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Old Posted Aug 14, 2018, 4:21 PM
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Does it really need or want one? The "mega talls" are more or less fodder for developing economies like the UAE, Saudi Arabia and China trying to prove themselves to the rest of the world...something we did 80+ years ago when we were building structures like the Empire State Building.
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Does it really need or want one? The "mega talls" are more or less fodder for developing economies like the UAE, Saudi Arabia and China trying to prove themselves to the rest of the world...something we did 80+ years ago when we were building structures like the Empire State Building.
Exactly. Although it would be nice for a city like NYC or Chicago (or both) to build a ~1,650+ to the roof.

Anything beyond that is not necessary for an amazing skyline
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Old Posted Aug 14, 2018, 8:39 PM
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Does it really need or want one? The "mega talls" are more or less fodder for developing economies like the UAE, Saudi Arabia and China trying to prove themselves to the rest of the world...something we did 80+ years ago when we were building structures like the Empire State Building.
I personally feel it's our duty to build as high as we can ..especially in NY ..where it's certainly possible to exceed 2000+ ft tower.

Keeping in mind the obstacles outlined in the video are not insurmountable.
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Old Posted Aug 14, 2018, 11:02 PM
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I just hope One World Trade isn't kept as the benchmark and to never go above that out of Mericaness and freedom and stuff.
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Old Posted Aug 15, 2018, 1:55 AM
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The free market will reign supreme. The idea of it being the tallest will fade away in the sense of symbolic purposes. If anything, its temporary.

I'd look to the Midtown East Rezoning and the parcels that WILL be purchased and added onto. When you purchase a property worth several billion (as land is tight), you can sure bet something much larger will rise. 270 Park for example. 270 Park being a more extreme example as it will be demolished and something will rise in its place, but I can envision a lot of renovations with addition components (minus the demo for financial reasons). In other words, turning class B space into A, and retrofitting a whole tower while adding floors to it. Could vary based on the wishes of those property owners or stakeholders, but its a start.

Just the first of many.
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Old Posted Sep 9, 2018, 11:47 PM
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Remaining status of 111 W 57th and CPT via Thomas Koloski

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Old Posted Sep 11, 2018, 7:52 PM
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As the 2 WTC thread is closed, an interview pertaining to the topic. Via NYY


As of 9/11/18.

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YIMBY recently sat down with Larry Silverstein to discuss his firm’s upcoming projects, as well as the status of the World Trade Center’s last remaining office supertall-to-be, at 200 Greenwich Street. With 3,000 new rental units in the works and Norman Foster’s design still on the table for Two World Trade Center, the scope of work Mr. Silverstein is undertaking is also now expanding into Journal Square and Queens.


Will Two World Trade Center be complete by 2025?

I believe so. Someone’s going to come along.

What are the chances we see the Foster design instead of the BIG Plan?

Well, we now have two designs to choose from. They’re very different. Someone’s going to come along, we have a choice of two fantastic plans to show, and whichever that occupant prefers is the one we will build.

So Foster’s can still happen?

Yes.


What projects are you working on at the moment?

A lot. Well, Mercedes Benz is moving forward. We have a significant project in the works in Queens. We have something similar going in Journal Square. So Queens, Journal Square, also residential high rise rental housing. We have about 2,500, maybe 3,000 rental units in the works.

Is the market shifting towards high-density towers?

As the area grows, as more people come into it, lots of young people getting entry level jobs need a place to live as close to their work as possible. So two PATH station stops and you’re in Journal Square, that’s not bad from Manhattan. Twelve or fifteen minutes and you’re in Journal Square, it’s pretty convenient.

You’ve read about our acquisition of the ABC project over on the West Side in the Lincoln Center area. That’s a pretty damn exciting opportunity that’s shaping up. Disney will stay in possession of their campus for 5 years, 3.5 years for their non-campus stuff. That’ll happen over a ten year period, so, it’s going to keep us busy. You put all these things together, there’s a lot going on.

