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Old Posted Jan 14, 2010, 8:50 AM
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Thumbs up NEW YORK | Goldman Sachs Tower | 749 FT / 228 M | 44 FLOORS | 2009

Goldman Sachs Headquarters
200 West Street
749 FT / 228.3 M
44 floors
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Construction: 2005 through 2009
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Thanks. This building is huge.
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No problem. Here's some more that I took yesterday.























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Old Posted Feb 9, 2010, 4:36 PM
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Never was impressed by the design, serves its purpose and at least is isn't a box. I have never been too impressed with cobb, but I can see how people would like his understated designs. Not like Goldman wants any more attention then they already garner as it is at this point.
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I find this building to be a really elegant, beautiful modernist tower. (Modernism with a twist is back in and has been for a while) Its a beautiful building for a truly evil company and I hope this building is around long after "Goldman-sucks" has been broken up by the government.

Look at how similar this building is to this in Minneapolis from the early 1990's, also by Pei-Cobb: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capella_Tower
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I find this building to be a really elegant, beautiful modernist tower. (Modernism with a twist is back in and has been for a while) Its a beautiful building for a truly evil company and I hope this building is around long after "Goldman-sucks" has been broken up by the government.

Look at how similar this building is to this in Minneapolis from the early 1990's, also by Pei-Cobb: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capella_Tower
I agree
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Took this one yesterday.

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Adding a couple to the mix...

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I have never really liked this building, doesnt add anything to the skyline and really and truly its quite boring to look at.
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on the contrary, GS ist the first tower which contributes to the healing process of the wounded lower manhattan skyline. just look at some recent skyline / panorama pics and you will change your mind.
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on the contrary, GS ist the first tower which contributes to the healing process of the wounded lower manhattan skyline. just look at some recent skyline / panorama pics and you will change your mind.
I disagree. That belongs to 7 WTC. This thing... well yeah I don't have anything nice to say so I won't say anything at all.
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The tower is massive and adds quite a bit to the lower Manhattan skyline. You can argue against it aesthetically, but it's an undeniable fact that it contributes greatly to the BPC skyscraper wall.
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Could be better!

I think this is just another addition to the already "boring" skyline of New York.

Its been done and seen before... not even the incredible simplicity of the structure does anything for it...

But... it isn't ugly... just insignificant.
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keep in mind that this building was undoubtedly designed for what the area will look like in a few years rather than what it looks like now. When the Twin Towers were there Cesar Pelli's World Financial Center brought balance to the skyline, softening the Trade Center towers and creating a composition that almost makes lower Manhattan look like a giant sand castle. When the Twin Towers were gone the World Financial center by itself looked bulky, boxy and bad in every way. Once larger towers rise behind it these buildings will once again frame the skyline in a satisfying way.

Goldman Sachs is a continuation of that frame and once the other buildings are completed it will work.

I love the shape and glass and metal texture of this building. To me, it has a beautiful form.
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I disagree. That belongs to 7 WTC. This thing... well yeah I don't have anything nice to say so I won't say anything at all.
no, 7WTC doesn't contribute to the skyline as much as GS does. in skyline / panorama photos you can barely see 7WTC whereas GS plays a major role.

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keep in mind that this building was undoubtedly designed for what the area will look like in a few years rather than what it looks like now. When the Twin Towers were there Cesar Pelli's World Financial Center brought balance to the skyline, softening the Trade Center towers and creating a composition that almost makes lower Manhattan look like a giant sand castle. When the Twin Towers were gone the World Financial center by itself looked bulky, boxy and bad in every way. Once larger towers rise behind it these buildings will once again frame the skyline in a satisfying way.

Goldman Sachs is a continuation of that frame and once the other buildings are completed it will work.

I love the shape and glass and metal texture of this building. To me, it has a beautiful form.
well put! i agree completely.

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I think this is just another addition to the already "boring" skyline of New York.

Its been done and seen before... not even the incredible simplicity of the structure does anything for it...

But... it isn't ugly... just insignificant.
"boring"? well then you must love the asian and especially south american skylines. lots of boxes there! at least NYC is trying to build differently even if it fails sometimes. you will never find such an unique skyscraper collection in the world!
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on the contrary, GS ist the first tower which contributes to the healing process of the wounded lower manhattan skyline. just look at some recent skyline / panorama pics and you will change your mind.
Right, it's a great addition, a massive piece to the ever changing skyline that is New York.

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I honestly cannot fathom how anyone could think New York's skyline is boring. It blows my mind.
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Right, it's a great addition, a massive piece to the ever changing skyline that is New York.

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Very powerful shot, especially considering the clientele which makes up those buildings. You have the headquarters of Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs, American Express, Deloitte & Touché and the NYMEX all in that one shot.
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