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Old September 21st, 2007, 11:45 PM   #21
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cool, a new tall tower for new york. please build it, new york needs it!!
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Old September 22nd, 2007, 12:40 AM   #22
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cool, a new tall tower for new york. please build it, new york needs it!!
The best part, the existing structure supports the height and does not need to be dismantled - thus providing a speedy construction.
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Old September 22nd, 2007, 12:51 AM   #23
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actually, i believe that the 'new' tower will be built ON TOP of the building left from the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Tower. it was to be built during the 1930's to surpass the ESB and become the new wtb. but the great depression forced the developers to only put a fraction of the floors originally planned. so i'm guessing that this building was built with enough plumbing, structural support, electrical wire, elevators, etc to add on alot more floors and be finished with its full potential.
I don't think it will be built upon this. The developer doesn't even own this site. It will be built on the lowrise structure adjacent to the clocktower which is on 23rd Street between Madison and Park Ave. South.
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Old September 22nd, 2007, 08:00 AM   #24
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Just a few days ago i was thinking of the Metropolitan Life, addition of 1928 (the giant building to the left) it currently has 27 floors, and i would not doubt almost a million sq.ft. of space, this tower will not be built on this building, as i believe the article said it's to be built on a 17 story building fronting Madison Square park or One Madison Sq.

However, the 27 story building was designed to be (originally) 125 floors, and surpass the then uncompleted Empire State Building.

So a few days ago i was thinking, originally this structure was (is) a self supporting load bearing steel frame, along with the weight of a masonry curtain wall, with all the modern structural technology, lightweight steel, and concrete, diagonal bracing, and trusses, this thing could easily handle another 120 to 150 floors, now that would be interesting to see.!!!
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Old September 22nd, 2007, 05:11 PM   #25
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That would be really interesting the see the renders of what that building would have looked like had it been completed back in the 30's
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Old September 22nd, 2007, 07:15 PM   #26
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That would be really interesting the see the renders of what that building would have looked like had it been completed back in the 30's
And here it is... the early 1930s MetLife plan for the 1312' (400 metres) tower.

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Old September 22nd, 2007, 07:27 PM   #27
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would've been EPIC
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Old September 22nd, 2007, 08:15 PM   #28
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It's not too late for a developer to come along and design something.
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Old September 22nd, 2007, 08:40 PM   #29
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It's not too late for a developer to come along and design something.
With something like this, i'd like to see the stone gradually,(as it rises) turn into glass, with the same profile as the rendering, (a little taller of course) with a longer shaft of building, like the ESB. carefully done this thing could be 150 storys.!!!

I wonder if that is the plan for this 900 footer, to intagrate it with the older structure.?
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Old September 24th, 2007, 04:10 AM   #30
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hahaha I really thought they were knocking down the Met tower I was about to have a heart attack
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Old September 24th, 2007, 10:57 PM   #31
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Met Tower was the first skyscraper over 200m, Ny would never destroy it i think
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Old September 24th, 2007, 11:42 PM   #32
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And here it is... the early 1930s MetLife plan for the 1312' (400 metres) tower.

Whoa, that is a great pic. Can't believe that there was a 1300 footer planned there.
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Old September 24th, 2007, 11:48 PM   #33
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i luv the look of that tower.........
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Old September 27th, 2007, 10:32 PM   #34
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SheistbugzzNY, why do you create a new thread?

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=528659
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Old September 28th, 2007, 08:59 AM   #35
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This building is being advertised as One Madison Park in the October 2007 issue of W magazine. It says the residences start at $6.9 million dollars and there website is onemadisonpark.com. I kind of made an outline where the building is located its right to the left of the tree line brownstone street level buildings.. if that helped. and that height is not accurate sorry..
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Old September 28th, 2007, 09:33 AM   #36
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That is not the building been proposed on this thread. That is this one that is under construction...

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Old September 28th, 2007, 09:47 AM   #37
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well excuse me you don't seem like you know whats going there either....you say your even from new york...eeek sorry
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Old September 28th, 2007, 09:52 AM   #38
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hmmm, what? The building you outline is not the one been proposed on this thread. It looks just like the renderings I posted, is it not? Then it is not the building we are talking about on this thread.
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Old October 8th, 2007, 04:19 PM   #39
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On September 20, 2007, an article by Ariel Rosenberg at www.globes.co.il said that "Elad Properties is planning to build Manhattan's tallest residential skyscraper" and "will invest $450 million in the One Madison Avenue building, fronting Madison Square Park and East 23rd Street, adding floors to the 17-story New York City landmark," adding that the result will be a 74-story skyscraper that will be 900 feet tall."

That same day, a Reuters article said Elad planned to construct an additional 75 floors on top of an existing 20-story building and this report led to speculation on the Internet that Elad might be planned to build atop the MetLife Annex building that occupies the entire block between Madison Avenue, Park Avenue South, and 24th and 25th Streets and is notable for its scalloped facades and the fact that the Depression stopped construction at about the 30th floor although the building was planned by architect Harvey Wiley Corbett to be 100 stories high.

Is this two different towers or are they talking about the same building. kind of confusing 74 floors, now 75 floors and dont forget about the one under constuction. what the hell going on at one madison?
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Old October 22nd, 2007, 08:47 PM   #40
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Any renderings yet?
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