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Old April 18th, 2016, 08:40 PM   #2021
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So when is the external elevator coming down?
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Old April 19th, 2016, 03:46 AM   #2022
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Old April 19th, 2016, 08:33 AM   #2023
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[QUOTE=DubaiM;131863971]Am I the only one who is annoyed by the naked looking concrete facade? I would have liked it to be totally covered in glass, similar to Maha Nakhon... Nevertheless, it's a unique tower![/QUOTE

...this isnt bangkok. and it would be naked and sterile if u cover all in glas like a boring business tower. the concept defines the aesthetic.
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Old April 19th, 2016, 04:05 PM   #2024
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This is not a good looking building up close. The glass is ugly and the balconies make no sense whatsoever, as they completely interrupt the lines of the tower, including when looking straight up from the street at dozens of concrete slabs - balconies (which at some point in the not so distant future, will likely show stains).

I am pretty sure the early renders show the building having more set backs throughout the tower and I haven't gone back far enough to read about this, but my guess is the developers revised the construction plans for cheaper (and quicker) development, creating a straight erection versus cantilvered and using a series of balconies to give a similar illusion. Too bad between that and the terrible glass choice, it just looks cheap from the street. To me, the glass is 100% wrong and perhaps would feel different if something else.

From a far distance, with the right lighting, there have been a couple good photos, but I wouldn't consider those representative of the buildings appeal overall.
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Old April 19th, 2016, 04:18 PM   #2025
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And in many of the early renders, there appears to be some sort of onyx or carbon colored sheathing (aluminum perhaps?) around the concrete breaks per floor, which would add a lot of detail and possibly more character, to the building.
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Old April 19th, 2016, 09:47 PM   #2026
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I saw this building up close and personal for the first time since it has topped out, the only good thing about the building is its diversification of the skyline, but the architect did a horrible job, like many people have said the balconies are dysfunctional. This was a design with so much potential that was lost along the way, however despite the loss of potential I'm still glad we have another skyscraper in southern manhattan.
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Old April 19th, 2016, 10:26 PM   #2027
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This is not a good looking building up close. The glass is ugly and the balconies make no sense whatsoever, as they completely interrupt the lines of the tower, including when looking straight up from the street at dozens of concrete slabs - balconies (which at some point in the not so distant future, will likely show stains).

I am pretty sure the early renders show the building having more set backs throughout the tower and I haven't gone back far enough to read about this, but my guess is the developers revised the construction plans for cheaper (and quicker) development, creating a straight erection versus cantilvered and using a series of balconies to give a similar illusion. Too bad between that and the terrible glass choice, it just looks cheap from the street. To me, the glass is 100% wrong and perhaps would feel different if something else.

From a far distance, with the right lighting, there have been a couple good photos, but I wouldn't consider those representative of the buildings appeal overall.
I think the end product looks exactly like the render on the first page of this thread, which is what the developer first advertised.
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Old April 23rd, 2016, 05:44 PM   #2028
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I saw this building up close and personal for the first time since it has topped out, the only good thing about the building is its diversification of the skyline, but the architect did a horrible job, like many people have said the balconies are dysfunctional. This was a design with so much potential that was lost along the way, however despite the loss of potential I'm still glad we have another skyscraper in southern manhattan.
Idk, I think it's brilliantly executed. I've waffled on this tower since the start, but now that it's near completion, it's definitely one of my favorites. A truly exceptional modern work. I think the balconies are meant to break the vertical lines and give it a chaotic appearance. Maximum verticality was not the intention here. It's very exciting to behold.
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Old April 25th, 2016, 07:10 AM   #2029
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Old April 25th, 2016, 12:26 PM   #2030
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what a thing!!
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Old April 25th, 2016, 12:48 PM   #2031
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56 leonardtribeca.com is a great addition...
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Old April 26th, 2016, 09:39 PM   #2032
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Old April 27th, 2016, 11:44 AM   #2033
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I saw this building up close and personal for the first time since it has topped out, the only good thing about the building is its diversification of the skyline, but the architect did a horrible job, like many people have said the balconies are dysfunctional. This was a design with so much potential that was lost along the way, however despite the loss of potential I'm still glad we have another skyscraper in southern manhattan.
Thankfully the architect felt differently and didn't build another cheap glass cube. The balconies aren't "diysfunctional". They serve well as balconies. Perhaps you meant something else, such as "ugly"? Personally, I like the look of aged concrete and glass buildings. This one should weather as usual and provide a fascinating facade.
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Old April 28th, 2016, 05:18 AM   #2034
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Old April 29th, 2016, 03:47 PM   #2035
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Old April 29th, 2016, 06:26 PM   #2036
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Old April 30th, 2016, 09:20 PM   #2037
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Old May 1st, 2016, 02:28 PM   #2038
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Its obviously a controversial building but i think its great
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Old May 1st, 2016, 07:55 PM   #2039
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Cladding is finished except for the top floor and where the construction elevator is
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Old May 1st, 2016, 08:33 PM   #2040
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Maan it's so unsexy
Well at least there are plenty other projects to make up for it.
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