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Old 11-26-2017, 06:55 PM   #161
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45 broad st. 1127 ft, lower Manhattan.











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Old 11-26-2017, 07:01 PM   #162
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One Manhattan Square: Under Construction

















May be getting some neighbors in the future as well



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Old 11-27-2017, 01:26 AM   #163
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One Manhattan Sq is a horrendous blight on the East River. It's truly a tragedy for the skyline and views of the bridges. Not to mention its impact on the neighborhood.
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Old 11-27-2017, 08:56 AM   #164
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Good lord, that is awful.
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Old 11-27-2017, 03:19 PM   #165
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Good lord, that is awful.
It's a nice fuck you to the projects across the street.
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Old 11-27-2017, 07:56 PM   #166
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Very unique view. Downtown Brooklyn skyline from manmade hills in new park on Governor's Island. Looking over East River / Buttermilk Channel.








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Old 11-28-2017, 10:49 AM   #167
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Good lord, that is awful.
I don't know. It's been a while since we had a nice pit to throw people into.
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Old 12-11-2017, 11:09 AM   #168
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One Manhattan square is t/o.





















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Old 12-11-2017, 12:03 PM   #169
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I hate that thing so much. That isn't NYC, that's sociopathy writ in three dimensions.
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Old 12-14-2017, 04:57 PM   #170
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Damn, Stik. If you panned a little lower on that 4th pic you'd have caught Kati Roll.
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Old 12-30-2017, 10:27 AM   #171
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Great piece in the NY Times--citing some of Alon Levy's work--on the sky-high cost of subway construction in NYC and the drivers thereof:

NY Times: The Most Expensive Mile of Subway Track on Earth

I'd recommend reading the whole thing...
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Old 01-03-2018, 11:07 PM   #172
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This building is kind of obnoxious.

I guess its just the natural progression of NYC into one of those cities in star wars where its just ridiculously tall buildings for as far as the eye can see.




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Its definitely out of place right now but theres a few more going up next door so eventually it shouldn't stand out sooo much, although this almost makes it even more obnoxious. Idk well have to wait and see. Like I said though this is Manhattan, this is what they do.



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Old 01-04-2018, 12:23 AM   #173
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That's exactly what I meant about ugly shit ruining our skyline. Furthermore there is some serious talk about changing the zoning to block those other towers.
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Old 01-05-2018, 01:20 PM   #174
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What is wrong with one manhattan square exactly? Is it just out of scale with the area its in? I'm not disagreeing I just dont completely undestand why its so obnoxious
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Old 01-05-2018, 02:01 PM   #175
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45 Broad St looks awesome. That Brooklyn Neo-Art Deco tower is awesome. I love me some NYC.
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Old 01-05-2018, 02:29 PM   #176
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What is wrong with one manhattan square exactly? Is it just out of scale with the area its in? I'm not disagreeing I just dont completely undestand why its so obnoxious
It looks like a taller, better proportioned version of what we're getting for the North Station residential.
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Old 01-05-2018, 02:34 PM   #177
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^^ Agreed, here's hoping reality lives up to the rendered hype.

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Well... to start with the superficial, the glass pattern is tacky and the glass quality is low (this is obvious even from a distance), and the massing is about as zero effort as it gets. Next up is the fact that this zero-effort massing and glazing does absolutely nothing to respond to its context, and looks like it was literally plopped there from out of the sky (bridges? river? neighborhood? who cares). And then there's the whole socioeconomic/gentrification/greedy developers side of things which I don't think I need to spell out, but rest assured that this new tower raises serious questions about the city's future.

Bottom line IMO is that it reads as a completely tone deaf fuck-you-IDGAF from the developer to just about everyone else in existence. It's second world garbage on a first rate plot.
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Old 01-28-2018, 12:19 AM   #178
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Do people really not like this? I think this sets a good precedent where we can get art deco type towers with setbacks at the roof and spires on glass towers. One of these would look great here. I wouldnt mind something like this here with an ESB looking tower in glass.

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Old 01-30-2018, 09:19 PM   #179
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Do people really not like this?
Underwhelming. Cartoonish. Amateur.

Art Deco is more than a silhouette. It's materials and details. This is a shape without craft, little more than a rehash of the BofA tower at Bryant Park with a stovepipe hat. The asymmetry is a nod to the "playfulness" of Gehry, like old Frank was putting his stamp on the ESB. And then, it's nowhere near as imaginative as Gehry...

It'll look dated before it's finished.

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Old 02-21-2018, 05:14 PM   #180
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Holy moly...

JPMorgan just announced it will be demolishing its 52-story NYC headquarters to build a new, 70-story tower:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/21/n...dquarters.html

Here's the current tower:
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