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2-TOWERS
Dec 18, 2011, 4:03 PM
December 11th, 2011
great pics......thanks for the great detail :cheers:
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http://i997.photobucket.com/albums/af100/DKNY620/IMG_0962.jpggreat pics.....thanks for the amazing det:cheers:ailed shots.....

NYCLuver
Dec 18, 2011, 7:20 PM
You're Welcome. :) :cheers:

Fabb
Dec 20, 2011, 3:59 PM
http://i997.photobucket.com/albums/af100/DKNY620/IMG_0947.jpg

Nice photo !
Old box <-> <new box.

Beside the sheathing, 40 years don't make much of a difference.

Guiltyspark
Dec 21, 2011, 6:53 AM
Nice photo !
Old box <-> <new box.

Beside the sheathing, 40 years don't make much of a difference.

This building is not a box... :sly:

Patrick
Dec 21, 2011, 8:50 PM
This building is not a box... :sly:

Correct, it's actually two boxes stacked on top of each other.

xnyr
Dec 22, 2011, 5:30 PM
Looks like a notch has appeared in the SE corner... Am i correct?

Thought it was odd a column was not placed in that corner.

Guiltyspark
Dec 22, 2011, 6:20 PM
Correct, it's actually two boxes stacked on top of each other.

It's a rhombus with a trapezoid shaped top. Boxes are square or rectangular. So yeah! Other than the shape... it is totally a box! For people who don't understand the concept of a box!:tup:

WTCman7301
Dec 22, 2011, 8:31 PM
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7152/6555614467_802a24fd8f_b.jpg

The Setback is taking shape! WTC 4 on it's way to completion.:cheers:
Image courtesy of earthcam.com

Roadcruiser1
Dec 22, 2011, 8:53 PM
I was at the site today without my camera which I now regret. They were raising steel, and the cranes were pulling many objects up to the top for work. I wished I brought my camera with me. I would have had captured pictures of that. However many tourists are stunned with what is going on at the World Trade Center. I heard many of them say "Those two towers were knocked down, but they are building new massive ones now down below".

NYguy
Dec 23, 2011, 12:00 AM
^ Yeah, a lot of people still have no clue.


CasualCapture (http://www.flickr.com/photos/casualcapture/6552435609/sizes/l/in/photostream/)

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CarlosV
Dec 23, 2011, 3:22 AM
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Davidsam52
Dec 23, 2011, 4:29 AM
NYCLuver....we can't see your pics. What's up with that?:shrug::shrug::shrug:

hunser
Dec 23, 2011, 3:34 PM
I still think that many people (well maybe not here on SSP specifically) don't realize how tall and massive this tower will be once finished.

Comparison between 4WTC and ESB:

http://img853.imageshack.us/img853/8769/e119.jpg

Render by STR (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showpost.php?p=5401629&postcount=254), taken from his thread aka New York City 2015 3D Model (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=186833&page=13)

Gotta love the massive bulk. :cheers:

NYguy
Dec 23, 2011, 8:41 PM
Joel Woolhead, via wtc.com

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FMIII
Dec 23, 2011, 9:32 PM
This tower is a beauty but it's way too fat. At 1000 feet, it might (will?) look like a much shorter tower. It's the same problem with Bofa and Goldman Sacks. Those are three wonderful towers... with a big flaw: They look shorter than they are because they are too bulky. Consequently, they make the Manhattan skyline look less impressive, while it should be the opposite... :(

As a genuine admirer of the NYC skyline, I do hope this trend will stop. One 57 is a good example of what should be built to enhance the skyline. :tup:

JSsocal
Dec 23, 2011, 10:03 PM
Its not an aesthetic question really. Office buildings need very large floor plates to be attractive to companies, while residential buildings do not need large interior spans. In short residential buildings will remain tall and thin, and office buildings will stay chunky and large.

FMIII
Dec 23, 2011, 10:28 PM
Its not an aesthetic question really. Office buildings need very large floor plates to be attractive to companies, while residential buildings do not need large interior spans. In short residential buildings will remain tall and thin, and office buildings will stay chunky and large.

