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Skyguy_7 Aug 18, 2014 1:39 PM

8/8/14
 
A beauty view from 1717 Broadway, soon to be eclipsed by this building..

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-n...-no/14%2B-%2B2

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-d...-no/14%2B-%2B3

ChiTownWonder Aug 19, 2014 1:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by manchester united (Post 6685184)
Great skyscraper, but a stupid spire. I hope at least in a crown in place of this spire..........

this exactly. spires are good in some cases, but they are incredibly overused. a good crown will be more impressive then most if not all spires

Onn Aug 19, 2014 2:31 AM

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Originally Posted by ChiTownWonder (Post 6696391)
this exactly. spires are good in some cases, but they are incredibly overused. a good crown will be more impressive then most if not all spires

Not if Extell is going for the height crown, in other words a taller building. If they were to make the tower taller by adding more floors or add a very large crown it would cost a huge amount more than adding a very tall spire. I mean technically Nordstrom tower is going to be the tallest tower to roof in NYC, that's a pretty big title to have already.

Don't expect the spire to go away in New York City skyscraper architecture, you're going to see this come up again.

NYguy Aug 19, 2014 2:54 AM

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Originally Posted by ChiTownWonder (Post 6696391)
this exactly. spires are good in some cases, but they are incredibly overused. a good crown will be more impressive then most if not all spires

Well, we haven't seen the spire for this one yet, in fact we haven't seen the rendering of the tower itself. And spires do serve their purpose on skyscrapers. New York's skyline is famous for it's spires, so it should come as no surprise if we do in fact get one for this tower. In fact, as long as there are skyscrapers being built, there will be spires.

But it you want to lament on spires, there's more to discuss here...
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=183533

P2000 Aug 26, 2014 8:11 AM

STATUS UPDATE!

Excavation near complete.

http://www.yimbynews.com/wp-content/...S-August-2.jpg

217 West 57th Street and 220 Central Park South

http://www.yimbynews.com/wp-content/...-CPS-Aug-3.jpg

217 West 57th Street

Southern portion bottomed out, northern portion still at work.

http://www.yimbynews.com/wp-content/...S-August-1.jpg

Source: New York YIMBY, Nikolai Fedak

NYguy Aug 26, 2014 8:42 AM

^ Provide the link for those photos as well.



I notice the activity above the Arts Students League...


http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...73612305,d.aWw

Quote:

At the December 18th town hall meeting, Lend Lease (the construction manager) advised importantly, among other things, that (1) cranes would be installed within the interior of the Extell Building; (2) cranes can swing only over the League Building when it is unoccupied; (3) protections above the League Building would include (a) trusses placed on our structural walls and a ridged deck laid on top of the trusses, (b) dog house-type sheds on the League Building roof to protect the fourth floor studio skylights, (c) temporary high strength platforms under the cantilever portion of the Extell Building during construction, and (d) horizontal and vertical netting;

ILNY Sep 2, 2014 4:37 AM

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3859/...ea1cba53_b.jpg


East side is ready.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5563/...eed43324_b.jpg


https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5575/...5893f8a7_b.jpg


https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5577/...4c5c67b4_b.jpg


Crane parked by construction site.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5564/...52572f49_b.jpg

Onn Sep 2, 2014 6:51 AM

How on Earth did this get moved back to the proposed section? We already had a pictures of them pouring concrete for the foundation.

gttx Sep 2, 2014 11:45 AM

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Originally Posted by Onn (Post 6713616)
How on Earth did this get moved back to the proposed section? We already had a pictures of them pouring concrete for the foundation.

Still just excavation at this point.

ILNY Sep 2, 2014 1:11 PM

^ There is no foundation work yet.

Onn Sep 2, 2014 1:27 PM

http://www.yimbynews.com/wp-content/...-CPS-Aug-3.jpg
-New York YIMBY

Concrete was poured for the foundation all the way to the left of the screen near the scaffolding. It's been under construction for weeks, why would someone just move it?

The post, right here! :tup:

Quote:

Originally Posted by chris08876 (Post 6659833)
Foundation Work Begins at 225 West 57th Street and 220 Central Park South
JULY 18TH 2014

http://www.yimbynews.com/wp-content/...225-W-57th.jpg
Credit: 225 West 57th Street and 220 Central Park South, photo by Andrew McKeon
================================
http://www.yimbynews.com/2014/07/con...ark-south.html


NYguy Sep 2, 2014 3:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Onn (Post 6713715)
Concrete was poured for the foundation all the way to the left of the screen near the scaffolding. It's been under construction for weeks, why would someone just move it?

This is the way it was for One57. We just wait for more concrete evidence is all, it'll be moved. The photos will be the same either way.

ILNY Sep 2, 2014 6:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Onn (Post 6713715)

Concrete was poured for the foundation all the way to the left of the screen near the scaffolding. It's been under construction for weeks, why would someone just move it?

If you want to be specific, the concrete was poured for support wall below, not for the foundation. As you can see from latest pictures, there is still a lot of rock to be removed before foundation level can be reached.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5577/...4c5c67b4_b.jpg

Onn Sep 2, 2014 6:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ILNY (Post 6714149)
If you want to be specific, the concrete was poured for support wall below, not for the foundation. As you can see from latest pictures, there is still a lot of rock to be removed before foundation level can be reached.

