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Old October 23rd, 2007, 11:06 PM   #21
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Lloyd, once again, concerning NY's infos: you rule. A true lecture that above post was.
I was aware of most of the project but I must admit I was a bit confused as to where was each one of them.

If you need to know stuff about La Défense... Wait. No... I'm not even THAT much on the dot with LD either...

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Old October 23rd, 2007, 11:16 PM   #22
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Lloyd, once again, concerning NY's infos: you rule. A true lecture that above post was.
I was aware of most of the project but I must admit I was a bit confused as to where was each one of them.

If you need to know stuff about La Défense... Wait. No... I'm not even THAT much on the dot with LD either...

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Hi, mate.

My pleasure. I see that you have connections to three of my ten favorite cities in the world (Lon, Paris and Munich). Where do you live?
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Old October 24th, 2007, 03:14 PM   #23
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Rendering from the 23 Oct. 2007 NY Post:
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Old October 24th, 2007, 04:31 PM   #24
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Sweet rendering.
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Old October 24th, 2007, 06:09 PM   #25
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The small yellow brick building shown across the street from this tower has been replaced by a new 50 story tower called the Atelier, and the parking lot seen to the right is now a construction site for another 50+ story tower.
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Old October 24th, 2007, 06:41 PM   #26
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Rendering from the 23 Oct. 2007 NY Post:
I'm guessing 700'.
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Old October 26th, 2007, 11:56 PM   #27
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Old October 27th, 2007, 02:23 AM   #28
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great addition to the skyline. simple but elegant.

Does anybody have pics of the construction site? (or also just the area in general...)
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Old October 27th, 2007, 05:55 AM   #29
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great addition to the skyline. simple but elegant.

Does anybody have pics of the construction site? (or also just the area in general...)
It's rising on the lot located just behind the orange-ish brick building in the middle of this photo.



Also, to give you more perspective, the south corner of the orange-ish brick building shown above is visible in the far left corner of the following photo:
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Old October 27th, 2007, 02:09 PM   #30
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Hmmm I think you ment in the far LEFT corner not the right. Because otherwise we would not be able to see it in the first pic.
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Old October 27th, 2007, 02:30 PM   #31
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Hmmm I think you ment in the far LEFT corner not the right. Because otherwise we would not be able to see it in the first pic.
That's correct.
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Old October 27th, 2007, 06:46 PM   #32
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THey're located on 42nd St. between 10th and 11th. This area has scores of projects under construction or planned and will be like an entire new city (i.e., like Canary Wharf or LaDefense or BPC in lower Manhattan).
Mmmm... Funny how the streets are named there. In Finland each and every one of the streets are named separately, with a real name. To me an address like that tells absolutely nothing. Only if the name contains a real name of some place, it's a bit more understandable. Actually, the only places I know for sure in NY, are the Central Park and Ground Zero.

Would u tell me, in which direction from the Central Park is this place and how many km:s? Is it North?
It's said, that the ground of New York is extremely expensive (as I'm sure it is). There are still dozens of small buildings for ex. in the LLoydGeorge's first pic. Remove all of them, and replace them with something much higher, and u'll get some more space.

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Old October 27th, 2007, 07:09 PM   #33
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Mmmm... Funny how the streets are named there. In Finland each and every one of the streets are named separately, with a real name.... There are still dozens of small buildings for ex. in the LLoydGeorge's first pic. Remove all of them, and replace them with something much higher, and u'll get some more space.
The part of NY that was first settled in the early 1600's has named (not numbered) streets, and they're not laid out in a grid.

As for the lowrise buildings, they're largely beautiful structures from the 1800's and early 1900's. It would be a crime to raze them.
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Old October 27th, 2007, 10:45 PM   #34
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To me an address like that tells absolutely nothing. Only if the name contains a real name of some place, it's a bit more understandable.

There are still dozens of small buildings for ex. in the LLoydGeorge's first pic. Remove all of them, and replace them with something much higher, and u'll get some more space.

I think trying to remember hundreds of names would be more difficult than numbers if you know in which direction you are going. As for those small buildings, removing them would be a crime like LloydGeorge said.
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Old October 28th, 2007, 08:09 PM   #35
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Would u tell me, in which direction from the Central Park is this place and how many km:s? Is it North?
Riverplace II is near 42nd and 11th. You could probably walk to Central Park in about 18 minutes.

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Old October 28th, 2007, 10:25 PM   #36
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Wow, I love this project! So cool to see this area coming up! This towers are very slender, don't see that much in NYC.
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Old October 29th, 2007, 05:53 AM   #37
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They are called the "Silver Towers," according to the article at www.wtc.com.
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Old October 29th, 2007, 06:37 AM   #38
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Awesome towers.
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Old November 3rd, 2007, 06:46 AM   #39
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[QUOTE=Alweron;16141047]Mmmm... Funny how the streets are named there. In Finland each and every one of the streets are named separately, with a real name. To me an address like that tells absolutely nothing. Only if the name contains a real name of some place, it's a bit more understandable. Actually, the only places I know for sure in NY, are the Central Park and Ground Zero.[QUOTE]


Well, it might not tell you anything, but by jut saing the number of the street, you already know in which area and direction of the city it is, since they are all in order. Something a "real" name can't tell you. Therefore, I think this kind of mapping "tells" me more than a simple name (unless it is a famous name, like Napoleon Avenue, but that only tells me about the person, something I don't care about while looking for an address).


LLyodGeorge

thank you very much for the explanation, it was illuminating.
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Old November 23rd, 2007, 09:04 AM   #40
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We have something rising:


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