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Old September 19th, 2011, 03:13 AM   #26721
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I'm curious as to what it means by "glass fins"...
Something like this:
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145 Hudson project

Take a look to this gallery of 145 Hudson (a penthouse in Tribeca), it has interesting stuff that gives you a clear idea of what they are playing with..

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Old September 19th, 2011, 05:03 AM   #26722
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Do the fins have a purpose other than decoration?
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Old September 19th, 2011, 05:11 AM   #26723
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^ The mechanical equipment is already protected by black vents, perhaps the base needs to be clad to protect even more the mechanical floors..
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A little bit detailed info about the new base glass, but still nothing visual..

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Above the blast wall and the lobby is a layer of infrastructural floors reaching to 57 meters above ground; this lower section will be covered in reflective glass. “The idea is to make it lively. The architects didn’t want it to look so dead at the bottom of the building,” Tollner says. The original plan to sheath the base in prismatic glass fell through earlier this year after millions of dollars failed to produce a satisfactory glass product. “This new design is completely different,” Tollner says. “It’s going to have glass fins, and they will have a very nice reflective quality. They’re not going to be completely flat against the building, and they’ll have a frosted texture behind. When they light up the building from within you’ll get some interesting patterns.”
http://www.scientificamerican.com/ar...d-trade-center
I'm worried about the high reflective properties of the glass fins, from some angles it'll reflect dark things like buildings, and we all know that glass does reflects things in a darker tone... Can't imagine how horrendus the base could look from a really high viewpoint such as from helicopters...

edit: Oh wait! From other upper angles the base will reflect very nice the trees of the Memorial and hopefuly the reflection of the sky in the voids..

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Old September 19th, 2011, 05:12 AM   #26724
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Old September 19th, 2011, 05:20 AM   #26725
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Old September 19th, 2011, 05:24 AM   #26726
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Who is the architect of this tower?
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Old September 19th, 2011, 05:27 AM   #26727
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Who is the architect of this tower?
David Childs
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Old September 19th, 2011, 05:29 AM   #26728
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Who is the architect of this tower?
David Childs from SOM.

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Old September 19th, 2011, 07:36 AM   #26729
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anybody know what's going on in this photo?
That's a render of the WTC transportation hub

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Old September 19th, 2011, 08:31 AM   #26730
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^ The mechanical equipment is already protected by black vents, perhaps the base needs to be clad to protect even more the mechanical floors..
Otie, was this an answer to my question?? I'm not sure if I'm catchin what you're throwin out..
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Old September 19th, 2011, 08:50 AM   #26731
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I had no idea that there is anything such as a Skyscraper museum over there??

can you pls give me the address? love to visit it myself.

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Old September 19th, 2011, 11:09 AM   #26732
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Do the fins have a purpose other than decoration?
Facade fins can act as a barricade from interior to street. A few new buildings on my campus have them and they are solely to minimize the area from which the interior can be seen, though this is only feasible with opaque glass.
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Old September 19th, 2011, 11:21 AM   #26733
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Nice! I'm looking forward to seeing a mockup or renders!

Edit: BTW Dino, your avatar is awesome!
Thanks man..The best I had so far..

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edit: Oh wait! From other upper angles the base will reflect very nice the trees of the Memorial and hopefuly the reflection of the sky in the voids..
Exactly..Actually, depends on angle..But there's a lot of colors and tones down on the street level, so I believe reflections will be awesome..

I hope to see something like that glass on museum..That would be sweet..
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Old September 19th, 2011, 11:24 AM   #26734
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Old September 19th, 2011, 11:55 AM   #26735
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Old September 19th, 2011, 01:03 PM   #26736
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Old September 19th, 2011, 04:15 PM   #26737
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ahhh, OK. Thanks!
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Old September 19th, 2011, 05:12 PM   #26738
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Wow, cool.
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Old September 19th, 2011, 05:59 PM   #26739
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Old September 19th, 2011, 06:00 PM   #26740
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Do I see new steel up again already :o?
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