In the thirty's it was not the trend and it gave to NYC its most wonderful skyscrapers, all of them office towers. But you are right, the market doesn't care so much about aesthetic anymore. So let's hope NYC will only build residential towers in the future. ;)

jd3189
Dec 23, 2011, 11:03 PM
This tower is a beauty but it's way too fat. At 1000 feet, it might (will?) look like a much shorter tower. It's the same problem with Bofa and Goldman Sacks. Those are three wonderful towers... with a big flaw: They look shorter than they are because they are too bulky. Consequently, they make the Manhattan skyline look less impressive, while it should be the opposite... :(

As a genuine admirer of the NYC skyline, I do hope this trend will stop. One 57 is a good example of what should be built to enhance the skyline. :tup:

I like slender towers too,but there should also enough examples of monoliths,like the Twins. The New York Skyline should be a mixture,but yes,I hope more residential buildings like One 57 get built to revive the look from the 30s.

NYguy
Dec 24, 2011, 2:04 PM
RBudhu (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ryanbudhu/6561593271/sizes/l/in/photostream/)

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CarlosV
Dec 24, 2011, 2:10 PM
Merry Christmas

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RobertWalpole
Dec 24, 2011, 2:16 PM
In the thirty's it was not the trend and it gave to NYC its most wonderful skyscrapers, all of them office towers. But you are right, the market doesn't care so much about aesthetic anymore. So let's hope NYC will only build residential towers in the future. ;)

That's not true. The office towers at the Hudson Yards will be magnificent, as will be 2 WTC. Bank of America, Bear Sterns and Hearst are all spectacular new office towers, and Goldman is very nice.

P.S.: When one sees this tower in person, it's not remotely "fat".

CarlosV
Dec 24, 2011, 2:30 PM
it's all a matter of personal taste....

Merry Christmas everyone!!

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FMIII
Dec 24, 2011, 6:07 PM
That's not true. The office towers at the Hudson Yards will be magnificent, as will be 2 WTC. Bank of America, Bear Sterns and Hearst are all spectacular new office towers, and Goldman is very nice.

P.S.: When one sees this tower in person, it's not remotely "fat".

But it's not a question of beauty! those towers, taken individually are gorgeous.

No, it's a question of fitting in the whole picture. It's a question of giving the feeling of a skyline soaring to the sky. Unfortunately, those new office towers only flatten it.

RobertWalpole
Dec 25, 2011, 7:45 AM
I disagree. B of is very tall and prominent. It doesn't flatten anything. Hearst and Bear Stearns are magnificent. The fact that towers in the range of 200 to 250m are "lost" in New York's skyline is simply indicative of NY's unparalleled density.

Goldman fits perfectly on the water's edge.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7160/6603561393_4ffa693742_b.jpg

Lastly, how can the new Hudson Yards towers which are between 300 and nearly 400m flatten the west side, which, for now, is a sea of low-rise buildings?

http://kpf.com/projects/Project125/16286_hr.jpg

FMIII
Dec 25, 2011, 9:40 AM
I disagree. B of is very tall and prominent. It doesn't flatten anything. Hearst and Bear Stearns are magnificent. The fact that towers in the range of 200 to 250m are "lost" in New York's skyline is simply indicative of NY's unparalleled density.

Goldman fits perfectly on the water's edge.

Lastly, how can the new Hudson Yards towers which are between 300 and nearly 400m flatten the west side, which, for now, is a sea of low-rise buildings?



If Bofa, Hearst, T4 (which is the subject) had been built with a shape as slender as One 57 or the future Tower Verre, they would look twice their height. Too bad...

425 5th Avenue (a residential tower) is the perfect example of a "small" tower looking tall.

Someways, I think they should reimplement the 1916 zoning law (with some adjustments of course) to any future office towers in NYC. Because it seems the market, which decides the size of each floor plates it wants (as large as a possible) as well as our wage (as small as possible) is unable to regulate itself. ;)

Fabb
Dec 25, 2011, 11:57 AM
No, it's a question of fitting in the whole picture. It's a question of giving the feeling of a skyline soaring to the sky. Unfortunately, those new office towers only flatten it.

Not exactly.
4WTC will be a transition between the existing "flat" skyline (culminating at 850 ft) and the future skyline dominated by 1WTC (and maybe, some day, 2&3 WTC).
I guess that the whole point was to stay away as much as possible from the single (or double) soaring object, deemed vulnerable, and build instead a set of skyscrapers with increasing heights. The idea is that a herd is safer.

