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Old November 28th, 2007, 08:20 AM   #41
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This project is way beyond proposals. It will be built. Unfortunately it won't be a "supertall" meaning it won't break 1000'. It looks to be around 750'.
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Old November 28th, 2007, 08:43 AM   #42
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Old November 28th, 2007, 08:46 AM   #43
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Thanks. Nice colorful tower.
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Old November 28th, 2007, 09:00 AM   #44
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Hopefully it'll get built. I'm not bothered by the yellow in the renderings, but I could see it coming off horribly in reality. Other than that, it looks nice.

But still, I hope Brooklyn gets a supertall! Perhaps we can come to a compromise on the thread title by putting "NEW YORK (Brooklyn) | City Tech Tower..." This way it still has the proper city name (which should be there), but also recognizes that it's not in Manhattan. Plus, "Brooklyn, NY" is its mailing address. I think both NYC and Brooklyn should be recognized in the thread title though.
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Old November 28th, 2007, 03:56 PM   #45
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Great render, thanks for updating.
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Old November 28th, 2007, 06:41 PM   #46
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This project is way beyond proposals. It will be built. Unfortunately it won't be a "supertall" meaning it won't break 1000'. It looks to be around 750'.
I've heard that they are already excavating... and 750' is pretty monumental for Brooklyn considering that the current tallest structures are-
Brooklyn Tech antenna: 597 ft
Williamsburg Savings Bank- 512 ft
Verrazano Bridge Tower- 693 ft
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Old November 28th, 2007, 08:15 PM   #47
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wow, excavation already. that is NY, project are very fast UC
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Old November 28th, 2007, 10:12 PM   #48
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Proposed 1,000 foot skyscraper would be Brooklyn's tallest structure
BY JOTHAM SEDERSTROM
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Wednesday, November 28th 2007, 4:00 AM

Here's a building that's high on Brooklyn.

Developer Bruce Ratner has plans to build a skyscraper downtown that could eclipse the Williamsburgh Savings Bank, making it Brooklyn's tallest structure.

The City Tech Tower by Italian architect Renzo Piano would rise up to 1,000 feet tall, by some estimates, on Jay St. and include a mix of residential, commercial and office space for New York City College of Technology.

Artist's renderings for the tower, which is separate from Ratner's controversial Atlantic Yards project, may not reflect the developer's current vision for the building, sources said.

But even a modified version would likely be taller than the bank, they said.

"This model is an old model," said Forest City Ratner spokesman Loren Riegelhaupt, who said a height for the building has not been decided. "It's an early rendering and not a reflection of what we're considering today."

Downtown Brooklyn Partnership President Joe Chan praised the plan to build in the area, but insisted the renderings, which were leaked to the Internet, were nearly a year old and would likely change.

"The combination of Renzo Piano, one of the world's most celebrated architects, and Forest City Ratner is extraordinarily exciting for us," said Chan. "It promises not only to be a dynamic addition to the skyline, but also a project that will further enhance downtown Brooklyn."

Piano designed The New York Times' new building in Manhattan.

However, City Councilwoman Letitia James (Working Families Party-Brooklyn) reiterated her position that no new construction should be higher than the Williamsburgh Savings building.
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Old November 28th, 2007, 10:29 PM   #49
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But still, I hope Brooklyn gets a supertall! Perhaps we can come to a compromise on the thread title by putting "NEW YORK (Brooklyn) | City Tech Tower..." This way it still has the proper city name (which should be there), but also recognizes that it's not in Manhattan. Plus, "Brooklyn, NY" is its mailing address. I think both NYC and Brooklyn should be recognized in the thread title though.
Agreed. When I see "NEW YORK" I think Manhattan, though I'm well aware that there are other boroughs.
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Old November 28th, 2007, 10:29 PM   #50
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The yellow in the rendering is simply the colour of the "terracotta" cladding, just a typical material in the Piano architecture; see the Potsdamer Platz in Berlin for example, it will be not a plain common yellow but a textured material. A citation of brownstones facades?
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Old November 28th, 2007, 11:48 PM   #51
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Proposed 1,000 foot skyscraper would be Brooklyn's tallest structure
BY JOTHAM SEDERSTROM
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
Wednesday, November 28th 2007, 4:00 AM

Here's a building that's high on Brooklyn.

Developer Bruce Ratner has plans to build a skyscraper downtown that could eclipse the Williamsburgh Savings Bank, making it Brooklyn's tallest structure.

The City Tech Tower by Italian architect Renzo Piano would rise up to 1,000 feet tall, by some estimates, on Jay St. and include a mix of residential, commercial and office space for New York City College of Technology.

Artist's renderings for the tower, which is separate from Ratner's controversial Atlantic Yards project, may not reflect the developer's current vision for the building, sources said.

But even a modified version would likely be taller than the bank, they said.

"This model is an old model," said Forest City Ratner spokesman Loren Riegelhaupt, who said a height for the building has not been decided. "It's an early rendering and not a reflection of what we're considering today."

Downtown Brooklyn Partnership President Joe Chan praised the plan to build in the area, but insisted the renderings, which were leaked to the Internet, were nearly a year old and would likely change.

"The combination of Renzo Piano, one of the world's most celebrated architects, and Forest City Ratner is extraordinarily exciting for us," said Chan. "It promises not only to be a dynamic addition to the skyline, but also a project that will further enhance downtown Brooklyn."

Piano designed The New York Times' new building in Manhattan.

However, City Councilwoman Letitia James (Working Families Party-Brooklyn) reiterated her position that no new construction should be higher than the Williamsburgh Savings building.
Ugh... everything about this tower seems iffy right now. They're not sure about the height or even the design... And of course you have the NIMBYS Why the hell must the Williamsburgh Savings Building set the standard height for all buildings built in Brooklyn? It's a nice building, but come on now.
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Old November 28th, 2007, 11:50 PM   #52
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and increase the roof to 300m
I love the tower but yes, take away that spire unless they need it as a lightning rod.
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Old November 29th, 2007, 01:59 AM   #53
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It's amazing this project.
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Old November 29th, 2007, 02:09 AM   #54
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The yellow sides give it some individuality, which is nice. I like it.
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Old November 29th, 2007, 03:15 AM   #55
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Looks great, except for the sides, if it were all glass, i would love it
actually, i change my mind, i like the yellow, looks good. if it were all glass it would look like just another glass tower, but i think it's better that it isn't just a glass box
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Old November 29th, 2007, 03:19 AM   #56
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it looks like the NY times tower just slightly fancier. Its ok. Dont like the yellow stuff, would look better as a simple box.
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Old November 29th, 2007, 09:05 PM   #57
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wow, this is a nice looking tower! more height for NYC!
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Old December 1st, 2007, 08:42 AM   #58
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Not so sure about the yellow... Definitely wouldn't fit Mannhatan, but Brooklyn is a different deal... Anyway, it's good to know Mannhatan's love for supertalls is starting to reach outside the island...
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Old December 1st, 2007, 09:07 AM   #59
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I don't like the yellow stripe but it's another supertall so that makes up for it.
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Old December 1st, 2007, 01:54 PM   #60
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The best part of this building is its reflection.
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