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Old June 4th, 2011, 10:50 AM   #2921
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Stunning! I never get bored of seeing pictures of the Beekman.
I like the flat side of the building, gives it some relief, especially because it's facing the downtown side.
Hopefully Gehry designs many more high-rise buildings in the future.
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Old June 4th, 2011, 03:48 PM   #2922
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That was quick. Elevator down!

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Old June 4th, 2011, 06:45 PM   #2923
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This probaly the most stupidest question ever asked on this whole forum, esspecially considering it says topped out in the thread title, but is that real? Because if so it hounestly does not look it, its fantastic.
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Old June 4th, 2011, 06:54 PM   #2924
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I just wish they had enough funding to liquified all of the 4 sides.
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Old June 4th, 2011, 07:45 PM   #2925
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This building is stunning!

Looks so unreal!
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Old June 4th, 2011, 09:55 PM   #2926
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Old June 4th, 2011, 10:03 PM   #2927
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The building is stunning but it's sooo out of place !!
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Old June 4th, 2011, 10:47 PM   #2928
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It's stand on a whole Island by itself. When you see it in person the first thing you think is, where's the other buildings.
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Old June 4th, 2011, 11:27 PM   #2929
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Hmm. Other than the Chrysler, I find neo-gothic styles (woolworth) more exciting on old skyscrapers.

What NY needs is more organic or futurist towers like Shanghai Tower or that new tower in London. Although it would be jarring at first and perhaps wouldn't really fit, think of how novel such forms would seem when juxtaposed against all the old beauties and boxy international towers! I think it would open NY to new styles. I'm hoping to see something audacious proposed, as there are too many boxy towers in the pipeline and that is starting to get tiresome. Variety is always good! The form of the 21st century is no longer the boxy 1970's international modernist cube.

FFS NYC developers/architects, get with it! Take the best of these new fangled towers appearing in Aisa and Europe and mold them into a new form, tailor made for NY, that will herald a new dawn for a wonderful skyline!
I like that idea

I hope developers take a good look at modern designs around the world and take notes
What new York needs is a futuristic jump to the skyline even if it is with some original twist to the architecture
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Old June 4th, 2011, 11:32 PM   #2930
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I think the Beekman makes a good picture with it's old pal the Woolworth building angled correctly in the background, it's kind of a good contrast in my opinion
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Old June 6th, 2011, 07:21 AM   #2931
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Great !
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Old June 6th, 2011, 07:54 AM   #2932
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I think this building can look good or bad depending on how it is photographed (ie. composition, lighting, etc). Compare post #2911 to #2918. IMO the earlier shot looks much better. In this example the vertical framing makes the composition look 'unstable' and not 'grounded' enough.

I think one must be careful photographing the wavy side of the building from across brooklyn bridge because of the way it stands out so much from its surroundings. Im still deciding whether I like the look of the building from this angle.

Just like the Burj Khalifa thread Ive seen many more ugly shots than good ones but the problem with BK is more to do with people being too close causing ugly perspective distortion.

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Old June 9th, 2011, 05:03 AM   #2933
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Old June 9th, 2011, 07:45 PM   #2934
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WOW...i love that building....!!!
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Old June 10th, 2011, 02:04 AM   #2935
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A twitpic by CollinArnld, today.



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Old June 10th, 2011, 08:43 PM   #2936
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The fundamental issue with this building is not its appearance or its setting but its location. The Beekman Tower completely obscures 1 WTC from most of the Manhattan Bridge, and will continue to do so even when 1 WTC tops out. It also dominates 1 WTC from the Brooklyn Bridge, but at least it doesn't completely block it.
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Old June 10th, 2011, 08:51 PM   #2937
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So you are against a highrise because it obscures teh view on another highrise?
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Old June 10th, 2011, 08:56 PM   #2938
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No, I am against it because it obscures the view of what will be the tallest supertall in North America and a symbol of America's rebirth after 9/11.
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Old June 10th, 2011, 10:54 PM   #2939
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If only it blocked the view of the Verizon Building.
Verizon really should be reclad. One of the ugliest buildings in NYC imo.

My only problem with the Beekman design is that it should have had the wavy fašade applied to all sides.
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Old June 10th, 2011, 11:00 PM   #2940
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It also dominates 1 WTC from the Brooklyn Bridge, but at least it doesn't completely block it.
Along with most of the Wall Street towers.
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