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Old November 3rd, 2007, 05:41 AM   #241
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I don't like it! It looks like Shanghai, too frisky!
NY need more straight towers, not a toy tower!
I agree. While a skyscraper can be criticized for being unoriginal, uninspired or just plain boring ... the opposite is also true. Sometimes radical design is posing as originality, but if clashes with it's surroundings it becomes a true monstrosity.
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Old November 3rd, 2007, 05:43 AM   #242
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Wow what a massive change in design from... well... anything being designed before. I would be interested in seeing more of this.
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Old November 3rd, 2007, 05:46 AM   #243
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Wgat ebola all theese tower will get built till propably 2012.
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Old November 3rd, 2007, 06:11 AM   #244
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I think it could add up to the Manhattan skyline, which is completely square-looking, very 80's.
It's funny how people compare it to modernist painters in a way to undermine its value in architecture... It really brings back the idea of something "too futuristic". I bet it would even become a touristic site, due to its uniqueness; I'd like a picture of it!
As for the $30 million starter price... I think there are many people willing to pay that. I just read an article in a local magazine that the global yacht market has boomed over 10% last year... For "boats" that cost over $100 million. I bet most of these people have business in NYC.
And as for Santiago Calatrava: he has his reasons for everything. None of his projects is easy on the eyes, or goes by unnoticed: the new WTC Hub is supposed to look deconstructed, as it resembles parts of the WTC disaster site (I always thought it was obvious); this proposed buildings has a direct connection to the concept of "living in a box", common in any big city.
Summing up: I like it!
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Old November 3rd, 2007, 06:16 AM   #245
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isnt he also the architect of the chicago spire?

look what he has also designed.

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Old November 3rd, 2007, 03:13 PM   #246
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isnt he also the architect of the chicago spire?

look what he has also designed.


what a freak is that?

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Old November 3rd, 2007, 03:18 PM   #247
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3D-Cinema in Valenica
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Old November 3rd, 2007, 04:11 PM   #248
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really nice architecture very pure design
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Old November 3rd, 2007, 05:01 PM   #249
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It's an opera house called Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía... and it's in Valencia.
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Old November 3rd, 2007, 05:15 PM   #250
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isnt it a bit offtopic?
btw whats the status of the tower?
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Old November 3rd, 2007, 05:50 PM   #251
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Terrible architecture! it's not manhattan style!
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Old November 3rd, 2007, 10:42 PM   #252
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It's an opera house called Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía... and it's in Valencia.
, sorry you're right....the two buildings look very similar
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Old November 5th, 2007, 09:56 PM   #253
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Leave Calatrava alone people!!! The man's a genius as far as Spire isn't quite completely fully 101percent concerned!

This tower is a beauty of rythm, dynamism and presence. It is not bulky, yet powerful. It is slender enough to make your eyes reach for the clouds, yet does not look like a silly fragile stick or antenna. The cubes are piled in a very dynamic way, forsing the sight to go from one to another, to another. On top on all the purity of its color and its height will insure a new landmark for the city, recognizable from any angle or spot of NY (not mentionning the very probable and expectable gorgeous night lighting for those who are familiar with Calatrava's previous achievements).

I'm sick of witnessing constant bashing of this wonder on the sole basis of arguments such as: "Not NY style."
Hell!!! Chysler wasn't NY's style either at some point I'm sure!

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Old November 5th, 2007, 10:33 PM   #254
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i dont really like this building
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Old November 5th, 2007, 10:52 PM   #255
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Leave Calatrava alone people!!! The man's a genius as far as Spire isn't quite completely fully 101percent concerned!

This tower is a beauty of rythm, dynamism and presence. It is not bulky, yet powerful. It is slender enough to make your eyes reach for the clouds, yet does not look like a silly fragile stick or antenna. The cubes are piled in a very dynamic way, forsing the sight to go from one to another, to another. On top on all the purity of its color and its height will insure a new landmark for the city, recognizable from any angle or spot of NY (not mentionning the very probable and expectable gorgeous night lighting for those who are familiar with Calatrava's previous achievements).

I'm sick of witnessing constant bashing of this wonder on the sole basis of arguments such as: "Not NY style."
Hell!!! Chysler wasn't NY's style either at some point I'm sure!

I love the Chicago Spire, but this thing is junk and would be a spectacular eyesore. Just my opinion. I don't live in NYC and I'm not building it, so it ain't my call anyway.
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Old November 14th, 2007, 03:41 PM   #256
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It lokks fragile, but it is beautiful!
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Old November 14th, 2007, 05:23 PM   #257
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I think it was a bad idea to make this thread. Certainly this project is approved, but it's not coming for years if it does at all. I think this thread gives a false sense of hope to fans of the project.
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Old November 22nd, 2007, 10:18 AM   #258
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^ About three months ago, a developer said that it was still alive. If nothing happens for another year, then think all hope is lost. For now, there's at least a little hope.

The good news is that even if nothing happens, a skyscraper will be built at 80 South Street because, according to what I've been hearing, the plot is zoned for very tall buildings.
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Old November 22nd, 2007, 02:49 PM   #259
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According to what you've been hearing...
Perhaps you cannot say, but if you can: what job or activity do you do? Or at least, how did you "hear about it"?

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Old December 1st, 2007, 08:52 AM   #260
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And that's how you ruin the world's most beautiful skyline...

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