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View Poll Results: Rate the Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Building in NYC
10 7 4.55%
9.5 1 0.65%
9 5 3.25%
8.5 3 1.95%
8 12 7.79%
7.5 11 7.14%
7 19 12.34%
6.5 10 6.49%
6 18 11.69%
5.5 13 8.44%
5 19 12.34%
4.5 8 5.19%
4 13 8.44%
3.5 7 4.55%
3 or less 8 5.19%
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Old July 31st, 2003, 09:58 PM   #1
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#249 - 277 Park Avenue, New York City

Source: http://www.greatgridlock.net/NYC/nyc.html

Height: 687 ft/ 209 m
Floors: 51
Year: 1962
Architect: Emery Roth & Sons

was built in 1958-1964 on the site of a McKim, Mead & White apartment house from 1925.
Located opposite the Union Carbide Building, these two presented the latest trend in skyscraper design, started with the Seagram Building further up the avenue, with their soaring towers set on pillars -- the 277 in fact taking the style of its entrace canopy from the Seagram's.

The buildings employ a similar style of black steel spandrels and soaring white mullions framing the dark-tinted glass -- although here the vertical mullions alternate with narrower black ones, as opposed to their more "dominating" presence on the neighbouring building's facade -- and the building is at 209.5 m of approximately the same size.

The 50-storey building houses 139,400 mē of space within the tower and the set-back additions flanking it on the sides.

The building was acquired in 1980 by the Chemical Bank as its world headquarters, which relocated from the 20 Pine Street in Downtown Manhattan. The 1996 merger with Chase Manhattan marked a move across the street to the ex-Union Carbide Building.

In 1982 the three-storey, glass-walled Chemcourt Atrium by Haines Lundberg Waehler was added to the Park Avenue side of the building, complete with trees, shrubs, plants and a fountain.










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Old August 1st, 2003, 02:01 AM   #2
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it's a box. 5.5/10
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Old August 1st, 2003, 02:27 AM   #3
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6.5/10

Its ok I guess.
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Old August 1st, 2003, 12:54 PM   #4
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look at the facade in the 2nd pic, it's ugly! 5.5/10
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Old August 1st, 2003, 04:44 PM   #5
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If it's ugly,then why are you still giving a decent mark?

And i agree with you that's it ugly 4.5/10
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Old August 1st, 2003, 06:19 PM   #6
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This is one of the buildings that represents the 60s - maximum space with minimum design effort. It's one of the buildings that has absolutely no place and doesn't deserve to be where it is, or even exist.
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Old August 1st, 2003, 09:35 PM   #7
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I usually like boxes but I hate this one. 5/10
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Old August 4th, 2003, 06:09 PM   #8
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that second pic. is awesome, 8
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Old August 4th, 2003, 06:55 PM   #9
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Looks like a bigger St. Helen's, but a bit uglier. I'm not too keen on this one, but it's got height.
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Old August 12th, 2003, 06:22 PM   #10
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If it's ugly,then why are you still giving a decent mark?

And i agree with you that's it ugly 4.5/10
umm.. that is a low mark man
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Old August 12th, 2003, 06:24 PM   #11
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makes me sleepy, nightmares probarbly
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Old August 12th, 2003, 09:20 PM   #12
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It looks like my university. Chaos in a boring box....
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Old August 12th, 2003, 10:28 PM   #13
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Another box. Boring! 4/10 Next.....
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Old August 13th, 2003, 06:15 PM   #14
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Very New York, 6/10.
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first pic is sweet, but the second is just...errrrr


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Old August 18th, 2003, 09:19 PM   #17
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call a demolition squad please
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Old August 20th, 2003, 11:50 PM   #18
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looks like a european skyscraper to me. 5/10
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Old August 25th, 2003, 01:24 PM   #19
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Quote:
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looks like a european skyscraper to me. 5/10
huh ?

An ugly box ! 3.5/10
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