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Old Posted May 24, 2010, 2:26 AM
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Took these a little while back.













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http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000...toWhatsNewsTop

One Bryant Park Banks on Many Shapes

By ANTON TROIANOVSKI
MAY 24, 2010

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The skyscraper at One Bryant Park, which had its grand opening last week, is one of the most significant additions to the New York City skyline in years.

Bank of America, the anchor tenant, "wanted an iconic form," according to Serge Appel, who led the Cook+Fox design team behind the glass-walled building. The tower's asymmetrical, hard-edge top forms a "more modern interpretation of the Chrysler Building and the Empire State Building," he says.

From its perch on the northwest corner of Sixth Avenue and 42nd Street, the Bank of America tower straddles three distinct neighborhoods—Times Square, the corporate canyon of Sixth Avenue and Bryant Park.

That's why the tower shifts shapes depending on how you approach it. Viewed at street level from the north, the bamboo lining the underside of the cantilever suspended over the sidewalk echoes the wooded park diagonally opposite. Viewed from the south, the imposing facade, with one edge sliced off to create a diagonal plane that faces the park, serves as a gateway to the corporate corridor along Sixth Avenue.

Pedestrians approaching on 43rd Street from Times Square, meanwhile, are greeted by the facade of a Broadway theater, framed by the One Bryant Park curtain wall, complete with a flashy billboard on top.

Much has been made of the building's environmental efforts. Mr. Appel said that designers even tried to use recycled leather to line part of the lobby wall. They wound up using non-recycled leather, but Mr. Appel notes that cows are a renewable resource.
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Light the spire!!! The damn thing just vanishes at night.
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how about the bank of america signs, does that get lit up at night?
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Yes I do think they should light the spire as well.

As for the Bank of America Signs at the bottom of the tower, I didn't see them lit so I would say either they won't be lit(you can still clearly see them though base off the lighting from the base and the upper floors) or they haven't gotten to that yet.
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That corner..

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A comparative shot of that same corner from back in 2003.

Thanks for posting that picture - NYC4Life Helps give this native NYer perspective.

I left NY 21 years ago....

Wasn't that the corner with the infamous National Debt counter??
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It's unbelievable to think there were any corners in Midtown that looked like that as recent as 2003.
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i thought something new was going to be done on the grand opening?
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Wasn't that the corner with the infamous National Debt counter??
I recall that being on the opposite side, but it's been a few years, you could be right.
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I recall that being on the opposite side, but it's been a few years, you could be right.
is the spire lit in the picture?
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Hey, it looks like it! It could just be the exposure though.
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I never knew that the tower next to BOA (the recently reclad one) lit up Bryant Park at night. It's like an artificial moon.
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The crown is now fully lit, it seems.


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ok now from that pick im rlly getting the feeling that the spire is lit
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The crown is now fully lit, it seems.
I've been noticing that from the street as well...


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i seen this tower from the Brooklyn Bridge last night as the spire was lit
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Old Posted Jun 19, 2010, 3:44 PM
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I finally got around to watching this building on "Ultimate Skyscraper NYC" and love it.

I was last in New York in 2005 and remember the construction site all hoarded up, now I have to get back and check it out fully completed.
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