Patapsco
Dec 25, 2011, 9:58 PM
taken December 24, 2011

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JoePDX
Dec 26, 2011, 11:30 PM
I was at the site today without my camera which I now regret. They were raising steel, and the cranes were pulling many objects up to the top for work. I wished I brought my camera with me. I would have had captured pictures of that. However many tourists are stunned with what is going on at the World Trade Center. I heard many of them say "Those two towers were knocked down, but they are building new massive ones now down below".

People had no idea? I mean it is 10 plus years later!! Did they think this was still gonna be vacant land? LOL

JoePDX
Dec 26, 2011, 11:34 PM
Ladies and gentlemen 4 World Trade Center has now past it's setback and the top part is the only part that needs completion. Time to celebrate.



Why is the "setback" a big deal? If If said "ladies and gentlemen 4 World Trade center has just had 100 pigeons poop on the last floor before the "glorious setback" would the whole country take notice? LOL

Roadcruiser1
Dec 27, 2011, 2:09 AM
People had no idea? I mean it is 10 plus years later!! Did they think this was still gonna be vacant land? LOL

They were stunned by the size of the buildings not by the change at the site.

Why is the "setback" a big deal? If If said "ladies and gentlemen 4 World Trade center has just had 100 pigeons poop on the last floor before the "glorious setback" would the whole country take notice? LOL

People kept asking when would the setback for 4 WTC would begin, and so they finally knew.

It's also ironic how you just came here to just try to start a fight with me, but I am not going to fight so good bye, good luck trying to find someone that is willing to.

Otie
Dec 27, 2011, 4:30 PM
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Four World Trade Center, New York City (http://www.flickr.com/photos/54180816@N05/6578976791/) by ariescwliang (http://www.flickr.com/people/54180816@N05/), on Flickr

CarlosV
Dec 27, 2011, 8:55 PM
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jd3189
Dec 27, 2011, 9:21 PM
taken December 24, 2011

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Swag.

THE BIG APPLE
Dec 27, 2011, 10:21 PM
^ I hea ya #!gga

NYguy
Dec 30, 2011, 12:47 AM
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THE BIG APPLE
Dec 30, 2011, 2:11 AM
Don't mind my last post on this page. It happens when you see people speaking like that in NYC.

Today

Manhattan Bridge: D Train

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-q4HiropLszQ/Tv0clUzvmUI/AAAAAAAAAVc/EtxNb0d3uU4/s912/clip_image002.jpg

Guiltyspark
Dec 30, 2011, 3:54 AM
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7169/6593933557_0e4a2f3871_b.jpg[/QUOTE]

Why hello there Tokyo :cheers: I absolutely love this picture. The west side of Downtown has got to be one of the most futuristic cluster of buildings in the United States. A few more sky bridges would really pull it together.

CalibratedZeus
Dec 30, 2011, 6:58 AM
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DSC_0373 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/67172991@N06/6598794581/) by calibratedzeus (http://www.flickr.com/people/67172991@N06/), on Flickr

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DSC_0351 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/67172991@N06/6598785719/) by calibratedzeus (http://www.flickr.com/people/67172991@N06/), on Flickr

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Not a huge fan of the vent....

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DSC_0358 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/67172991@N06/6598789051/) by calibratedzeus (http://www.flickr.com/people/67172991@N06/), on Flickr

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Setback!!!

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DSC_0381 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/67172991@N06/6598798649/) by calibratedzeus (http://www.flickr.com/people/67172991@N06/), on Flickr

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animatedmartian
Dec 30, 2011, 8:29 AM
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DSC_0346 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/67172991@N06/6598783543/) by calibratedzeus (http://www.flickr.com/people/67172991@N06/), on Flickr

Not a huge fan of the vent....

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7035/6598789051_f43639ee1e_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/67172991@N06/6598789051/)
DSC_0358 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/67172991@N06/6598789051/) by calibratedzeus (http://www.flickr.com/people/67172991@N06/), on Flickr



Yea makes it look like the tower has a car exhaust attached to it. :yuck: Loving the reflections though. :D

CarlosV
Dec 30, 2011, 7:52 PM
LOL looks like the butt of an airplane!!

