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Old November 23rd, 2007, 09:58 AM   #21
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How about being specific?

With any luck, all those dark colors will be removed. It will look better with lighter colors.
This truly is one of the best projects I've seen. It also will extend the skyline from Manhattan Island to an outter part of the city.
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Old November 23rd, 2007, 10:11 AM   #22
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Interesting design. I like it!
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Old November 23rd, 2007, 10:40 AM   #23
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Old November 23rd, 2007, 10:38 PM   #24
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He doesn't have to be. If he doesn't like it then that's his opinion. I also do not like these buildings. Ebola I can guarantee you that if this was not proposed in New York, or the USA you would not think as much of it.
Well that's the most arrogant and misinformed comment I've heard in this section. Way to go. Are you even aware of the types of buildings that I like and how much I desire them?
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Old November 23rd, 2007, 11:14 PM   #25
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Ebola, nobody is telling you what to like or what to hate here. Just b/c some of us feel that the SilverCup Towers are wrong, doesn't mean that we are stopping you from supporting. I have acknowledged that you like them, but I feel that it's not a good idea for the area, but this is my opinion and mine only. I would rather find a way to reuse the former SilverCup Studios Bldg rather than tear it down. Let's not forget that where Vitagraph Stuidios stood in Brooklyn it was reused as a school, so I don't see why something like this can't happen here. On a side note, the plan looks like one of those WTC plan rejects.
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Old November 23rd, 2007, 11:19 PM   #26
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Same BS w/ the WTC, huh? Never gets old I guess.
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Old November 24th, 2007, 03:03 AM   #27
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Rogers really knows how to make great towers and this is proof of it. Anyone who thinks a box is always something that's negative needs a knife through the skull.
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There are some things that look good here and some things that don't. The "X" pattern works, especially with these towers of different heights.

Overall color good. Can't stand the red panels, though. Really ruins it. In render, looks like those paper projects kids paste in the window in grade school. The top looks like a building that's been encased in lucite. Modify or eliminate those two things and it doesn't look junky, IMO. How's that for "specific"?
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Old November 24th, 2007, 03:47 AM   #28
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Yeah, I agree that the dark colored panels kill it, but the smaller towers don't have them.
The thing that the smaller towers should have is that hollow roof, which the taller towers have. That enhances the design.

More good news is that the crazy panels are only on one or two facades of the towers, which means they are not needed. You never know what will happen. Besides, in real life, I doubt that the panels would look exactly like the renderings.
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Old November 24th, 2007, 03:11 PM   #29
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Its ugly imo, because it seems to be a building inside of a glass construction. It feels like your in a zoo watching animals. It also feels out of place in one of the few old cities that the USA has.
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Old November 24th, 2007, 11:48 PM   #31
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Same BS w/ the WTC, huh? Never gets old I guess.
First off, cut the personal attacks on this. The renderings looks more like building some kind of postwar factory than it does for some apartments or office building. I used to remember seeing Silver Cup Studios everytime I cross the Queensboro Br or even look across from the East River, and I feel that there should be another use for this building instead of tearing it down. If it is being demolished, then it just another piece of NYC's history being erased. On a side note, if I was really against boxes, then I wouldn't be fighting for the Twins to be rebuilt.

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Old November 24th, 2007, 11:57 PM   #32
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I like these buildings a lot too. I love more distinctive architecture coming to NYC.
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Old November 25th, 2007, 03:49 AM   #33
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Tal, you have got to be joking. I seriously can't tell. You're really saying that you don't want that POS to be razed? You can find buildings like that anywhere on earth, and the sign would be put back up again w/ the new building. You're saying the new towers look like some factory, but that's exactly what the current building looks like...
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Old November 25th, 2007, 04:17 AM   #34
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Who said that the Old Silvercup Studios was being torn down?

Sorry Talb but now your pulling stuff out of your ass. This project is on the waterfront 4 blocks from the current studios. It is meant to supplement the current studios, there has been no mention of the old studios being torn down.
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I was hoping the Silvercup sign would be displayed better. I think they are dismantling the steel structure, but saving the letters to place on the facade of the new building. Would love to see the sign on top, the way it's always been, instead of "sky gardens". It's been such a landmark across the river.

On one hand I'm all for the landscaping of urban areas to the max. On the other, trees sticking out of buildings or "Chia" roof sky gardens make me cringe for some reason. There's a point where it starts to look like fungus.

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Old November 25th, 2007, 11:55 PM   #36
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Interesting design, but what is going to happen to this old ghost house that is right there - it is Landmark building - isn't it?
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I thought that SilverCup sign looked familiar.

That's from the rooftop battle scene in the Highlander Movie!!!
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Old November 26th, 2007, 12:30 AM   #38
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Interesting design, but what is going to happen to this old ghost house that is right there - it is Landmark building - isn't it?
The Terra Cotta building is incorporated into the design. If you look at the first page you will see the building surrounded by new buildings.
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Who said that the Old Silvercup Studios was being torn down?

Sorry Talb but now your pulling stuff out of your ass. This project is on the waterfront 4 blocks from the current studios. It is meant to supplement the current studios, there has been no mention of the old studios being torn down.
That was highly uncalled for ramvid01 from what you just said in your first sentence. Either way, I find this just to be another overrated project. Residents in LIC and Hunters Pt oppose this greatly, b/c they will priced out if this get built due to raise in the property tax. Then again, it seems as if the middle and working class don't matter b/c they don't have the money like the rich. On a side note, I liked LIC and Hunters Pt better when they didn't have any other new buildings besides Citibank, though I was against that as well.
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Old November 26th, 2007, 05:36 AM   #40
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I like them alot love the cross supports
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