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New York city will have almost 15 supertall by the end of 2020 but no megatall
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Old Posted Sep 12, 2018, 5:38 PM
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I pray that whichever tenant commits to 2 WTC prefers Fosters design. That building has the potential to be an icon, and flows with the site as one cohesive vision far better than the sore thumb BIG would be. Exciting to hear it is back on the table.
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Old Posted Sep 13, 2018, 12:52 PM
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New Renderings Debut For 35 Hudson Yards, Neighborhood’s First Residential Supertall








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New renderings have been released for the 92-story Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM)-designed 35 Hudson Yards, the second tallest structure underway in the overall mega-development. Along with the new renderings, images of construction reveal that the façade has shot up to just a few stories under the parapet. Once fully installed, all five of the Hudson Yards towers currently in the skyline will be near completely clad.


AD100-awarded designer Tony Ingrao will be responsible for the interior designs of the apartments and amenity lounges. David Childs of SOM is responsible for the architecture, notable for its limestone and curtain wall façade.

The 1,009-foot tall building will yield over one million square feet within, creating 143 condominiums, a 217-key Equinox hotel between floors 15-29, and retail on the first and second floors.
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An interesting video..not sure we've seen posted yet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvskkXlvhS4
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Old Posted Oct 2, 2018, 4:21 PM
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Future Look At Midtown’s Supertall Skyline Circa 2022



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There are few places better than Central Park to truly appreciate the scale of New York City. The cliff-like transition from Midtown to Olmsted’s masterpiece is part of what attracts people to the city, and it’s only getting more dramatic. Today YIMBY has a fresh rendering by Jose Hernandez, based on a photograph by Andrew Campbell Nelson from the Met’s Rooftop Garden, which reveals exactly how the skyline is expected to change through 2022 and currently appears in an exhibit at The Skyscraper Museum, in Lower Manhattan.

Unlike most renderings focused on an individual project, this showcases eleven different towers under construction. The rest of this article will review each building visible in the rendering.

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Old Posted Oct 8, 2018, 6:52 PM
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I don’t post on here much, but I browse quite often. I just wanted the consensus on these skinny high rises. Are most people in favor or against these towers. IMO, they just don’t fill up the skyline like the typical high rise.
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I don’t post on here much, but I browse quite often. I just wanted the consensus on these skinny high rises. Are most people in favor or against these towers. IMO, they just don’t fill up the skyline like the typical high rise.
To me, I'm all for buildings that push the boundaries set by their predecessors. As we're well into the 21st century, there should be no reason why buildings have to be built the same as previous ones were. In time, areas like Hudson Yards may be the status quo until they, too, are exceeded by their successors
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Skinny highrises are residential and fat highrises are commercial, so it isn't an either/or. Market preferences determine the building envelope.
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Old Posted Oct 9, 2018, 3:47 PM
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Personally I like that NYC has a mix of very skinny to not so skinny high-rises (and supertalls).

Central Park Tower isn't really *that* thin, it's just extremely tall. Steinway, on the other hand is an engineering marvel.

On the flip side there are towers like the WTC or Hudson Yards which are extremely imposing/massive.
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Old Posted Oct 10, 2018, 2:17 PM
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Old Posted Oct 10, 2018, 8:20 PM
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There's a model here, on the other side of CPT that makes me think something tall was (or is) in the works...looks taller than Steinway.




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The New York City model is under the request of SOM and the model is going to be used for research purposes.

More here...



https://www.newsanyway.com/2018/10/1...erican-market/

World-Class Model Making Company, RJ Models Enters American Market

BY PRFIRE
OCTOBER 10, 2018


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RJ Models is a worldwide architectural model making company and has collaborated with many world-famous architectural design companies on more than 10000 projects around the world, by Foster + Partners, KPF, SOM and OMA, etc.

Now RJ Models is expanding its business boundaries, having built dozens of new architectural model making projects in the US, including master plan model, office building model, residential model, airport model and others

Another model here, looks like the PA Bus terminal site, looks to be over 1,200 ft...


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This is a 1270mm x760mm size master planning timber model.








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Status on various super talls as of 10-11-18. Also note, this does not include completed ones.




Page 1 - 10-11-18 NYC Status by Christopher Estevez, on Flickr
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Old Posted Oct 12, 2018, 4:50 AM
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