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ESB will always be the king skyscraper and the Chrysler the most beautiful (in my opinion).
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Yeah I am, and if the design is right, and if there is a demand then by all means build a 2,000 foot hypertall. Also yeah I hope something like that happens. Some sort of signature building for the Hudson Yards.
Yes, in the future, a 2,000 foot tower can be build on Hudson Yards. A tower like this...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/6526175...1308/lightbox/
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New renders for the Hudson Yards!

Shorter tower ~ 996ft, construction to begin 3rd quarter 2012
Taller tower: ~ 1278ft, construction to begin 4th quarter 2012





hunser, do you have night renderings on the towers, am excited with the light designs. thank you
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Yes, in the future, a 2,000 foot tower can be build on Hudson Yards. A tower like this...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/6526175...1308/lightbox/
nice, the tower would need a redesign (especially the top), but I like the general concept.

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hunser, do you have night renderings on the towers, am excited with the light designs. thank you
here's one from the Hudson Yards thread:

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1,000 footers:

1. One World Trade Center, 1787ft (544,7m), Under Construction
2. 432 Park Avenue, 1420ft (432,8m), Site Preparation (height not final; min: 1380ft / max: 1700ft)
3. Two World Trade Center, 1349ft (411,2m), Under Construction
4. Hudson Yards North Tower, 1292ft (393,8m), Approved
5. Empire State Building, 1250ft (381m), Completed [1,454ft (443,2m) when counting the spire]
6. 15 Penn PLaza, 1216ft (370,6m), Approved
7. One Manhattan West, 1216ft (370,6m), Approved
8. Bank of America Tower, 1200ft (365,8m), Completed
9. 225 West 57th Street, 1200ft+ (365,8m+), Proposed
10. Three World Trade Center, 1155ft (352m), Under Construction
11. Conde Nast Building, 1118ft (340,7m), Completed [when counting the spire]
12. The Girasole, 1060ft (323,1m), Approved
13. Tower Verre, 1050ft (320m), Approved
14. Chrysler Building, 1046ft (318,8m), Completed
15. New York Times Tower, 1046ft (318,8m), Completed
16. Hudson Yards South Tower, 1017ft (310m), Site Preparation
17. One57, 1003ft (305,7m), Under Construction



900 footers:

1. Four World Trade Center, 977ft (297,8m), Under Construction
2. American International Building, 952ft (290,2m), Completed
3. Bloomberg Tower, 941ft (286,6m), Completed [when counting the spire]
4. One Madison Avenue, 937ft (285,6m), Proposed
5. Two Manhattan West, 935ft (285m), Approved
6. 40 Wall Street, 927ft (282,6m), Completed
7. Citigroup Center, 915ft (278,9m), Completed
8. 30 Park Place, 912ft (278m), Under Construction (currently on hold)



800 footers:


1. Beekman Tower, 891ft (271,6m), Completed
2. Trump World Tower, 861ft (262,4m), Completed
3. Port Authority Bus Terminal Tower, 856ft (261m), Approved
4. GE Building, 850ft (259,1m), Completed
5. 56 Leonard Street, 821ft (250,2m), Under Construction (currently on hold)
6. Cityspire Center, 814ft (248,1m), Completed
7. One Chase Manhattan Plaza, 813ft (247,8m), Completed
8. Met Life Building, 808ft (246,3m), Completed
9. Hudson Yard Residential Tower, 800ft+ (243,8m+)


700 footers:

