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Old Posted Jan 2, 2017, 3:32 PM
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With all of the supertowers going up - something we now take for granted - its worth taking a moment to appreciate all of the skyscrapers we already have. I recently added to my collection of city and skyscraper books "NY Skyscrapers", the 2016 edition by Dirk Stichweh. This book does a great job of exploring the city's skyscrapers through the ages, as well as some of our recently completed supertalls like One57 and 432 Park Avenue. It also touches on some of the supertalls currently under construction. It's the most complete collection to date on the rich skyscraper history and legacy that only New York City has so much of. I highly recommend it to any skyscraper fan. We all need to look up more, and not just at what's under construction.


Funny you mention that, just a couple of weeks ago I stumbled upon that book on amazon. They have it in supply since June. The German edition is named "NY Skyscrapers: Über den Dächern von New York City" (30€).



I do believe it's worth buying.

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Old Posted Jan 2, 2017, 4:04 PM
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Funny you mention that, just a couple of weeks ago I stumbled upon that book on amazon. They have it in supply since June. The German edition is named "NY Skyscrapers: Über den Dächern von New York City" (30€).



I do believe it's worth buying.

You won't be disappointed. It puts everything going on now into perspective. I like books in general, and I love skyscraper books, and no other city has the history with skyscrapers that New York does. There was a time where at one point the bulk of the tallest buildings in the world was in New York.

1940 http://tudl0867.home.xs4all.nl/buildings1940.html

1960 http://tudl0867.home.xs4all.nl/buildings1960.html

Today's world is so different, with the tallest buildings now being built in multiple places around the world. It's unlikely any one city will ever dominate like that again. But in New York, the next few years will see a jump in the number of supertalls, raising the profile of the skyline once again.
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You won't be disappointed. It puts everything going on now into perspective. I like books in general, and I love skyscraper books, and no other city has the history with skyscrapers that New York does. There was a time where at one point the bulk of the tallest buildings in the world was in New York.

1940 http://tudl0867.home.xs4all.nl/buildings1940.html

1960 http://tudl0867.home.xs4all.nl/buildings1960.html

Today's world is so different, with the tallest buildings now being built in multiple places around the world. It's unlikely any one city will ever dominate like that again. But in New York, the next few years will see a jump in the number of supertalls, raising the profile of the skyline once again.
Sounds good. Add to cart ...

Btw, yesterday I saw an article on Wiki - Billionaires' Row. I've edited it a bit and also put in some recent pics. It's certainly a nice summary.
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Old Posted Jan 3, 2017, 12:18 AM
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Btw, yesterday I saw an article on Wiki - Billionaires' Row. I've edited it a bit and also put in some recent pics. It's certainly a nice summary.

That fact that we even have a "billionaiers row" rising, and it's not even the biggest thing happening in town is crazy.


This is how we (well, not us) worked our way up to supertalls...


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I have that book, it's sitting right next to me now. They also put out an earlier edition, which I've got as well.
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Re: 111 West 57th St: Foor plans etc ... http://therealdeal.com/new-research/...t-condominium/

Official document re: height, floors etc: http://therealdeal.com/wp-content/up...ned_Part14.pdf

Final height is 1,428' / 435m.
Floors: 91, mechanicals included. Last residential floor: 83
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All supertalls/near supertalls u/c.


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^ Nice! Only The GiraSole is missing.

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This is pretty cool. Read Quote to get what the maps about then check out map. Involves 432 Park Ave.

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I live in BedStuy Brooklyn. Every night before I wrap up my day, I walk our dog. Monty is a Golden Retriever who loves to explore! Recently, I realized that I can see the “super tall” 432 Park Avenue throughout our walks and occasionally when I drive over the weekends. I wonder if it is only about height? Maybe yes, maybe no. 432 Park Avenue is a tall building, in fact tallest residential building in NYC. Here are some facts:

Address: 432 Park Avenue
Number of Floors: 85 (above ground) + 3 (below ground)
Height: 1,369 ft (424 m)
Design Architect: Rafael Vinoly

Being curious I used NYC’s Open Data and created a 3-D model. The model consists of all buildings in NYC with their 3-D shapes and the elevation model of NYC. What I wanted to know is which streets have visibility to 432 Park Avenue tower. I used ArcGIS to utilize a viewshed analysis and clipped the results to NYC street data. Voila! Pretty visible – Although the tower is in a dense area of Manhattan, its unique slender shape and location makes it visible from all boroughs. Enough said, enjoy the map!


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^ Cool tool indeed! Although 432 PA is 1,397' and not 1,369' ...


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Been a couple of months since the last CTBUH update. List taken from CTBUH PDF which is auto generated based on parameters.

300.00m +



200.00 - 299m





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Re: 247 Cherry Street, 986ft (301m) --> apparently now 1,008ft (307m).

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A bit old, but the Hudson Yards are already making an impact!


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1 Vanderbilt is u/c.

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Looks like this behemoth is U/C - they are pouring concrete!!

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Old Posted Jan 15, 2017, 4:31 PM
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^Forgot to post that here!

Now we've got 3 massive office towers U/C: 1Vandy, 30HY & 1MW. Good times!
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KPF and CURE Present: The Science of Supertalls

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The virtues and drawbacks of supertall skyscrapers in New York are the subject of much debate, but their true impact is hard to measure in the absence of an analytical approach. MAS partners Columbia’s Center for Urban Real Estate and KPF will delve into the “science of supertalls,” presenting a series of quantitative methods and qualitative interpretations for understanding the nature of new development in urban contexts. This analytical approach is contextualized by projects from around the world.

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Jesse M. Keenan
Research Director, Center for Urban Real Estate (CURE.)

Luc Wilson
Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
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^^ That was a great video! Thanks for posting.

Here's an interesting screenshot from the video... it shows that the 57th street towers will be significantly more visible than the Empire State building, which we kinda all knew, but it's nice to be able to put an objective number on it:


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^ Cool video indeed! Just a couple of posts above there's a similar graphic for 432 PA - but for the whole of New York and not only Manhattan.

CTP should get its spire back, so it will be even more visible.

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Re: 45 Broad St: http://en.gemdale.com/News/News_info...D=10850&Type=2

Better rendering:


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User Germantower did a very quick shop on this large pano to show the scale of what's happening in NY... almost all currently U/C

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Manhattan today by Farid Char, on Flickr[/QUOTE]



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Old Posted Jan 16, 2017, 12:28 PM
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^ Nice visualization!

Btw, since 1 Vanderbilt is U/C now, for the first time in history the Chrysler Building at 1,046' has dropped to the 11th place. So no more top 10 for the Chrysler!
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