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Old August 5th, 2010, 01:48 AM   #141
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I didn't expext a great buildings from the renderings, but a decent filler. IMO, this building turns out to be a big disappointment. First that ugly hexagons on the base and now the plain black facade. It looked more diverse in the renderings. I hope they will add the horizontal lines on the facade.

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Old August 5th, 2010, 04:29 AM   #142
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Horrendous glass.
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Old August 5th, 2010, 04:31 AM   #143
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The glass is really nice. You need to see it in person.
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Old August 6th, 2010, 12:36 AM   #144
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New Hell's Kitchen Tower Already 60 Stories Tall

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ceremony to mark the topping out of 440 West 42nd Street. Yes, they built a 60-story tower in about 10 minutes. What is this, Inception? Not only has the Arquitectonica/Ismael Leyva Architects building reached its full height incredibly fast, but there's also glass already covering half of the condo/rental/Yotel/Frank Gehry stage spectacular. The Land of Lincoln (Tunnel) had better get ready, because at this rate those 800 apartments are going to be filled by the time we finish writing this blog post
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Old August 6th, 2010, 01:01 AM   #145
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Sometimes the glass looks good sometimes it doesn't. I need to see the final product to judge.
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Old August 6th, 2010, 01:22 AM   #146
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judging from what I see, it looks nice.
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Old August 6th, 2010, 09:09 AM   #147
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How come their talking about 60 floors and the thread title only says 59??
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Old August 6th, 2010, 12:47 PM   #148
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Well, they're basically bloggers and do not always know what they're talking about. It's also possible that the amount of floors in the title isn't right. Maybe they're making the tower even taller than it already is. It's something we don't know about. Not everything here on SSC is accurate. Thread titles are based on the latest received information about a project.
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Old August 15th, 2010, 11:15 AM   #149
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looks like it's topping off at regular roof height with mechanicals next...

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Old August 15th, 2010, 11:35 AM   #150
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Is it taller than Orion now?
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Old August 15th, 2010, 11:38 AM   #151
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I think it's at 188m, just a mechanical floor away from the 204m buildout.
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Old August 15th, 2010, 10:09 PM   #152
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Old August 17th, 2010, 10:54 AM   #153
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That first pic makes it look so tall, and that glass is just amazing, thanks for the updates......
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Old August 17th, 2010, 11:26 AM   #154
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Are that windows you can open while you " push " them to the outside ? I don' t think this idea comes from american architects , the first I have seen at Franfurt's Maintower .
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Old August 18th, 2010, 06:00 AM   #155
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Mechanical floor going up

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Old August 23rd, 2010, 06:21 PM   #156
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I'm really starting to get sick of seeing all this blue glass on simple designs but this one looks to be a good filler in my opinion
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Old August 25th, 2010, 04:46 AM   #157
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The glass on this looks good.

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Old August 25th, 2010, 04:50 AM   #158
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I'm really starting to get sick of seeing all this blue glass on simple designs but this one looks to be a good filler in my opinion
I hear you. I just wish Kostas Kondylis owed the mob serious money and would finally exit NY in the trunk of a car, if you get my meaning....
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Old August 29th, 2010, 01:13 PM   #159
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hmm, interesting. CTBUH and other sources say this one has T/O but the final build- out is still missing. the tower's height is probably 188m right now. i guess we have to wait if construction of the upper levels will resume at all.
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Old September 5th, 2010, 02:27 PM   #160
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i think they are still building - this one hasn't topped out yet.

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