1. Woolworth Building, 792ft (241m), Completed
2. 1 Worldwide Plaza, 778ft (237m), Completed
3. Carnegie Hall Tower, 757ft (231m), Completed
4. 383 Madison Avenue, 755ft (230m), Completed
5. 1715 Broadway, 753ft (230m), Under Construction
6. AXA Center, 752ft (229m), Completed
7. One Penn Plaza, 750ft (229m), Completed
8. 1251 Avenue of the Americas , 750ft (229m), Completed
9. Time Warner Center North Tower, 749ft (228m), Completed
10. Time Warner Center South Tower, 749ft (228m), Completed
11. Goldman Sachs Headquarters, 749ft (228m), Completed
12. 60 Wall Street, 745ft (227m), Completed
13. One Astor Plaza, 745ft (227m), Completed
14. 1 Liberty Plaza, 743ft (226m), Completed
15. 20 Exchange Place, 741ft (226m), Completed
16. 7 World Trade Center, 741ft (226m), Completed
17. Three World Financial Center, 739ft (225m), Completed
18. Bertelsmann Building, 733ft (223m), Completed
19. Times Square Tower, 726ft (221m), Completed
20. Metropolitan Tower, 716ft (218m), Completed
21. 250 East 57th Street, 715ft (218m), Under Construction
22. 50 West Street, 714ft (218m), Under Construction (currently on hold)
23. 610 Lexington Avenue, 712ft (217m), Under Construction (currently on hold)
24. Nobu Hotel and Residences, 709ft (216m), Approved
25. JPMorganChase Tower, 707ft (216m), Completed
26. General Motors Building, 705ft (215m), Completed
27. Metropolitan Life Tower, 700ft (213m), Completed
28. 5 World Trade Center, 700ft+ (213m+), Approved


600 footers:

1. 500 Fifth Avenue, 697ft (212m), Completed
2. 107 West 57th Street, 697ft (212m), Proposed
3. Americas Tower, 692ft (211m), Completed
4. Solow Building, 689ft (210m), Completed
5. HSBC Bank Building, 688ft (210m), Completed
6. 55 Water Street, 687ft (209m), Completed
7. 277 Park Avenue, 687ft (209m), Completed
8. 1585 Broadway, 685ft (209m), Completed
9. Random House Tower, 684ft (208m), Completed
10. Four Seasons Hotel, 682ft (208m), Completed
11. McGraw-Hill Building, 674ft (205m), Completed
12. Lincoln Building, 673ft (205m), Completed
13. Citicorp Building, 673ft (205m), Completed
14. Barclay Tower, 673ft (205m), Completed
15. Paramount Plaza, 670ft (204m), Completed
16. 440 West 42nd Street, 669ft (204m), Completed
17. Trump Tower, 664ft (202m), Completed

In total: 56 buildings


500 footers:

120 buildings+

--> New York has about 240 buildings over 500ft. This city rulez.

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1,000 footers:

1. One World Trade Center, 1787ft (544,7m), Under Construction
2. 432 Park Avenue, 1350ft (411,5m), Site Preparation
3. Two World Trade Center, 1349ft (411,2m), Under Construction
4. Hudson Yards North Tower, 1278ft (389,5m), Approved
5. Empire State Building, 1250ft (381m), Completed [1,454ft (443,2m) when counting the spire]
6. 15 Penn PLaza, 1216ft (370,6m), Approved
7. One Manhattan West, 1216ft (370,6m), Approved
8. Bank of America Tower, 1200ft (365,8m), Completed
9. Three World Trade Center, 1155ft (352m), Under Construction
10. Conde Nast Building, 1118ft (340,7m), Completed [when counting the spire]
11. The Girasole, 1060ft (323,1m), Approved
12. Tower Verre, 1050ft (320m), Approved
13. Chrysler Building, 1046ft (318,8m), Completed
14. New York Times Tower, 1046ft (318,8m), Completed
15. One57, 1003ft (305,7m), Under Construction
16. Hudson Railyard Development, 1000ft+ (304,8m+), Proposed
17. 225 West 57th Street, 1000ft+ (304,8m+), Proposed


900 footers:

1. Hudson Yards South Tower, 996ft (303,6m), Approved
2. Four World Trade Center, 977ft (297,8m), Under Construction
3. American International Building, 952ft (290,2m), Completed
4. Bloomberg Tower, 941ft (286,6m), Completed [when counting the spire]
5. One Madison Avenue, 937ft (285,6m), Proposed
6. Two Manhattan West, 935ft (285m), Approved
7. 40 Wall Street, 927ft (282,6m), Completed
8. Citigroup Center, 915ft (278,9m), Completed
9. 30 Park Place, 912ft (278m), Under Construction (currently on hold)


800 footers:


