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Old Posted Jun 15, 2009, 2:29 AM
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6/14/2009 - All topped out.




The cladding is not looking so good (looks worse in person).

     
     
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ROFL these hotels are getting a little too creative now.
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You would think that the "zebra" building was a Kaufman. But 420 W. 42nd st. was actually designed by Hardy Holzman and Pfeiffer, who were pretty respectable. If you get past the ugly fecal stripes, it's not a terrible building. The developer said this to the Times, "It's not your traditional building that's meant to blend into the surroundings. Hugh Hardy felt — and we agree — that you build contextual buildings in a place where there is a context. Here, there is 42nd Street."

So there you have it. Even though the landmark Art Deco McGraw-Hill building is right down the street, they decided to have a condescending and arrogant attitude about the neighborhood and building, and pushed the bar even lower. Yeah, I hate the Zebra.
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Wow, just when 8th Ave was beginning to get some interesting architecture. And that tower is so prominent too.
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Cladding must be a little slow on this one (or there's a SWO)...

     
     
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Old Posted Jul 8, 2009, 5:37 PM
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Or they they poured the whole building before starting to clad, because as these photos show, they're doing SOMETHING:















     
     
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The glass looks nice. Too bad is not a tall building though.
     
     
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What a piece of crap.
     
     
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Ugh, I guess it's ok. It's on par with all those hotels that were built next to the NYT Tower. At least those are more creative on the top with the lights.
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It might pull itself off. I'm in wait-and-see mode.
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Old Posted Jul 9, 2009, 9:23 PM
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Adds a little density to the mix, and it really only jumps out at you when you're walking by, otherwise just gets lost.
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Thank god the cladding for the base isn't applied to the tower, as I worried first looking at the above photos. I thought we'd have another Toren...
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Thank god the cladding for the base isn't applied to the tower, as I worried first looking at the above photos. I thought we'd have another Toren...
Hey now! 1.) I really like the Toren. 2.) I don't know what else. From being right up by this building a few times now, it's really not so bad. The panels, while not stone level quality, are pretty nice. I like the glass going up on the tower, and other than the creamy white glass (which is now and will continue to get dirty in a bad way), it's pretty good. It's beyond the quality of the other hotels (the westin, the 6 pack of new ones, etc) in the area, so there's not a whole lot to complain about other than the fact that the building should probably be 20 floors taller.
     
     
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Oops, somehow I forgot to post my pics for this one...

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Not too crazy about this one...
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Why duplicate the Eventi's base on 8th Avenue, yuck!
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A little older...

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the base is retarded but the rest of the facade is pretty fitting for times square
     
     
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I really like the silver and blue. Looks really sleek and crisp.
     
     
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