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Old August 29th, 2009, 10:56 PM   #941
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Absolutely a beauty, in all senses, a true beauty and soon, once it is finished, it will become an icon to its own sort and I am sure, there will be more cities and/or architects who will try to copy it or come up with something better, but they won't. This bldg is in my opinion the new Chrysler and/or Empire S building of 21st century due to its unique design and above all, the curves, yet so elegantly and gently making it a jaw dropping, aw inspiring icon! BRAVO to NYC
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Old August 30th, 2009, 03:06 AM   #942
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while i love the east west and north sides, and agree that it is iconic, the south side is virtually a blank wall, and i wish it had been made wavy too. still love the tower though. i love how the setbacks recall the classic skyscrapers of the 20s and 30s but the steel wavy facade keeps it modern and futuristic.
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Old August 30th, 2009, 05:54 AM   #943
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I don't hate it, read my other comments on it. It bothers me how it's hiding the Woolworth.
Tell me about it! My favorite uncle has an apartment at 90 Gold Street in the Southbridge Towers (those are the brown highrise buildings with the vertical off-white stripes) and his view of the old Woolworth Building is blocked forever! Fortunately he still has a view of the midtown skyline.
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Old August 30th, 2009, 05:31 PM   #944
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Tell me about it! My favorite uncle has an apartment at 90 Gold Street in the Southbridge Towers (those are the brown highrise buildings with the vertical off-white stripes) and his view of the old Woolworth Building is blocked forever! Fortunately he still has a view of the midtown skyline.
well, that too comes with living in a real city that works and lives. It grows, it changes etc. It could be sad for some who don't like some amazing structures to be blocked off, on the other hand, it adds up more beauty and dazzling effects to the city's skyline.
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Old August 31st, 2009, 02:21 AM   #945
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well, that too comes with living in a real city that works and lives. It grows, it changes etc. It could be sad for some who don't like some amazing structures to be blocked off, on the other hand, it adds up more beauty and dazzling effects to the city's skyline.

Oh, I agree with you! Uncle Mike pays something like $600 a month for his rent controlled apartment on the 14th floor which should fetch more like $2600 !!!!! It has a balcony and newly redesigned bathroom and big windows. I stay there every time I'm in NYC.

So we can't see the old Woolworth anymore - big deal. He still has an amazing view of the ESB and the Chrysler and Metropolitan Life.
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Old August 31st, 2009, 03:12 AM   #946
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DarrylStrawberry, Wired New York.

Apparently the top of the crane in this picture is about the top of the building, don't know exactly how many floors that is.

Wow look how high it is already!
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Old August 31st, 2009, 04:03 AM   #947
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while i love the east west and north sides, and agree that it is iconic, the south side is virtually a blank wall, and i wish it had been made wavy too. still love the tower though. i love how the setbacks recall the classic skyscrapers of the 20s and 30s but the steel wavy facade keeps it modern and futuristic.
In the original design, all sides were wavy, but with the housing market declining over the past couple years and the bubble burst, the company had to decide between cutting down on costs, or not building it at all. They went with the first option, and the flat sides are the result of the cost cutting process.
Better less pretty (but always amazing) then nonexistent.
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Old August 31st, 2009, 04:56 AM   #948
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Absolutely a beauty, in all senses, a true beauty and soon, once it is finished, it will become an icon to its own sort and I am sure, there will be more cities and/or architects who will try to copy it or come up with something better, but they won't. This bldg is in my opinion the new Chrysler and/or Empire S building of 21st century due to its unique design and above all, the curves, yet so elegantly and gently making it a jaw dropping, aw inspiring icon! BRAVO to NYC
Couldn't have said it better myself...well done!
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Old August 31st, 2009, 01:47 PM   #949
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Oh, I agree with you! Uncle Mike pays something like $600 a month for his rent controlled apartment on the 14th floor which should fetch more like $2600 !!!!! It has a balcony and newly redesigned bathroom and big windows. I stay there every time I'm in NYC.

So we can't see the old Woolworth anymore - big deal. He still has an amazing view of the ESB and the Chrysler and Metropolitan Life.
Oh wow your uncle is a lucky one for sure, knowing how expensive NYC is and specially around Woolworth/area.

I wish I had an uncle like him too. The view is far better than many hotels around town from his apartment.
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Old August 31st, 2009, 01:50 PM   #950
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Couldn't have said it better myself...well done!
I am sure you could as long as you 'd be ready to give it a try. huh?

Well, it is beautiful, I guess the design is more important than the height only. Although I love supertalls like Burj Dubai and appreciate those who built it, but this building really rocks. It already has left the rest of most new designs way behind and many designs elsewhere will follow its shape and above all, the dazzling effect it creates by just looking at it from street level.
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This picture is from a long time ago when they just started work after the delay, but it does show you where Beekman will be popping above the skyline....if you can find it.

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I will die for a view like that!
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that what "Edit" button for
Easy now....she said she'd sell her shoes. Rule #492a says...."never mess with a lady who offers her shoes up for sale"!
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Old September 1st, 2009, 05:35 AM   #956
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Most pictures don't do this building justice. The facade is even better in life and it's much better than I though it would be. It may be the coolest looking skyscraper in lower Manhattan for a little while.
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Old September 1st, 2009, 06:25 AM   #957
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Not the Manolo Blahniks and the Jimmy Chus!!!!!!
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Old September 1st, 2009, 02:26 PM   #958
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This picture is from a long time ago when they just started work after the delay, but it does show you where Beekman will be popping above the skyline....if you can find it.

image hosted on flickr

http://www.flickr.com/photos/3447164...7620967620515/
WOW pretty much sums NYC in one shot!!! Love the city!!! the best ever
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Old September 1st, 2009, 03:05 PM   #959
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see, when most people look at that photo they will see an amazing skyline, an awesome shot.
I see the Beaver tower
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In the original design, all sides were wavy, but with the housing market declining over the past couple years and the bubble burst, the company had to decide between cutting down on costs, or not building it at all. They went with the first option, and the flat sides are the result of the cost cutting process.
Better less pretty (but always amazing) then nonexistent.
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