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Old November 27th, 2007, 05:29 PM   #1461
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NOVEMBER 24, 2007

Like a giant Christmas tree...

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Connection to the Conde Nast building...

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Old November 28th, 2007, 12:34 AM   #1462
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looking good the spire will make it better
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Old November 28th, 2007, 03:57 AM   #1463
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Nice pics everywhere, but I'm surprised that no one has refered to a little detail: already on Nov 10th, on the Eastriver panorama in skyperu34's posting #1421, the second crane is missing . And in krull's posting from Nov 22nd (#1426) we got it straight: the superb view from ESB observation deck by therach488 shows the Sixth Avenue crane down, almost at street level. So maybe the other pictures were taken before Nov 10th.

Here are some pics from 11/25/2007 (by kz1000ps from Wired New York forum):



The spire construction seems to go ahead
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Old November 28th, 2007, 04:47 AM   #1464
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About the site, I remember how amazed I was to see half a block of buildings 2-3 stories tall at most surrounded by tall towers on all sides. It's a bit of a shame they got round to "filling" it up, since that was quite curiosity.
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Old November 28th, 2007, 05:11 PM   #1465
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officially a supertall:

My, What a Big Spire—Durst’s One Bryant Park to Become City’s Second-Tallest Building
by Eliot Brown

Published: November 27, 2007

Tags: Real Estate, Douglas Durst
This article was published in the December 3, 2007, edition of The New York Observer.

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Move over Chrysler Building, a new player is assuming the No. 2 position on the New York City skyline.

With a growing spire at its top, Douglas Durst’s glass-clad Bank of America tower at One Bryant Park plans to surpass the Chrysler Building’s 1,048 feet this week, according to a Durst Organization spokesman. That will put it second only to the 1,250-foot Empire State Building (with its radio antenna, the Empire State Building reaches more than 1,450 feet). The uncompleted spire, as of Tuesday, stands at 1,037 feet, the spokesman said.

Of course, given that a building’s height is traditionally measured at the “structural top” of a tower (which includes spires but not radio antennas), it certainly helps Mr. Durst that he opted to build an unusually tall spire of more than 250 feet. The top of the 54-story building, spire not included, is 945 feet, according to the Durst Organization.

For Mr. Durst, the fun won’t last all that long. The Freedom Tower, expected to be completed in 2012, plans a spire reaching 1,776 feet, and World Trade Center Tower 2 is designed to exceed 1,200 feet.
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Old November 29th, 2007, 05:45 AM   #1466
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The spire is finally on the rise again. Good to see. And I hadn't noticed that the crane in the front was gone!
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Old November 29th, 2007, 07:33 AM   #1467
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its amazing how its only 54 storeys. it looks around 65 storeys tall. It looks so much taller in real life than in render.
Chrysler will always be number 1
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Old November 29th, 2007, 09:04 PM   #1468
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this is one of my fav nyc projects!

cant wait to see it completed!
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Old November 29th, 2007, 10:05 PM   #1469
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Great pictures.
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Old November 29th, 2007, 10:09 PM   #1470
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this may be a little off topic, but what happened to Carlos..? i miss his daily snapshots.
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Old November 29th, 2007, 11:39 PM   #1471
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this may be a little off topic, but what happened to Carlos..? i miss his daily snapshots.
I was about to say that. We should start a "We Miss Carlos" thread
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Old November 29th, 2007, 11:57 PM   #1472
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Some pics I took today... it was so chilly:








Other stuff:

Race cars in front of Bryant Park


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Old November 30th, 2007, 10:41 PM   #1473
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OH MY GOD!!! Look at the cladding on those cars!!!!

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Old November 30th, 2007, 11:02 PM   #1474
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Old December 1st, 2007, 12:02 AM   #1475
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Old December 1st, 2007, 08:20 AM   #1476
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that towers is so beautiful
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Old December 1st, 2007, 01:37 PM   #1477
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Will we be classing it as T/O when the spire reaches its highest point?
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Old December 1st, 2007, 01:43 PM   #1478
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Old December 1st, 2007, 07:37 PM   #1479
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its a shame it couldnt take the tallest in new york title.
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Old December 2nd, 2007, 12:12 PM   #1480
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What are they installing on the glass panels at the bottom there?

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