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Boerumer Sep 23, 2021 2:05 AM

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Originally Posted by noms78 (Post 9404341)
What are all those white things inside the windows? It ruins the aesthetic of the upper part of this tower?

They're constructing the interior of the observation deck and those are likely temporary shades to keep the glass from scratching and allow the workers to see what they're doing without so much glare. Some of it could be interior wall panels waiting to be fitted as well.

NYguy Sep 25, 2021 1:09 AM

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NYguy Sep 29, 2021 12:53 AM

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Raysiri Sep 29, 2021 3:42 PM

FINALLY! Full crown lighting!

NYguy Sep 30, 2021 4:20 PM

Should be a good sign…


https://commercialobserver.com/2021/...yearly-record/

Manhattan Luxury Condo Sales Already Broke Yearly Record


BY AARON SHORT
SEPTEMBER 30, 2021


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The rich are returning to their roosts.

Luxury homes in Manhattan are selling at a frenzied pace this year, after wealthy buyers returned to the city they fled during the pandemic.

Sales of condos, co-ops, and townhouses priced at $4 million and above reached $11.4 billion through the end of September, according to Olshan Realty’s weekly contract report for Sept. 20 to Sept. 26.

The past nine months of sales have been greater than any yearly total since Olshan began tracking Manhattan transactions in 2006, and already more than doubled last year’s total of $5.1 billion.
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So far this year, there have been 1,324 luxury property sales, a 105 percent jump from last year when 645 transactions occurred, and a 42 percent boost from 2019 when 945 sales occurred, the Olshan report said.

Others have noticed the trend, too. The number of newly signed contracts for homes that sold for more than $4 million rose 190 percent from August 2020 to August of this year, according to Douglas Elliman’s new signed contract report for that month. At the same time, the number of new listings are down 68 percent, so what’s on the market is getting snatched up.
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Once vaccines became more widespread, the exceedingly mobile 1 percent returned to a city that has largely kept the coronavirus at bay, including many newcomers from places as far away as California, though international buyers have not yet invested their rubles and riyals in it.

“The high-end market left early and was late to come back because they’re more mobile,” Miller said. “Now, inbound migration is coming from all over the country.”

Boerumer Sep 30, 2021 5:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Raysiri (Post 9410465)
FINALLY! Full crown lighting!

Looks great! And I see Bloomberg is still sporting the Dutch flag for some reason :haha:

GertElim Oct 1, 2021 10:07 AM

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Originally Posted by Boerumer (Post 9411664)
Looks great! And I see Bloomberg is still sporting the Dutch flag for some reason :haha:

I asked him to put our flag up ;)

Raysiri Oct 1, 2021 8:14 PM

Got any more night photos of this super-cool skyscraper? ;)

Zapatan Oct 1, 2021 8:44 PM

The crown is epic, love it.

jbermingham123 Oct 3, 2021 12:30 AM

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Originally Posted by Boerumer (Post 9411664)
Looks great! And I see Bloomberg is still sporting the Dutch flag for some reason :haha:

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Originally Posted by GertElim (Post 9412288)
I asked him to put our flag up ;)

Conspiracy theory: Its because the elites still secretly run the city as New Amsterdam.. the whole "New York" thing is just a psyop meme prank and the English were never actually in charge. Thats why the real movers and shakers of this city like the Vanderbilts and Roosevelts and Rockefellers (theyre German but from western Rhineland so lets just pretend theyre Dutch) have all been Dutch

MayDay Oct 3, 2021 8:43 PM

Apologies if this is a bit gratuitous - it's been almost two years since I've had a proper vacation so got a little snap-happy with the camera.

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Coldrsx Oct 4, 2021 12:54 AM

Absolutely insane shots of this beast.

bdurk Oct 4, 2021 2:13 PM

Am I the only one that doesn't really like this building? The height is amazing and it's an impressive feat of engineering, but I really do not like the design of this building at all.

citybooster Oct 4, 2021 3:16 PM

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Originally Posted by bdurk (Post 9414632)
Am I the only one that doesn't really like this building? The height is amazing and it's an impressive feat of engineering, but I really do not like the design of this building at all.

No, don't think you're alone at all. It IS a tremendous piece of engineering, but even many others here have said overall it leaves them feeling "meh". It's very tall, perfectly okay in its own right but the tallest building currently here should be memorable, iconic. It looks like an elongated, 50-70 story residential tower that could be in any major US city but has no real personality or identity of its own, other than great height. It's fine for what it is, but should be so much more iconic and striking. It's just a big nice glass tower, fantastic engineering feat but unimaginative and flat and uninspiring as its top.

And exactly what is it with the window scrubbers or whatever they are so prominent on the roof of this tower and 111 W57th as well? Are other older classic towers featuring that equipment so prominently? Does it retract for most of the day, because they make for eyesores. Just TOO prominent.

Drcastro Oct 4, 2021 4:12 PM

I was wondering about the window washing rigs too. So many recent towers seem to flaunt them all the time rather than stow them out of sight like One57. It seems particularly ugly on 111W57 and 425 Park.

citybooster Oct 4, 2021 4:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Drcastro (Post 9414735)
I was wondering about the window washing rigs too. So many recent towers seem to flaunt them all the time rather than stow them out of sight like One57. It seems particularly ugly on 111W57 and 425 Park.

Yeah, what are they thinking? Others have their scrubbers more discreetly stored, it looks chintzy and cheap and these are supposedly the Kings of Billionaire's Row?

mrnyc Oct 4, 2021 4:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Drcastro (Post 9414735)
I was wondering about the window washing rigs too. So many recent towers seem to flaunt them all the time rather than stow them out of sight like One57. It seems particularly ugly on 111W57 and 425 Park.


i do see more towers that leave them out, or have them built out, which i do notice and yeah it is weird i think. i don't believe they detract though. i mean, i would rather have the windows cleaned regularly. :shrug:

UrbanImpact Oct 4, 2021 4:30 PM

They're being used and not retracted. Don't panic!

citybooster Oct 4, 2021 7:29 PM

Not panicking lol, but don't see obvious window scrubbers as a very classy crown substitute. Look at the window scrubbers...so breathtaking! LOL!

Drcastro Oct 5, 2021 1:29 AM

Well, it does make sense that building recently under construction would have a lot of windows that need washing.


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