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Old 02-21-2018, 06:11 PM   #181
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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:
Good god, that's one of the few modernist towers that deserves protection. Admittedly it's a sharp falloff in quality from the Seagram and Lever House to this, but I'd call it the most solidly straightforward tower of the pinstripe suit era, and it sure beats the inferior examples across the street and almost everything on Lexington or 3rd Ave. Siiiggghhhhh

And historic preservation concerns aside, this is a huge freaking tower to be coming down.
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Old 02-21-2018, 08:00 PM   #182
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Old 02-22-2018, 06:09 AM   #183
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And historic preservation concerns aside, this is a huge freaking tower to be coming down.
Freaking huge indeed: 2.4 million sq. ft.

And it would be the tallest voluntarily demolished building in history.

I agree it's a shame. I like it and would much rather see it stay.
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Old 02-22-2018, 07:34 AM   #184
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They're willfully demolishing a building over 700' tall? That's crazy! It really shows how the "Manhattanization" of Boston will never happen. This is taller than the Winthrop Square proposal!
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Old 02-22-2018, 08:47 AM   #185
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This is completely insane. It's like a cry for help. We have too much money and can't control ourselves!
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Old 02-22-2018, 11:26 AM   #186
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This is completely insane. It's like a cry for help. We have too much money and can't control ourselves!
Yup... too much money, too little regard for good city building (GLASS BOXES). Yet being a complainy-pants is almost even more frustrating because it's so completely pointless against these forces. Landmarks is out to lunch and De Blasio likes to pretend he's a progressive but has made his bed with REBNY just the same.

To quote Gordon Gekko: "It's all about bucks, kid. The rest is conversation."
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Old 02-23-2018, 04:20 PM   #187
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Wow, this building is 700 ft tall, the new one is supposed to be 500 ft taller, so 1,200 ft. Not messing about.

This is the JP Morgan Chase building. The more tony, exclusive JP Morgan building is tucked away behind this one at 755 feet.
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Old 02-23-2018, 07:30 PM   #188
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Old 02-24-2018, 08:58 AM   #189
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I wonder how much demolishing a 700'+ footer, whilst paying to relocate 6,000 employees, then constructing a new 1,200' footer in the middle of Manhattan costs in aggregate?
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Old 02-24-2018, 03:37 PM   #190
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I wonder how much demolishing a 700'+ footer, whilst paying to relocate 6,000 employees, then constructing a new 1,200' footer in the middle of Manhattan costs in aggregate?
That's just how crazy expensive Manhattan is.
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Old 04-02-2018, 07:16 PM   #191
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Here are some pics I took yesterday from NJ.

IMG_1786 by David Z, on Flickr

IMG_1789 by David Z, on Flickr

IMG_1794 by David Z, on Flickr

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Pictures do not do Hudson Yards justice. It is unfathomably big.
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Old 04-04-2018, 02:30 PM   #195
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Old 04-05-2018, 02:52 PM   #196
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Here are some pics I took yesterday from NJ.
IMG_1820 by David Z, on Flickrr
56 Leonard on the left may look kind of gimmicky in photos but IRL it has a serious presence, pushing the boundaries of what a building can look like.
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Was out working in the crazy storm yesterday, and right around 8pm the clouds started clearing and we got one of those crazy fire skies. It was surreal to go from sunny, to apocalyptic clouds and seeming-tornado winds, to heavy rain for several hours, to this explosion of orange.

Unfortunately didn't have the good camera with me... just some iPhone SE shots. But daaaayum mothah naychahh!

















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Old 05-16-2018, 12:19 PM   #198
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It was similarly really quite surreal here in Boston as well. 7PM as the storm moved out we were left with a greenish hazy glow - the world looked like a Monet painting - and then the green hazy glow broke into a neon sunset.
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Old 05-16-2018, 01:11 PM   #199
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Was out working in the crazy storm yesterday, and right around 8pm the clouds started clearing and we got one of those crazy fire skies. It was surreal to go from sunny, to apocalyptic clouds and seeming-tornado winds, to heavy rain for several hours, to this explosion of orange.
Thanks for the pics. I also noticed the strange orange sky in the Boston suburbs, around 7:30-8:00 range. The scene felt a bit otherworldly.
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Old 05-21-2018, 01:37 PM   #200
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it seems Daniel Libeskindís first building in NYC is popping up a few blocks from me.

https://www.dezeen.com/2018/04/06/su...klyn-new-york/

https://www.6sqft.com/new-renderings...g-in-bed-stuy/



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