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Old May 25th, 2014, 06:39 AM   #54821
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Old May 25th, 2014, 08:33 AM   #54822
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Old May 25th, 2014, 08:58 AM   #54823
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^ As a weather fanatic and a hopeful future meteorologist, I just can't stop staring at all these breathtaking lightning shots. Wow. Just incredible.
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Old May 25th, 2014, 09:58 AM   #54824
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The building will definitely be fully opened, including to the public, by next year.
Interior work on this building is scheduled to conclude by the end of November 2014.

The anchor tenants Conde Nast are going to start moving into this building in January 2015.

The observation deck is scheduled to open the Public in May 2015.
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Old May 26th, 2014, 08:07 PM   #54825
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Old May 26th, 2014, 10:44 PM   #54826
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Because Asian and Middle Eastern skyscrapers clearly never cheat their way to the top...

What's outstanding about it? It is very tall, would still be a major skyscraper in any Chinese city and has beautiful glass and will be accompanied by other supertalls.

And relax, there will be taller buildings in NYC and maybe the US in the future.

Plus the spire looks amazing at night even though it was never clad which yes sucks but you have to get used to it.
Well, this clears a lot up on why we disagree on this issue. The very wording of your writing denotes that acceptance of the massive compromises of this building and project as a whole is paramount to appreciating it. I don't agree.
I expected a step forward from the Twins- since their construction, time has past, building technology has improved, and the site deserves the absolute pinnacle of innovation for our time. This doesn't qualify for that.
Thus the separation of opinions here is obvious: those who are quite satisfied with the development as is- as a nice, moderately tall tower that fits in seamlessly with the skyline, as opposed to those who hoping for an development that would create an icon for the 21st century and would have a monumental impact on the skyline.
This site is quite possibly one of the greatest opportunities ever lost to the world of skyscrapers.
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Old May 26th, 2014, 10:54 PM   #54827
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Well, this clears a lot up on why we disagree on this issue. The very wording of your writing denotes that acceptance of the massive compromises of this building and project as a whole is paramount to appreciating it. I don't agree.
I expected a step forward from the Twins- since their construction, time has past, building technology has improved, and the site deserves the absolute pinnacle of innovation for our time. This doesn't qualify for that.
Thus the separation of opinions here is obvious: those who are quite satisfied with the development as is- as a nice, moderately tall tower that fits in seamlessly with the skyline, as opposed to those who hoping for an development that would create an icon for the 21st century and would have a monumental impact on the skyline.
This site is quite possibly one of the greatest opportunities ever lost to the world of skyscrapers.
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Old May 27th, 2014, 01:18 AM   #54828
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I like it, but it isn't the best one, only high is impressive for me.
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Old May 27th, 2014, 01:19 AM   #54829
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Well, this clears a lot up on why we disagree on this issue. The very wording of your writing denotes that acceptance of the massive compromises of this building and project as a whole is paramount to appreciating it. I don't agree.
I expected a step forward from the Twins- since their construction, time has past, building technology has improved, and the site deserves the absolute pinnacle of innovation for our time. This doesn't qualify for that.
Thus the separation of opinions here is obvious: those who are quite satisfied with the development as is- as a nice, moderately tall tower that fits in seamlessly with the skyline, as opposed to those who hoping for an development that would create an icon for the 21st century and would have a monumental impact on the skyline.
This site is quite possibly one of the greatest opportunities ever lost to the world of skyscrapers.
Indeed. I do agree. Sad but true.
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Old May 27th, 2014, 04:17 AM   #54830
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Old May 27th, 2014, 04:29 AM   #54831
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Well, this clears a lot up on why we disagree on this issue. The very wording of your writing denotes that acceptance of the massive compromises of this building and project as a whole is paramount to appreciating it. I don't agree.
I expected a step forward from the Twins- since their construction, time has past, building technology has improved, and the site deserves the absolute pinnacle of innovation for our time. This doesn't qualify for that.
Thus the separation of opinions here is obvious: those who are quite satisfied with the development as is- as a nice, moderately tall tower that fits in seamlessly with the skyline, as opposed to those who hoping for an development that would create an icon for the 21st century and would have a monumental impact on the skyline.
This site is quite possibly one of the greatest opportunities ever lost to the world of skyscrapers.
There are so many vested interests at the World Trade Center site, in terms of land ownership, security, politics, emotional significance, etc, that it was never a candidate for innovation. We are lucky there is anything there at all. As a design purist, I don't expect you to really care about all that, but it's the reality of the situation. Does no good lamenting about an impossibility.
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Old May 27th, 2014, 06:01 AM   #54832
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Old May 27th, 2014, 06:13 AM   #54833
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Old May 27th, 2014, 06:43 PM   #54834
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The Conde Nast kitchen vents on the 35th floor, North side:


So if these are already installed, What are the ones on the 88th floor for?
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Old May 27th, 2014, 07:03 PM   #54835
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Old May 27th, 2014, 07:14 PM   #54836
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Old May 27th, 2014, 07:39 PM   #54837
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They just installed the ones on the north side. The others were test pieces.
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Old May 27th, 2014, 08:23 PM   #54838
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As far as Ive seen nobody who is critical of this building has denied NYC's status as a sublime city. NYC may be one of the greatest cities in the world, that doesn't have anything to do whatsoever with the quality of this building. So why compare NYC as a whole with (lesser) Asian cities if someone gives his / her criticism regarding only this building?

I'd say the building is decent, except the antenna (which it clearly is, it's not a 'spire'). Why take that as an "Asian vs US city" argument? Ii's nothing to do with it. Conversely, NYC is a city of such an outstanding quality that it deserves something better than this mediocrity.

Finally, I don't see why in a thread that is clearly meant to discuss a certain building one shouldn't give any criticism regarding that building but instead is only allowed to revere it and post (tons of) pictures.
It's not about Asian city vs US city. NYC have far more greater builings-buildings with significance, not just in height and esthethics as compared to other emerging skyscraper cities. You might consider this freedom tower as mediocre in design or height but to most, it's one elegant tall building besides its prime location. I agree some were disappointed when the final rendering came out then constructed. But it's design is simple but unique.
My point is that those great new taller (constructed and proposed) in other cities might be engineering or architectural marvels but who'd appreciated them when their location is not that great. Take for example those towers in KSA-who gets to see and appreciate them aside from annual pilgrims in the islamic world, and that still partly occupied current tallest in Dubai and those magnificent number of supertalls in Chinese cities that you could hardly see in any given day (save for some days after a heavy downpour.
Freedom tower will be put to great use as its predecessor.
We're not just talking about freedom tower and other supertall structures here but also about world cities skyscrapers and it's overall impact and NYC is only one of them.
I'm not inciting CvC here, absolutely not. In the future we'll see more and more taller structures being built with staggering heights more than what's currently under construction. But in the end it's all about significance, for instance the Empire State Building(it is now considered short when compared with other supertalls but still is one of the greatest buildings in the world). Height and beauty do matter but sometimes they don't. You see, beauty is in the eye of the beholder:-)
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Old May 27th, 2014, 08:36 PM   #54839
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Old May 27th, 2014, 08:42 PM   #54840
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