1. Beekman Tower, 891ft (271,6m), Completed
2. Trump World Tower, 861ft (262,4m), Completed
3. Port Authority Bus Terminal Tower, 856ft (261m), Approved
4. GE Building, 850ft (259,1m), Completed
5. 56 Leonard Street, 821ft (250,2m), Under Construction (currently on hold)
6. Cityspire Center, 814ft (248,1m), Completed
7. One Chase Manhattan Plaza, 813ft (247,8m), Completed
8. Met Life Building, 808ft (246,3m), Completed


700 footers:

1. Woolworth Building, 792ft (241m), Completed
2. 1 Worldwide Plaza, 778ft (237m), Completed
3. Carnegie Hall Tower, 757ft (231m), Completed
4. 383 Madison Avenue, 755ft (230m), Completed
5. 1715 Broadway, 753ft (230m), Under Construction
6. AXA Center, 752ft (229m), Completed
7. One Penn Plaza, 750ft (229m), Completed
8. 1251 Avenue of the Americas , 750ft (229m), Completed
9. Time Warner Center North Tower, 749ft (228m), Completed
10. Time Warner Center South Tower, 749ft (228m), Completed
11. Goldman Sachs Headquarters, 749ft (228m), Completed
12. 60 Wall Street, 745ft (227m), Completed
13. One Astor Plaza, 745ft (227m), Completed
14. 1 Liberty Plaza, 743ft (226m), Completed
15. 20 Exchange Place, 741ft (226m), Completed
16. 7 World Trade Center, 741ft (226m), Completed
17. Three World Financial Center, 739ft (225m), Completed
18. Bertelsmann Building, 733ft (223m), Completed
19. Times Square Tower, 726ft (221m), Completed
20. Metropolitan Tower, 716ft (218m), Completed
21. 250 East 57th Street, 715ft (218m), Under Construction
22. 50 West Street, 714ft (218m), Under Construction (currently on hold)
23. 610 Lexington Avenue, 712ft (217m), Under Construction (currently on hold)
24. Nobu Hotel and Residences, 709ft (216m), Approved
25. JPMorganChase Tower, 707ft (216m), Completed
26. General Motors Building, 705ft (215m), Completed
27. Metropolitan Life Tower, 700ft (213m), Completed
28. 5 World Trade Center, 700ft+ (213m+), Approved


600 footers: 56 buildings+
500 footers: 120 buildings+

--> New York has about 240 buildings over 500ft. This city rulez.
Absolutely fantastic !!!!!
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1,000 footers:

1. One World Trade Center, 1787ft (544,7m), Under Construction
2. 432 Park Avenue, 1350ft (411,5m), Site Preparation
3. Two World Trade Center, 1349ft (411,2m), Under Construction
4. Hudson Yards North Tower, 1278ft (389,5m), Approved
5. Empire State Building, 1250ft (381m), Completed [1,454ft (443,2m) when counting the spire]
6. 15 Penn PLaza, 1216ft (370,6m), Approved
7. One Manhattan West, 1216ft (370,6m), Approved
8. Bank of America Tower, 1200ft (365,8m), Completed
9. Three World Trade Center, 1155ft (352m), Under Construction
10. Conde Nast Building, 1118ft (340,7m), Completed [when counting the spire]
11. The Girasole, 1060ft (323,1m), Approved
12. Tower Verre, 1050ft (320m), Approved
13. Chrysler Building, 1046ft (318,8m), Completed
14. New York Times Tower, 1046ft (318,8m), Completed
15. One57, 1003ft (305,7m), Under Construction
16. Hudson Railyard Development, 1000ft+ (304,8m+), Proposed
17. 225 West 57th Street, 1000ft+ (304,8m+), Proposed


900 footers:

1. Hudson Yards South Tower, 996ft (303,6m), Approved
2. Four World Trade Center, 977ft (297,8m), Under Construction
3. American International Building, 952ft (290,2m), Completed
4. Bloomberg Tower, 941ft (286,6m), Completed [when counting the spire]
5. One Madison Avenue, 937ft (285,6m), Proposed
6. Two Manhattan West, 935ft (285m), Approved
7. 40 Wall Street, 927ft (282,6m), Completed
8. Citigroup Center, 915ft (278,9m), Completed
9. 30 Park Place, 912ft (278m), Under Construction (currently on hold)


