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Old September 18th, 2014, 01:47 PM   #1161
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Old September 18th, 2014, 03:28 PM   #1162
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Hard to say about the cladding. At the moment it seems OK, but not special. Really need to see more of it.
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Old September 18th, 2014, 06:16 PM   #1163
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Old September 18th, 2014, 06:45 PM   #1164
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Hard to say about the cladding. At the moment it seems OK, but not special. Really need to see more of it.
Why does the cladding need to be special? Isn't the shape enough?
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Old September 18th, 2014, 08:02 PM   #1165
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So far, I'd say it is special. It's wildly reflective, I'd dare say even more so than the cladding on 4 WTC or the Gem Tower.

What I'm not so sure about are those white frames in those last few photos. It kinda breaks up the cleanliness of the mirrorlike glass...
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Old September 19th, 2014, 05:07 AM   #1166
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why the ugly white border around some windows??

that element is reminiscent to that college dorm they are crapping up in greenpoint
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Old September 19th, 2014, 07:11 AM   #1167
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Yea, those white rectangles are completely unexpected... Maybe it's just some temporary tape/covering on the glass? (fingers crossed)
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Old September 19th, 2014, 07:22 AM   #1168
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It's in the renders. I agree it would look better in smooth unbroken glass.

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Old September 20th, 2014, 02:19 AM   #1169
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A crappy phone pic by me, should be uploading some better camera pics this week:

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Old September 23rd, 2014, 07:04 AM   #1170
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These are from Bjarke Ingel's instagram of all places.




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The contrast in texture between the concrete and the ultra slick cladding looks A+ in my book
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Old September 23rd, 2014, 09:26 PM   #1171
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Not only are there pits in the concrete, but there are ripples in it too. The concrete contractor also built in the wrong place if I recall correctly. What a shame for such a nice design.
Could be worse, especially if the contractor was mob-connected.


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Old September 23rd, 2014, 10:00 PM   #1172
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Woah. That concrete can't be the finished product... Especially on those balconies overtop of other balconies... Right? I mean how much are these units going for?
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Old September 23rd, 2014, 10:01 PM   #1173
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It's in the renders. I agree it would look better in smooth unbroken glass.
Yeah, I'd expected the window frames to be dark like in that render (similar to the unhappy surprise with the windows on BIG's Pyramid). But it's possible the white is simply a protective covering for a darker material underneath.

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These are from Bjarke Ingel's instagram of all places.
I guess starchitects get a backstage pass!
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Old September 23rd, 2014, 10:14 PM   #1174
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Woah. That concrete can't be the finished product... Especially on those balconies overtop of other balconies... Right? I mean how much are these units going for?
It is the final look, but that's only a small section of the balcony. The rest is open.
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Old September 23rd, 2014, 10:17 PM   #1175
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Could be worse, especially if the contractor was mob-connected.

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Old September 24th, 2014, 02:16 PM   #1176
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Not only are there pits in the concrete, but there are ripples in it too. The concrete contractor also built in the wrong place if I recall correctly. What a shame for such a nice design.
the concrete contractor also built in wrong place?? can you explain better? which part of building precisely?
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Old September 24th, 2014, 06:37 PM   #1177
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Happened at the very beginning of construction, so I'm guessing foundation.

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so, apparently part of the slowdown at this site is that the building is actually in the wrong location...

The first concrete contractor started to build the building out of position.

They are obviously off the job and being sued by the Owner....

ouch.
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Old September 24th, 2014, 06:53 PM   #1178
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Woah. That concrete can't be the finished product... Especially on those balconies overtop of other balconies... Right? I mean how much are these units going for?
They're probably giving the concrete some final treatment ('polish') so it will look smoother. But nothing more if we believe the renders. I don't get some architects and their obsession with exposed concrete, it's just cold, boring and ugly
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Old September 24th, 2014, 07:32 PM   #1179
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I think the rough look of the concrete on this building is what makes it brilliant. Its a throwback to some of Le Corbusier's work. Super unique, in my opinion.
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Old September 24th, 2014, 10:32 PM   #1180
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I think the rough look of the concrete on this building is what makes it brilliant. Its a throwback to some of Le Corbusier's work. Super unique, in my opinion.
I agree. The travertine-like porosity gives the building a classic modernist zen look juxtaposed with swathes of shiny glass.




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