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Old Posted Oct 4, 2006, 3:56 AM
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Those photos are fabulous. I really need to get back to NYC. It is one of the world's greatest cities.
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What building is this? The blue one in the center?
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Wow, lovely pics! Now this is what this site is all about, scrapers of all sizes and shapes. This is one of my favorites, never seen that highrise before.

@Kevin: That would be the 750 Lexington, I think it's also called International Plaza. Quite funky building
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What building is this? The blue one in the center?
International Plaza, 750 Lexington Avenue(?) it approximately 471 ft in height and one of my favorite bldgs in NYC under 500ft.
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Thanks guys. Yeah that blue glass is beautiful. Even among all those taller buildings it really stands out.
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Damn. Those pics made me reconsider my options. NYC blows me away.
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Awesome photos!
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I think the Bloomberg Tower is really underrated. It looks cool at night, especially in fog, and I love the big oval atrium.



I think Riverside Drive is the best residential area of Manhattan, hands down.



can anyone show me a rendering of what this is supposed to look like finished? I used to walk by there a lot going to the PATH station when I lived in Jersey City, and I was worried it was going to spoil views of the Transportation Building(?) next to it, but so far, now that it's got that setback (New to me) and some windows, I think it looks pretty good.
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I don't really see what's so special about NYC. Not a one of those buildings was anything attractive-- in fact, most were very short and very ugly. They look like things I see every day in downtown Detroit.
NYC looks just as trashy and dumpy as I remember it.
Even so, good job on the photos! And thanks for the effort, it is much appreciated.
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Nice pics.

I'm going to be in NYC in January.
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What is the name of the older bldg. in the middle of this picture; the one with all the setbacks? It always reminds me of the "Ghostbusters bldg.

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The tallest in the photo (center) is the American International.
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The tallest in the photo (center) is the American International.
I'm talking about the short, stubby one right on the waterfront. It's right in the middle of the shot.
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I found 120 Wall Street for that short building with the many setbacks (not a creative name, but a very creative look).
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I don't really see what's so special about NYC. Not a one of those buildings was anything attractive-- in fact, most were very short and very ugly. They look like things I see every day in downtown Detroit.
NYC looks just as trashy and dumpy as I remember it.
Even so, good job on the photos! And thanks for the effort, it is much appreciated.
You've obviously never really visited New York City. If you had, you would remember that New York is the most vibrant and exciting city in the world. It is full of character and is full of characters. Every one of those buildings tell a story about the history of the city and about the history of skyscrapers in general. I've been all over the world and seen most of the world's great cities and New York still tops my list.
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I found 120 Wall Street for that short building with the many setbacks (not a creative name, but a very creative look).
Doesn't it remind you of the building from Ghostbusters?
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