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Old September 6th, 2009, 04:36 AM   #981
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Definenlty will go down as a classic
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Old September 6th, 2009, 05:33 AM   #982
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What I like about this project?

While almost 90% of all skyscrapers currently under construction all across the 5 continents are covered in blue/green glass and all looking kind of the same and very transparant, NYC again is setting the trend with this new design, just like they did during the 1930s, using different materials that are so essential if not crucial to make a skyscraper look jawdropping and elegant.

It shouldn't be all about the glitter/glamour effect, but also the building itself.

I like it and thank you NYC for building this true La Prima Donna for the city of lights.
That's the problem with building so many projects at the same time, all of it is going to look old at once. The blue/green glass is going to go out of style one day, and all buildings that used it are going to look old at once. But this building is different, I agree.
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Old September 6th, 2009, 06:49 AM   #983
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Some great shots in here, all from ZippyTheChimp on Wired New York.



















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Old September 6th, 2009, 01:06 PM   #984
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wow, great progress. my favourite ss u/c in nyc!
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Old September 6th, 2009, 02:33 PM   #985
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Old September 6th, 2009, 03:26 PM   #986
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Wonderful

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Old September 7th, 2009, 11:25 PM   #987
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Old September 8th, 2009, 12:02 AM   #988
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First I was a bit sceptical about this tower, but now when I see how the cladding is looking in reality I think that this will be a very good addition to the skyline of NYC. I think it will look really great when its finished!
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Old September 8th, 2009, 07:23 PM   #989
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Old September 8th, 2009, 07:36 PM   #990
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Old September 8th, 2009, 09:41 PM   #991
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Nice building!
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Old September 9th, 2009, 05:11 AM   #992
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lol

yea, definitely ghery. non-transcendent buildings like this one do become 'old'. between a box and a box with decorated outside, i prefer a box.
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Old September 9th, 2009, 06:53 AM   #993
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my favourite ss u/c in nyc!
I second that. Beautiful and imaginative.
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Old September 9th, 2009, 08:38 AM   #994
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Wow the impact on the skyline is a lot more powerful than I thought it would be.
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Old September 9th, 2009, 01:46 PM   #995
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I like the contrast between old and new in this photo.

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Old September 9th, 2009, 02:08 PM   #996
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Old September 9th, 2009, 07:01 PM   #997
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it is very imposing, and unique. it looks vaguely gothic..which compliments the woolworth
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Old September 9th, 2009, 11:15 PM   #998
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That's the problem with building so many projects at the same time, all of it is going to look old at once. The blue/green glass is going to go out of style one day, and all buildings that used it are going to look old at once. But this building is different, I agree.
Exactly dear Onn, and as I said previously, this one particular skyscraper is going to set a whole new tendence as soon as it is finished.

It has something really stylish and elegant about it. Who is the architect? I mean the man or the woman behind this unique design?

I call this project "Simplicity at its best".
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Old September 10th, 2009, 12:13 AM   #999
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Exactly dear Onn, and as I said previously, this one particular skyscraper is going to set a whole new tendence as soon as it is finished.

It has something really stylish and elegant about it. Who is the architect? I mean the man or the woman behind this unique design?

I call this project "Simplicity at its best".
Quite a man, although he normally doesn’t do skyscrapers.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Gehry
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Old September 10th, 2009, 12:32 AM   #1000
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Quite a man, although he normally doesn’t do skyscrapers.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Gehry
Oh thank you Onn, I surely know Frank Gehry! He is a genius

Finally, he changed the turn of the century and the tendence.

I should sell my stocks as soon as this beauty is finished and topped off and buy Aluminium! ( sorry, I am not sure which material is used to cover her?!) but whatever it is, it will be worthy buying it.
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