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Old July 4th, 2014, 06:03 AM   #7001
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It's a bit too much for my taste.

The thing is if you like that building it's best to live across from it because you can't see the facade of the building you live in.
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Old July 4th, 2014, 06:06 AM   #7002
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It's a bit too much for my taste.

The thing is if you like that building it's best to live across from it because you can't see the facade of the building you live in.
If NYC had more of that ornate style building, it cold be like a vertical paris, prague or Vienna. Can you imagine?
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Old July 4th, 2014, 07:30 AM   #7003
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I was walking this past April with a friend going through all the areas of Central Park development.. we both absolutely loved that building. I really wish there were more materials besides steel and glass for most skyscrapers today... love stone or brick and so beautiful it takes you back to another time.

That said, I'm still a big fan of the great architecture going up in the Central Park area and though I am not thrilled with how pampered these billionaires will be so removed from the rest of us, I do understand and appreciate the dollars they will bring to the city. They can admire Central Park from above while we at least can appreciate the soaring, glorious artistry of these buildings.
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Old July 4th, 2014, 09:11 AM   #7004
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love the wave patterns...very artsy
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Old July 4th, 2014, 02:38 PM   #7005
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I was walking this past April with a friend going through all the areas of Central Park development.. we both absolutely loved that building. I really wish there were more materials besides steel and glass for most skyscrapers today... love stone or brick and so beautiful it takes you back to another time.

That said, I'm still a big fan of the great architecture going up in the Central Park area and though I am not thrilled with how pampered these billionaires will be so removed from the rest of us, I do understand and appreciate the dollars they will bring to the city. They can admire Central Park from above while we at least can appreciate the soaring, glorious artistry of these buildings.
No billionaires = no supertalls.
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Old July 4th, 2014, 04:19 PM   #7006
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No billionaires = no supertalls.
there's still office supertalls, though they're of a rarer kind these days. Mixed used and residential is the market to be in.
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Old July 4th, 2014, 04:23 PM   #7007
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I think I'd rather live in the building in the foreground (if that were possible). That facade is simply beautiful and insanely ornate.
The same architect did this one on Madison:



Compare it to the one by One57
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Old July 4th, 2014, 04:30 PM   #7008
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Ya unfortunately they don't build them like that anymore... I can only wish.
I have the feeling 3d printing will eventually reintroduce them again
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Old July 5th, 2014, 06:21 AM   #7009
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Wow great post. Pictures are very nice. How tall it is. This is just one in a series of super-tall buildings. All of our apartments are self-contained and have everything you need to live happily and comfortably. My friend has bought an apartment in platinum1.lk this is same as like this apartment.
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Old July 5th, 2014, 07:30 AM   #7010
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I have the feeling 3d printing will eventually reintroduce them again
Imagine if 432 Park Ave had a 3D printed facade that intricate.
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Old July 5th, 2014, 07:31 AM   #7011
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The same architect did this one on Madison:



Compare it to the one by One57
Wow. What's the architect's name?
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Old July 5th, 2014, 07:49 AM   #7012
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Harde & Short.

They also designed this building, which is located at 44 W 77th:

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Old July 5th, 2014, 08:10 AM   #7013
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Back on topic, please. And yes, I am being "that guy", but I really don't care.
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The same architect did this one on Madison:



Compare it to the one by One57
Stunning. What a shame that NYC wasn't all like that. A vertical Paris. Now all we need is to demolish all the ugly 60's and 70's towers and reconstruct old ornate buildings in their place.
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Old July 5th, 2014, 01:47 PM   #7015
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Very large parts of Manhattan are all like that. There are thousands of old buildings that have stunning ornamentation.

Nonetheless, at one time, all of NYC was like that. Here's midtown in the 1800s.

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Old July 5th, 2014, 03:56 PM   #7016
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Stunning. What a shame that NYC wasn't all like that. A vertical Paris. Now all we need is to demolish all the ugly 60's and 70's towers and reconstruct old ornate buildings in their place.
Are you serious?
All we need to do is keep the existing old ornate buildings protected and restrict the demolition of them. If they tear down a 60's or 70's building - or any building for that matter - I'd rather have an all-new tower rising on its place instead.
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Old July 5th, 2014, 05:41 PM   #7017
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That ornate building is 45 East 66th Street (NYC Landmark designation in 1977, link to images and description of the building below). Years ago, the penthouse (including the roof) was divided into two apartments, and my Dad rented one of them. Lots of fun running around up there.


http://newyorkitecture.com/2013/04/1...t-66th-street/

A few years back, about $4 million was spent renovating the penthouse. The place sure didn't look like this when we were there:

http://www.facetconstruction.net/por...ial-45e66.html



This area used to be much grungier, with no windows and gravel on the ground. We used to throw a baseball around in this alley, and would occasionally whack the metal beams.




Sorry to de-rail the thread, just started reminiscing when I saw the exterior photo.


BTW, the other ornate building (gray stone) is Alwyn Court on 58th.

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Old July 5th, 2014, 09:24 PM   #7018
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Are you serious?
All we need to do is keep the existing old ornate buildings protected and restrict the demolition of them. If they tear down a 60's or 70's building - or any building for that matter - I'd rather have an all-new tower rising on its place instead.
Of course I'm serious. Most new buildings are bland and value engineered down to nothing, and old-styled ornate building are far more spectacular, even if they are small and not tall. What's with this fascination with towers? Paris and Venice are the #1 visited cities for a reason, people like beautiful buildings and height has no bearing on that.
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Old July 5th, 2014, 09:39 PM   #7019
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Stop continuing this derailed discussion, people.
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Okay, well, One57 made an appearance in the 432 Park Avenue cam this morning.



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