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Old April 15th, 2009, 09:41 PM   #281
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The grainy-ness on 2 of the photos is actually rain, which is why i have so few photos of this building since the new year despite me going to times sq over 20 times in that same period. I have more on my camera i believe.

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Old April 20th, 2009, 08:30 AM   #282
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Old April 20th, 2009, 09:05 AM   #283
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Old April 20th, 2009, 12:57 PM   #284
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awesome!the best skyline
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Old April 21st, 2009, 02:47 AM   #285
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what are the building in the front part of the pic under construction
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Old April 21st, 2009, 03:08 AM   #286
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what are the building in the front part of the pic under construction
another set of twin residential towers... they should be close to TO. I think its only around ~30 floors total
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Old April 21st, 2009, 03:14 AM   #287
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what are the building in the front part of the pic under construction
I had that same question. That site is 505 West 37 Street, the lager tower is 43 floors and the smaller 34. Not sure on the heights, the taller one is probably in the 500ft range.

These are the most recent construction photos:
http://wirednewyork.com/forum/showpo...&postcount=111
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Old April 21st, 2009, 04:31 AM   #288
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Love this building, it looks very similar too some building in Toronto, but in Toronto it's much much taller.
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Old April 21st, 2009, 08:56 AM   #289
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Like the building, not the paper.
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Old April 21st, 2009, 06:17 PM   #290
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What paper?
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Old April 21st, 2009, 06:37 PM   #291
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Wow NYC is so beautiful to my eyes! The perfect skyline.
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Old April 21st, 2009, 10:03 PM   #292
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New York Times. But I understand the missunderstaning. Maybe because the NY Times tower is in the picture
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Old April 22nd, 2009, 06:57 PM   #293
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Wonderful , so beautiful to me
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Old April 24th, 2009, 09:10 PM   #294
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Here's another nice one, love the look of the cladding here:

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Old April 24th, 2009, 09:15 PM   #295
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Getting to the Core of 11 Times Square




Looking at 11 Times Square (R) under construction from the New York Times building.

NEW YORK—Eleven Times Square is on target to create a “heartstop” between 41st and 42nd Streets, says architect Dan Kaplan, senior partner at FXFowle. The building spans two distinct environments—from the glitz of 42nd Street to the executive grandeur of 41st Street.

Kaplan designed the 40-story building to be about space and light for tenants, a glassy tower that is “solar responsive,” he said. A concrete core inside the building allows for pillar-free corners and floor-to-ceiling windows. From the core there is a 45-foot open space to the windows. Seven unobstructed corner offices adorn each floor.

“The whole form is really unusual, it really celebrates corners,” Kaplan said. The tower will include over one million square feet of Class-A commercial office space and 55,000-square-feet of retail space on three levels. The joint owners, SPJ and Prudential, expect a LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

The set-back design allows for six large terraces, adding usable outdoor space that will be planted out. The roof, free of mechanical equipment, has a wind wall and huge views.

Building Differently

A unique method of construction was used for the building, resulting in it being ahead of schedule throughout—a rarity in the construction industry. The concrete was put up before the steel, the opposite of usual practice.

Contractors Plaza Construction worked with unions to create extra safety measures for the new way of working. The method also saved the developer $20 million, according to Simon Wasserberger, a CB Ellis salesperson whose job it is to tenant the building. An anchor tenant is yet to be signed. “We have a lot of conversations but, you know, it’s rough out there,” Wasserberger said.

The concrete core idea was explored post-9/11 when safety became a paramount design concern. Now, Kaplan said, the concept has opened up one of the choices a developer/design team has.

“The concrete core is the superior way to do it,” he said. “My suspicion is that this will become a real option. I don’t know if it will become a new standard, but I think this will be seen in a lot of high rises.”

The forces on a tall building come from the side and the concrete core acts as a spine, a stiffening agent, Kaplan said. A diagonal lattice will be added to the exterior for extra strength.

Solar Responsiveness and the Cant

Eleven Times Square is bipolar in its solar features. The sunny south side is more reflective and has projecting solar shades—eliminating problems with glare and too much light. The north side cants out, giving it a more dramatic look as well as having more transparent glass.

“Exterior solar control devices have a lot of technical challenges and construction issues but will increasingly become a standard,” Kaplan said.

The cant also gives an extra 300 square feet for each subsequent higher floor. The base of the building squeezes in, allowing openness for pedestrians. Kaplan said the squeeze also helps create a “gateway” to Times Square with the nearby Westin Hotel.

“Urbanistically there is a very clear scale of 120-foot-high buildings in the area,” said Kaplan. Protecting the many historic low-rise theatres on Avenues 7 and 8 was important to the design team.

The tower is the most recent expansion of the 1980's masterplan for the area. The Reuters building, 4 Times Square, the New York Times building all preceded 11 Times Square. Hudson Yards will be next, Kaplan said.

Tenant possession is expected in November this year.


A rendering of the lobby for 11 Times Square, a tall, glass space promoting transparency.



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Old April 29th, 2009, 11:27 PM   #296
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They need to open the doors to the balconies at the amc 25 so i can get fresh air and good photos.

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Old April 30th, 2009, 01:08 AM   #297
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Like the building, not the paper.
The New York Times is one of the best paper's in the country, light years ahead of that Murdoch rag, the Post.
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Old April 30th, 2009, 02:02 PM   #298
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It's the best, by far.

In fact, I think that it's the best English language paper in the world. The FT has equally good world coverage, but it lacks the additional daily supplements that the NYT has (e.g., Arts) and the weekly supplements (e.g., science on Tue., culinary on Wed., weekend on Fri.).
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Old April 30th, 2009, 06:57 PM   #299
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wow, i like it...new york the best city on the world!
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Old May 2nd, 2009, 12:05 AM   #300
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I wonder what parts of the building will be open to the public, and if/when they plan to re-open the balconies on the empire 25. I rather enjoyed going out there in the evenings, even in the middle of the winter....

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