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Old May 7th, 2008, 08:53 PM   #541
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A residential project nearly in the middle of Manhattan doesnt sound good to me. You go out of your house and find yourself stuck in the crowd. Its better if they are offices.
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Old May 7th, 2008, 09:16 PM   #542
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A residential project nearly in the middle of Manhattan doesnt sound good to me. You go out of your house and find yourself stuck in the crowd. Its better if they are offices.
Its New York crowds dont really matter when it comes to residents. But yes there should be more offices in this area.
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Old May 8th, 2008, 12:19 AM   #543
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i could really care less if it is office or residential. financial district is majorily offices and very few residential... and the place is dead after everyone gets off work. So i think there should be a good balance between the two
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Old May 8th, 2008, 01:46 AM   #544
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It's not like there's no residential buildings now and there are more residential buildings going up in the area.
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Old May 8th, 2008, 02:45 AM   #545
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Just answer the question. What would you do if they were residential?
What would you say?
What kind of question is that, how do you anwser that question. The old WTC building and these building have nothing to do with each other. And I can't anwser that question because I wasn't even born when they were being built. So I can only suggest you ask the people who built them, good luck on that.
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Old May 21st, 2008, 01:16 AM   #546
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nice, its mostly residential?
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Old May 21st, 2008, 02:30 AM   #547
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What kind of question is that, how do you anwser that question. The old WTC building and these building have nothing to do with each other. And I can't anwser that question because I wasn't even born when they were being built. So I can only suggest you ask the people who built them, good luck on that.
Yeah, I should have mentioned I was joking. How do you answer that? idk.
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Old May 21st, 2008, 08:16 AM   #548
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I like a lot of the buildings being built presently, but i wish there were more that werent glass boxes. i like a mixture of different types. why are so many being made like this??


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Old May 21st, 2008, 04:33 PM   #549
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I like a lot of the buildings being built presently, but i wish there were more that werent glass boxes. i like a mixture of different types. why are so many being made like this??


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You mean glass boxes?
Well, the glass is used for obvious reasons, while the boxes are the most common "type" of skyscraper in New York because it is the most efficient way for building: you occupy ALL the space you are entitled to, maximizing profit in relationship to the money spent. New York is the most expensive city in the world in terms of building space, so a builder wants to get as much money as possible. And a "box" is the most efficient form to achieve this.
If a building space didn't cost so much, then they would probably build as they do in the rest of the world, with a lot of curves and "futuristic" looks that are pleasing for the eye but a total waste of space and money, so, extremely stupid.
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Old May 22nd, 2008, 01:18 AM   #550
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You mean glass boxes?
Well, the glass is used for obvious reasons, while the boxes are the most common "type" of skyscraper in New York because it is the most efficient way for building: you occupy ALL the space you are entitled to, maximizing profit in relationship to the money spent. New York is the most expensive city in the world in terms of building space, so a builder wants to get as much money as possible. And a "box" is the most efficient form to achieve this.
If a building space didn't cost so much, then they would probably build as they do in the rest of the world, with a lot of curves and "futuristic" looks that are pleasing for the eye but a total waste of space and money, so, extremely stupid.
yes that makes sense, but why not use other materials besides glass, like stone or marble. I mean, they did with the ESB and Chrysler. and even the citicorp building has a shiny texture that glass cant mimic. Is it that expensive?? to change materials every once and a while??
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Old May 22nd, 2008, 01:56 AM   #551
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yes that makes sense, but why not use other materials besides glass, like stone or marble. I mean, they did with the ESB and Chrysler. and even the citicorp building has a shiny texture that glass cant mimic. Is it that expensive?? to change materials every once and a while??
I don't know how expensive the various materials are, but I do know one thing: by using large quantities of glass you can diminish energy consumption for lighting during the day, something that will affect the economic and environmental aspect of the building. Although I do know that a variety of materials is nice, and New York is still building stone buildings (there is one that will be built right next to the WTC site, 99 church street). And there are already plenty of old buildings that make a good contrast.

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Old May 22nd, 2008, 03:08 PM   #552
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Weren't these Midtown Towers supposed to be built on the same spot MSG is on now?

MSG will be renovated and modernized (they've announced it in April).
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Old August 5th, 2008, 11:05 PM   #553
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Just answer the question. What would you do if they were residential?
What would you say?
i'd say how much and when can i move in??
imagine if the WTC was residential and you owned the space where windows used to be, i would not mind waking up to a view like that everyday. though it would cost well over $100 million to buy it in todays dollars.
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Old September 24th, 2008, 02:35 PM   #554
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whats up with this
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Old September 24th, 2008, 08:16 PM   #555
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Old September 25th, 2008, 02:16 AM   #556
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Grr I was expecting an update when this jumped to the top of the forum!
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Old September 25th, 2008, 06:03 AM   #557
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your not the only one. I hate when people bring up thread from 3 page back ask if theres news. The answer is hell no, We're all sitting on our hands waiting for some.
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Old September 25th, 2008, 06:39 AM   #558
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sometimes it takes a spark o ignite a new conversation on a project, you dont consider that
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Old September 25th, 2008, 08:50 AM   #559
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whats up with this
Backupcoolmen, you're new, so i can't rip you to hard, but please don't bump old threads. If there is new information it will be posted, you don't need to bump it for that.

You have no idea how annoying it is to see an old thread about a really interesting building in your subscribed folder....only to open it and see "whats up with this one?" It makes me want to beat small children.
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Old September 25th, 2008, 10:56 PM   #560
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sometimes it takes a spark o ignite a new conversation on a project, you dont consider that
All I want to talk about is, how good it looks when it starts coming out of the ground. Talking about it at this point is meanless. I've been waiting for news on this since May. And I thought I was about to get some. You got my hopes up, that I don't like.
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