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Old December 23rd, 2008, 12:55 AM   #321
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Felicitous metal facade, well picked. But I'm not too fond of those windows.
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Old December 23rd, 2008, 12:56 AM   #322
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mock-up??? that is just amazing, real modern art coming through to NYC, so pleased.

that bendy and twisty structure is just a sheer brilliance.
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Old December 26th, 2008, 12:12 AM   #323
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Old December 26th, 2008, 02:57 AM   #324
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i like the "rippling" effect on its facade. Its just that, the building doesn't match its surroundings with those classical highrises---Either that or its surroundings need a major rebuild!
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Old December 26th, 2008, 05:17 PM   #325
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the building doesn't match its surroundings with those classical highrises
Good!

That's what is so attractive about New York City, diversity in the skyscrapers.
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Old December 27th, 2008, 05:39 PM   #326
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This building looks spectacular, lets hope it gets built soon.
I hope the same !
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Old December 28th, 2008, 01:29 AM   #327
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I have a strange feeling that the 'ripple-ing' design on the facade is not going to age well. I predict water leaks during heavy rains.
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Old December 28th, 2008, 01:09 PM   #328
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Old December 29th, 2008, 12:27 AM   #329
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Amazing. Sorry to be annoying, but how many meters is 876 feet? Meters tends to be the measurement here in Britian
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Old December 29th, 2008, 01:35 AM   #330
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my guess would be about 250-260 meters

150 meters is about 500 feet, 300 meters about 1000 feet
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Old December 29th, 2008, 01:51 AM   #331
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Amazing. Sorry to be annoying, but how many meters is 876 feet? Meters tends to be the measurement here in Britian
http://letmegooglethatforyou.com/?q=876+feet+to+meters

876 feet = 267.0048 meters
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Old December 29th, 2008, 02:48 AM   #332
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its going to make maria's tower look so tiny!

im loving the progress
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Old December 30th, 2008, 12:08 AM   #333
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New York City never ceases to amaze.
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Old December 30th, 2008, 12:23 AM   #334
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I have a strange feeling that the 'ripple-ing' design on the facade is not going to age well. I predict water leaks during heavy rains.
well, I've seen the walt disney concert hall numerous times and the steel basically peels away easily exposing the structure...Just a thought for this place lol.
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Old December 30th, 2008, 12:31 AM   #335
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i like the "rippling" effect on its facade. Its just that, the building doesn't match its surroundings with those classical highrises---Either that or its surroundings need a major rebuild!
I think what you're saying is the lack of respect for local environment and you're right. I've seen a few examples of very historic neighborhoods (I want to say Paris and some places in Italy...I think) that transition into extremely modern blocks. Its very interesting and you can see how the architects have taken extreme care into not being so vulgar about the design and making the modern digestible with the classic, basically the first one justifies a more progressive which justifies etc... Of course, Gehry would give some BS answer as to how it relates because it has a brick base or something ridiculous like that.

Gotta apologize if I'm trolling this thread, but this building is really distasteful and just an overall bad idea...
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Old December 30th, 2008, 08:01 AM   #336
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Wow....LOVE this tower's facade design....bout time we did something like this...fantastic!
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Old December 30th, 2008, 11:40 AM   #337
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Wow... very very nice!


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Old January 8th, 2009, 01:21 AM   #338
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Old January 8th, 2009, 04:28 AM   #339
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Have they reached a mech floor?
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Old January 8th, 2009, 10:00 AM   #340
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Awesome!! It's turn to an art~
A sculptural architecture~
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