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Old October 11th, 2011, 10:55 AM   #3041
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Can we consider it finished now?

And what's the correct final height?
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Old October 11th, 2011, 02:10 PM   #3042
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Can we consider it finished now?

And what's the correct final height?
Yes, I would say that you can move Beekman safely to the DN Archives.

Final height: ?

From CTBUH

Height: Architectural 265.2 meter / 870 feet
Height: Occupied 252.1 meter / 827 feet
Height: To Tip 271.6 meter / 891 feet

Since the architectural height counts as the official one, we can keep the 870' figure.
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Old December 14th, 2011, 06:32 AM   #3043
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I have to say while looking at this tower from midtown it doesn't seem to fit in. Like it's crazy unique design kind of backfired. However, I like the idea of a non traditional shaped building.
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Old December 14th, 2011, 07:00 AM   #3044
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This is by far one of the greatest buildings in NYC. The way it contrasts with the rest of the skyline is what makes it stand out.

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Old December 14th, 2011, 10:10 AM   #3045
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Shouldn't this thread be in the archives already?
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Old December 14th, 2011, 06:00 PM   #3046
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Shouldn't this thread be in the archives already?
Probably. There are some upper floors still not completed. But this thread is pretty quiet, don't see why it can't be moved.
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Old December 14th, 2011, 07:40 PM   #3047
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I'm probably going to get flamed for this, but from some angles, this building (mainly the shape, massing, and some elements of the façade) is somewhat reminiscent of the old World Trade Center.

Not nearly as high, but definitely has the same commanding presence on the skyline.

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Old December 14th, 2011, 07:53 PM   #3048
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simply one of the most awesome skyscraper i've ever seen,true story
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Old December 22nd, 2011, 01:18 AM   #3049
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Yep... probably one of my favourite ever modern buildings even with that flat side.
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Old December 22nd, 2011, 02:22 AM   #3050
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Best viewed at sunset a about 2 blocks away, looks amazing.
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Old December 22nd, 2011, 06:32 AM   #3051
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The flat side is an utter abomination, anyone that tires to excuse it is deluded.
Gehry made that side flat specifically to harness as much sun as possible. He knows what he's doing.
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Old December 24th, 2011, 08:29 PM   #3052
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Old January 5th, 2012, 05:10 PM   #3053
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astonishing building, a landmark for centuries

while i like the flat side, it would have been more harmonious with ripples
the roofline also deserved some more attention
the flat panels should have been applied to the school part along with a grand entrance sculptured from the same cladding material

its a shame that they spent almost a billion dollars and paid so much attention to detail and still fell short of perfection

still id love to be able to live there

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are there any detailed floor plans available?
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Old January 6th, 2012, 02:34 AM   #3054
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One of the kind amazing.....maybe Aqua in Chicago is quite simillar...Both buildings are freaking awesome!
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Old January 6th, 2012, 07:31 PM   #3055
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Yeah, amazing designs, where else do you find that.
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Old January 6th, 2012, 07:53 PM   #3056
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It's no coincidence that Beekman was chosen by the CTBUH as "2011 Best Tall Building Americas".

Beekman on CTBUH.
Beekman website.
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Old January 7th, 2012, 12:29 AM   #3057
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It's no coincidence that Beekman was chosen by the CTBUH as "2011 Best Tall Building Americas".

Beekman on CTBUH.
Beekman website.

Very cool! It's such a magnificent building. A deserved winner.
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Old January 7th, 2012, 08:35 AM   #3058
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yeah this has turned into one of my favorite towers in NYC.
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Old January 8th, 2012, 01:32 PM   #3059
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Obvious winner.
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Old January 9th, 2012, 12:16 AM   #3060
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