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Old July 10th, 2011, 07:57 AM   #761
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120 Broadway isn't Art Deco. But it is the reason why NYC had a setback rule.
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Old July 10th, 2011, 08:04 AM   #762
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I think he's talking about a fairly recent guideline placed on all new buildings. Buildings rising straight beside the sidewalk can only rise to a certain height before they must either reach roof height or have a setback. Also, after a setback it can only rise to another certain height until it must have another. This was put in place to allow sunlight into the streets.
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Old July 10th, 2011, 12:10 PM   #763
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I can imagine no sunlight being a problem in such a dense city. That's why I would never want to live in Manhattan.
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Old July 10th, 2011, 02:06 PM   #764
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I can imagine no sunlight being a problem in such a dense city. That's why I would never want to live in Manhattan.
Lol. Then you shouldn't even visit Hong Kong, because this city is the "definition" of highrise density.
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Old July 10th, 2011, 03:28 PM   #765
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Lol. Then you shouldn't even visit Hong Kong, because this city is the "definition" of highrise density.
Oh my, even denser than NY? Well, certainly not a place for me. I like sunny places and nature.
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Old July 10th, 2011, 06:50 PM   #766
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I think he's talking about a fairly recent guideline placed on all new buildings. Buildings rising straight beside the sidewalk can only rise to a certain height before they must either reach roof height or have a setback. Also, after a setback it can only rise to another certain height until it must have another. This was put in place to allow sunlight into the streets.
The setback rule was instituted in 1916. It set limits on building masses. It did not impose height limits on buildings, but simply required them to have setback based on the percentage of the lot size.

70 Pine St (AIG Bldg) and 40 Wall St are good examples of how buildings had to appear because of the new rule.
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Old July 10th, 2011, 08:24 PM   #767
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Thanks for the more complete answer spectre. I understand "recent" is relative, but I was completely off haha!
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Old July 11th, 2011, 01:00 AM   #768
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The setback rule was instituted in 1916. It set limits on building masses. It did not impose height limits on buildings, but simply required them to have setback based on the percentage of the lot size.

70 Pine St (AIG Bldg) and 40 Wall St are good examples of how buildings had to appear because of the new rule.
Thanks my internet connection was down. The setback rule is also the reason why most tall buildings in NYC top out with a spire(1916 to 1969).
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Old July 11th, 2011, 01:10 AM   #769
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Oh my, even denser than NY? Well, certainly not a place for me. I like sunny places and nature.
Denser than NYC sure. Denser than Manhattan I don't think so, considering Manhattan only 33 square miles.
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Old July 11th, 2011, 05:49 AM   #770
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Denser than NYC sure. Denser than Manhattan I don't think so, considering Manhattan only 33 square miles.
The city of Hong Kong on the island, as opposed to the whole territory is about the same size as Manhattan with something like 600,000 fewer people than Manhattan.
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Old July 11th, 2011, 05:57 AM   #771
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I'm glad you have already made the foundation and practically the base!

An excellent tower

It will be great.

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Old July 11th, 2011, 06:20 AM   #772
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No. 120 Broadway is a stunning old office tower, but as office space goes, it's Class C. It's a matter of time before it is converted to residential use.

Gentlemen I just want to make sure you know that 120 Broadway is not just some old nice tower but the famous Equitable building
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I'm glad you have already made the foundation and practically the base!
Yep, it was hard! but I managed to do it
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yes good on you.
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The city of Hong Kong on the island, as opposed to the whole territory is about the same size as Manhattan with something like 600,000 fewer people than Manhattan.
Most of Hong Kong is mountainous and uninhabited. I've been to both places and Hong Kong is hands down way more dense.
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I never had a problem with sunlight in NYC. There are so many parks and green areas that take only a few minutes to get to, if I wanna see direct sunlight. Look how close Battery park is to most of Manhattan.
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Old July 12th, 2011, 06:07 PM   #777
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I never had a problem with sunlight in NYC. There are so many parks and green areas that take only a few minutes to get to, if I wanna see direct sunlight. Look how close Battery park is to most of Manhattan.
True, but laughable from my (nature lover) point of view
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I never had a problem with sunlight in NYC. There are so many parks and green areas that take only a few minutes to get to, if I wanna see direct sunlight. Look how close Battery park is to most of Manhattan.
this^..............or cross the street as there's a good chance one side of the street is in sun and the other in shade
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Old July 12th, 2011, 07:32 PM   #780
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**** the sun. Big, dark, man-made canyons are a defining feature of Manhattan.
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