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Old January 18th, 2011, 08:39 AM   #19081
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Actually, I don't think that Verizon building is too bad. sure it's not nice like Beekman, but it isn't horrible either. It also has a texture sort of similar to the stone blocks in the bridge.

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Old January 18th, 2011, 10:02 AM   #19082
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NYC seriously needs to reclad that Verizon building. Looks awful.
Reminds me the awful AXA tower in Paris :


As you said, this kind of building needs to reclad, espacially when it situated by the riverside.
Completion of the Axa reclad (renamed "First Tower"), unquestionably changed the skyline of La Defense :


I wish Verizon building mutate alike...
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Old January 18th, 2011, 10:27 AM   #19083
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I think I might be the only person on the planet who likes the Verizon Building the way it is now. It's an architectural statement from a different time period, a different school of thought. It'd be like if someone proposed recladding the Empire State Building with a tinted glass curtain wall like that of Seagram's back in the 60s. If Verizon were reclad, it would become another boring, homogenous blue glass box, which could literally be in almost any city in the world, from Shanghai to Shreveport.
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Old January 18th, 2011, 11:04 AM   #19084
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I wish people would stop talking about, verizon building. It's making me sick.
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Old January 18th, 2011, 11:25 AM   #19085
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Here is a model I made of the New World Trade Center
Well done...looks great
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Old January 18th, 2011, 12:05 PM   #19086
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Looks a bit wobbly to me.
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Old January 18th, 2011, 02:06 PM   #19087
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That's because of the glue holding down the trees. I can't wait till the whole thing is finished!
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Old January 18th, 2011, 02:38 PM   #19088
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How tall is the spire? It looks like atleast 100m
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Old January 18th, 2011, 02:47 PM   #19089
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How tall is the spire? It looks like atleast 100m
just substract total height from roof height: 541 - 417 = 124m.
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Old January 18th, 2011, 02:57 PM   #19090
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I think I might be the only person on the planet who likes the Verizon Building the way it is now. It's an architectural statement from a different time period, a different school of thought. It'd be like if someone proposed recladding the Empire State Building with a tinted glass curtain wall like that of Seagram's back in the 60s. If Verizon were reclad, it would become another boring, homogenous blue glass box, which could literally be in almost any city in the world, from Shanghai to Shreveport.
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Old January 18th, 2011, 08:15 PM   #19091
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Old January 18th, 2011, 11:55 PM   #19092
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Don't feed the troll. Anyway, I was looking at some live cams and I saw that both pools of the memorial are done. I also saw that they are starting the 57th floor, and putting more glass on 1 World Trade Center.
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Old January 19th, 2011, 04:55 AM   #19093
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I think I might be the only person on the planet who likes the Verizon Building the way it is now. It's an architectural statement from a different time period, a different school of thought. It'd be like if someone proposed recladding the Empire State Building with a tinted glass curtain wall like that of Seagram's back in the 60s. If Verizon were reclad, it would become another boring, homogenous blue glass box, which could literally be in almost any city in the world, from Shanghai to Shreveport.
I definitely have to agree with your sentiments! The classic buildings need to remain unchanged. They show the diversity of time and break up the glass walls of modern architecture.
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It would still be better than what it is now.
Definitely not true, it now represents a classic period in the construction of skyscrapers! Changing it would distort history and ruin a classic piece of architecture!
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Old January 19th, 2011, 05:41 AM   #19094
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Old January 19th, 2011, 05:45 AM   #19095
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I think I might be the only person on the planet who likes the Verizon Building the way it is now. It's an architectural statement from a different time period, a different school of thought. It'd be like if someone proposed recladding the Empire State Building with a tinted glass curtain wall like that of Seagram's back in the 60s. If Verizon were reclad, it would become another boring, homogenous blue glass box, which could literally be in almost any city in the world, from Shanghai to Shreveport.
I disagree. The 60s and 70s were a disgraceful period in skyscraper history. Nothing good came out of that era, and the Verizon tower would look great if it underwent a transformation like the AXA tower in Paris. How many blue glass boxes do you see in that area? They're all brown.
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Old January 19th, 2011, 05:49 AM   #19096
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I disagree. The 60s and 70s were a disgraceful period in skyscraper history. Nothing good came out of that era, and the Verizon tower would look great if it underwent a transformation like the AXA tower in Paris. How many blue glass boxes do you see in that area? They're all brown.
Well, let's take a look: the now reclad Tour AXA in Paris is, you guessed it, a blue curtain wall. The World Trade Center: blue curtain wall. Carnegie 57: blue curtain wall. The Shard: blue curtain wall. Hong Kong IFC: blue curtain wall. BoA Tower: blue curtain wall. Comcast Center: blue curtain wall. There's this strange fetish almost with light blue glass in modern skyscrapers. At least the other Verizon building was reclad in green, something more interesting and standout than sky freaking blue.

Just because there were very few good skyscrapers designed in the 60s and 70s doesn't mean we should reclad them all to make them look "better." I believe they wanted to reclad Sears Tower recently, reclad it silver of all things.
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Old January 19th, 2011, 06:10 AM   #19097
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Here is a model I made of the New World Trade Center:


The Memorial:


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Old January 19th, 2011, 06:12 AM   #19098
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Dude, this is not the right thread to post images of paper-model skyscrapers that aren't even related to the World Trade Center.

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Well, let's take a look: the now reclad Tour AXA in Paris is, you guessed it, a blue curtain wall. The World Trade Center: blue curtain wall. Carnegie 57: blue curtain wall. The Shard: blue curtain wall. Hong Kong IFC: blue curtain wall. BoA Tower: blue curtain wall. Comcast Center: blue curtain wall. There's this strange fetish almost with light blue glass in modern skyscrapers. At least the other Verizon building was reclad in green, something more interesting and standout than sky freaking blue.

Just because there were very few good skyscrapers designed in the 60s and 70s doesn't mean we should reclad them all to make them look "better." I believe they wanted to reclad Sears Tower recently, reclad it silver of all things.
Don't forget that there are still modern skyscrapers that aren't using blue glass: Goldman Sachs uses green curtain wall, although because of the reflection of the sky it looks like if it was light blue.

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Old January 19th, 2011, 06:31 AM   #19099
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imagine what the 1wtc will look like with 20 floors of glass it gets better and better
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Old January 19th, 2011, 06:45 AM   #19100
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wonderful work but it belongs in the scale models section http://www.skyscrapercity.com/forumd...s=&forumid=348 not here
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