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Old May 3rd, 2008, 04:43 PM   #341
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Isn't the name of the tower Tour de Verre?

The title of the thread could be changed to:

NEW YORK | Tour de Verre (MOMA Expansion) | 350m | 1148ft | 75 fl | Pro
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Old May 3rd, 2008, 10:20 PM   #342
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to make the Nimby happy. why doesn't the MOMA just buy the houses, that are shadowed by the build. And give those people a nice lil condo in their brand new building.
If all developers would do that, I would become a Nimby too.
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Old May 14th, 2008, 04:35 AM   #343
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Eat it, NIMBYS/CBs... We're getting closer...

It seems like some people DO have brains after all!

Posted: Tuesday, 13 May 2008 8:01PM

Landmarks Panel OKs Plan for Tower

NEW YORK (AP) -- Pritzker Prize-winning architect Jean Nouvel came a step closer Tuesday to building a 75-story skyscraper next to the Museum of Modern Art.

The city Landmarks Preservation Commission voted 7-0 to approve two applications that clear the way for the French architect's midtown Manhattan tower, which would include condominiums, hotel rooms and MoMA gallery space.

The tower ultimately needs approval from the city planning commission, said landmarks commission spokeswoman Lisi de Bourbon.

As part of Tuesday's vote, commissioners supported the transfer of development rights from two individual Fifth Avenue landmarks -- the University Club and St. Thomas Church -- to a site more than 500 feet away near Sixth Avenue.

Because the project will affect the landmark buildings, developer Hines Interests needed special permits from the landmarks commission. Hines representatives did not immediately return a telephone call after the vote.
De Bourbon said some of the money from the sale of the development rights will be used to restore and maintain the church and club.

Residents have opposed the skyscraper because of its massive scale.
Nouvel's hypermodern buildings have been acclaimed for their eclectic nature and departure from tradition. He won the Pritzker Architecture Prize, the field's top honor, in March.


By the way, the CBs have attacked Norman Foster's 64-story too, a new tower which will rise close to this one, but I'm sure it will go up.

Jean Nouvel, Norman Foster, it doesn't matter if they think it's too taawwllll. "Waah, our poor neighborhood is being destroyed by all of these world-class architects!"

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Old May 14th, 2008, 04:41 AM   #344
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Alright lets get the ball rolling!
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Old May 14th, 2008, 04:46 AM   #345
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Ah good stuff, good stuff. Things are moving in the right direction.
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Old May 14th, 2008, 04:50 AM   #346
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great news!
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Old May 14th, 2008, 04:53 AM   #347
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and the winner are! us, now lets build some more.
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Amazing news! now i can't wait for the go-ahead whenever that may be!
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Eat it, NIMBYS/CBs...

By the way, the CBs have attacked Norman Foster's 64-story too, a new tower which will rise close to this one, but I'm sure it will go up.

Jean Nouvel, Norman Foster, it doesn't matter if they think it's too taawwllll. "Waah, our poor neighborhood is being destroyed by all of these world-class architects!"
It's like a person being offered a Picasso or Van Gogh to hang on their wall for free and turning it down saying "ohh I'll take a crappy amateur art student's painting instead, mmmkay?"
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Old May 14th, 2008, 05:12 AM   #351
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It's like a person being offered a Picasso or Van Gogh to hang on their wall for free and turning it down saying "ohh I'll take a crappy amateur art student's painting instead, mmmkay?"
Or it's like saying "I don't want the beautiful painting. It'll cover up my wall."
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Old May 14th, 2008, 05:22 AM   #352
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This is one of the most sexy tower ,It looks like a lady leaning backward with her hip thrusting to the front , it's sooo.. New York , pls build it in N/Y ,It's such a hot Tower
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Incredible looking tower, very futuristic looking!
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Old May 14th, 2008, 06:32 AM   #354
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It still needs approval from the City council...

Lets hope all goes well.
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Old May 14th, 2008, 08:20 AM   #355
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Or it's like saying "I don't want the beautiful painting. It'll cover up my wall."
Precisely. This is an edgy, sophisticated structure from the most recent Pritzker Prize winning Architect. IMO even the slightest bit of opposition to it is very disappointing, especially for cities/communities that might not have the prominence of NYC but would kill for a project like this and overwhelmingly support it. As others have said, if you're a NIMBY, you don't belong in Manhattan!

To all of those who are supporting this and other important developments, keep at it and continue letting your voices be heard... you will always far outnumber the morons!
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Old May 14th, 2008, 08:52 AM   #356
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Great news. This is one of the most original towers going up anywhere. It will be landmark on the Manhattan skyline for decades.

Does anyone know how advanced the planning for this is? Have they actually started detailed drawings or such?
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So after city council approves it.. can we gloat at the community board? I've been saving that that community board members email just in case..
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, that's what i want to read!!!
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This is one of the most sexy tower ,It looks like a lady leaning backward with her hip thrusting to the front , it's sooo.. New York , pls build it in N/Y ,It's such a hot Tower
interesting description .... you're right though, its the most sexy project for NYC so far
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I have to agree. This definetly has the edge on anything else in the works or proposed that I've seen. Thank you Mr. Nouvel. Thank you Landmarks Panel.
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