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Old February 10th, 2012, 07:47 AM   #2941
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when will it top out?
I think its got about 24 floors left to go. They can do at least a floor a week. I'd say August. But I think it could be done quicker than that. My safe guess is July. But I wouldn't be shocked if it's T/O in June.
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Old February 10th, 2012, 11:42 AM   #2942
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I can't believe how fast this tower is going up! It's hard to tell because the area is so dense.. I can't wait to see it in person
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Old February 10th, 2012, 12:48 PM   #2943
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I didn't consider that.
So hopefully every free place will be used for the construction of supertalls.
Every free place, like you mean cut down the near forrests to build supertalls? Or maybe build supertalls in central park?

Come on ... "every free place" should not be used to make a building. I mean there comes a point where too much is just too much... and New York does not need to create more space for buildings. She has enough. You want new supertalls? I say bring down the crappy buildings and build new better ones in their place. As it happens right now actually (for most of the times, because some awesome historical buildings were demolished unfortunately)
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Old February 10th, 2012, 01:09 PM   #2944
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Okay, it seems as I've expressed myself wrong.
Of course I didn't mean every free place literally.
Sorry, if someone has misunderstood that.
Let's go back to topic. Does someone has got some new pictures?
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Old February 11th, 2012, 07:14 AM   #2945
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February 10th, 2012

(Sorry about the haziness, shooting through dirty windows sucks. Also this is my older/not so good camera haha. But hey look, you can see people on top! )





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Old February 11th, 2012, 11:45 AM   #2946
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Thanks for those pics, won't be too much longer till it's higher than Metropolitan.
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Old February 13th, 2012, 05:09 AM   #2947
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Pictures taken from about 4:30 PM today, Sunday:

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Interestingly the front side cladding made little if any progress in the past week.

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Just my opinion but the blue and white color scheme is a million times better than the silver and black.

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I last took pictures on February 1st and I don't think a single new piece of cladding has gone up on the 57th Street side since then.

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Then I went over to the 58th street side and noticed they did a lot of cladding on the lower floors going down to street level. Can you see it?

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You almost can't notice it because it is so mirror like and reflects the brick building across the street.

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I have to say, what a crazy choice for cladding. If I wanted to see the building across the street wouldn't I just look across the street?

There seems to have been a serious lack of creativity and good taste with respect to this cladding.
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Old February 13th, 2012, 05:20 AM   #2948
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That cladding on the back is great! When I first saw that pic I thought they had actually put up a brick facade
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Old February 13th, 2012, 05:30 AM   #2949
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Those pics were fantastic, Dan & NYCD!

Judging from the pics above, the curtain wall contains high levels of iron, making it very reflective; wondering if 4WTC can beat that...
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Old February 13th, 2012, 05:33 AM   #2950
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4WTC probably does, I think this just looks so reflective because it is in the shade of other buildings, not out in the open where the sun can hit it, It is still very very reflective though.....
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Old February 13th, 2012, 05:59 AM   #2951
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I know it is just my opinion but the cladding on the 58th street side seems really plain. Seriously, how many mirrored glass claddings do we need? And it isn't as if the building across the street is so great that we need to see it twice.
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Old February 13th, 2012, 07:33 AM   #2952
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The 58th side's glass is terrible. A shame really since the other sides look so great. I hope some future shots from different angles will change my mind. But man...
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Old February 13th, 2012, 08:56 AM   #2953
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This is quite unique in that area I think.
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Old February 13th, 2012, 01:35 PM   #2954
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Great pictures, though it's funny to think that anyone exiting that building across the street wont know if they are coming or going.
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Old February 13th, 2012, 01:41 PM   #2955
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Pictures taken from about 4:30 PM today, Sunday:


Interestingly the front side cladding made little if any progress in the past week.
perhaps they only installed it for PR reasons or as a test?


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Just my opinion but the blue and white color scheme is a million times better than the silver and black.

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I agree.

Thanks for the update btw.
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Old February 13th, 2012, 02:08 PM   #2956
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I agree with you folks, that mirror cladding looks kinda lame when it doesn't reflect the sky but only a masonry facade of the building across the street
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Old February 13th, 2012, 07:09 PM   #2957
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Maybe the particular model of windows applied there has more to do with their impacts for the inside views and insulation rather than for what they do for the outside appearance?
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Old February 13th, 2012, 08:01 PM   #2958
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It's pretty obvious that the above 58th street shot was taken on a cloudy day. This entire building is going to shine on a bright summer day.
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Old February 13th, 2012, 08:34 PM   #2959
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The 58th Street side was purposefully made reflective glass to create a pre-war continuity in the streetwall and not make One57 look so out of place on that side.
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Old February 13th, 2012, 09:34 PM   #2960
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It's pretty obvious that the above 58th street shot was taken on a cloudy day. This entire building is going to shine on a bright summer day.
The clouds hadn't rolled in yet. You can see that in the picture that captures the sky - it was partly sunny.

The glass that low down on 58th street will seldom get much sunlight due to the canyon effect.
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