800 footers:


1. Beekman Tower, 891ft (271,6m), Completed
2. Trump World Tower, 861ft (262,4m), Completed
3. Port Authority Bus Terminal Tower, 856ft (261m), Approved
4. GE Building, 850ft (259,1m), Completed
5. 56 Leonard Street, 821ft (250,2m), Under Construction (currently on hold)
6. Cityspire Center, 814ft (248,1m), Completed
7. One Chase Manhattan Plaza, 813ft (247,8m), Completed
8. Met Life Building, 808ft (246,3m), Completed


700 footers:

1. Woolworth Building, 792ft (241m), Completed
2. 1 Worldwide Plaza, 778ft (237m), Completed
3. Carnegie Hall Tower, 757ft (231m), Completed
4. 383 Madison Avenue, 755ft (230m), Completed
5. 1715 Broadway, 753ft (230m), Under Construction
6. AXA Center, 752ft (229m), Completed
7. One Penn Plaza, 750ft (229m), Completed
8. 1251 Avenue of the Americas , 750ft (229m), Completed
9. Time Warner Center North Tower, 749ft (228m), Completed
10. Time Warner Center South Tower, 749ft (228m), Completed
11. Goldman Sachs Headquarters, 749ft (228m), Completed
12. 60 Wall Street, 745ft (227m), Completed
13. One Astor Plaza, 745ft (227m), Completed
14. 1 Liberty Plaza, 743ft (226m), Completed
15. 20 Exchange Place, 741ft (226m), Completed
16. 7 World Trade Center, 741ft (226m), Completed
17. Three World Financial Center, 739ft (225m), Completed
18. Bertelsmann Building, 733ft (223m), Completed
19. Times Square Tower, 726ft (221m), Completed
20. Metropolitan Tower, 716ft (218m), Completed
21. 250 East 57th Street, 715ft (218m), Under Construction
22. 50 West Street, 714ft (218m), Under Construction (currently on hold)
23. 610 Lexington Avenue, 712ft (217m), Under Construction (currently on hold)
24. Nobu Hotel and Residences, 709ft (216m), Approved
25. JPMorganChase Tower, 707ft (216m), Completed
26. General Motors Building, 705ft (215m), Completed
27. Metropolitan Life Tower, 700ft (213m), Completed
28. 5 World Trade Center, 700ft+ (213m+), Approved


600 footers: 56 buildings+
500 footers: 120 buildings+

--> New York has about 240 buildings over 500ft. This city rulez.

Outstanding summary. Right on NYC
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List edited. I added a couple of 600 footers (till 657ft = 200m).
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Very interesting thread ! Keep up your excellent work.
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Model for 432 Park Ave:

http://elitedaily.com/elite/

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more accurate citation-http://elitedaily.com/elite/2011/yorks-super-building/
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1,000 footers:

1. One World Trade Center, 1787ft (544,7m), Under Construction
2. 432 Park Avenue, 1350ft (411,5m), Site Preparation
3. Two World Trade Center, 1349ft (411,2m), Under Construction
4. Hudson Yards North Tower, 1278ft (389,5m), Approved
5. Empire State Building, 1250ft (381m), Completed [1,454ft (443,2m) when counting the spire]
6. 15 Penn PLaza, 1216ft (370,6m), Approved
7. One Manhattan West, 1216ft (370,6m), Approved
8. Bank of America Tower, 1200ft (365,8m), Completed
9. Three World Trade Center, 1155ft (352m), Under Construction
10. Conde Nast Building, 1118ft (340,7m), Completed [when counting the spire]
11. The Girasole, 1060ft (323,1m), Approved
12. Tower Verre, 1050ft (320m), Approved
13. Chrysler Building, 1046ft (318,8m), Completed
14. New York Times Tower, 1046ft (318,8m), Completed
15. One57, 1003ft (305,7m), Under Construction
16. Hudson Railyard Development, 1000ft+ (304,8m+), Proposed
17. 225 West 57th Street, 1000ft+ (304,8m+), Proposed


