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Old Posted Jun 17, 2015, 6:53 PM
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What's the status of this building?

Is it "On-Hold"?
Umm... under construction.
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Old Posted Jun 17, 2015, 9:33 PM
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Anyways, I'm wondering, what is the highest floor of this building that will be a condo? It looks like the floors towards the top get way too small to be inhabitable by millionaires or billionaires.
When it was 1,421', the highest occupied residential floor was at 1,180'. Now it's 10ft taller, so my guess would be ~1,200'.
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And on the topic of the Chrysler and this reaching a similar status, I highly doubt it. For example, The Chrysler is just far far more beautiful than this and far more iconic.
The Chrysler is far more ornamented too in the crown, and it is a well known fact that ornamentation wins people's hearts.
This building will be far more than you know.























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For God's sake, please stop arguing about whatever the hell you are arguing about.

I keep seeing new posts on this thread and thinking, "great, maybe some new information about the building" - only to be disappointed by more pointless drivel.

STOP
Exactly. I don't want to see anymore fighting with aquablue. If you have disagreements about the building, fine. But enough with the personal stuff.
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I'm a-lookin' at posts #1221 & #1229 . . . and I'm a-gettin'
slightly more comfortable with these weird proportions . . . mostly because
something about the building is looking more "imposing" to me as a form . . .
That's a good thing - 'cause I like this town and hate big ugly buildings.
Small ugly buildings don't matter much in NYC. . .
A few wks. ago seeing a scary picture of 111 on the cover of the Sun. NYT mag.
where the sliver of the south facade sliced the entire park from 59th to 110th in two . . .
me timbers were a-shivered - but good . . .
I mean who would wanna live in a 1400 foot tall pencil ? . . . SNAP ! . . .
posts 1151 & 1153 (page 58) . . . had a similar effect.
Hells-a-poppin in that New York ! . . . But today my anticipation started a-flutterin' . . .
and who knows - I may start a-Lovin' this pencil yet. . .
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Where else in the world can one find 1,400 continuous feet of terra cotta? The detailing in this building looks absolutely insane. Nothing else like it on earth.
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Where else in the world can one find 1,400 continuous feet of terra cotta? The detailing in this building looks absolutely insane. Nothing else like it on earth.
They got the inspiration from the Woolworth Building, currently also the home of SHoP Architects.
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Old Posted Jun 24, 2015, 12:22 AM
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The progress on this project, or lack thereof, is slightly frustrating.
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Old Posted Jun 24, 2015, 1:19 AM
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^^TBH, it must be really frustrating logistically to work in such a narrow & cramped pit. I would be getting claustrophobic ripping off my clothes yelling to everyone to step the Eff back.
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Kudos to the architects . . .
for the outrageously sharp architectural profile.
as well as the complexity of the crown . . .
It makes a very strong statement.
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Old Posted Jun 24, 2015, 9:43 AM
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The progress on this project, or lack thereof, is slightly frustrating.
no go by the site -- there was plenty of clagging and banging and loud racket yesterday even tho you can't see much yet. foundation work i guess?
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Old Posted Jun 24, 2015, 10:02 AM
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no go by the site -- there was plenty of clagging and banging and loud racket yesterday even tho you can't see much yet. foundation work i guess?
I agree. When I walked by yesterday, there was a lot going on. Anyway, it seems that in recent months, much of the focus has been on demolishing the portion of the 58th St building.
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no go by the site -- there was plenty of clagging and banging and loud racket yesterday even tho you can't see much yet.
Yes, they have been working very hard putting a lot of overtime. And the work is progressing even faster now since they hired second construction worker last December.
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And the work is progressing even faster now since they hired second construction worker last December.
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[QUOTE=artspook;7073216]Kudos to the architects . . .
for the outrageously sharp architectural profile.
as well as the complexity of the crown . . .
It makes a very strong statement.[/QUOTE

If,like me,you like Shop,try tu read this article!
They are just unbelievable!..the new McKim Mead and white!




http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2014/0...architects.php
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^^TBH, it must be really frustrating logistically to work in such a narrow & cramped pit. I would be getting claustrophobic ripping off my clothes yelling to everyone to step the Eff back.
Don't they have to get the other buildings that are existing prepped first?
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Don't they have to get the other buildings that are existing prepped first?
Yes, most of the current work is in the existing building.

This site will probably take a bit longer to rise than the other 57th street towers, as there's still lots of work prepping the older building.
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Race to the skies! Time to get an updated camera. 2017 will be a sight.

Top of the Rock will be a great location for some good camera zooming action.
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Old Posted Jun 27, 2015, 9:09 PM
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This building will be far more than you know.





Exactly. I don't want to see anymore fighting with aquablue. If you have disagreements about the building, fine. But enough with the personal stuff.
Hey, ny guy, I know what I see on the renders, just like you, and to me it won't be on the same iconic level as the crysler. I do not understand what you mean by, " ..building will be far more than you know"? Sounds a bit patronizing honestly. Do you know something that we don't, do you have other renders that I have not seen? It obviously is a great building, but it will never be considered the icon the crysler is by most in my opinion. That's more than just a design issue too. There are many reasons, including heritage. The Chrysler is the epitome of Art Deco beauty from the period. This tower attemps to use elements of an older style and it works very well but does not match the old beauty. I think the average member of the public will agree. I'd bet a good amount that in 50 years the Chrysler will still be considered by architectural historians as being on a level above any of these new towers going up today

And in reference to your last point, Anybody spouting personel attacks on me can go to hell. I won't be wasting my time reading them, life is too valuable for that nonsense.

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