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hunser Sep 4, 2010 4:49 PM

NEW YORK | Time Warner Center | 750 FT / 229 M x2 | 55 FLOORS | 2004
 
these towers became quite prominent in the skyline ... i love them. :)

from wikipedia:

The Time Warner Center is a mixed-use skyscraper developed by The Related Companies in New York City. Its design, by David Childs of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, consists of two 750 ft (229 m) towers bridged by a multi-story atrium containing upscale retail shops. Construction began in November 2000, following the demolition of the New York Coliseum, and a topping-out ceremony was held on February 27, 2003. The property had the highest-listed market value in New York City, $1.1 billion in 2006.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...Warner_AOL.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...ner_Center.jpg

antongorbov
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4086/...fc3d0c4d_o.jpg

NYC4Life Sep 4, 2010 5:13 PM

Before the Time Warner Center, this is what was previously proposed for the site by Boston Properties:

http://www.thecityreview.com/uws/cpw/gulfwest.jpg

Like the current development, this early proposal included two towers of 68 and 58 stories as well as a mall.

Onn Sep 4, 2010 6:18 PM

^^
Whoa, I never knew that. That must have been proposed in the 80s/early 90s. Not a bad design for that time, but I think I like the Time Warner Center more. Very interesting.

SkyscrapersOfNewYork Sep 4, 2010 11:27 PM

theses two are just gorgeous!!! i love them!!!!

plinko Sep 4, 2010 11:58 PM

Helmut Jahn's singular tower (in the 1,250' range) proposed in the 1980's would have been so much better than what eventually got built.

I like the base, but the towers are rather forgettable.

I'll have to see if I can dig up Jahn's sketches from my library.

SkyscrapersOfNewYork Sep 5, 2010 12:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by plinko (Post 4970920)
Helmut Jahn's singular tower (in the 1,250' range) proposed in the 1980's would have been so much better than what eventually got built.

I like the base, but the towers are rather forgettable.

dont say things like that the gods of architecture might smite you for such heresy :haha:

plinko Sep 5, 2010 12:11 AM

^David Childs is a 'god' of architecture? Hardly.

SkyscrapersOfNewYork Sep 5, 2010 4:03 AM

today

http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/z...g?t=1283659385

NYguy Sep 5, 2010 7:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by plinko (Post 4970920)
Helmut Jahn's singular tower (in the 1,250' range) proposed in the 1980's would have been so much better than what eventually got built.

I like the base, but the towers are rather forgettable.

I'll have to see if I can dig up Jahn's sketches from my library.


There were a few proposals for the Coliseum site. All in all though, I'd say what we got is good for the area. The towers seem very mammoth from some angles, slender from others. And they've had a starring role in at least one movie (Cloverfield).

The North One Sep 6, 2010 12:57 AM

i love these towers! i wish this was being built as the new world trade center only on a much larger scale. they would look jaw droping!

NYguy Sep 11, 2010 8:59 AM

FotolocoNY

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4149/...e910f7f6_z.jpg


http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4149/...e910f7f6_b.jpg

NYguy Sep 17, 2010 1:39 PM

Like two giants...

Erik de Vos

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4105/...c32f1a6b_b.jpg


http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4105/...ed2bfc44_o.jpg

hunser Sep 17, 2010 7:45 PM

:previous: i just wished they could be taller...!

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4130/...8053bd87_b.jpg
JoeInQueens

hunser Sep 18, 2010 12:31 PM

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Lo Scorpione

NYguy Sep 23, 2010 2:46 PM

mjpeacecorps

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4146/...66692e1e_b.jpg

sterlippo1 Sep 23, 2010 7:17 PM

these are magnificent......but,as was posted above, REALLY wish they had 20-30 more floors on 'em, but they are beautiful regardless

NYguy Sep 24, 2010 3:08 PM

chocolatemaltedshakes

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4084/...ed756647_b.jpg

NYguy Sep 28, 2010 12:31 PM

xstphnx

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4106/...808c3534_b.jpg

turbosnail Sep 28, 2010 12:49 PM

Nice...


http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4126/...f8fd2d74_z.jpg
Time Warner Center by Rebel Scum!, on Flickr

NYguy Sep 29, 2010 12:43 AM

jikatu

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4125/...71ac823a_b.jpg



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