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Old April 11th, 2015, 05:47 AM   #2481
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I agree even with the shave Verre is a standout... but oh what could have been if the Nimby Pambies didn't get their way and we got the full effect. Still absolutely delighted it finally will get its close up! And Verre STILL will be a jewel... it's THAT gorgeous!
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Old April 11th, 2015, 05:48 PM   #2482
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To be honest I was unsure this would ever happen.

One of NYC's best designs, undoubtedly.
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Old April 11th, 2015, 09:35 PM   #2483
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This building might not be very tall, but what it lacks in height it more than makes up in architecture. It proves that masterpieces of art are created even in today's age. A true gem is rising here folks
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Old April 11th, 2015, 09:42 PM   #2484
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Kanto, it's still a supertall at 1,050 ft, lol... it isn't a mini tower,lol! But absolutely, it's not just a building...it's a work of art. There are a number of great towers going up but in terms of artistic grandeur right now Steinway and Verre are the clear standouts. They are buildings that are true artistic masterpieces, bold and visionary.
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Old April 12th, 2015, 06:47 AM   #2485
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Old April 13th, 2015, 08:16 PM   #2486
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Old April 15th, 2015, 08:04 AM   #2487
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Old April 15th, 2015, 09:44 AM   #2488
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Old April 15th, 2015, 11:32 PM   #2489
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This building might not be very tall, but what it lacks in height it more than makes up in architecture. It proves that masterpieces of art are created even in today's age. A true gem is rising here folks
So you started to change your mind about height over design?

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Old April 16th, 2015, 12:21 AM   #2490
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I think height and design are both important, but if one is an absolute masterpiece (like architecture in the case of Verre), it can easily outweigh the lack of the other
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Old April 30th, 2015, 05:33 AM   #2491
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This gorgeous street deserves a stunning neighbor like Verre!





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I think height and design are both important, but if one is an absolute masterpiece (like architecture in the case of Verre), it can easily outweigh the lack of the other
Any day I prefer a shorter tower with great architecture over a giant eyesore.

Actually, for ugly buildings, the bigger they are, the worse it is.

So big size can never outweigh a horrible design. (beautiful design can make up for the lack in height though)
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Old May 2nd, 2015, 08:26 AM   #2493
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I'm going to get destroyed for this, but can someone explain why Tower Verre seems to be universally loved? It's always been ugly in my eyes, maybe the proportions or the overall figure and massing, but I can't get into the love-fest.
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Old May 2nd, 2015, 10:51 AM   #2494
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I'm going to get destroyed for this, but can someone explain why Tower Verre seems to be universally loved? It's always been ugly in my eyes, maybe the proportions or the overall figure and massing, but I can't get into the love-fest.
Everyone is entitled to their opinion and I'll be totally honest, I like this building a lot but not as much as everyone else seems to. I think it's a nice addition to the skyline but not really a game changer.

It is crazy looking/unique though and has decent height so those are all a plus. I would have (obviously) preferred the 1250 foot version though.
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Old May 2nd, 2015, 10:40 PM   #2496
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Everyone is entitled to their opinion and I'll be totally honest, I like this building a lot but not as much as everyone else seems to. I think it's a nice addition to the skyline but not really a game changer.

It is crazy looking/unique though and has decent height so those are all a plus. I would have (obviously) preferred the 1250 foot version though.
I think it's the shave(with the market today NOT a forward thinking decision) that takes it down a notch from oo la la to very nice. The design is great, not typical at all, but it would have really stood out more at the intended original 1,250 ft. However thankfully with the shortening there were no major compromises in the design, but oh what could have been! Still, it's going to be a really nice addition that not only holds within it the MOMA but IS just as much art as architecture in its own right... of all the other towers around, great as they are only one that really is comparably artistic in that vein is Steinway.
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Old May 6th, 2015, 05:47 PM   #2497
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Old May 6th, 2015, 06:43 PM   #2498
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Great building but unbelievably in NYC going to be just a filler.
It will look great from 53rd street though...lol
Will probably have no views of the Park in five years.
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You don't need a soul to like this building.
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Old May 6th, 2015, 09:36 PM   #2500
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I'm going to get destroyed for this, but can someone explain why Tower Verre seems to be universally loved? It's always been ugly in my eyes, maybe the proportions or the overall figure and massing, but I can't get into the love-fest.
I think people are responding to it not being a glass rectangular block. Far too many buildings fall into that category. The non-repetative facade or unique triangles also makes it somewhat organic despite being quite angular. Or perhaps natural is a better word. Although there are exceptions, repetitive rectangles of glass and concrete are generally not thought of as great.

Explaining or justifying architectural preferences is difficult. But the above is likely an explanation for at least some people liking the uniqueness of the building.
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