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Old November 2nd, 2016, 05:43 AM   #3001
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I'm excited to see NYC getting another building that strives to be more than just a cheap glass rectangle.

While the irregular shapes are more expensive to produce than repetative and uniform pieces, it doesn't mean that they are less durable, as was suggested a few posts back. With the help of computers in the design and manufacturing process, all the dimensions are exact and produced as specd.

Prior to mass production, intricacy required tons of additional labor with an army of sculptors and masons. Next, skyscrapers made use of mass produced units. There were different types of facade pieces but definite repeated use of those pieces.

Now we can draw fantastical shapes, have a computer apply facade materials, and export all of that to an automated plant for precise fabrication. This has opened the door to a new style of architecture. It has simplified the construction of non repetitive designs.

This isn't the first building to take advantage of our new found capabilities. But that doesn't mean it is late or passé. Now that it is possible, such designs are here to stay. We are no longer constrained as we were in the past. It is just one more style available to architects.
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Old November 2nd, 2016, 11:22 PM   #3002
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Most iconic buildings don't get the title because their architect found some lame design recipe for it, they live through history, they may have exceptional properties and eventually become what they become.
Also the absolutely new, literally like nothing else...no. The Wolworth wasn't Cass Gilbert's first neo-gothic building, it's amazingly beautiful predecessor is a few hundred yards away at 90 West. You don't have to discover a style to create something memorable.
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Old November 3rd, 2016, 03:19 PM   #3003
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Great pics from all angles here: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=2755
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Old November 10th, 2016, 07:42 PM   #3004
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Curtain Wall Installation Underway At 82-Story, 145-Unit, 1,050-Foot Supertall 53W53, Midtown
http://newyorkyimby.com/2016/11/curt...3-midtown.html
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Construction on the West 54th Street






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Concrete pump on the ground floor

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Old November 10th, 2016, 07:45 PM   #3005
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It begins to bend. I like it!!!
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Old November 10th, 2016, 07:56 PM   #3006
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Seeing the diagonal parts from the interior is fascinating.
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Old November 10th, 2016, 09:25 PM   #3007
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This is probably the future greatest building of all time.
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Old November 11th, 2016, 12:11 AM   #3008
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Maybe. If it was as tall and as sleek as Wuhan's Greenland Center.
Honestly, it's a great looking building, but it's residential and not a lot of people could identify with what it represents, so I don't think it's the future greatest building of all time. On the other hand, Wuhan's Greenland Center might not be the future greatest building of all time either, but it has 125 floor and the design is so sleek.
I'm aware that comparisons are usually tiring, I'm just saying I wish that New York had something that huge going up, soaring into the skies, embracing its futuristic glossy lines, certainly not something that only few could identify with.

You can check the forums to see the building that I mention currently under construction. It's so inspiring.
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Old November 11th, 2016, 12:33 AM   #3009
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gorgeous cladding
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Old November 11th, 2016, 07:28 AM   #3010
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Maybe. If it was as tall and as sleek as Wuhan's Greenland Center.
Honestly, it's a great looking building, but it's residential and not a lot of people could identify with what it represents, so I don't think it's the future greatest building of all time. On the other hand, Wuhan's Greenland Center might not be the future greatest building of all time either, but it has 125 floor and the design is so sleek.
I'm aware that comparisons are usually tiring, I'm just saying I wish that New York had something that huge going up, soaring into the skies, embracing its futuristic glossy lines, certainly not something that only few could identify with.

You can check the forums to see the building that I mention currently under construction. It's so inspiring.
Actually I feel that way as well that new York needs a true standout building like Greenland Center in wuhan. That is my favorite building u/c right now it has the height and the looks of a grand design. Even if New York had Chengdu's Greenland Center in the city that'd be an awesome addition as well but this is not China we don't have over a billion ppl in this country only really one megacity that's NY
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Old November 11th, 2016, 12:55 PM   #3011
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New York is still my favorite city though. I wouldn't change this city for others.
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Old November 12th, 2016, 01:30 AM   #3012
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Actually I feel that way as well that new York needs a true standout building like Greenland Center in wuhan. That is my favorite building u/c right now it has the height and the looks of a grand design. Even if New York had Chengdu's Greenland Center in the city that'd be an awesome addition as well but this is not China we don't have over a billion ppl in this country only really one megacity that's NY
I don't want to nitpick, but the only reason why the Greenland Center has the design it has is because it has space around it, something which most NYC towers lack. That's one reason this design is so great, it has basically only 2 sides to show.
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Old November 12th, 2016, 01:38 AM   #3013
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I agree, the designs represent real engineering marvels from that aspect (for most of the towers at billionaires row). Most of the time I adore the slim towers getting constructed in New York. In a few years the city might look a lot like Coruscant, which would be completely authentic and charming to have so many slim and that tall towers soaring in the skies.
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Old November 12th, 2016, 08:37 PM   #3014
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I still can't believe the Department of Buildings had the guts to approve this design. Big ups to those guys!
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Old November 13th, 2016, 07:13 AM   #3015
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Why did they needs guts?

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I still can't believe the Department of Buildings had the guts to approve this design. Big ups to those guys!
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Old November 13th, 2016, 03:57 PM   #3016
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Why did they needs guts?

Yeah, I don't get it either.
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Old November 14th, 2016, 07:57 PM   #3017
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The design is good but the materials are clearly as cheap as possible. Horrible curtain wall. Glass between the concrete would have been a huge diffrence.
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Old November 14th, 2016, 11:03 PM   #3018
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Cheap? That is one of the highest quality curtain walls I've ever seen.
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Old November 15th, 2016, 03:15 PM   #3019
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Cheap? That is one of the highest quality curtain walls I've ever seen.

You don't have to be so aggressive brother, he is just stating his opinion.
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Old November 15th, 2016, 05:10 PM   #3020
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ThatOneGuy did the same, so what is your point?
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