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Old January 7th, 2012, 06:26 PM   #2681
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the design of this building is nice, but one of its greatest qualities i believe is that it is going to partially hide that horrendous duo of towers behind it. that black glass tower is alright but that slightly taller stone one next to it is hideous, and together they look like some conjoined abomination. dont get me wrong, i love development based on demand, but unfortunately it can lead to some nasty architecture such as what i previously mentioned.
I love the Carnegie Hall Tower. It fit's very well to New York! I almost think you can't be serious on hating that design. More info on the tower here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carnegie_Hall_Tower
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Old January 7th, 2012, 06:56 PM   #2682
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i am quite serious. the proportions of it just dont look right to me. i really dislike the different colors of stone used as well because it looks very disorganized. that being said, im looking forward to the graceful figure of one 57.
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Old January 8th, 2012, 01:47 AM   #2683
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i am quite serious. the proportions of it just dont look right to me. i really dislike the different colors of stone used as well because it looks very disorganized. that being said, im looking forward to the graceful figure of one 57.
the colour is a very delicate point
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Old January 8th, 2012, 12:25 PM   #2684
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What about the people who live/work in the tall building behind One57 and will lose their view over the park ? Do they get paid or something? Are they unhappy about it ?
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Old January 8th, 2012, 12:39 PM   #2685
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Nobody owns a view, if their view gets built out its their problem.

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Old January 8th, 2012, 12:45 PM   #2686
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+1. The only places that are pretty much guaranteed to maintain their view of Central Park are those directly built on CPW or 5th Ave. Any thing else is pretty much open to be built out.

That is unless you're as rich as Trump and buy the air rights to everything around you
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Old January 8th, 2012, 01:18 PM   #2687
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Gary did a great deal here when we speak about the views..I don't think Essex House will go down in any near future..He has views under control now..
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Old January 8th, 2012, 02:44 PM   #2688
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Maybe the people who live and work in the Cityspire center haven't a great view over Central Park, but they have an amazing view over Midtown Manhattan to the south.
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Old January 8th, 2012, 06:16 PM   #2689
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Thanks all, for the info.
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Old January 8th, 2012, 06:42 PM   #2690
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+1. The only places that are pretty much guaranteed to maintain their view of Central Park are those directly built on CPW or 5th Ave. Any thing else is pretty much open to be built out.

That is unless you're as rich as Trump and buy the air rights to everything around you
Ala Riverside Blvd.
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Old January 9th, 2012, 07:07 AM   #2691
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Maybe the people who live and work in the Cityspire center haven't a great view over Central Park, but they have an amazing view over Midtown Manhattan to the south.
Views from CitySpire were already pretty limited, except for the very top. Directly to the south you have the London Hotel, which is 54 floors/180 m/590 ft tall and the 41st tallest hotel in the world. To the southeast you have 1345 Avenue of the Americas, a 50-floor office building. And of course to the north you have Metropolitan Tower and Carnegie Tower.

I actually went to an open house on the 52nd floor of CitySpire last year. The view was south and southeast. I was shocked how limited the view was given how high a floor it was. The only really clear views are to the southwest, towards the Hudson River.

Don't feel too bad for CitySpire... It's Metropolitan and Carnegie that are really getting screwed over. But that's the way it goes in NYC. Unless you live right on the park/river or there are landmarked properties involved, nothing is guaranteed...
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Old January 9th, 2012, 07:20 PM   #2692
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Don't feel too bad for CitySpire... It's Metropolitan and Carnegie that are really getting screwed over. But that's the way it goes in NYC. Unless you live right on the park/river or there are landmarked properties involved, nothing is guaranteed...
When Metropolitan and Carnegie were built they also blocked views too. So what goes around comes around.
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Old January 10th, 2012, 02:33 PM   #2693
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But good to see this is possible in NYC, after the NIMBY caused shortening of Tower Verre... In my city even people living in a lowrise just 10 floors high are complaining the construction of a building 23 floors blocking 'their view'. And that building is still 60 meters away from their apartment. Really annoying and limiting the possibilities for making density if politics accept their complaints.... So: way to go NYC!
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Old January 11th, 2012, 12:14 AM   #2694
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Old January 11th, 2012, 12:57 AM   #2695
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Spectacular. I can't wait to see the finished product from that angle.
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Old January 11th, 2012, 01:01 AM   #2696
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One57 looks taller than 888 7th ave in that picture. Should be near the time it gets passed about now.
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Old January 11th, 2012, 05:17 AM   #2697
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Great design on this one...I just love the "waterfall" effect.
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Old January 11th, 2012, 08:10 PM   #2698
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Spectacular. I can't wait to see the finished product from that angle.
So do I, but unfortunately One57 will hide the Carnegie Hall cluster from that angle...
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Old January 11th, 2012, 08:30 PM   #2699
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It is right in the middle of the background buildings parkview. Bummer for those people I guess.
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Old January 11th, 2012, 08:50 PM   #2700
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Isn't it amazing how green the grass is! January in New York!
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