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Old October 19th, 2008, 10:34 PM   #121
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If the opinions about the building are so controversial it must be great architecture .
Just because the architecture is great, doesn't make the whole thing attractive
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Old October 20th, 2008, 05:41 PM   #122
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Old October 21st, 2008, 01:05 AM   #123
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Doesn't fit for me in NYC, i think its a scar in New York face....
Yea I agree with this, sometimes it's better to at least try, if not that, take a gander at attempting to build a tower that blends in with it's surroundings. This belongs in Dubai.
NY should not be an architect's playground.
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Old October 21st, 2008, 01:11 AM   #124
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The bottom half is all right but the top half gets too jaggedy
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Old October 22nd, 2008, 01:01 AM   #125
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NY should not be an architect's playground.
Bad for you, since New York IS an architects' playground since at least 130 years. God bless the great architects who shaped this great city and god bless those who still design those great new additions like this one!

Some folks here seem to think that NYC = ESB/Chrysler style only. But New York is much more then that! New York architecture represents all modern styles you can think of and will do so for as long as possible, keeping this city to be the worlds' greatest.
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Old October 22nd, 2008, 03:05 AM   #126
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an amazing tower, in an even more amazing city
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Old October 22nd, 2008, 05:00 PM   #127
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Yea I agree with this, sometimes it's better to at least try, if not that, take a gander at attempting to build a tower that blends in with it's surroundings. This belongs in Dubai.
NY should not be an architect's playground.
I will officially ignore your comments about this tower until you reach the age of reason.

This tower is spectacular! Yet boxy enough to fit relatively well with the NY skyline.
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Old October 22nd, 2008, 05:12 PM   #128
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If more people felt the way storms991 does, the world would be a very boring place to live in

I am thankful there are still people with guts who dare to try new things, to build contrasts and to make the world a place where once in a while your breath is taken away.
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Old October 22nd, 2008, 05:19 PM   #129
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well NY is still building some buildings that 'fit in', so Storm can take comfort in that. Dont worry, NYC is just evolving, in the context of Lower Manhattans new additions, this one will look pretty good.
I just hope the economy doesnt take hold of NY projects like with the Spire and Waterview
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Old October 22nd, 2008, 10:43 PM   #130
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Lower Manhattan is getting some really nice towers to go along with the new WTC. It's nice to see it catch up to Midtown a little bit.
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Old October 23rd, 2008, 01:17 AM   #131
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I love this building!!! It's such a unique take on modern simplicity. It's so boxy but when those boxes are thrown off, you get a totally different look. Brilliant.
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Old October 23rd, 2008, 05:11 AM   #132
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looks like a crystal terd
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Old October 23rd, 2008, 05:14 AM   #133
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To me, it kind of reminds me of something I would have built out of Lego bricks, as well. But I still like it, though.
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Old October 23rd, 2008, 08:37 PM   #134
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looks like a crystal terd
I was about to sink to your level and reply that "you're the turd" but since you seem to even ignore the correct spelling of the word you used first, I'll stick to
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Old November 4th, 2008, 10:29 PM   #135
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Construction is progressing but still under street level

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Old November 4th, 2008, 10:37 PM   #136
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wow, it's ready to rise already. thought it is still in the foundation progress
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Old November 4th, 2008, 11:54 PM   #137
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Yeah! Is it me or that tower just came out of nowhere?!
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Old November 5th, 2008, 06:32 PM   #138
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Damn, pretty fast construction!
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Old November 6th, 2008, 01:19 AM   #139
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I like the top half of the building. But then lower half just gets...well...boring. Why didn't couldn't use the same style throughout.
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Old December 27th, 2008, 07:07 PM   #140
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tower is on Hold for the next time...hopefully not forever
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