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NYguy
Nov 20, 2006, 2:07 PM
Any news on this one? I would think it about 12-15 stories by now. Its such a thin building I would expected to grow like a weed !

Sorry, I haven't been over that way. Maybe I'll get to it this week...or Jack can just post another photo...

JACKinBeantown
Nov 20, 2006, 5:57 PM
Here ya go...

http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f117/JACKinNYC/Skyhouse-2.jpg

antinimby
Nov 21, 2006, 4:34 AM
Red brick should never be used on tall towers.
It just doesn't look good on them.

NYguy
Nov 22, 2006, 2:56 PM
Here ya go...

http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f117/JACKinNYC/Skyhouse-2.jpg

Looks even more slender in that photo. Imagine a tower that tall being squeezed into that dense space.
One of those only in Manhattan things...

Antares41
Nov 22, 2006, 3:02 PM
Thanks JACKinNYC for the photo. I expect this one to rise as fast as the Friar Tower on 31st. At 588ft it will definely have a presence.

NYguy
Nov 22, 2006, 3:37 PM
Thanks JACKinNYC for the photo. I expect this one to rise as fast as the Friar Tower on 31st. At 588ft it will definely have a presence.

It will sprout up like a beanstalk. There are a few new towers in the area in the same height range that will sprout up.

hoosier
Nov 25, 2006, 10:29 PM
Hey NYguy or JACKinNYC, do you know how many stories have been completed for this building?

NYguy
Nov 26, 2006, 1:40 PM
Hey NYguy or JACKinNYC, do you know how many stories have been completed for this building?

Not sure, I just may be in the area today.

JACKinBeantown
Nov 27, 2006, 4:30 AM
Between 12 and 15 floors so far.

antinimby
Nov 27, 2006, 8:17 AM
You don't see projects that have so many columns spaced so close together anymore.

Very sturdy structure for sure.

NYguy
Nov 27, 2006, 4:08 PM
NOVEMBER 26, 2006

In case you forgot the name...

http://www.pbase.com/nyguy/image/70858194/medium.jpg


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hoosier
Nov 29, 2006, 1:18 AM
Great shots NYguy.:) :)

JACKinBeantown
Dec 15, 2006, 12:52 AM
Dec. 14, 2006
This is about 19 or 20 stories.

http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f117/JACKinNYC/Skyhouse-3.jpg

hoosier
Dec 15, 2006, 2:57 AM
Hell yes!!

This baby is growing like a weed!!:banana:

CGII
Dec 15, 2006, 3:06 AM
That blank wall isn't very comforting...

DANTHEDISCOMAN
Dec 15, 2006, 3:29 AM
^Yeah, what the heck? That is not going to be like that all the way up, right?

Thskyscraper
Dec 15, 2006, 3:43 AM
^Yeah, what the heck? That is not going to be like that all the way up, right?

Hope so. A big, ugly, red brick windowless wall doesn't sound to good to me.

CGII
Dec 15, 2006, 3:44 AM
It looks more like it'll be painted concrete than red brick. The red brick option wouldn't have been nearly as bad...

Thskyscraper
Dec 15, 2006, 3:52 AM
It looks more like it'll be painted concrete than red brick. The red brick option wouldn't have been nearly as bad...

Painted? Oh man your right. Bricks are better than paint. Any idea what color it might be?

CGII
Dec 15, 2006, 4:01 AM
Reddish orange.

NYguy
Dec 15, 2006, 12:53 PM
Dec. 14, 2006
This is about 19 or 20 stories.

http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f117/JACKinNYC/Skyhouse-3.jpg

They can fit these residential towers almost anywhere...

http://www.cityrealty.com/graphics/uploads/1132264602_skyhouse.gif

Antares41
Dec 21, 2006, 4:36 AM
This should be moved to highrise construction.

Antares41
Jan 4, 2007, 3:11 PM
Didn't get a picture, but, it looks like on the lower floors they are starting to install the facade, looks like brick! not as red as the rendering either. I say easily between 18 and 20 stories now!

