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Old November 4th, 2014, 06:56 PM   #1661
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That is less curvy! What the hell!?!?!?!? Sex sells people!? What did they do??
This tower is asymmetric so one side will be flat while the other is curved.
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Old November 4th, 2014, 07:08 PM   #1662
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Old November 4th, 2014, 08:11 PM   #1663
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This tower is asymmetric so one side will be flat while the other is curved.
Where are you getting that information? Nothing that I've seen has suggested that will be the case. All of the previous high quality renders we've seen have only shown the South side clearly, but everything about those seemed to suggest this would be symmetrical:



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If you've seen diagrams or something that suggest otherwise, please let us know. Absent that, I would probably chalk up the change to a pretty half-assed new render (I mean the spire in the new renders looks like it was drawn in with MS Paint).
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Old November 4th, 2014, 08:51 PM   #1664
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Nice to see new additions to LA skyline.
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Old November 4th, 2014, 09:01 PM   #1665
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It will be flat on one side as was said above by billgates:

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Old November 4th, 2014, 09:07 PM   #1666
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Okay, but you're just repeating what he said, rather than providing anything to corroborate it -- other than the render which called it into question in the first place (and which looks so different from the previous high-quality batch as to suggest either a new rendering firm or a significant design change).
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Old November 4th, 2014, 09:15 PM   #1667
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Umm, no that is the later render showing the Korean Air logo. This render is newer than those on the WGT website. Somwhere out there on the web here on on SSP there is a floorplan with the flat side and the curved side. Don't have time to go digging at this moment.
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Old November 5th, 2014, 12:05 AM   #1668
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I swear they forgot how to count...
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7478/...6ab567b9_c.jpg
5,6,7,11,12,15,16????
You and me both; I'm looking at the pic and counting up and...what...what?
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Old November 5th, 2014, 12:17 AM   #1669
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That will brace them but steel columns should do most of the heavy lifting.
It astonishes me that this will brace them to the core.
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Old November 5th, 2014, 01:22 AM   #1670
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This is the only close render of the Wilshire side that there has been. There is a slight curve.
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Old November 5th, 2014, 01:26 AM   #1671
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Okay, but you're just repeating what he said, rather than providing anything to corroborate it -- other than the render which called it into question in the first place (and which looks so different from the previous high-quality batch as to suggest either a new rendering firm or a significant design change).
This was taken January 30. You can see by the arrangement of columns that one side is flat and the other is curved. About the render, almost all of them show the curved side, probably because the flat side looks worse.

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Old November 5th, 2014, 01:33 AM   #1672
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This is the only close render of the Wilshire side that there has been. There is a slight curve.
I think this curved section only covers part of the flat side and then setbacks. If you look very closely at the night render of the flat side, you can see a line separating the slightly curved section from the flat section from behind the building to the right, and then a setback.
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Old November 5th, 2014, 01:45 AM   #1673
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This is the only close render of the Wilshire side that there has been. There is a slight curve.
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This was taken January 30. You can see by the arrangement of columns that one side is flat and the other is curved. About the render, almost all of them show the curved side, probably because the flat side looks worse.
Ahhhhhh, there it is. Thank you guys for clarifying, I hadn't seen either of those before. The Wilshire street-level render does appear to show a slight curve, but it's definitely very nearly flat (as further indicated by the footprint).

I guess I was just operating out of my own ignorant assumptions, but I'm still a bit disappointed. Makes a lot of sense that we've only ever seen it from the curvy side as it looks a lot better. But, I'll give the architects the benefit of the doubt and hope that it comes together better in reality than in that most recent render.
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Old November 5th, 2014, 02:05 AM   #1674
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I think both sides look great. If I had to choose one it would actually be the flat side. It makes the building look taller somehow.
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Old November 5th, 2014, 11:27 AM   #1675
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If someone could go over to SSP and go to page 95 #1890 the 3rd diagram down is an overview showing the perimeter beam placement and post that image here that would be nice.
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Old November 5th, 2014, 12:39 PM   #1676
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Old November 5th, 2014, 09:06 PM   #1677
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If someone could go over to SSP and go to page 95 #1890 the 3rd diagram down is an overview showing the perimeter beam placement and post that image here that would be nice.
And what's stopping you from doing it, Mr. 10064, hmm?? j/k.


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Old November 5th, 2014, 10:15 PM   #1678
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[QUOTE=j-biz;118839746]And what's stopping you from doing it, Mr. 10064, hmm?? j/k.


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I tried to several times and got nowhere. Therefore I asked if someone else could do it This diagram shows the perimeter columns along Wilshire and the curtain wall/glass surrounding them.
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Old November 6th, 2014, 12:03 AM   #1679
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I really like this tower. I wouldn't mind if they buil something like this for the Hudson Yards.
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Old November 6th, 2014, 12:25 AM   #1680
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I really like this tower. I wouldn't mind if they buil something like this for the Hudson Yards.
Ugh, please, no more antennaes for NYC. I will be satisfied with all spire-less buildings in the Hudson Yards.
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