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Old February 7th, 2007, 12:17 AM   #381
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Old February 7th, 2007, 05:11 AM   #382
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View From the Tower
BOFA's Skyscraper is Symbol of Prosperity

6 February 2007
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TOURING the skeletal innards of Bank of America Tower at 1 Bryant Park, the fast-rising 54-story skyscraper at Sixth Avenue and 42nd Street, is to witness Manhattan's post-9/11 renaissance in bloom.

The primary evidence is the skyscraper itself, a joint venture of the Durst Organization and BofA and owned by both: a striking, multi-faceted, environmentally-advanced edifice brimming with public amenities.

A mere 100,000 square feet of office space remain unclaimed of a total 2.1 million square feet.

Yesterday, Douglas Durst inked a deal with Marathon Asset Management for 66,000 square feet.

It follows recent signings with law firm Akin Gump and fashion company Elie Tahari; both are paying well over $100 a square foot.

Ever-growing BofA will occupy 80 percent of the office floors, including 300,000 square feet of trading floors.

The view from the 29th floor - now a jungle-gym of exposed steel, piping and concrete-pouring forms - takes in a neighboring symbol of prosperity: the former Verizon building across the street, now being completely redesigned and reclad.

The Durst/BofA project will open in April 2008.

Designed by Cook + Fox Architects, it will be one of the city's tallest towers, rising 965 feet to the roof. An ornamental vertical spire will soar to 1,200 feet, taller than the Chrysler Building's 1,048 feet.

"The spire is being built as we speak," Durst said.

In addition to a $1.3 billion development cost shared by Durst and BofA, the bank will spend an undisclosed amount on infrastructure build-out for what bank Senior VP John G. Saclarides calls "a building within the building."

The project is larger and much more complex than 4 Times Square next door, the pioneering 42nd Street tower Durst built in the 1990s.

Besides state-of-the-art electronics and security systems and "green features" that have earned rare LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) "platinum" certification, it also boasts numerous humanizing features.

A wide, indoor pedestrian walkway between 42nd and 43rd Street is to be named "Anita's Way" after Durst's performance-artist daughter, Anita.

Durst is creating a new Sixth Avenue subway entrance outside the building and an underground pedestrian passageway to link the Sixth/42nd Station with the Times Square station one block west.

An "urban garden" inside the lobby will have ivy planting and seating.

BofA will have a large retail branch on the avenue and there will be 14,000 square feet of stores to browse.

On the tower's 43rd Street side, Durst has sunk the 1,050 seats of the Henry Miller Theater below ground. The restored venue will be leased to a theatrical operator. A 10,000 square-foot restaurant will stand on two levels behind the theater's landmarked faade.
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Old February 7th, 2007, 05:41 AM   #383
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that pic is amazing, where is it taken from?
looks like the view from Top of the Rock - 30 Rockefeller Center.
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Old February 7th, 2007, 07:43 AM   #384
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BTW Does anyone know what building that one is that is not so high (maybe 25 floors), has a rounded facade, a tube-like structure on top, white and towards the front of the 2nd pic in front of the Grace Building? I've never noticed it before.
That┤s the Sofitel New York, winner of the 2000 Emporis Skyscraper Award.
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Old February 7th, 2007, 08:00 AM   #385
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That is going to look really good once finished.
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Old February 8th, 2007, 08:07 PM   #386
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at or above the tower to the north now...
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Old February 8th, 2007, 08:14 PM   #387
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can someone who knows how to post pics on wikipedia post one like this maybe, since the one on there is from ******* july 10 of last year? the BOA wiki article needs to be updated.
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Old February 8th, 2007, 08:16 PM   #388
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Old February 8th, 2007, 08:26 PM   #389
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compare and contrast..