NYguy
Jan 4, 2007, 11:13 PM
Didn't get a picture, but, it looks like on the lower floors they are starting to install the facade, looks like brick! not as red as the rendering either. I say easily between 18 and 20 stories now!

Thanks. Perhaps I'll get around to getting some photos.

kznyc2k
Jan 5, 2007, 3:21 AM
Only in NY could a 50+ story proposal get by me until just now, and also only in NY could a 50+ story proposal bore me enough not to care to check back up on this thread ever again.. :D

NYC32
Jan 5, 2007, 3:25 AM
So right, in any other city this would be a eye soar.

Lecom
Jan 5, 2007, 4:44 AM
^was that pun intentional?

antinimby
Jan 5, 2007, 6:00 AM
No, just bad at spelling, I guess.

JACKinBeantown
Jan 8, 2007, 9:48 PM
January 5, 2007

http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f117/JACKinNYC/Skyhouse-4.jpg


Bonus shot...

http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f117/JACKinNYC/ESB.jpg

Dac150
Jan 8, 2007, 11:42 PM
Thanks for the shots Jack, this building should sprout up quick. Its already making good progress. Sorry if this is a little off topic, but in that bonus shot, the NY Times looks good and really does a good job of extending the skyline westward. In a few years, buildings like skyhouse will accompany NY Times.

hoosier
Jan 9, 2007, 3:05 AM
Great shots. Does anyone know how many stories have been completed thus far?

Lecom
Jan 9, 2007, 3:43 AM
Thanks for the regular updates Jack.

JACKinBeantown
Jan 9, 2007, 4:22 AM
Thanks and you're welcome. It's in the neighborhood of 22-25 floors.

Jularc
Jan 9, 2007, 5:31 AM
Cool shots Jack. After a very slow start, this tower is going up fast now. :)

JACKinBeantown
Jan 9, 2007, 4:40 PM
Sorry if this is a little off topic, but in that bonus shot, the NY Times looks good and really does a good job of extending the skyline westward.

To be honest, the top of NY Times is the only good part of the building. So I'm lucky that the other building is blocking the lower 3/4.

Antares41
Jan 9, 2007, 5:57 PM
To be honest, the top of NY Times is the only good part of the building. So I'm lucky that the other building is blocking the lower 3/4.


Thanks for the pics Jack! From that view it looks like Sky House will do you a favor by also blocking that abomination at 325 Fifth Ave.

JACKinBeantown
Jan 9, 2007, 6:39 PM
I don't mind 325. The blue is a nice addition and it's roofline matches the background. I'm actually upset about Skyhouse. It will be an average building, and while it won't block my view of ESB it will take away from its dominance of the skyline from my POV. :(

NYguy
Jan 10, 2007, 12:29 PM
January 5, 2007

http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f117/JACKinNYC/Skyhouse-4.jpg


Bonus shot...

http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f117/JACKinNYC/ESB.jpg

Good shots. I get the feeling the neighbors to the eat won't like this new tower "towering" over them.

Lecom
Jan 11, 2007, 12:05 AM
Good shots. I get the feeling the neighbors to the eat won't like this new tower "towering" over them.
Oh well, sucks to be those neighbors. Should've nimbied about it in advance.

And Jack, I understand your concern and would feel the same, but remember, if you vent too much about it you'll actually be a nimby ;) Besides, Belvedere has already done so much damage to your ESB view (even though it is a decent building) that Sky House wouldn't ruin all that much.

vanman
Jan 11, 2007, 1:25 AM
Why, Why, Why, Why,.............?

JACKinBeantown
Jan 11, 2007, 4:47 AM
Oh well, sucks to be those neighbors. Should've nimbied about it in advance.

And Jack, I understand your concern and would feel the same, but remember, if you vent too much about it you'll actually be a nimby ;) Besides, Belvedere has already done so much damage to your ESB view (even though it is a decent building) that Sky House wouldn't ruin all that much.

I understand that in New York there will always be a new building going up that blocks someone else's view. I have nothing against Skyhouse... I think it'll be an OK building. But it will mess up the balance of my view. I know it's a minor thing to be upset about, so I'm not overly upset.

