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Old June 4th, 2008, 01:21 PM   #21
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indeed, it is very thin for its height. and you won't see the tower in the skyline because it will be build in a very dense area of Midtown , but still a great adition i think
You probably won't see this 215 m tower from more than 1/2 block away. Only possible in NY.
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Old June 4th, 2008, 02:42 PM   #22
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maybe from the east side when you stand on the right place but no chance from the westside i guess
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Old June 4th, 2008, 04:45 PM   #23
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Presentation of the project.


Sir Norman Foster sitting beside rendering of new tower at 610 Lexington Avenue with view looking up from northeast corner of the avenue and 53rd Street


Sir Norman Foster, left, Aby Rosen, right, just before start of hearing at Landmarks Preservation Commission


Aby Rosen listening to Sir Norman Foster





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Old June 4th, 2008, 04:47 PM   #24
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610 Lexington Avenue is a 61-story luxury condominium/condominium hotel, located in midtown Manhattan at the corner of Lexington Avenue and 53rd Street. Limited to only a 4,000 square-foot tower footprint, 610 Lexington may potentially rise as high as 709 feet, and will be constructed on the former site of a YWCA. The new building will be in close proximity to many of the most notable architectural landmarks in New York City - the Seagrams Building at 375 Park Avenue, Lever House, Citigroup Center, the GE building, and 53rd at Third. It includes a luxury condominium hotel of approximately 50 rooms at the base with a full complement of amenities and services including a ground floor restaurant.

Construction planning required extensive, complex land-use agreements with adjacent property owners to make sure the new building would have minimal impact on their properties. 610 Lexington has previously obtained approval of the New York City Landmark Preservation Commission. The development team is currently exploring various programming options prior to filing with the New York City Planning commission for a special permit to allow transfer of unused air rights from adjacent buildings. The design architect is Norman Foster and Partners, who have created a building that is architecturally and technically sophisticated. Construction is scheduled to begin in early 2007.



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Old June 4th, 2008, 06:30 PM   #25
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Great - it's about time for a new +200m tower in eastern Midtown . And I like the slenderness! As the neighbor of Seagram Building, the classic trademark, you can see the development in modern architecture over 50 years, even if it's still a box.
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Old June 4th, 2008, 11:17 PM   #26
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I love it. Really classy, and its great that area is getting just a little taller (I know it won't be the tallest building in the area)
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Old June 5th, 2008, 03:47 AM   #27
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i love these buildings. they look the best and look the tallest. not many of them around being built anymore. simple tall 200m skinny boxes
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Old June 5th, 2008, 04:08 AM   #28
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Great - it's about time for a new +200m tower in eastern Midtown . And I like the slenderness! As the neighbor of Seagram Building, the classic trademark, you can see the development in modern architecture over 50 years, even if it's still a box.
I could not agree more, this is a very approprate neighbor to the Seagram, and the enterance is outstanding, reminisant of 500 Fifth ave.
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Old June 5th, 2008, 07:01 PM   #29
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Great - it's about time for a new +200m tower in eastern Midtown . And I like the slenderness! As the neighbor of Seagram Building, the classic trademark, you can see the development in modern architecture over 50 years, even if it's still a box.
not only that it is the neighbor of Segram, also of the Citigroup Center which is 280m tall
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Old June 5th, 2008, 10:10 PM   #30
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It's just amazing in NYC. In Boston, not only would this stand out, it would be the third tallest! In NYC, it just fills in space. Awesome. Truly a world class city and skyline.
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Old June 5th, 2008, 10:16 PM   #31
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Looks really amazing on this render even when it is a simple box...

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Old June 5th, 2008, 10:38 PM   #32
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Foster may be English and proud to be so, but why scream as loud as he does with that eye-soaring shirt?

Sweet box besides that.
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Old June 5th, 2008, 10:56 PM   #33
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Double post.
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Old June 6th, 2008, 05:03 AM   #34
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Yeah it does look quite skinny. But still, great design.
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Old November 16th, 2008, 08:03 AM   #35
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what happened to this?
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Old November 16th, 2008, 02:45 PM   #36
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it is UC - Foundation

so, not rising yet
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Old November 16th, 2008, 04:02 PM   #37
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Really slender for such a big tower, I love how NYC is building those lately.

But architecturally speaking - it's just a plain box. I'm expecting way more from a Foster building. I mean - there's not a slight highlight you could spot in that design. A bigger, lighter Seagram Building... We shouldn't build like 50 years ago anymore.
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Old November 16th, 2008, 09:28 PM   #38
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Looks quite good IMO, sometimes a nice plain box is sufficient enough.
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Old November 17th, 2008, 03:53 PM   #39
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Are these NIMBYs so rich and powerful? That's the only explanation to stop a wonderful project like the MoMa's expansion.

BTW, this is one of the best boxes 'scrapers so far!
Unlike most folks commenting on NYC's various projects & proposals here, the "nimby" actually lives there and has to deal with it every day. We might think the specs are cool and the design is neat, but they have to walk past it every day & deal with any problems or side effects that might come into play. Yes, some NIMBY activity is very harmful and causes all kinds of stupid things to happen, but the most important part of NIMBY is the M, because it is theirs, not ours. Please don't forget that.

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Old November 18th, 2008, 12:18 AM   #40
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guess what over 8 million people live in NYC maybe we should ask all of them what they think, nyc historically builds tall towers, it is NYC and forever will be NYC trying to change a great city by whining about its very nature is childish, they can move if they disagree with the city, if we let nimby's tell us what to do hundreds of historic buildings would not be built, hell people didnt want the eiffel tower to be built ,now look at it
back on topic, great tower great city
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