900 footers:

1. Hudson Yards South Tower, 996ft (303,6m), Approved
2. Four World Trade Center, 977ft (297,8m), Under Construction
3. American International Building, 952ft (290,2m), Completed
4. Bloomberg Tower, 941ft (286,6m), Completed [when counting the spire]
5. One Madison Avenue, 937ft (285,6m), Proposed
6. Two Manhattan West, 935ft (285m), Approved
7. 40 Wall Street, 927ft (282,6m), Completed
8. Citigroup Center, 915ft (278,9m), Completed
9. 30 Park Place, 912ft (278m), Under Construction (currently on hold)



800 footers:


1. Beekman Tower, 891ft (271,6m), Completed
2. Trump World Tower, 861ft (262,4m), Completed
3. Port Authority Bus Terminal Tower, 856ft (261m), Approved
4. GE Building, 850ft (259,1m), Completed
5. 56 Leonard Street, 821ft (250,2m), Under Construction (currently on hold)
6. Cityspire Center, 814ft (248,1m), Completed
7. One Chase Manhattan Plaza, 813ft (247,8m), Completed
8. Met Life Building, 808ft (246,3m), Completed


700 footers:

1. Woolworth Building, 792ft (241m), Completed
2. 1 Worldwide Plaza, 778ft (237m), Completed
3. Carnegie Hall Tower, 757ft (231m), Completed
4. 383 Madison Avenue, 755ft (230m), Completed
5. 1715 Broadway, 753ft (230m), Under Construction
6. AXA Center, 752ft (229m), Completed
7. One Penn Plaza, 750ft (229m), Completed
8. 1251 Avenue of the Americas , 750ft (229m), Completed
9. Time Warner Center North Tower, 749ft (228m), Completed
10. Time Warner Center South Tower, 749ft (228m), Completed
11. Goldman Sachs Headquarters, 749ft (228m), Completed
12. 60 Wall Street, 745ft (227m), Completed
13. One Astor Plaza, 745ft (227m), Completed
14. 1 Liberty Plaza, 743ft (226m), Completed
15. 20 Exchange Place, 741ft (226m), Completed
16. 7 World Trade Center, 741ft (226m), Completed
17. Three World Financial Center, 739ft (225m), Completed
18. Bertelsmann Building, 733ft (223m), Completed
19. Times Square Tower, 726ft (221m), Completed
20. Metropolitan Tower, 716ft (218m), Completed
21. 250 East 57th Street, 715ft (218m), Under Construction
22. 50 West Street, 714ft (218m), Under Construction (currently on hold)
23. 610 Lexington Avenue, 712ft (217m), Under Construction (currently on hold)
24. Nobu Hotel and Residences, 709ft (216m), Approved
25. JPMorganChase Tower, 707ft (216m), Completed
26. General Motors Building, 705ft (215m), Completed
27. Metropolitan Life Tower, 700ft (213m), Completed
28. 5 World Trade Center, 700ft+ (213m+), Approved


600 footers:

1. 500 Fifth Avenue, 697ft (212m), Completed
2. Americas Tower, 692ft (211m), Completed
3. Solow Building, 689ft (210m), Completed
4. HSBC Bank Building, 688ft (210m), Completed
5. 55 Water Street, 687ft (209m), Completed
6. 277 Park Avenue, 687ft (209m), Completed
7. 1585 Broadway, 685ft (209m), Completed
8. Random House Tower, 684ft (208m), Completed
9. Four Seasons Hotel, 682ft (208m), Completed
10. McGraw-Hill Building, 674ft (205m), Completed
11. Lincoln Building, 673ft (205m), Completed
12. Citicorp Building, 673ft (205m), Completed
13. Barclay Tower, 673ft (205m), Completed
14. Paramount Plaza, 670ft (204m), Completed
15. 440 West 42nd Street, 669ft (204m), Completed
16. Trump Tower, 664ft (202m), Completed

In total: 56 buildings


500 footers:

120 buildings+

--> New York has about 240 buildings over 500ft. This city rulez.
Are there new skyscrapers to add to this fantastic list ?
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^^ Not much. A couple of 500 and 600 footers are proposed and also some are U/C.