There are some cases where I agree with the NIMBY's. I don't just disagree with groups of people with reckless abandon for the mere fact that I like skyscrapers. NIMBY's are often right. Just not always.

Anyway, I'll continue to take pictures of this building as it rises, and when it's done I'll put together a time-lapse GIF and post it for all to see.
:skyscraper:

Lecom
Jan 11, 2007, 5:52 AM
Nimbies are sometimes right indeed, but often they are simply misguided in their missions. For instance, a person may be genuinely trying to help his neighborhood by knocking off some height off a tall proposed building, without realizing that the developer may make a grandstanding out of agreeing to cut down some height yet discretely change the design in favor of a broader structure that takes up more space and blocks more views on the street level. At other times, nimbies are just conceited assholes such as those in manhattan Plaza and the Corinthian complaining about Con Edison site proposals of towers 1.5 times as tall as theirs, while their own towers of residence, upon their initial proposal, were up to 10 times taller than the surrounding buildings.

In other words, I only disagree with specific nimbies based on specific cases. However, the general one-sided nature of these specific cases has caused me to form a solid opinion on their general nature.

JACKinBeantown
Jan 11, 2007, 9:02 PM
In other words, I only disagree with specific nimbies based on specific cases. However, the general one-sided nature of these specific cases has caused me to form a solid opinion on their general nature.

Nicely worded thought. :cheers:

NYguy
Jan 11, 2007, 11:13 PM
I think it'll be an OK building. But it will mess up the balance of my view. I know it's a minor thing to be upset about, so I'm not overly upset.

There are some cases where I agree with the NIMBY's. I don't just disagree with groups of people with reckless abandon for the mere fact that I like skyscrapers. NIMBY's are often right. Just not always.

If that's your complaint against the tower, then welcome to NIMBYland.

And continue to take shots (of the tower, not at it :) ).

NYguy
Jan 21, 2007, 10:13 AM
NY Post

IN HARM'S 'SWAY' IN FLATIRON

http://www.nypost.com/seven/01212007/photos/news009.jpg

102 MADISON AVE.
Shaking in the shadows

By ANGELA MONTEFINISE
January 21, 2007

Workers at a Flatiron District office building have become unwilling movers and shakers.

Employees at 102 Madison Ave. are all shook up over the construction next door of a 55-story luxury apartment tower that they say is making their smaller, cement building sway.

"It absolutely never moved before," said George Macdonald, facilities manager of Communications Plus, on the seventh floor of the 12-story, nearly 90-year-old edifice.

Various companies' workers said the swaying was closer to trembling last week - causing doors to open, chairs to slide, pictures to fall off walls, and some workers to reach for motion-sickness pills.

The Clarett Group, a real-estate firm, is building the 139-unit Sky House on 29th Street - about a foot from 102 Madison.

Communications Plus' Robert O'Leary said a December construction accident left a "huge amount" of concrete between the two buildings, "basically fusing them together."

Now, "when their building shakes, so does ours," he said. "[But] a skyscraper is meant to shake; our building is not."

JACKinBeantown
Jan 21, 2007, 6:32 PM
NIMBY's have a good point.

Jularc
Jan 21, 2007, 7:37 PM
Ups that is not good news. I hope there is a way to fix the problem soon before it gets much taller. :sly:

Antares41
Jan 21, 2007, 10:08 PM
They just need to cut through the concret that is causing the vibrations to transmit from SkyHouse to the other building. Once the solid connection is broken all should be well, although it must be an awlful lot of material struct between both buildings to cause the smaller one to sway!

CHAPINM1
Jan 21, 2007, 10:23 PM
If that's your complaint against the tower, then welcome to NIMBYland.

And continue to take shots (of the tower, not at it :) ).

:yes::yes::yes::yes::yes:

JACKinBeantown
Jan 23, 2007, 3:29 PM
edit

JACKinBeantown
Jan 23, 2007, 3:29 PM
January 23, 2007

http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f117/JACKinNYC/Skyhouse-5.jpg

JACKinBeantown
Jan 23, 2007, 3:31 PM
oops

NYguy
Jan 23, 2007, 5:23 PM
January 23, 2007

http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f117/JACKinNYC/Skyhouse-5.jpg


And she rises.

