HomeDiagramsDatabaseMapsForumSkyscraper Posters
     

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Discussion Forums > Buildings & Architecture



One Worldwide Plaza in the SkyscraperPage Database

Building Data Page   • Comparison Diagram   • New York Skyscraper Diagram
New York Projects & Construction Forum
            
View Full Map

Reply

 
Thread Tools Display Modes
     
     
  #21  
Old Posted Jun 18, 2008, 4:41 PM
RafflesCity's Avatar
RafflesCity RafflesCity is offline
founded 1819
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Singapore
Posts: 327
The floor plates look massive on this one.

I really like the dramatic crown.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #22  
Old Posted Feb 19, 2010, 7:22 PM
Dac150's Avatar
Dac150 Dac150 is offline
World Machine
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: NY/CT
Posts: 6,413
Anyone have any lobby shots / interior shots of this building? (I know it's probably a long shot).
__________________
"I'm going there, but I like it here wherever it is.."
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #23  
Old Posted Mar 6, 2010, 6:38 PM
RLS_rls's Avatar
RLS_rls RLS_rls is offline
▓▒░
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Manitoba
Posts: 1,548
Isn't pomo supposed to play with historical motifs? The design seems too solid to be post-modern. It's like a chubby, updated version of late gothic revival/art-deco.
__________________
ಠ_ಠ
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #24  
Old Posted Mar 6, 2010, 8:35 PM
plinko's Avatar
plinko plinko is offline
them bones
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Santa Barbara adjacent
Posts: 6,646
I think my problem with this tower is that it isn't square. Looking up or down 8th Avenue the massing, proportioning and scale seem quite nice...and then you see it from the East or West...yikes. Those longer facades are just brutal.

I read Karl Sabbach's book about this when I was 12 (in 1989). I didn't understand alot of it at the time, but it really gave me a basic understanding of how the development process works.

The first time I went to NYC in 1999, this was one of the buildings I sought out. I found the detailing quite nice, but the overall effect of the tower a little overwhelming.
__________________
Even if you are 1 in a million, there are still 7,000 people just like you...
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #25  
Old Posted Mar 6, 2010, 10:29 PM
ethereal_reality's Avatar
ethereal_reality ethereal_reality is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Lafayette/West Lafayette IN, Purdue U.
Posts: 7,027
There is an excellent book about the construction of Worldwide Plaza (oops..just noticed Plinko mentioned this book as well).

SKYSCRAPER: The Making of a Building. by Karl Sabbagh
http://www.amazon.com/Skyscraper-Mak...ons/0140152849
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #26  
Old Posted Mar 7, 2010, 2:52 PM
jcchii's Avatar
jcchii jcchii is offline
Content provider
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: city on the take
Posts: 2,983
I like it. Seems it needs to be a nick taller for such a top though
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #27  
Old Posted Oct 7, 2011, 5:22 PM
CarlosV's Avatar
CarlosV CarlosV is offline
Bionic Boogie
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: New York City
Posts: 3,821

2 copy by Ceva321, on Flickr
__________________
I Love NY
September 11, 2001 Never Forget
Save water, shower with a friend!
SSP member since 2003
Please do not use any of my photos or videos without my permission. thanks
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #28  
Old Posted Oct 7, 2011, 9:38 PM
Amanita's Avatar
Amanita Amanita is offline
Crane Goddess
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 1,862
^Love that picture, it's almost like she's playing peek-a-boo!
__________________
"Build me to the heavens, and Life never stops"
"Live as if the world were as it should be, to show it what it can be"
-Angel
"Prayers are fleeting and wars are forgotten, but what is built endures"
-Ambassador DeLenn, Babylon 5
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #29  
Old Posted Oct 7, 2011, 10:03 PM
CarlosV's Avatar
CarlosV CarlosV is offline
Bionic Boogie
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: New York City
Posts: 3,821
^^^
precisely, especially with that Spanish style little church in the foreground in Hell's Kitchen!!!
__________________
I Love NY
September 11, 2001 Never Forget
Save water, shower with a friend!
SSP member since 2003
Please do not use any of my photos or videos without my permission. thanks
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #30  
Old Posted Oct 8, 2011, 12:00 AM
The North One's Avatar
The North One The North One is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 852
Holy shit!

Looks like 40 Wall Street tuke too many trips to Mcdonalds.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #31  
Old Posted Dec 26, 2011, 11:50 AM
hunser's Avatar
hunser hunser is offline
Gotham City
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: New York City / Wien
Posts: 2,934
__________________
In Mathematics We Trust
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #32  
Old Posted Dec 26, 2011, 2:09 PM
zlam zlam is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 11
From my gallery.

Reply With Quote
     
     
  #33  
Old Posted Dec 26, 2011, 2:26 PM
zlam zlam is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 11
I'm not a specialist, I don't know exactly what po-mo is, but I like this building.
From certain angles it reminds an medieval tower
I like its large base and also its color. Even though I agree that it's not the most delicate building in Manhattan.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #34  
Old Posted Dec 26, 2011, 2:33 PM
lakegz's Avatar
lakegz lakegz is online now
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Beijing
Posts: 7,685
Never really liked this building. Looks too fat and its top it just too big. I dislike the pink color most of all as it makes it look like a giant toy toddler trying to fit in with all of NY's adult skyscrapers.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #35  
Old Posted Dec 28, 2011, 5:24 PM
NYC4Life's Avatar
NYC4Life NYC4Life is offline
The Time To Build Is Now
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Bronx, NYC
Posts: 2,993
The first modern tower that began the 8th Avenue renaissance.
__________________
"I want to wake up in the city that never sleeps"
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #36  
Old Posted Feb 22, 2012, 8:34 PM
IntoTheLens827 IntoTheLens827 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 119
MY VIDEO - One Worldwide Plaza

Here is a video I shot a few minutes ago. I finally know the name of this building! :-)
Video Link
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #37  
Old Posted Feb 23, 2012, 5:48 AM
THE BIG APPLE's Avatar
THE BIG APPLE THE BIG APPLE is offline
Khurram Parvaz
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: NEW YORK
Posts: 2,161
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #38  
Old Posted Feb 23, 2012, 11:41 AM
OptimumPx's Avatar
OptimumPx OptimumPx is offline
Basket Case
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 108
When I went to NYC in 2010 I stayed at the Belvedere Hotel on 48th St, and our room looked out over Worldwide Plaza.





__________________
If it was so, it might be; and if it were so, it would be; but as it isn't, it ain't. That's logic.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #39  
Old Posted Feb 23, 2012, 10:36 PM
CarlosV's Avatar
CarlosV CarlosV is offline
Bionic Boogie
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: New York City
Posts: 3,821
this is David Child's creation..the same architect who is giving us One World Trade Center!!!!!

i love the top..but HATE the bottom....is is a dark un-welcomed retail space....
__________________
I Love NY
September 11, 2001 Never Forget
Save water, shower with a friend!
SSP member since 2003
Please do not use any of my photos or videos without my permission. thanks
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #40  
Old Posted Feb 23, 2012, 10:38 PM
THE BIG APPLE's Avatar
THE BIG APPLE THE BIG APPLE is offline
Khurram Parvaz
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: NEW YORK
Posts: 2,161
^ Hey but atleast it's the closest thing we have gotten to Art Deco in the last 30/40 some years, and it kicked off the 8th Ave renaissance.
Reply With Quote
     
     
This discussion thread continues

Use the page links to the lower-right to go to the next page for additional posts
 
 
Reply

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Discussion Forums > Buildings & Architecture
Forum Jump


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 4:41 AM.

     

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.