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Old September 13th, 2008, 11:18 PM   #21
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This is the first skyscraper where I actually do not like the design (and I am the type who loves all skyscrapers).
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Old September 14th, 2008, 12:35 AM   #22
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i love it! i wish it was overhanging a street though, that would be cool
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Old September 14th, 2008, 05:22 AM   #23
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absolutely horrendous.
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Old September 14th, 2008, 05:49 AM   #24
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This is the first skyscraper where I actually do not like the design (and I am the type who loves all skyscrapers).
whoa, fish! why don't you like it? (just wonderin)
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Old September 14th, 2008, 06:26 AM   #25
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I told 'em to be careful for what he wishes for...Not every proposal will be a hearst building. I still don't know what to make of the design. It's strange that's for sure...

I passed by the sight today btw. The building or what ever was there before is now gone. Looks like this thing will actually be rising.
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Old September 14th, 2008, 12:13 PM   #26
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Great design!

Btw., on OMAs website it says it's gonna be 107 meters: http://www.oma.nl/
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Old September 14th, 2008, 05:03 PM   #27
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i like the building but i dont like the location. i could see this building in tribeca or someplace but i don't think they picked the right spot
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Old September 14th, 2008, 06:47 PM   #28
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my uncle lives in the building next to it, i'm not sure but when i went there, there was not some kind of historical building next to it (on the building site that is). though not sure of it.
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Old September 14th, 2008, 07:48 PM   #29
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Yeah. This is absolutely shiteous. I'd have to look at it from my living room window were it already there. I hate to see so many modernist towers crowd out and overshadow the MetLife Tower... arguably one of the most beautiful buildings in the neighborhood.
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Old September 14th, 2008, 08:22 PM   #30
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I really like this tower and since is not too tall it doesn't get in the way of the Metlife tower.
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Old September 14th, 2008, 09:17 PM   #31
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I don't understand why people don't like this tower... It's a huge piece of art and iconic
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Old September 14th, 2008, 09:37 PM   #32
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Here is another cool rendering from street level. You can see the floor-see-thru glass.


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Old September 14th, 2008, 11:44 PM   #33
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I think It's Beautiful!!
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Old September 15th, 2008, 12:49 AM   #34
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Well, looking at the surroundings it seems logical it replaces a historical building.
Pretty sad. Especially considering that this tower's goin to be smacked right in the face of one of the most beautiful classical skyscraper compositions around the world.

This tower should be build elsewhere. It got some good design, but it's not made for this place.
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Old September 15th, 2008, 01:29 AM   #35
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I passed by the sight today btw. The building or what ever was there before is now gone. Looks like this thing will actually be rising.
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Well, looking at the surroundings it seems logical it replaces a historical building.
Pretty sad.
Anyway, seems like something they would do in NYC to me. I think it could end up looking good, but could equally as easily end up bad. i don't know though. I sort of like and sort of don't.
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Old September 15th, 2008, 02:20 AM   #36
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Hmm... it looks good but weird at the same time. But what is the slender building in front of it, on the first photo? I like that much.
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Old September 27th, 2008, 11:56 PM   #37
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Well, looking at the surroundings it seems logical it replaces a historical building.
Pretty sad. Especially considering that this tower's goin to be smacked right in the face of one of the most beautiful classical skyscraper compositions around the world.

This tower should be build elsewhere. It got some good design, but it's not made for this place.
It doesn’t look to me that there is anything classical around it. Another question is - do we really want it right there and if this particular design is worthy all this attention. It is unusual, but nothing more.
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Old September 28th, 2008, 02:47 AM   #38
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It doesn’t look to me that there is anything classical around it
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It's next to the MetLife Tower, Flatiron and many more.
This thing's going to hurt your eyes within that surroundings.

Is there any possibility they could build it somewhere else?
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Old September 28th, 2008, 04:50 AM   #39
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It's next to the MetLife Tower, Flatiron and many more.
This thing's going to hurt your eyes within that surroundings.

Is there any possibility they could build it somewhere else?
You know NYC very well. did you ever lived in NYC?
Of course they can build it some place else. But for some reason they don't. It looks to me that the this bldg will be to the west of MetLife and Flatiron bldg and such so it will be hidden from view from the park. I don't think that it will be really that disruptive. Though It's values esthetically speaking are quite questionable. It looks rather ugly and not very secure.
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Old September 28th, 2008, 06:07 AM   #40
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It's next to the MetLife Tower, Flatiron and many more.
This thing's going to hurt your eyes within that surroundings.
I don't think it will be too disruptive either. plus, in that render, the photo is darkened and the building very light, im sure it will fit in much better in reality.
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