Looking at that photo, it always amazes me what a dense forest of skyscrapers Manhattan is.

JACKinBeantown
Jan 23, 2007, 7:53 PM
Yeah, Skyhouse is about 26 or 27 floors in that photo and it's not even close to most of the buildings in the city.

Jularc
Jan 25, 2007, 5:07 PM
January 24, 2007:


http://www.pbase.com/image/73540762.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/image/73540766.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/image/73540772.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/image/73540770.jpg

colemonkee
Jan 25, 2007, 5:53 PM
The facade looks great. Real brick, nice glass slightly inset to create a vertical banding effect, and the banding on the blank wall is tasteful and subtle, but helps break up an otherwise dead space.

-GR2NY-
Jan 25, 2007, 6:59 PM
Yeah, Skyhouse is about 26 or 27 floors in that photo and it's not even close to most of the buildings in the city.

Definetely, and even in the flatiron district it takes 10-12 floors to rise above the other buildings on almost any block.

MattSal
Jan 25, 2007, 9:54 PM
I really like the traditional look of this building. Can't wait to see it finished.:cool:

Jularc
Jan 25, 2007, 10:56 PM
Also one block east from Sky House, Construction seem to have started for this one.


39 East 29th Street: 296 ft 30 floors


http://img327.imageshack.us/img327/3923/116015975429e39as4as.jpg


January 24, 2007:

http://www.pbase.com/image/73546998.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/image/73547000.jpg

LoveAtlanta
Jan 26, 2007, 3:59 AM
1 bdr is 1 mil. $
crazy so much money for 750 sq ft plus you have to pay around $2000 for maintance and taxes

i would never move in. im not silly. its garbage and most of units looks at the wall of the building next door

NYguy
Feb 5, 2007, 1:53 PM
January 24, 2007:

http://www.pbase.com/image/73540766.jpg


http://www.pbase.com/image/73540770.jpg

I'm getting the impression that it will look better than the renderings...

Antares41
Feb 5, 2007, 6:23 PM
^ Agreed, much better than the rendering. And pays homage to the other older buildings in the area; unlike that aqua-colored abomination on 5th avenue.

ramvid01
Feb 5, 2007, 10:28 PM
Hmmm, I take my prior comment about this building back. It doesnt look to be that bad looking, and I'm in utter shock, their using real bricks. When was the last time theyve done that in a res construction in the city?

NYguy
Feb 5, 2007, 11:34 PM
It's almost cozy looking...:yes:

CarlosV
Feb 26, 2007, 6:12 AM
February 22, 2007

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v109/nyctowers/2007/CIMG1338.jpg

NYguy
Feb 26, 2007, 12:53 PM
Rising beautifully. Looks larger than I expected...

Dac150
Feb 26, 2007, 5:30 PM
This thing is moving!

Jularc
Feb 26, 2007, 5:51 PM
This thing is moving!

Yeah after a long long start. It is only fair. ;)

-GR2NY-
Feb 26, 2007, 5:54 PM
Its going to be a monster in that neighborhood.

hoosier
Feb 27, 2007, 7:21 PM
Does it already have an impact on the skyline or does it need to grow a few more floors?

Dac150
Feb 27, 2007, 8:30 PM
^^^Its getting there, but I would say a few more floors. I was on the West Side Highway yesterday, and didn't notice it.

Thskyscraper
Feb 27, 2007, 8:48 PM
Have to agree with everyone on this one. The facade looks much better than it did in the rendering.

JACKinBeantown
Feb 27, 2007, 9:42 PM
I think it's currently 33 floors. I'll take a photo from my vantage point soon. I think this building is going to turn out to be conservatively nice.

CarlosV
Feb 28, 2007, 3:27 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v109/nyctowers/2007/CIMG1339.jpg

pico44
Feb 28, 2007, 3:40 AM
I still hate the giant blank wall.

CarlosV
Feb 28, 2007, 3:43 AM
mmmmmmm " there ought to be windows there"...what a waste of walls...

