches of glass skin, and inside they're putting in the infrastructure needed to support six trading floors. The tower also incorporates state-of-the-art environmental features.

"The biggest challenge is how complicated the building is," developer Douglas Durst said in an interview in his New York office last week.

In August of 2004, Bank of America broke ground on the $1.3 billion tower in the midst of warnings of terrorist threats against financial institutions. Now the building is emerging as a symbol of Bank of America's growing presence in the world's financial capital. Set against the backdrop of nearby Bryant Park and Times Square, the crystalline structure should reach its peak this spring.

In the bank's hometown of Charlotte, the project has stirred concerns the No. 2 U.S. bank by assets could someday move its headquarters to the Big Apple. But Chief Executive Ken Lewis has worked to stifle those rumors. Last month, while announcing a new office/hotel complex in Charlotte, he said he wouldn't move the company during his tenure and was making it tough for his eventual successor.

The bank says the Manhattan tower will be its New York headquarters, occupied primarily by its corporate and investment banking unit, which provides Wall Street-style services such as stock and bond offerings. Some consumer and potentially wealth and investment management workers also will move there.

The bank is constructing the 2.1 million square-feet building in partnership with The Durst Organization. The bank will occupy about 80 percent of the space, including the 51st floor (52-54 are mechanical). The bank hasn't determined final plans for the top story, but it could be used for conference and meeting rooms.

The rest of the tower is mostly leased. A law firm has taken six floors, Durst will occupy up to two floors and the developer is negotiating with other parties for most of the remaining space.

The real estate is some of the priciest in New York, leasing for more than $100 a square foot. In contrast, office space in uptown Charlotte costs about $23 a square foot, according to Karnes Research Co.

Beside its prime Midtown location, Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park has gained attention for features designed to conserve energy and water. It was the first high-rise office building to seek "platinum" designation from the U.S. Green Building Council.

Among its environmentally friendly highlights, the building will have under-the-floor air conditioning that requires less cold air to be pumped through the tower and individual temperature controls at each workstation. The building also will save millions of gallons of water each year with waterless urinals and by capturing rainwater for use in the tower.

"We wanted to create something that others would want to copy," said architect Bob Fox, partner in Cook + Fox Architects. "We wanted it to make good sense for the environment and good financial sense."

[u]To keep the building on track, the bank, developer, architects and others have held a number of retreats to coordinate the complex construction project, Durst said. Even as contractors are still erecting the frame, the bank is building out trading floors in the two-acre base. So far, the meetings have fostered a strong partnership, he said.

"A lot of things can go wrong," Durst said. "The idea is to prevent finger pointing and figure out how to work together."

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Bank of America's New York Tower

• Name: Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park

• Height: 54 stories (945 feet)

• Square feet: 2.1 million

• Location: West side of 6th Avenue, between 42nd and 43rd streets

• Opening: 2008

• Cost: $1.3 billion

• Notable: The building will incorporate a number of environmental features designed to conserve energy and water. The building will house a reconstructed Henry Miller Theater.
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Old December 12th, 2006, 10:22 PM   #310
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Old December 12th, 2006, 10:32 PM   #311
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Those photos are only a few hours old!
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Old December 14th, 2006, 06:21 AM   #312
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Progressing very well.
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Old December 14th, 2006, 07:48 AM   #313
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Thanks for the update photos fish! Looking good.
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from last saturday.
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Old December 14th, 2006, 05:47 PM   #316
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Nice photo.thanks
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Old December 14th, 2006, 06:35 PM   #317
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Never seen angle! NY Times fits so well.. Thanks!
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Old December 14th, 2006, 07:12 PM   #318
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Old December 14th, 2006, 08:17 PM   #319
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The trio NY Times - Conde Nast - One Bryant Park with their spire will be so sexy, powerfull, tall and beautiful! (it's already the case!)

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Old December 14th, 2006, 08:25 PM   #320
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