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Old January 29th, 2009, 08:44 PM   #381
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Well it won't be blocked from that angle...
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Old January 30th, 2009, 01:19 AM   #382
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Well it won't be blocked from that angle...
Yeah, well how bout from BROOKLYN?
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Old January 30th, 2009, 04:17 AM   #383
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*The following information was last updated on January 28, 2009.

Superstructure work is underway, and continues through spring 2010. Currently up to the 34th floor
Full sidewalk closures on Spruce and Beekman Streets beside the work site
Extended work hours Monday through Saturdays 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m
The contractor heightens ("jumps") the crane is appx. every two to three weeks
A sliding "cocoon" is being installed to cover the top three floors for safety
Curtain wall installation begins February 2009


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Old January 30th, 2009, 10:02 PM   #384
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Old January 31st, 2009, 06:51 AM   #385
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Goodbye sweet Woolworth Building
Yeah goodbye it's about time someone block it's view, I was sick of seeing it hahahaha. Its like shaq stand in front of kobe
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Old February 1st, 2009, 02:00 AM   #386
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Old February 1st, 2009, 08:20 AM   #387
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looks great thank you for pictures
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Old February 2nd, 2009, 05:29 AM   #388
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I donīt like it
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Old February 2nd, 2009, 07:48 AM   #389
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Clear. Honest. Useless. Thanks.

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Old February 3rd, 2009, 12:53 AM   #390
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He stated his opinion is that not partly what this thread is for? Frankly, I don't like it either. Gehry's monotonous designs should stay low-level and mid-rise; the last thing NYC needs is an ugly Gehry design destroying its skyline. I find it hard to believe people can honestly look at this building and say it's nice. It doesn't fit in anywhere in NYC(especially downtown) and it's a bulking monstrosity that looks like Gehry's last 50 designs. Lots of angles, lots of curves but with no respect for subtlety or beauty for that matter. This building should not be over 800 feet tall.

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Old February 3rd, 2009, 01:22 AM   #391
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He stated his opinion is that not partly what this thread is for? Frankly, I don't like it either. Gehry's monotonous designs should stay low-level and mid-rise; the last thing NYC needs is an ugly Gehry design destroying its skyline. I find it hard to believe people can honestly look at this building and say it's nice. It doesn't fit in anywhere in NYC(especially downtown) and it's a bulking monstrosity that looks like Gehry's last 50 designs. Lots of angles, lots of curves but with no respect for subtlety or beauty for that matter. This building should not be over 800 feet tall.
I'll make sure from now on developers will check with you on what to build and where, and how many feet. Until then you'll get box of Kleenex in a mail from me.
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Old February 3rd, 2009, 03:47 AM   #392
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Once again, an opinion statement is objected due to people not being able to respect what other people think. Yes, perhaps they should bulldoze your house down and build something else there, maybe put your body in the cement or something.
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Old February 3rd, 2009, 06:36 AM   #393
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I only like it. I'm going to give it some more time before I further judge it. I like it but I don't like the fact that it blocks the Woolworth from the Brooklyn Bridge ( an iconic view) and any way you slice it a far superior building even if this is a winner. I still like the design of the tower and I'm all for height but I'll save my last nod when I start seeing the skin take shape.
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Old February 3rd, 2009, 07:04 AM   #394
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Thanks for the the nice shots econ_tim. This towers is so exciting. Such a unique tower.
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Old February 3rd, 2009, 10:46 AM   #395
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thanks for the great pics. IMO, you really cant judge the appearance of a building from its skeleton (then every building would be ugly), or really from the renders to an extent. when the first few floors of cladding get put on, then we'll really get a scope of what this tower will look like. until then, lets just hope for the best. i dont think the renders look that bad, and we'll see how the rippled facade fits in with the rest of downtown.
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Old February 4th, 2009, 05:07 AM   #396
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Once again, an opinion statement is objected due to people not being able to respect what other people think. Yes, perhaps they should bulldoze your house down and build something else there, maybe put your body in the cement or something.
Oh there bulldozing homes to building taller builds in mahattan sign me up. Wait hold up there not that many house in that part of the city. I don't have a problem with these building, And the picture do it's current size no justice its pretty massive..
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Old February 4th, 2009, 08:05 PM   #397
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they started installing windows on the base, so probably not long and they'll start with the cladding also
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Old February 4th, 2009, 08:14 PM   #398
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Old February 4th, 2009, 09:05 PM   #399
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He stated his opinion is that not partly what this thread is for? Frankly, I don't like it either. Gehry's monotonous designs should stay low-level and mid-rise; the last thing NYC needs is an ugly Gehry design destroying its skyline. I find it hard to believe people can honestly look at this building and say it's nice. It doesn't fit in anywhere in NYC(especially downtown) and it's a bulking monstrosity that looks like Gehry's last 50 designs. Lots of angles, lots of curves but with no respect for subtlety or beauty for that matter. This building should not be over 800 feet tall.

Your post is a thoughtful and decently argumented analysis of this tower's design, location and purpose.
einar's post was perhaps expressing his opinion which we're all perfectly entitled to do here, but in a negative and futile way.

Posts that express an opinion constructively and help the 'debate' progress are what forums are all about. "Dis is ******* shit!" type of comment is worthless.

I do not share your views regarding this building but I'll respect them.
einar didn't do much to earn such appreciation. I guess he doesn't give a flying **** either. Fair enough.

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Old February 4th, 2009, 11:04 PM   #400
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they started installing windows on the base, so probably not long and they'll start with the cladding also
got any pictures?
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