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Old February 7th, 2015, 11:42 PM   #241
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Even the sides are still pretty attractive, imo. Regardless, this is a thoughtfully designed tower. I think it will be a subtle but solid addition to Midtown, like the Baccarat Tower
It's designed by Foster, I don't think it will disappoint.
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Old February 8th, 2015, 02:10 AM   #242
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It's amazing that we're getting two 700'+ Foster towers within a few blocks of each other.

The nighttime lighting on 425 Park will be amazing!

http://www.425parkave.com

611's lit top will look good too!



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Old February 14th, 2015, 04:03 PM   #243
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core forms are above the scaffolding

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Old February 19th, 2015, 04:57 AM   #244
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Tonight. It's above street level!



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Old February 19th, 2015, 02:29 PM   #245
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Those LED Street lights are so bright.
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Old February 21st, 2015, 08:27 PM   #246
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Anyone have any idea, or a reasonable guess, why they chose to build the tower at less than half it's footprint? Isn't the land sometimes even more expensive than the building itself? I would think they would want to maximize their square feet.
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Old February 21st, 2015, 08:33 PM   #247
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Anyone have any idea, or a reasonable guess, why they chose to build the tower at less than half it's footprint? Isn't the land sometimes even more expensive than the building itself? I would think they would want to maximize their square feet.
They did maximize their sq ft, they decided there is more profit from building taller and skinnier than shorter and wider.
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Old March 9th, 2015, 07:45 AM   #248
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It's going up.

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Old March 9th, 2015, 08:36 AM   #249
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They did maximize their sq ft, they decided there is more profit from building taller and skinnier than shorter and wider.
Thanks for the answer but unfortunately your comment literally makes no sense.
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Old March 9th, 2015, 08:41 AM   #250
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Thanks for the answer but unfortunately your comment literally makes no sense.
What can you sell for more. Living space 600ft up or 200ft up?
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Old March 9th, 2015, 09:05 AM   #251
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Old March 9th, 2015, 05:53 PM   #252
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Thanks for the answer but unfortunately your comment literally makes no sense.
In New York it's all about having the best view. And to achieve that you have to build tall. F.e. you won't see much from 500 feet up in Midtown. Hence the recent residential supertalls ...
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Old March 9th, 2015, 06:28 PM   #253
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Thanks for the answer but unfortunately your comment literally makes no sense.
It's actually exactly right. The developers have a set amount of square footage accrued in one site, but it's up to them how they want to distribute that footage within their tower. For example, say you have 100K buildable square feet. You could build a 10 story tower with 10K sq. ft. per floor, a 20 story tower with 5K sq. ft. per floor, or any other distribution that falls within the building envelope restrictions.

As others have noted, skinnier and taller is better, especially for residential (smaller floor plates mean more floor-through apartments and fewer windowless rooms) are and especially in midtown (anything under 500 ft. will only have a view of its next door neighbors).
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Old March 26th, 2015, 04:13 PM   #254
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Old March 27th, 2015, 07:33 PM   #255
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Simple, sober with a good planned integration on Lexington Avenue, I really like this project !
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Old March 27th, 2015, 07:35 PM   #256
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I took pictures the same day. I never had a chance to post them.
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Old March 27th, 2015, 11:18 PM   #257
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Aby Rosen’s RFR plans $763M condo offering at 100 East 53rd Foster + Partners-designed project will have two duplex penthouses, restaurant
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Aby Rosen’s long-stalled condominium development at 100 East 53rd Street will have 99 units, for a total sellout of more than $750 million, according to plans filed with the Attorney General’s office. The Norman Foster-designed tower, slated to rise 61 stories, will also have two duplex apartments that will take up two full floors each, according to the most recent plans filed with the city’s Department of Buildings.

RFR plans to have a restaurant on the first and second floors of the tower, which is adjacent to Rosen’s iconic Seagram Building.

100 East 53rd will have a lounge and library on the third floor, as well as a swimming pool, gym and yoga studio on the fourth floor. Floors five through nine will have three apartments each, and floors 12 through 21, as well as floors 23 through 38, will have two apartments each.

The duplex condos are on floors 10 and 11 and on floors 58 and 59. Compass will market the units and SLCE is the architect of record.

The project’s been in the works for a long time. In 2007, RFR borrowed $144.2 million with the intention to build a hotel-condo project, but the development stalled during the credit crisis. In 2012, RFR subsequently borrowed a $144 million loan against the site to get it back on track.

Last year, RFR brought Hines and China Vanke, the largest publicly traded developer in China, on board as partners. Earlier this month, Chinese bank China Cinda closed on the acquisition of a majority stake in the project for $140.5 million.

The developers broke ground on the project in February 2014.
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Old March 28th, 2015, 03:01 PM   #258
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When I look at those renderings... there's something oddly satisfying about this project. I don't know, maybe it's my OCD kicking in.
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Old March 28th, 2015, 04:03 PM   #259
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I speculate that a Shangri-La will open elsewhere, maybe in Nirdstrom.
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Old March 28th, 2015, 04:59 PM   #260
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I took this on Wed.



599 Lex would be the signature tower in most cities, but it's a drop in the ocean in NY.

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