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A look at a few of the crowns on New York skyscrapers, as seen from the Top of the Rock observation deck...


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Woah what's 13?
The International Gem Tower.
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A look at a few of the crowns on New York skyscrapers, as seen from the Top of the Rock observation deck...


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seriously the best. Imagine if this tower was blown up to esb proportion or chrysler height. one hell of a gem for sure.
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seriously the best. Imagine if this tower was blown up to esb proportion or chrysler height. one hell of a gem for sure.
I agree, take a look here: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=175767
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Old Posted Apr 14, 2013, 8:48 PM
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Always felt that building was underrated. Should have been in more movies.
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Imagine how terrifying it must be if one slid down that roof
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Missing crown(s): Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Here is 1/2:



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C'mon now - a photo thread of the 'Crowns of New York' and no shots of the *Crown Building*? Tsk, tsk

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Old Posted Apr 23, 2013, 9:59 PM
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I gotta go with the New York Life Insurance Building. It's just badass. Also the Radiator Building. Anyone have a good one its crown?

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40 Wall St is one of my favorites.

Imagine when it was bright reflective copper.
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SHVO Files Permits for Crown Building Conversion; Will Be Topped by Five-Level Penthouse with Central Park Views
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Yesterday, construction applications were filed to convert the iconic Crown Building at 730 Fifth Avenue between West 56th and 57th Streets in Midtown. As the preeminent pre-war gem of the highly coveted Plaza District, the upper floors of the 390,000-square-foot commercial tower were acquired by Michael Shvo and Russian billionaire Vladislav Doronin of Aman Resorts for $500 million in 2015. The duo purchased the building from Jeff Sutton’s Wharton Properties and General Growth Properties, who had reportedly paid $1.775 billion for the entire building earlier that year.






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Astor Plaza:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/312175...7669125970446/



100 Park Avenue- this skyscraper was one of the first, if not the first to wear a roof sign like this:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/312175...7669125970446/



345 Park Avenue- I just love all the neat things skyscrapers keep on their roofs:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/312175...7669125970446/



299 Park Avenue- I love how they made the penthouse up top match the rest of the tower- Cute.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/312175...7669125970446/



One Penn Plaza- note the roof signs, made using neon. If they ever replace them, I wonder if they will switch to LEDs

https://www.flickr.com/photos/312175...7669125970446/

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Some classics here. Seems like all the best are being converted.
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