I'll make a small update later next week.
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A great thread. Thanks for the useful info!
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I too hope this building gets built, and the full height is attained. I am happy that 1WTC will soon be finished, but New York needs a 2,000 foot skyscraper. The Chinese and Arabs are building huge skyscrapers, the Burj Dubai is over 2,000 feet, hello!! While in the 1970s any building over 1,000 feet was considered great, and still is to a point, that is no longer the measuring stick. It is now 2,000 feet and beyond. New York needs to get back into the skyscraper game wholeheartedly. We need to stop spitting out designs and then cringing at the last minute and winding their heights back down...This only makes for more generic, boring-looking bland buildings. Any city can have 500-1,000 foot buildings, but this is New York for pete's sake. I don't mean have them all over the city, just having one great 2,000 footer would put New York back on the cutting edge and map of skyscraper buildings globally..I am not a huge fan of the Internationalist boxy styling, but I am sure there are creative people out there who could design a building with elements of the past and present, while making it safe and environmentally efficient too. All this being said, with things the way they are, and nothing ever seeming to get done in the way of big projects, I would guess that 1WTC (once completed) will likely be the tallest building in New York for many many years to come..
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I too hope this building gets built, and the full height is attained. I am happy that 1WTC will soon be finished, but New York needs a 2,000 foot skyscraper. The Chinese and Arabs are building huge skyscrapers, the Burj Dubai is over 2,000 feet, hello!! While in the 1970s any building over 1,000 feet was considered great, and still is to a point, that is no longer the measuring stick. It is now 2,000 feet and beyond. New York needs to get back into the skyscraper game wholeheartedly. We need to stop spitting out designs and then cringing at the last minute and winding their heights back down...This only makes for more generic, boring-looking bland buildings. Any city can have 500-1,000 foot buildings, but this is New York for pete's sake. I don't mean have them all over the city, just having one great 2,000 footer would put New York back on the cutting edge and map of skyscraper buildings globally..I am not a huge fan of the Internationalist boxy styling, but I am sure there are creative people out there who could design a building with elements of the past and present, while making it safe and environmentally efficient too. All this being said, with things the way they are, and nothing ever seeming to get done in the way of big projects, I would guess that 1WTC (once completed) will likely be the tallest building in New York for many many years to come..

Give it time, and a better economy and I wouldn't be surprised if proposals higher than the WTC, 432 and Sears emerge.

Dubai nearly collapsed because of the building bubble, there were a few 1600 footers cancelled because of it there.
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I too hope this building gets built, and the full height is attained. I am happy that 1WTC will soon be finished, but New York needs a 2,000 foot skyscraper. The Chinese and Arabs are building huge skyscrapers, the Burj Dubai is over 2,000 feet, hello!! While in the 1970s any building over 1,000 feet was considered great, and still is to a point, that is no longer the measuring stick. It is now 2,000 feet and beyond. New York needs to get back into the skyscraper game wholeheartedly. We need to stop spitting out designs and then cringing at the last minute and winding their heights back down...This only makes for more generic, boring-looking bland buildings. Any city can have 500-1,000 foot buildings, but this is New York for pete's sake. I don't mean have them all over the city, just having one great 2,000 footer would put New York back on the cutting edge and map of skyscraper buildings globally..I am not a huge fan of the Internationalist boxy styling, but I am sure there are creative people out there who could design a building with elements of the past and present, while making it safe and environmentally efficient too. All this being said, with things the way they are, and nothing ever seeming to get done in the way of big projects, I would guess that 1WTC (once completed) will likely be the tallest building in New York for many many years to come..
We could just finish the Metlife North Building. Would be be the tallest art deco skyscraper in the world, succeeding the ESB like it was suppose to. The existing structure would need to be strengthen in order to bring the roof height from the 1,400s to 1,500 or 1,600s in feet and up to 2,000 feet via a spire. New York would finally have the tallest roof height in the U.S. if that were to happen and the title would go to a greatly designed building as 432 Park is not exactly what you would called good architecture.
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