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Old October 22nd, 2007, 08:51 PM   #41
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This beauty just up the street from the proposed Liebeskind tower starts construction this January:
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Old October 22nd, 2007, 09:01 PM   #42
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I cant see what you tried to post.
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Old October 22nd, 2007, 09:16 PM   #43
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The new tower would rise on the righthand side of the building here (viewed from 23rd Street)...

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Old November 23rd, 2007, 08:51 AM   #44
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Would this be Dan's first real skyscraper in the city? Is Libeskind on it?
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Old February 3rd, 2008, 09:16 AM   #45
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Nice proposal, but I do not want this residential tower built. I would rather revive the 100-story Metropolitan Life North Building by adding 70 stories to the building in its existing facade.
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Old February 4th, 2008, 01:48 AM   #46
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And here it is... the early 1930s MetLife plan for the 1312' (400 metres) tower.


Too bad. That would have been a good looking headquarters for Met Life. The old Pan Am building they're in now is ugly.
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Old February 4th, 2008, 04:23 AM   #47
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Proposed Met Life building (1913) =
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Old February 4th, 2008, 04:38 AM   #48
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Too bad. That would have been a good looking headquarters for Met Life. The old Pan Am building they're in now is ugly.
I would not say "ugly", but rather, a period piece with significance, for example, at the time of it's construction (1960 to 63) it was the largest privately owned office tower in the world, (second only to the Pentagon) with a total of 3.5 million sq. ft. of space, and almost 70.000 sq. ft. per floor, and a height of 808'. but the most intresting aspect of the tower was how the footings and foundation were constructed over and around the Grand central station subgrade rail lines, (26 tracks on two levels) also the iron of the tower was brought to the site by rail, and lifted from railroad flat cars directly, the only time this ever happened in NYC constructon.

I do argree that finishing the original plan of the Metropolitan life tower would have been awesome, but i'll bet it did not have 3.5 million sq. ft. But i'm sure that in the near future, (within 10 years anyway) someone will come up with a plan to extend and complete the existing building.
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Old February 4th, 2008, 05:36 AM   #49
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The quote is: "Yitzhak Tshuva’s private real estate arm Elad Properties is planning to build Manhattan’s tallest residential skyscraper, which will be one of the tallest buildings in the world". The comma doesn't turn "one of the tallest buildings in the world" into "one of the tallest residential buildings in the world". The journalist was just looking for a sensational piece of news, and tried to pass this project off as "one of the tallest buildings in the world", using the trick that (he thought) it would be one of the tallest residentials. But neither it is anywhere close to being "one of the tallest buildings in the world", being only one third as tall as Burj Dubai, nor is it even remarkable anymore among the tallest residentials, since real residential supertalls that will dwarf projects like this are already going up in places like Dubai (and probably there are at least a handful other residential supertalls being planned in Chinese cities, but it's hard to follow all the hundreds of skyscraper projects already going on in China to say for sure, especially since China's current lion's share in the skyscraper market is rather underrepresented in this forum).
The tallest residential tower (even taller than any in dubai or china) is che Cgicago Spire. No doubt on that.
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Old February 4th, 2008, 11:22 PM   #50
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when it would have been build in 1913 you would have a different opinion about it now
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Old February 5th, 2008, 12:55 PM   #51
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Hey man, you never know... Most Parisians hated the Eiffel Tower when it got built, so I'm not sure you're correct in your assessment there...
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Old April 24th, 2008, 10:51 AM   #52
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It's not too late for a developer to come along and design something.
I'd like if they simply finished it in the original way it was designed!!

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Old April 24th, 2008, 04:53 PM   #53
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Hey man, you never know... Most Parisians hated the Eiffel Tower when it got built, so I'm not sure you're correct in your assessment there...
right, but today the tower would be one of the most famous towers on earth ( like the ESB now is )
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Indeed... I would love it!
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Old April 26th, 2008, 02:39 AM   #55
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Maybe they will extend it with a glass tower, something like the Hearst building.
Lately you see it all the time where the facade of the previous building on the
site is incorporated into the new design.
In this case the foundation and the first 30 floors are already there.
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