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One of the worst or even bad things that can happen to this tower is if Greenwich South is ever taken into consideration and comes to life.

Yeah, I remember that. Freak!
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^ We know. But if it's ever taken into serious CONSIDERATION and built.....
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^ We know. But if it's ever taken into serious CONSIDERATION and built.....
What's wrong with it? Downtown wouldn't be ruined with another supertall. The height does need to be shortened to not take too much dominance from the WTC,but in all,it's a good idea.
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^ No I posted that in the 50 West St thread, but it got moved here. I meant the worst thing that could happen to 50 West is if this building is built. But it would look good in Downtown. Almost like a Tower Verre on steroids.
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The base as it is right now is hideous as far as shape and proporsions are concerned, but I really like everything else about it. Alot.

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I like the idea and the spot it is located on.
However i think it is a little too tall, the facade and the base is hideous aswell in my opinion.
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http://www.earthtechling.com/2012/08...breathes-easy/

This Iconic New York High-Rise Breathes Easy





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August 9, 2012

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We’ve seen some interesting riffs on the New York skyscraper lately. But while HWKN Architects have imagined how high-rise architecture might become more responsive and resilient in the face of high water, IwamotoScott has turned its attention toward the question of how to preserve indoor air quality in skyscrapers. This issue is an important one, as high-rise buildings tend to lack operable windows, and may not be designed with access to natural ventilation. The Edgar Street Tower design (which comes to us via eVolo) tackles the problem in a unique way: by using bio-filtration terrariums that work much like a pair lungs. Housed within the structure’s dual-branching atria, these terrariums occupy hollow spaces within the floors, providing clean air for those who work within the tower.

The 1,300-foot building was actually designed to straddle Edgar Street in Lower Manhattan, and then spiral up, joining in the middle before splitting off into two atria. The bio-filtration terrarium floors are located at this second split, where open gardens work to remove C02 and pollutants from the air while replenishing the amount of oxygen available in the building. These atria also house a light-transmitting fiber optic array that draws daylight down into the building during the day, in the spirit of a giant skylight (and not unlike the proposal for New York’s LowLine Park.) The building’s fiber optics system works in reverse at night, lighting up the towers from the inside via the power stored in its integrated solar battery packs.

Designed for optimal solar orientation and wind resistance, the study for this “big green skyscraper” was commissioned by the Downtown Alliance and led by ARO, Beyer Blinder Belle & OPEN. The Edgar Street Towers are planned for the south end of Manhattan, where they would create a civic landmark for the area while offering residents a place to live, work, take in art and performances, and shop, as well as check out books from a proposed public library.
http://www.archello.com/en/project/edgar-street-towers
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Here's a link to the study...
https://www.ida-downtown.org/eweb/do...ceNY%20PPt.pdf



http://www.downtownny.com/node/3375

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The Alliance for Downtown New York’s Greenwich South Study has received an American Architecture Award for 2010 from the Chicago Athenaeum and European Center for Architecture and Design. The honor is one of the most prestigious and distinguished building awards in the United States to honor new and cutting-edge design.

The Greenwich South study suggests ways to turn the 23 blocks between Battery Park and the World Trade Center near Greenwich Street into the lynchpin for a thriving, round-the-clock “Lower West Side,” and presents a vision for revitalizing and reconnecting the community with nearby creative hubs.

Since its release in September 2009, the Greenwich South Study also has won recognition from:

 The American Society of Landscape Architects, Minnesota Chapter. The Minnesota ASLA honored Coen + Partners for its landscape architecture work on the study. The New York and Minneapolis-based firm submitted its concept of “A Living Street: A Landscape Illustrating Five Principles for Greenwich South.” The goal of the Greenwich South vision, Coen + Partners said, is to “shape future neighborhood development around the concept of a ‘Living Street.’ The resulting landscape concept successfully knits the World Trade Center site to Battery Park, creating a sustainable and animated neighborhood armature, both visually distinct and timeless, to guide long-term renewal.”

 The American Institute of Architects, New York Chapter. The New York AIA has awarded the study with a 2010 New York Chapter Urban Design Merit Award. The awards jury “picked projects that highlighted that good architecture is more than luxury – it’s what works best for the end user, be it a government agency, a nonprofit organization, or a private business,” said the symposium’s moderator, Architect’s Newspaper editor-in-chief William Menking.

 The American Institute of Architects, National Chapter. The national AIA has given the project a 2010 National Honor Award for Regional and Urban Design. “The potential of the extraordinary large parcel, essentially forgotten for decades, could result in a reconnection that opens up millions of square feet of developable air rights,” the awards jury said.

 The Rockefeller Foundation. Based on the Greenwich South study, the Foundation has granted the Downtown Alliance a $150,000 award from its New York City Cultural Innovation Fund for development of a creative arts-district prototype that supports permanent workspaces for artists and commercial growth.
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aw i actually like this one lol any chance of it ever getting built?
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aw i actually like this one lol any chance of it ever getting built?
It's under study by the NYC Department of City Planning (not this exact design, but a rezoning of the area to allow towers and special air rights transfers).

So, yeah, something will happen eventually, but who knows when.
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It's under study by the NYC Department of City Planning.

So, yeah, something will happen eventually, but who knows when.
oh so does that mean this will actually get built? im not very good with all the skyscraper talk lol i dont know what under study by the nyc... actually means lol

and why isn't this in proposals?
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It once was. It would be cool if they build this design. Would be one of the most innovative skyscrapers in the city and the country.
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A different sort of tower now rises on site...the tallest in town.


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I saw the tribute lights all the way in the Bensonhurst, Midwood, and Park Slope neighborhoods. Really glad to see they weren't canned like initially suspected. It would even look better, and realistic if the lights were put around the original footprints, BUT it's not feasible. Only posting my POV here because the location of the lights is on the proposed site for SkyVoid.
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A different sort of tower now rises on site...the tallest in town.

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Tallest in the world I'd say.
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