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Fabb May 13, 2008 5:34 PM

NEW YORK | Bloomberg Tower | 941' Pinnacle / 806' Roof | 54 FLOORS | 2005
Bloomberg Tower (One Beacon Court) was designed by Cesar Pelli and completed in 2005.
It contains 9 floors of offices and 105 condominium residences.

Sandy May 13, 2008 8:59 PM

Very nice pics, didn't you say you had a bad weather?
I can complete with:


Patrick May 14, 2008 7:10 AM

I'm mixed with this building, while amazing up close, it fails to impress from afar. Had the lower setback been arranged higher and that antenna be removed I would have loved this building. The original design had a much more attractive shape IMO.

Tom Servo May 14, 2008 8:52 AM

i'm not a big fan of pelli, but this building is a real stunner. two thumbs up!

Jonovision May 14, 2008 3:48 PM

I love this building. But I didn't know it was mostly condos. I always thought it was an office tower.

lakegz May 14, 2008 3:51 PM

this one looks very plain and unimposing. seems like a 600 footer

Crawford May 14, 2008 5:28 PM


Originally Posted by Jonovision (Post 3551942)
I love this building. But I didn't know it was mostly condos. I always thought it was an office tower.

It is an office tower. 80% of the building is office space.

The condos are only on the top floors.

CHAPINM1 May 14, 2008 9:35 PM

I love this building! At night I really love the lighting scheme, it definetly catches my eye when I'm on the purple line when I am coming into or leaving Manhattan at night.

Chi649 May 15, 2008 1:57 AM

I guess I'm in the minority here. IMO, the top part doesn't fit together well with the rest of the building, those colors don't go together at all. Just looks like part of another building stacked on top of this one. Antenna looks really bad too but that's not a big deal.

Aside from the top, the facade looks nice. At night, the lighting at the top looks sharp. Overall, I give it a mediocre rating.

Scruffy May 17, 2008 2:30 AM

yea, this has far more than 5 stories of office. Everything is office up until the second highest setback where they two obvious mechanical floors. You can see the floor height shorten on the floors above it. Those are residential.

I like Bloomie. Looks great from the park and from Queens. Much better looking close up. And looking south from the 60s on Lexington you get the triple punch of Bloomie, Citicorp, and then the Chrysler in a row. Makes a nice frame

M II A II R II K Jun 1, 2008 7:46 PM

I always like the blue in it, and it's sleek boxy shape.

Austin55 Jun 1, 2008 9:50 PM

the setbacks seem a little misplaced to me,And Im not realy a big fan of the color,But I really like it from some angles and the facade shape is neat,and I love the plaza thing.

plinko Jun 2, 2008 2:26 AM

The crown is lit very well at night:

Dac150 Jun 5, 2008 1:09 AM

I’ve always felt so/so about this building. It’s an overall handsome tower that is home to an excellent company, but the façade is not one that I admire in particular. The shaping of the tower isn’t bad and it in away ads some contrast. I like how it extends the skyline a few blocks and does it was an attractive and respectable height.

A redeeming quality of this building is the base. You have to see it in person to appreciate it as it is an amazing sight. It’s original, and to me it feels you’re in the middle of a large sculpture. The plaza is also inviting, and what is offered within the base adds some attraction, however I don’t think the tower overall gets as much credit as it deserves. I like think of the Bloomberg Tower as the Time Warner Center of the Eastside.

NYguy Mar 27, 2009 6:09 AM

Still not in love with this one...


NYguy Mar 27, 2009 6:15 AM

Zha or'que

NYguy Mar 27, 2009 6:17 AM


Nowhereman1280 Mar 27, 2009 1:13 PM

What's that thing on the roof? Is that supposed to be a spire or an antenna or something? Whatever it is I absolutely hate it, I love the entire design except for whatever that weird poker thing on top is...

NYguy Mar 27, 2009 5:16 PM


Originally Posted by Nowhereman1280 (Post 4162743)
What's that thing on the roof?


NYCLuver Mar 27, 2009 7:44 PM

I have always liked this tower, it extends the height uptown on Lexington, it adds to Lexington's other fun cousins, Chrysler and Citigroup.

I just love the facade, the blue glass and the stainless steel that is incorporated. It looks like a truly modern office building. (I may have grown fond of the tower because for 4.5 years while I was at Hunter College, I could just look out the window and there Bloomberg's Tower was. :D)

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