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CarlosV
Dec 31, 2011, 5:19 PM
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RobertWalpole
Dec 31, 2011, 9:18 PM
If Bofa, Hearst, T4 (which is the subject) had been built with a shape as slender as One 57 or the future Tower Verre, they would look twice their height. Too bad...

425 5th Avenue (a residential tower) is the perfect example of a "small" tower looking tall.

Someways, I think they should reimplement the 1916 zoning law (with some adjustments of course) to any future office towers in NYC. Because it seems the market, which decides the size of each floor plates it wants (as large as a possible) as well as our wage (as small as possible) is unable to regulate itself. ;)

This, mon ami, is the definition of the world's most ideal skyline.

PMillera4
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kznyc2k
Jan 2, 2012, 3:15 AM
Today:

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animatedmartian
Jan 3, 2012, 4:17 AM
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NYguy
Jan 3, 2012, 1:23 PM
OneClik (http://www.flickr.com/photos/oneclik/6623293167/sizes/l/in/photostream/)

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2-TOWERS
Jan 3, 2012, 3:16 PM
little brother looking good.....great photos

THE BIG APPLE
Jan 3, 2012, 10:33 PM
Today:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7016/6616920137_9169771806_b.jpg


Initially looking at this photo I was like WHAT, they must be defying the laws of physics and engineering over at that WTC site. Then I knew it was the glass and how beautifully it reflected the sky. Then again that is how the old 5 WTC would somewhat look if it was built.

NYC4Life
Jan 4, 2012, 7:52 PM
Already taller than any of the World Financial Center towers and just about the same height as One Liberty Plaza.

FMIII
Jan 4, 2012, 8:59 PM
This, mon ami, is the definition of the world's most ideal skyline.

PMillera4
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7160/6603561393_4ffa693742_b.jpg
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7160/6603561393_4ffa693742_b.jpg

My ideal skyline would be the same with T4, GS, One Liberty Plaza and chase Manhattan less bulky. You just have too look at 123 Washington Street to understand what I mean.

As Carlos mentioned it, it's only a question of taste. I guess I am too demanding. ;) But still, that doesn't prevent to me to think NYC has the world's best skyline. But my ideal skyline would be different.

NewYorkSkyline117
Jan 4, 2012, 9:26 PM
So how tall is it now? Anyone?

Roadcruiser1
Jan 4, 2012, 9:27 PM
My ideal skyline would be the same with T4, GS, One Liberty Plaza and chase Manhattan less bulky. You just have too look at 123 Washington Street to understand what I mean.

As Carlos mentioned it, it's only a question of taste. I guess I am too demanding. ;) But still, that doesn't prevent to me to think NYC has the world's best skyline. But my ideal skyline would be different.

We had bulky buildings that worked. Look at the Twin Towers that existed for example. They turned out well.

NYguy
Jan 5, 2012, 12:15 AM
Large, but worth your look...

zgrial (http://www.flickr.com/photos/zgrial/6632408177/sizes/o/in/photostream/)

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RobertWalpole
Jan 5, 2012, 12:51 AM
That's a city!

Hayward
Jan 5, 2012, 2:49 AM
Initially looking at this photo I was like WHAT, they must be defying the laws of physics and engineering over at that WTC site. Then I knew it was the glass and how beautifully it reflected the sky. Then again that is how the old 5 WTC would somewhat look if it was built.

Crazy isn't it? It practically disappears along that edge.

hunser
Jan 5, 2012, 10:37 AM
^^ Damn, if you don't scroll up, i.e. observing only the bottom half of the pic, 1WTC looks finished already. Pretty amazing composition!

CarlosV
Jan 5, 2012, 3:10 PM
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FMIII
Jan 5, 2012, 8:54 PM
We had bulky buildings that worked. Look at the Twin Towers that existed for example. They turned out well.

I strongly agree, I would even say that they turned out majestic.

But (according to me), their bulkiness was not a problem thanks to two combined factors (which applies to 1WTC):

Their heights (much taller than T4)
Their thin windows (which gave the visual effect they were even taller)

Anyway, I have to admit that in the last picture posted by NY Guy, T4 looks really great. :)

babybackribs2314
Jan 5, 2012, 9:19 PM
Pictures don't do the glass justice. Was by the site a few days ago & 4 WTC is definitely phenomenal; some of the best glass in NYC for sure.

