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gramsjdg Apr 20, 2018 1:31 AM

The narrow bands of terracotta are clever, it makes the building look larger than it is from the east/west perspective.

steveve Apr 20, 2018 4:22 PM

Taken recently:
Additional photos will be found on my Flickr.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/839/4...9ea9f73c_b.jpg111 West 57th Street by steveve, on Flickr

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/845/4...d70681f5_b.jpg111 West 57th Street by steveve, on Flickr

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/855/4...7a0e0f6c_b.jpg111 West 57th Street by steveve, on Flickr

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/939/2...769c5ba7_b.jpgNew York City - Midtown Manhattan by steveve, on Flickr

SteveD Apr 20, 2018 4:28 PM

TWO setbacks already? I thought I'd recently read they'd just cleared the first. Awesome photos!!

NYguy Apr 21, 2018 2:32 AM

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bhz8cH0B...singletongreen

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Fvn Apr 21, 2018 2:34 AM

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Originally Posted by SteveD (Post 8161968)
TWO setbacks already? I thought I'd recently read they'd just cleared the first. Awesome photos!!

There's only one??

chris08876 Apr 21, 2018 6:55 AM

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Originally Posted by SteveD (Post 8161968)
TWO setbacks already? I thought I'd recently read they'd just cleared the first. Awesome photos!!

Total of 12 setbacks until the truss cap. This still has ways to go. :D

So in this case, 10 more to go.

TonyL Apr 22, 2018 11:07 AM

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Originally Posted by SteveD (Post 8161968)
TWO setbacks already? I thought I'd recently read they'd just cleared the first. Awesome photos!!

Only one so far. The second setback should show up 4 floors above the current floor under construction.

TK2001 Apr 22, 2018 12:32 PM

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NYC2ATX Apr 23, 2018 9:21 PM

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Originally Posted by ILNY (Post 8160042)

This angle is the money shot, the way they're perfectly arrayed in an actual Billionaire's Row. :slob::cheers:

Even picturing them complete, this is the angle that makes it look like they were always supposed to be there.

colemonkee Apr 24, 2018 6:01 AM

The panhandling on 57th Street is going to be some of the best in the world. Those people will probably pull in 6 figures! ;)

NYguy Apr 24, 2018 3:41 PM

^ I've rarely seen that on 57th St, but the people have their own fight with the City...
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/manhatt...eless-shelter/



https://www.instagram.com/p/Bh7eD4_n...ninaromanowicz

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https://www.instagram.com/p/Bh9WKE0H...monsieurescano

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Crawford Apr 24, 2018 3:56 PM

I'm wondering if the Le Parker Meridien Hotel on West 56th Street is the next to go. It's pretty prominent in both of the last two pics.

That's a big site with lots of development rights that would be ideal for a supertall with direct Central Park views.

NYguy Apr 24, 2018 4:19 PM

^ Lots of potential still in the area.



https://www.instagram.com/p/Bh8En0sg...by=kristin.ara

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https://www.instagram.com/p/Bh81lySg...iripiripicchio

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NYguy Apr 28, 2018 5:40 AM

Whoah....


https://www.instagram.com/p/BiC-mz0H...rovrealtygroup

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Finally, one of the better looking skyscrapers is coming up!

https://scontent-iad3-1.cdninstagram...39661056_n.jpg

Got Ham Apr 28, 2018 4:16 PM

Wow. What a pic!

NYguy Apr 29, 2018 2:26 AM

I agree. Another look...


http://a4.pbase.com/o10/06/102706/1/...3.Steinway.png

Zapatan Apr 29, 2018 11:17 PM

The East and West facades remind me a bit of the old WTC with the narrow silver lines.

I dig this building, but man is it thin. Even the CN Tower makes this thing look like a toothpick.

NYguy Apr 30, 2018 3:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Zapatan (Post 8171535)
The East and West facades remind me a bit of the old WTC with the narrow silver lines.

I dig this building, but man is it thin. Even the CN Tower makes this thing look like a toothpick.

It was designed to be thin, you could say it "flaunts" it. And lucky for us. So many large, tall, and bulky skyscrapers on the skyline and going up, it's this variety that makes this skyline so great.



https://www.instagram.com/p/BiMlsdKn...en-by=joeey_dz

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NYguy May 1, 2018 3:28 PM

https://www.instagram.com/p/BiO1GJrh...en-by=lizakh74

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NYguy May 1, 2018 5:41 PM

https://therealdeal.com/issues_artic...or-architects/

How developers hunt for architects
Builders of everything from high-end condo towers to affordable rentals want designers with vision and practicality



By Erin Hudson
May 01, 2018


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Michael Stern
CEO, JDS Development


You hired an architectural historian to work at your firm. Why? We do a lot of projects that have a landmarked or historic component. Architectural historian Marci Clark really helps us to identify the fabric and the DNA of what was there so that we can properly tell the story of what’s coming. In addition to [conducting] historical research, she really helps make sure that everything we do has design integrity, isn’t arbitrary and, you know, overly trendy.

You’re worried about being overly trendy? I’ll give you a great example. At 111 West 57th Street, we’re designing a very tall tower that’s integrated with a wonderful landmark. We wanted to do a tower that was complementary to the landmark but wouldn’t overwhelm and mimic it — that’s a hard balance to find. We don’t want to make it look like a spaceship landed in a neighborhood. Very often, the past informs the right thing to do in the future, so to have somebody who can tell us why and how a neighborhood, or a building, came about in the first place is really helpful.

How did the idea to look into the architectural history come about? The initial idea for trying to look into that old history came from myself and Shaun Osher [founder of CORE, which handled sales at Walker Tower]. We were in a room brainstorming saying, “Hey, what are we going to do to sell this Verizon building and not have it referred to as the Verizon building?”

Does history actually help you sell units? Absolutely. If you look back at Walker Tower, no one had ever heard of Ralph Walker, the architect. He was forgotten. He did phenomenally worthy work but really hadn’t been noticed. Marci developed an exhibit and a book that really brought his work to the forefront and created the architectural pedigree that contributed to the success of Walker Tower and later the Stella Tower. Buyers understood there was integrity to the work and that it was worth paying a premium for. Other developers leveraged off our work too; Ben Shaoul did a building in Tribeca that he actually called Ralph Walker Tribeca, which would have been an unfathomable name before Marci exposed his work.


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