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Old Posted Oct 17, 2012, 2:36 AM
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Dying to see actual cladding. So far, I like the shape. If the cladding is nice, this will probably be Kaufman's best tower.
     
     
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Old Posted Dec 4, 2012, 7:54 AM
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I took this tonight, still no glass.

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Update from earlier this week:

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Old Posted Jan 24, 2013, 8:03 PM
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Latest pics, facade now going in.

237 West 54th Street January 2013 Construction Update

     
     
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Old Posted Jan 24, 2013, 8:33 PM
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^^ I can't tell, are those just unfinished CMUs?
     
     
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By Kaufman standards, this is shaping up to be a masterpiece. Maybe one of the interns designed it.
     
     
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Old Posted Jan 24, 2013, 9:08 PM
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^^ I can't tell, are those just unfinished CMUs?
I couldn't tell either. Given the architect they could be final, but the rendering showed a building that was a lighter shade, so presumably they will be painted?
     
     
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Old Posted Mar 7, 2013, 9:28 AM
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Here's a picture from Tuesday...kind of snoozeville, but I like that it breaks up the glass monotony that the two towers on either side have created (not that I'm complaining).

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Old Posted Mar 7, 2013, 9:52 PM
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Wow, it's actually very nice! I'm impressed. The grey brick looks classy.
Edit: And it's ACTUAL bricks being installed individually, not panels! Wow.
     
     
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Old Posted Mar 15, 2013, 1:05 AM
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It's totally out of sync with the Marriott next door, massing-wise.
     
     
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Very good. What a nice surprise... Classic. Approved!!
     
     
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Old Posted Mar 18, 2013, 4:45 PM
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As others have mentioned, this is one of Kaufman's 'best' works, though it certainly doesn't come close to being beautiful.

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Old Posted May 30, 2013, 3:30 AM
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The cladding on this tower is pretty drab in person. I wonder if they'll paint it?



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Old Posted Jun 17, 2013, 4:27 PM
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This is all-around BLECH but at least not YIKES, as most of Kaufman's work is...

237 West 54th Street June 2013 Construction Update

     
     
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I can't believe there aren't any windows where the setbacks are.
     
     
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Old Posted Jun 18, 2013, 4:13 AM
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I've changed my mind. This sucks.
At least they had the decency to cover up the raw concrete sides.
     
     
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I've changed my mind. This sucks.
At least they had the decency to cover up the raw concrete sides.

[2] I also changed my mind...
I thought the coating was good, but now seeing it complete, I see I was mistaken.
     
     
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Old Posted Jun 20, 2013, 12:54 AM
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The thing is, I think they did something to the coating. If the original cladding was in fact raw concrete bricks, I have to say it was more attractive than the brown-grey clad it has now.

This building would have been better if they at least painted it reddish.
     
     
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It looks fantastic! What a nice surprise.
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