NYC4Life
Jan 6, 2012, 5:13 AM
That's a city!

And to think that's just the smaller skyline in Manhattan.

NYguy
Jan 6, 2012, 3:11 PM
Pictures don't do the glass justice. Was by the site a few days ago & 4 WTC is definitely phenomenal; some of the best glass in NYC for sure.

It's the best I think I've seen in NY.


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NOPA
Jan 6, 2012, 5:03 PM
Wow the setback really makes this tower. Love the new photos; thanks NYguy!

stevepowell
Jan 6, 2012, 5:09 PM
:notacrook:Such a underrated building. NYguy posted these pics:

http://www.pbase.com/nyguy/image/77331757/original.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/nyguy/image/77331770/original.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/nyguy/image/77331737/original.jpg

THE BIG APPLE
Jan 6, 2012, 9:35 PM
Wow, lots of praise for the glass I see, and here I thought when this building started construction, that it'd be the worst most boring one on the WTC site.

jd3189
Jan 6, 2012, 9:57 PM
What's month this year will this likely top off?

THE BIG APPLE
Jan 6, 2012, 10:56 PM
^ I'd say about June, or July depending on the rate and speed, and of course delays.

pnapp1
Jan 7, 2012, 1:22 AM
If I was a betting man... and I am, I think Tower 4 (IMO) will top out before Tower 1 does.

NewYorker2009
Jan 7, 2012, 3:32 AM
If I was a betting man... and I am, I think Tower 4 (IMO) will top out before Tower 1 does.

I think you're right. Tower 4 is already on the next set of office floors following the setback so I think 4 will top out first since now it's close to topping 800'. Tower 1 has mainly mechanical floors left and those will take time so this one should top out by April or May, depending mostly on weather conditions.

CarlosV
Jan 7, 2012, 2:15 PM
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7170/6652803499_5460b09ac4_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ceva321/6652803499/)
DSC_4996 copy (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ceva321/6652803499/) by Ceva321 (http://www.flickr.com/people/ceva321/), on Flickr

QUEENSNYMAN
Jan 7, 2012, 5:14 PM
FROM: NYBOY75

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tBpVh4kM6o

Yes 4 World Trade Center is shown here and mentioned.

Davidsam52
Jan 7, 2012, 6:27 PM
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7170/6652803499_5460b09ac4_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ceva321/6652803499/)
DSC_4996 copy (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ceva321/6652803499/) by Ceva321 (http://www.flickr.com/people/ceva321/), on Flickr

OK we got new steel for Tower 4! Hopefully new steel for Tower 1 on Monday??:cheers:

vandelay
Jan 7, 2012, 11:43 PM
Wow, with columns like that T4 will top out in no time. Also the setback makes a nice echo of the Javits building.

davidinasia
Jan 8, 2012, 2:09 AM
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7170/6652803499_5460b09ac4_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ceva321/6652803499/)
DSC_4996 copy (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ceva321/6652803499/) by Ceva321 (http://www.flickr.com/people/ceva321/), on Flickr

Important milestone on this latest picture of T4 from the carloscam: T4 now tops One Liberty Plaza. Imho, it's important for the overall appearance of the whole complex for T4 to dominate the buildings around it, especially since it may be years before T2 and T3 are completed. So this is another good moment and will get even better in the next 6-8 months as more of the trapezoid steel is completed and cladded.

MercurySky
Jan 8, 2012, 6:27 AM
I am wondering if the lobby and lower exterior will light up like One and Seven World Trade Center? Seven looks great at night.

Dac150
Jan 8, 2012, 5:42 PM
Surreal to see this already surpassing OLP. It truly seems like just yesterday that steel was first rising for the lobby. Now with the smaller floor-plates it's all cruising from here to the top.

THE BIG APPLE
Jan 8, 2012, 7:09 PM
Compared to a year ago.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5007/5297748460_2c03cbebb5_b.jpg

WTCman7301
Jan 8, 2012, 7:19 PM
Wow! 4 World Trade Center really did some growing in the period of one year! :)

Roadcruiser1
Jan 8, 2012, 8:29 PM
I am wondering if the lobby and lower exterior will light up like One and Seven World Trade Center? Seven looks great at night.

