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Old January 29th, 2012, 10:25 PM   #2821
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Awesome renders! Thank you!
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Old January 29th, 2012, 11:03 PM   #2822
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I walked by on 29 Jan 2012, and the glass is amazing.
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Old January 30th, 2012, 12:26 AM   #2823
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This cladding is very strange. The cladding on the east half is black and silver while the classing on the west half is blue and white.

Moreover the cladding on the north side is plain light blue glass while on the west facing side of the building it is strongly colored panels. What an amazing set if different cladding styles.

But I don't think I've ever seen two different cladding styles on a building as we are seeing with this building. Very, very strange.
It's not different on the south facade. The glass on the west side of the south facade still is covered withrotective film.
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Old January 30th, 2012, 12:30 AM   #2824
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It's not different on the south facade. The glass on the west side of the south facade still is covered withrotective film.
Yes, but it still looks different. For example, on the west end there were pure white wavey claddings whereas the east end doesn't have those at all.

Are you saying the white is only protective covering too?

Under the apparent blue tinting it was hard to tell what the true color is. I have the impression it is still blue, but I could be wrong.

Suffice it to say, if all that color is only from protective tape then the cladding on this building is a lot less nice than most people here are thinking it is. It means the south facade is really nothing but a ordinary smoked black and silver combination.
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Old January 30th, 2012, 12:32 AM   #2825
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To be more precise on my above comments is your assertion that in the above picture even the white is just a covering and not real?

As I said, if all the blue and white go away this cladding job then becomes quite mediocre, certainly nothing special.
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Old January 30th, 2012, 05:33 AM   #2826
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To be more precise on my above comments is your assertion that in the above picture even the white is just a covering and not real?

As I said, if all the blue and white go away this cladding job then becomes quite mediocre, certainly nothing special.
Of course... did you think it would actually look like that ugly mess?
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Old January 30th, 2012, 05:54 AM   #2827
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I'm not sure about the cladding so far. From the renders, the east and west facades are the ones im worried won't look very good.
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Old January 30th, 2012, 09:17 AM   #2828
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that really is a nice render.
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Old January 30th, 2012, 09:25 AM   #2829
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I wonder when the panels that overhang the entrances in the render will be installed, would they do that soon or would they wait until the building was nearly complete for that kind of thing? Of course that assumes they are still doing them the way they show in the render.
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Old January 30th, 2012, 10:17 AM   #2830
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If NY will implement all these projects with Ground zero complex it will overpass HK in my top skylines list.
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Old January 30th, 2012, 12:43 PM   #2831
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it will top all in my list

Alot of skyscrapers are being built worlwide but most are not in the same city.

NYC could have the worlds largest number of 280-400 meter buildings in a decade
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Old January 30th, 2012, 02:57 PM   #2832
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Of course... did you think it would actually look like that ugly mess?
I think right now the west half with the blue, white, and grey coloring is the nicest part of the cladding. That is the first part of the 57th street side that went up and people liked it.

Much better than the smoked black, silver stuff that we are seeing on the east side IMO.
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Old January 30th, 2012, 05:29 PM   #2833
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Hate to break it to those that love the blue and white, but I am pretty sure those are not the actual colors. Protective film that's blue is generally protective film specifically made for glass, while the white protective film is generally applied to metal panels (maybe stainless curved panels under there??). Judging from what's installed on the east end of the south elevation (and looking at the renderings), my guess is that the cladding on the west end of that elevation (currently under protective film) will look just like the cladding that does not have film on it (silver and grey). Also venturing a guess that the cladding with film is protected due to the tower crane above (located on the far west corner of the building), which probably lifts buckets full of concrete all day long, so this area is probably prone to spilling and that must be why the cladding is protected. Regardless of the colors, I think these curved curtainwall panels are very very cool!
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Old January 30th, 2012, 06:09 PM   #2834
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There are three colors I see. The white is white. I don't see it as a film cover. Look at the slim sides and it's too perfect to be a film. The two shades of blue are both glass, one type that is transparent, and the other is very dark tinted. The question is whether they are mirrored glass, or the current pictures just make them look mirrored. I can't tell. What they will look like in-person, finished product (huge section completed) with the film off? I can't wait!

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Old January 30th, 2012, 07:38 PM   #2835
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it will top all in my list

Alot of skyscrapers are being built worlwide but most are not in the same city.

NYC could have the worlds largest number of 280-400 meter buildings in a decade
I had that in my mind, becose now HK is number one in my list.
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Old January 30th, 2012, 07:43 PM   #2836
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Hate to break it to those that love the blue and white, but I am pretty sure those are not the actual colors. Protective film that's blue is generally protective film specifically made for glass, while the white protective film is generally applied to metal panels (maybe stainless curved panels under there??). Judging from what's installed on the east end of the south elevation (and looking at the renderings), my guess is that the cladding on the west end of that elevation (currently under protective film) will look just like the cladding that does not have film on it (silver and grey). Also venturing a guess that the cladding with film is protected due to the tower crane above (located on the far west corner of the building), which probably lifts buckets full of concrete all day long, so this area is probably prone to spilling and that must be why the cladding is protected. Regardless of the colors, I think these curved curtainwall panels are very very cool!
I think your explanation is likely 100% accurate. Not good news for me - I thought the blue and white would go well with the rest of the building (and does sort of match the renders more than the black and silver) and would set the building apart from all the other smoked glass buildings.

But if I had to put money on it I think you are right. Life goes on.
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Old January 30th, 2012, 07:56 PM   #2837
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Check out the one missing 'white' panel in the picture above. The edges are installed but not the flat front panels. The edges are white.
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Old January 30th, 2012, 08:55 PM   #2838
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Yeah, some of the curved ones are white, and some are blue. If that is purely covering what is that about?

Unfortunately, they might leave the protection on for quite a while given the above explanation for it.
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Old January 30th, 2012, 09:15 PM   #2839
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this cladding is horrible for any window cleaner
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Old January 30th, 2012, 10:14 PM   #2840
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no, just use a fire hose.
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