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Old July 25th, 2007, 11:25 PM   #61
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Cheers for the answer LLoyd!

I'm looking forward to see this one.
I think ESB should be kinda left alone where it is, but they should definitely enhance NY's skyline by working their way up for lower Manhattan. This building is certainly going to help doing that!
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P.S.: I hope the gap between Midtown and Downtown is never filled with tall buildings. That area is filled with beautiful, old buildings and putting tall towers there would ruin it.
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Old July 26th, 2007, 11:38 PM   #62
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P.S.: I hope the gap between Midtown and Downtown is never filled with tall buildings. That area is filled with beautiful, old buildings and putting tall towers there would ruin it.
It never will be. There's a reason things are they way they are. Manhattan is composed of very sturdy bedrock at its southern tip, but that bedrock soon gives way to a softer layer unable to support very tall buildings. Then, the bedrock returns again at Midtown. This is why the skyline of Manhattan is so high at Lower Manhattan, only to lower itself significantly, and then rise back up to incredible heights at Midtown.
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Old July 26th, 2007, 11:39 PM   #63
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I agree that the older and historical elements of NYC should be preserved, even instead of putting tall towers there.

A city's history is very important to maintain.
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Old July 26th, 2007, 11:45 PM   #64
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It never will be. There's a reason things are they way they are. Manhattan is composed of very sturdy bedrock at its southern tip, but that bedrock soon gives way to a softer layer unable to support very tall buildings. Then, the bedrock returns again at Midtown. This is why the skyline of Manhattan is so high at Lower Manhattan, only to lower itself significantly, and then rise back up to incredible heights at Midtown.
wow, i didn't know that until now. i always thought it is not approved by the city to build tall towers between downtown and midtown
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Old July 27th, 2007, 04:20 AM   #65
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You people have to remember history is changing all the time, you cannot preserve everything... History is important, but not as important as progress and living in today. History cannot always be preserved, especially if it means tearing down old run down buildings for the greater good of building skyscrapers of today that will really leave their mark in the city...
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Old July 27th, 2007, 05:49 AM   #66
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You people have to remember history is changing all the time, you cannot preserve everything... History is important, but not as important as progress and living in today. History cannot always be preserved, especially if it means tearing down old run down buildings for the greater good of building skyscrapers of today that will really leave their mark in the city...
I disagree. The sea of old buildings between Midtown and Dowtown encompass some of the most beautiful areas of Manhattan. To disturb that would be a crime. No one is about to start building skyscrapers on the Champs Elysee, an area filled with buildings no older than one finds in the subject area of Manhattan. So why fiddle with this beautiful old part of NYC?
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Old July 29th, 2007, 11:45 PM   #67
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love this building, like all the ones done by Ghery.

as fore the discussion about old and new, I think it is right to keep determined areas like there are, with their historic buildings, like most of european cities do. new is important, but also the past (that is also a perfect way to attract turists)
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Old August 1st, 2007, 06:26 AM   #68
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does any ody know the deign there gonna use. or if its the one shown before.
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Old August 1st, 2007, 10:45 PM   #69
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does any ody know the deign there gonna use. or if its the one shown before.
Ratner and Gehry have yet to reveal the final design, they've been tight-lipped throughout the entire project, so we still haven't seen the final look.
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Old August 1st, 2007, 10:53 PM   #70
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o, thanks. I hoe they keep that one design, its something new. when will they be sure???
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Old September 25th, 2007, 05:04 AM   #71
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no recent pics??
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Old September 26th, 2007, 12:36 AM   #72
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wd be nice to see some photo updates.. THANKS!!
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Old September 26th, 2007, 10:29 PM   #73
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http://www.downtownexpress.com/de_228/undercover.html
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Frank Gehry’s current design for the Beekman St. tower and K-8 school is spectacular but may never see the light of day because of developer Bruce Ratner’s financing problems, a source tells UnderCover.

Ratner has never released any pictures of the building model because he may want the celebrity architect to shave some costs and fancy features off the tower, our source says, adding that the developer does not yet have the loan to build. The tipster doesn’t think the project is in danger of falling apart, but the school opening may get delayed.

“It’s drop-dead gorgeous,” says our source, who has seen the model and is sympathetic to community concerns about the building’s height. The wavy tower “looks like the ocean’s above you.”
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Old September 26th, 2007, 11:18 PM   #74
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Old September 26th, 2007, 11:22 PM   #75
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Old September 27th, 2007, 03:28 AM   #76
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the building sounds interesting though
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Old September 27th, 2007, 08:08 AM   #77
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Have they allready finished with footing, pile, operations, or am i out of date.!!!
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Old September 27th, 2007, 08:09 PM   #78
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Old September 27th, 2007, 09:47 PM   #79
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Has this one been cancelled?
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Old September 27th, 2007, 10:15 PM   #80
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not yet, just problems, like always. ughhhh..
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