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Old February 24th, 2010, 01:19 PM   #161
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Glad to hear it. Is it possible to get a picture of what is going on down in the hole?
apparently it's not that easy to take a picture, here is a recent shot by Noyoka, WNY:



from the pic it seems that the core is rising...
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Old February 24th, 2010, 03:31 PM   #162
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Old February 24th, 2010, 08:38 PM   #163
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yeah something going on down there but who can really say for sure.
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Old February 26th, 2010, 08:51 PM   #164
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It looks like foundation work to me!
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Old February 27th, 2010, 07:44 PM   #165
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looks a bit like pentominium site
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Old March 2nd, 2010, 08:57 PM   #166
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http://curbed.com/archives/2010/03/0...wn_mystery.php

The Plot Deepens on Extell's 73-Story Midtown Mystery


Setting the footings below West 58th Street.


Tuesday, March 2, 2010, by Pete

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Can a 73-story Manhattan skyscraper "quietly" begin construction? It's happening at 157 West 57th Street, where—despite a world-renowned architect and a cash injection from Abu Dhabi—the colossal condo/Park Hyatt hotel from developer Gary Barnett's Extell continues to confound.

As seen in sleuthy shots from the site, the foundation is nearly complete. The pit itself has been dug so deep that workers toiling away at the bottom look absolutely Lilliputian. Masses of rebar can be seen poking out this way and that. But renderings remain in hiding, reportedly in the office of French starchitect Christian de Portzamparc. (A thorough scan of the Atelier CdP website yields nothing new.) How long can the Extell gang keep this Midtown monster a mystery? Based on the hubbub surrounding fellow Frenchman Jean Nouvel's slightly taller Tower Verre, we're guessing Extell is happy this one is flying under the radar.

Gotta be strong to support 1,000 feet of tower







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Old March 2nd, 2010, 10:43 PM   #167
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I don't have to know anything about it but I know one thing it better not be ugly.
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Old March 2nd, 2010, 10:51 PM   #168
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I don't have to know anything about it but I know one thing it better not be ugly.
lol, i don't think it's going to be ugly at all. actually i expect a very nice design!
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Old March 2nd, 2010, 11:30 PM   #169
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there hiding it cuz they know we won't like it. Maybe it be a box with no windows that should be fun or it's will be a 80 foot building with a 1000 foot spire what would bring me so much joy. But we won't know to it finish or to some steals the plans. I'm just saying and taller then 800 feet can change the skyscape or the good or the bad.
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Old March 2nd, 2010, 11:39 PM   #170
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Given the architect, this could, repeat: COULD be even better than Tower Verre.
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Old March 3rd, 2010, 01:39 AM   #171
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Very exciting! Too bad the article said only 73 floors- so most likely this tower is not a 1,000 footer
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Old March 3rd, 2010, 02:29 AM   #172
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Very exciting! Too bad the article said only 73 floors- so most likely this tower is not a 1,000 footer
It'll be over 1000ft. Don't forget there is supposedly a crown on top.
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Old March 4th, 2010, 08:58 PM   #173
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What's the final design for this tower?
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Old March 4th, 2010, 10:03 PM   #174
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Isn't there a legal requirement for urban plans to be made public? There certainly is in the UK. How else can locals lodge objections as part of the planning process?

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Old March 4th, 2010, 10:10 PM   #175
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http://www.chdeportzamparc.com/

The architect's website. He doesn't design garbage; it'll be a good tower.
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The architect's website. He doesn't design garbage; it'll be a good tower.
Looks like he did the Hearst Tower too.
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Old March 5th, 2010, 01:17 AM   #177
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Looks like he did the Hearst Tower too.
No, he just had a fairly nice proposal. Foster designed what was eventually built there.
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Old March 5th, 2010, 04:18 AM   #178
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Isn't there a legal requirement for urban plans to be made public? There certainly is in the UK. How else can locals lodge objections as part of the planning process?
As long as projects conform to the pre-established base zoning, they are essentially pre-approved.
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Old March 5th, 2010, 07:25 AM   #179
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Well it took a while for us to find out what the final design for Beekman Tower would be, so I'm guessing this will be just about the same for this.
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Old March 5th, 2010, 01:37 PM   #180
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Well it took a while for us to find out what the final design for Beekman Tower would be, so I'm guessing this will be just about the same for this.
yeah, and it's not a bad omen at all since beekman tower will turn out great!
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