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ATLksuGUY Dec 14, 2017 2:52 PM

I've been gone for a while on work and have missed this forum. Thanks to all who keep us updated with photos. I was in Chicago a few weeks ago and there is plenty of construction going on, but the scale and feel of construction in NYC is just on another level. Thanks again to all of those who contribute the photos and other updates!

NYCrules Dec 14, 2017 6:25 PM

No doubt there are more interesting and more beautiful projects in NY, but man CPT just blows me away every single time, just cause it's gonna be the tallest(?), probably. Thanks NYguy for all your pictures. They are worth every second spent on the forum. :cheers:

NYguy Dec 14, 2017 9:02 PM

The forum is not the same without pics, so the more the merrier. In fact, I started posting here because I was inspired by the pics.

Also, I agree there's a lot going on. It can seem overwhelming at times, but it's a time we can't let pass us by without savoring some bits of it. The photo updates help us do that. :cheers:

Prezrezc Dec 14, 2017 9:16 PM

They're indispensable, matter of fact.

They're used as a primary indicator of when a project might be topped out.

At least for me.

And it also gives an indication of urban context (fitting into the cityscape, etc.), more so than perhaps leaving that task solely to our imaginations.

NYguy Dec 15, 2017 1:59 AM

Agreed.

Another snow pic. One thing about the towers over the park, they will at least make for nice postcards.



miki pryor

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NYguy Dec 16, 2017 3:18 AM

raffik

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NYguy Dec 18, 2017 4:23 PM

I love looking at views of this tower (and the others) from the park. It just proves the critics so wrong. These towers aren't destroying the park, I believe they enhance it even more.



Steven Lev Art and Photography

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TonyL Dec 18, 2017 7:33 PM

It will be a glorious day when this one finally exceeds 220 CPS. A sure sign that it has gone over 1000 feet.

NYguy have you lived in NYC your entire life?

gttx Dec 19, 2017 1:18 AM

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Originally Posted by NYguy (Post 8020648)

The shadows...they are unbearable!

NYguy Dec 19, 2017 4:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TonyL (Post 8022564)
NYguy have you lived in NYC your entire life?

No.



Quote:

Originally Posted by gttx (Post 8022973)
The shadows...they are unbearable!

Exactly.




pAdma-K

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NYguy Dec 19, 2017 7:30 PM

Peter Holbrook

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chris08876 Dec 19, 2017 11:27 PM

^^^^^

If this angle is right in the above post (my approximation), 200 Amsterdam Avenue should sit somewhat in the middle in the distance between One57 and 220 CPS. At 684 ft, it will have a nice impact from this angle. As a reference, look at the towers of the GWB. They sit about 604 feet from the water to the top. 684 ft on the UWS will do wonders. Factor that in with the natural elevation of the area, and from the waterfront via Fort Lee or West NY, it will appear to tower over its surroundings.

ILNY Dec 22, 2017 2:10 AM

The skyline keeps changing.

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225 W 57th St (Central Park Tower by NyConstructionPhoto, on Flickr

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225 W 57th St (Central Park Tower by NyConstructionPhoto, on Flickr

NYCrules Dec 22, 2017 2:29 PM

I hope they bring those ugly monsters on either side of the Pyramid down next!


NYCLuver Dec 23, 2017 5:03 PM

December 22nd, 2017

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RobEss Dec 24, 2017 1:09 AM

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Originally Posted by NYCrules (Post 8026900)
I hope they bring those ugly monsters on either side of the Pyramid down next!

One of those 'monsters' is the IRT Powerhouse, an 100+ year old building that was landmarked this month. It supplies the NYC steam system. Read about it here.

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JMKeynes Dec 24, 2017 2:31 AM

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Originally Posted by NYguy (Post 8023772)

It amazes me how few people realize how incredibly stunning NY's geoography is.

Crawford Dec 24, 2017 5:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RobEss (Post 8028186)
One of those 'monsters' is the IRT Powerhouse, an 100+ year old building that was landmarked this month. It supplies the NYC steam system. Read about it here.

He's referring to the other side of the block.

The IRT powerhouse was landmarked, but the western half of the block is crap and unlandmarked. Hopefully it will have a major tower in the future.

TonyL Dec 24, 2017 11:31 AM

If Cityspire is 814 feet, that would place CPT in the 750 range now by comparison.

mrnyc Dec 24, 2017 1:19 PM

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