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Old February 8th, 2007, 08:28 PM   #390
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it can top within two months. theres less than 20 floors to go.
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Old February 8th, 2007, 08:38 PM   #391
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what's with the building next to BoA? is it under renovation or something?
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Old February 8th, 2007, 08:44 PM   #392
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yeah its getting recladding done.
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Old February 9th, 2007, 01:11 AM   #393
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Old February 9th, 2007, 04:49 AM   #394
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http://www.nypost.com/seven/02062007...eve_cuozzo.htm
VIEW FROM THE TOWER

BOFA'S SKYSCRAPER IS SYMBOL OF PROSPERITY

February 6, 2007 -- TOURING the skeletal innards of Bank of America Tower at 1 Bryant Park, the fast-rising 54-story skyscraper at Sixth Avenue and 42nd Street, is to witness Manhattan's post-9/11 renaissance in bloom.

The primary evidence is the skyscraper itself, a joint venture of the Durst Organization and BofA and owned by both: a striking, multi-faceted, environmentally-advanced edifice brimming with public amenities.

A mere 100,000 square feet of office space remain unclaimed of a total 2.1 million square feet.

Yesterday, Douglas Durst inked a deal with Marathon Asset Management for 66,000 square feet.

It follows recent signings with law firm Akin Gump and fashion company Elie Tahari; both are paying well over $100 a square foot.

Ever-growing BofA will occupy 80 percent of the office floors, including 300,000 square feet of trading floors.

The view from the 29th floor - now a jungle-gym of exposed steel, piping and concrete-pouring forms - takes in a neighboring symbol of prosperity: the former Verizon building across the street, now being completely redesigned and reclad.

The Durst/BofA project will open in April 2008.

Designed by Cook + Fox Architects, it will be one of the city's tallest towers, rising 965 feet to the roof. An ornamental vertical spire will soar to 1,200 feet, taller than the Chrysler Building's 1,048 feet.

"The spire is being built as we speak," Durst said.

In addition to a $1.3 billion development cost shared by Durst and BofA, the bank will spend an undisclosed amount on infrastructure build-out for what bank Senior VP John G. Saclarides calls "a building within the building."

The project is larger and much more complex than 4 Times Square next door, the pioneering 42nd Street tower Durst built in the 1990s.

Besides state-of-the-art electronics and security systems and "green features" that have earned rare LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) "platinum" certification, it also boasts numerous humanizing features.

A wide, indoor pedestrian walkway between 42nd and 43rd Street is to be named "Anita's Way" after Durst's performance-artist daughter,

Anita.

Durst is creating a new Sixth Avenue subway entrance outside the building and an underground pedestrian passageway to link the Sixth/42nd Station with the Times Square station one block west.

An "urban garden" inside the lobby will have ivy planting and seating.

BofA will have a large retail branch on the avenue and there will be 14,000 square feet of stores to browse.

On the tower's 43rd Street side, Durst has sunk the 1,050 seats of the Henry Miller Theater below ground. The restored venue will be leased to a theatrical operator. A 10,000 square-foot restaurant will stand on two levels behind the theater's landmarked fašade.
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Old February 9th, 2007, 07:13 AM   #395
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what's with the building next to BoA? is it under renovation or something?
its the old verizon HQ building..its been sold to some real estate company they are renovating the facade and making it all glass...will look kinda lika WTC 7
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Old February 12th, 2007, 12:47 AM   #396
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itll crack the skyline soon, you can see the crane to the right of the ESB.
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Old February 12th, 2007, 03:26 AM   #398
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Hey spooky whered u get that pic from it looks like DUMBO/Downtown Brooklyn? Nice updates by the way
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Old February 12th, 2007, 03:58 PM   #399
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great update by NYguy posted on SSP:

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FEBRUARY 11, 2007

Good to see this tower making the press more. It's beginning to have that
impact that will make people look up and think "that's tall..."

Unlike most other New York greats, it will never be the tallest in the city, but
it will be second tallest for a little while. That counts for something in
a city with so many skyscrapers...

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Old February 12th, 2007, 11:29 PM   #400
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this thing could top out by april. the roof height is only a couple floors heigher than conde nast, and this does not include the crystalline crown around the top that raises the height 100+ feet.

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