JACKinBeantown
Feb 28, 2007, 4:52 PM
February 28, 2007

http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f117/JACKinNYC/Skyhouse-6.jpg

chex
Feb 28, 2007, 4:56 PM
very nice pic!!

antinimby
Feb 28, 2007, 6:39 PM
I am now convinced that the blank walls are necessary for structural purposes in particular because of the tower's slenderness.

I don't like the walls but I understand why they're there.

-GR2NY-
Feb 28, 2007, 6:50 PM
I am now convinced that the blank walls are necessary for structural purposes in particular because of the tower's slenderness.

I don't like the walls but I understand why they're there.

I know I reference TWT alot, but what about that in relation to your question?

antinimby
Feb 28, 2007, 6:56 PM
From my understanding, TWT has the same walls except it's internal.

I am presuming that they decided to move the walls to the periphery of this building in order to maximize space inside whereas TWT placed the importance of views higher.

Just two different approaches but with the same purpose.

Lecom
Feb 28, 2007, 10:47 PM
very nice pic!!
Yep, nice pic indeed. The tower will look nice and slender from that angle when finished. Classic New York skyscraper (late 20th century standard) - an indiscriminate yet tall and classy tower that would've seriously changed the skyline were it in pretty much any other city.

NYRY85
Mar 1, 2007, 12:23 AM
yes yes, let the density continue.

JACKinBeantown
Mar 1, 2007, 10:01 PM
Foe everyone's info, it will be almost as tall as the thin building on the right with the green pyramid on the roof. It will probably come up to about the base of the pyramid.

hoosier
Mar 2, 2007, 4:36 AM
Foe everyone's info, it will be almost as tall as the thin building on the right with the green pyramid on the roof. It will probably come up to about the base of the pyramid.

Holy smokes that will be TALL!!:yes:

NYguy
Mar 3, 2007, 1:05 PM
February 28, 2007

http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f117/JACKinNYC/Skyhouse-6.jpg

People say New York is overrun with glass boxes. This pic proves otherwise
for those who didn't know...

ramvid01
Mar 3, 2007, 6:18 PM
People say New York is overrun with glass boxes. This pic proves otherwise
for those who didn't know...

I think the better assesment would be that were overrun by buildings :haha: .

spyguy
Mar 3, 2007, 9:23 PM
People say New York is overrun with glass boxes.

I've never heard that :shrug:

NYguy
Mar 4, 2007, 2:27 PM
I've never heard that :shrug:

You haven't been reading then. It usually comes up in every thread, or every new proposal. It's obviously not true.

CarlosV
Mar 7, 2007, 3:27 AM
March 6, 2007

up, up, and away!! ;)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v109/nyctowers/2007/CIMG1455.jpg





http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v109/nyctowers/2007/CIMG1456.jpg





http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v109/nyctowers/2007/CIMG1457.jpg






http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v109/nyctowers/2007/CIMG1460-1.jpg





http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v109/nyctowers/2007/CIMG1459-1.jpg

NYguy
Mar 7, 2007, 1:33 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v109/nyctowers/2007/CIMG1460-1.jpg

Looking good, thought the windowless side could have been better.

CarlosV
Mar 7, 2007, 3:51 PM
i wanna live there!!!!! :)

Matty
Mar 8, 2007, 3:28 AM
How many floors left?

hoosier
Mar 8, 2007, 3:35 AM
Carlos to the rescue with some SWEET shots!!:cheers:

CarlosV
Mar 8, 2007, 3:53 AM
^ You know it baby.....

funny thing is...this is a mid block tower....would be much more impressive on a corner...

Jularc
Mar 8, 2007, 4:07 AM
Good shots Carlos!

NYguy
Mar 8, 2007, 12:41 PM
^ You know it baby.....

funny thing is...this is a mid block tower....would be much more impressive on a corner...

Perhaps. I guess it depends on which side is facing the corner.

Dac150
Mar 8, 2007, 3:24 PM
With the facade pretty much completed on the bottom, IMO, it really looks like a traditional row house. Kind of interesting. Great shots by the way Carlos!

JACKinBeantown
Mar 9, 2007, 3:49 AM
18-20 floors left.

NYguy
Mar 26, 2007, 12:46 PM
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