I would say yes. Since this picture from WTC.com seems to say so.

http://www.wtc.com/uploads/images/712x534/18_31_dbox_SPI_T1234_NIGHT_May-2011.jpg

NYguy
Jan 8, 2012, 8:55 PM
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stevepowell
Jan 9, 2012, 5:10 PM
:notacrook:Such a underrated building. NYguy posted these pics:

http://www.pbase.com/nyguy/image/77331757/original.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/nyguy/image/77331770/original.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/nyguy/image/77331737/original.jpg

CarlosV
Jan 9, 2012, 8:12 PM
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DSC_5022 copy (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ceva321/6668789255/) by Ceva321 (http://www.flickr.com/people/ceva321/), on Flickr

NYguy
Jan 9, 2012, 9:02 PM
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http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7155/6666726099_622ae1f8cb_o.jpg

Big Rooster
Jan 10, 2012, 3:07 AM
^^^Absolutely stunning picture!!!!

Antares41
Jan 10, 2012, 6:44 PM
Not sure if it been said before but the sheer reflective nature of the glass on this building is simply amazing. Its almost like a "chameleon", blending into the surroundings or sky depending if its clear or overcast. Just have not seen another building display that effect so dramatically (as illustrated by several recent photographs). Just a very unexpected treat.

hunser
Jan 10, 2012, 6:50 PM
Definitely the best glass cladding in NY, and one of the best in the world.

NYguy
Jan 10, 2012, 10:06 PM
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THE BIG APPLE
Jan 10, 2012, 10:36 PM
Wow the Beekman really kind of looks out of place in the first pic. This building could've been a bit higher.

cityenthusiast
Jan 11, 2012, 12:40 AM
Definitely the best glass cladding in NY, and one of the best in the world.

This glass is amazing and was my favorite but what takes the cake for new york now is international gem tower. Have you seen the glass lately on that beauty

NYguy
Jan 11, 2012, 10:52 PM
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Duck From NY
Jan 12, 2012, 12:32 PM
I can't wait until this surpasses 1 Liberty in height. I would have loved to see the Singer Building being reflected in WTC#4

hunser
Jan 12, 2012, 4:28 PM
This glass is amazing and was my favorite but what takes the cake for new york now is international gem tower. Have you seen the glass lately on that beauty

Yeah, the Gem Tower has superb cladding too. I guess I have too wait a little longer till I make a final judgement call, i.e. till more cladding goes up on that tower.

401PAS
Jan 12, 2012, 4:37 PM
aknepley (http://www.flickr.com/photos/31415846@N02/6676781953/sizes/l/in/set-72157628818021661/)

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7006/6676781953_c6ed8178ac_b.jpg




Just LOVE the cladding on this building. It not only makes the building "disappear" and make the area look bigger but also makes a virtual work of living art appear before your eyes. Looks like a impressionist painting, doesn't it?

NYguy
Jan 12, 2012, 6:04 PM
I love it. It's been overshadowed by the Freedom Tower (imagine if that weren't under construction) but now begins to enter the spotlight as it reaches for second tallest status Downtown (at least for a while).


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THE BIG APPLE
Jan 12, 2012, 11:33 PM
^ And only 25 feet taller than the American International Building. It should've been a supertall so there was no dispute.

jd3189
Jan 13, 2012, 12:42 AM
^ And only 25 feet taller than the American International Building. It should've been a supertall so there was no dispute.

I agree. It's already very close to supertall status. Should of just went through.

NYguy
Jan 13, 2012, 4:06 AM
It should've been a supertall so there was no dispute.

What dispute?

As far as supertall status, it's only 8 ft short. That won't make a visable difference on the skyline.

Otie
Jan 13, 2012, 5:31 AM
Joe Woolhead, wtc.com

http://www.wtc.com/utils/Download.aspx?file=/uploads/images/hi-res/14_61_20120106-4WTC---Credit-Joe-Woolhead---01.jpg

animatedmartian
Jan 13, 2012, 12:46 PM
I feel like I'm actually looking more at Liberty Plaza than Tower 4. :haha: I also love how the facade is angled just enough to make everything feel "ungridded". :yes:

NYguy
Jan 13, 2012, 5:31 PM
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Otie
Jan 13, 2012, 6:14 PM
Setback floors :hyper:

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Jan 13, 2012, 7:24 PM
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