The picture in article I quoted above shows the foundation, not the wall. It's support on the ground. It's absolutely under construction, no reason the thread should be back here.

NYguy Sep 4, 2014 12:16 AM

^ I don't know what you mean "back here".



http://commercialobserver.com/2014/09/extell-excels/

Extell Excels
With his complex assemblage deals and aggressive stance, Gary Barnett is at the forefront of today’s NYC developer pack



http://nyocommercialobserver.files.w...pg?w=635&h=476


By Lauren Elkies Schram
9/03/04


Quote:

Commercial Observer: Would you say you’re the most aggressive developer in Manhattan?

I don’t know if “aggressive” would be the right word. We’re active. I think there are other developers that do more projects than we do. They may be smaller projects. Joe Chetrit, for example—he’s very active. I don’t think people know how active he is. And there are a lot of smaller borough developers that are doing five, six, 10 small developments at a time.

How many projects do you have in the works right now?

Mr. Barnett: We have two projects which we’ve just finished. That’s the office building, International Gem Tower, and the Hyatt Times Square. We’re also completing, within the next six to nine months, One57 and the Carlton House. And the last one we’re doing on Riverside Drive, at One Riverside Park, and that will also be completed next year. Those five projects we got through the recession, thank God. It was a challenge.

We are also starting our wave of new projects consisting of 225 West 57th Street, a very tall building. That’s where Nordstrom’s going. We’re doing the Pathmark site downtown on South Street on the corner of Pike Slip and South Street. We’re also beginning work on 70 Charlton Street between Varick and Hudson [Streets]. We’re beginning work on East 14th Street between [Avenues] A and B. That will have very nice residential rentals and retail. We’ve done demolition there. And we’re doing 555 10th Avenue, where we’ve just about finished the foundation and are going vertical with 600 residential rental units plus some dormitory.

....What about the Art Students League of New York? Some of its members sued to block the transfer of the league’s air and cantilever rights (for $31.8 million to your firm for the tower at 225 West 57th Street), saying the price wasn’t enough. Late last month, a New York Supreme Court Justice dismissed the lawsuit.

It made no sense what they were basically saying. For the league to turn down tens of millions of dollars that they’ll never get anyhow just because of a cantilever 300 feet high—how does that make any sense? Who in their right mind would tell them to do that? My understanding is that this was just political infighting in the league by some disgruntled people who were running for office and didn’t get in, and said, “We would have done better and gotten you even more money.” Everyone can always second-guess. It’s easy to second-guess when you don’t have to deliver yourself.

...What do you think about Mayor Bill de Blasio?

I like the mayor. I supported him for a couple of years already.

Did you vote for him?

I never disclose who I vote for, but I will say that I am a registered Democrat. I’ve always been a Democrat.

wilfredo267 Sep 4, 2014 2:12 AM

back here=highrise and supertall proposals

NYguy Sep 4, 2014 1:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wilfredo267 (Post 6716097)
back here=highrise and supertall proposals

This is where it's always been.

You guys need to relax. In the coming months we'll be moving multiple supertall towers currently in "site prep" or pre-construction phases into construction, including: 30 Hudson, 111 W. 57th, Tower Verre, Nordstrom, and possibly 3 Hudson, 1 Manhattan West, 35 Hudson, there'll be more than enough construction to go around.

wilfredo267 Sep 4, 2014 6:31 PM

l love how One57 just looms over in the top photo.

NYguy Sep 5, 2014 12:39 AM

http://money.cnn.com/2014/09/04/real...ndo-buildings/

Builders race to develop sky-high condo buildings


http://i2.cdn.turner.com/money/dam/a...ings-620xa.png


By Les Christie
September 4, 2014


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Aiming to grab the attentions of deep-pocketed buyers, builders are developing condo buildings that are taller -- and skinnier -- than ever.

In Midtown Manhattan, four of these super tall skycrapers are being built within blocks of one another.

...Any city where space is limited -- Hong Kong, London, Chicago, San Francisco and, of course, New York -- condo buildings are climbing ever higher, said Brian O'Looney, an architect with Torti Gallas and Partners in Maryland.

And because available lots tend to be small, the buildings are also getting increasingly skinnier. The 111 West 57th building, for example, will only be 60 feet wide at its base.

Demand for these sky-high residences is mostly coming from international buyers and corporate bigwigs -- Chinese businessmen, hedge fund managers, Russian oil billionaires -- looking for a place to invest and bragging rights.

"The taller it is, the more prestigious it is. People want trophy homes," said Eric Trump, executive vice president for Donald's Trump's Trump Organization.

Trump should know. In 2001, his father's company developed one of the first ultra high condo buildings, Trump World Tower, on Manhattan's East Side. The building topped out at 861 feet.

..."These developers have to build at the very top of the luxury market," said Miller. "That's the only way the math works."

The floors on the upper levels produce much of the developers' profits. People are willing to pay big bucks for the views, according to Johnson.

At the buildings near New York City's Central Park, for example, higher condos can cost 1% to 2% more per floor and there's a big jump, roughly 20%, for unobstructed park views, said Miller.


photoLith Sep 5, 2014 4:27 AM

I demand this be moved to the construction thread or a coup will take place uprooting NYguy from his stranglehold on NYC construction updates!


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