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NYguy Nov 3, 2017 3:27 AM

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Originally Posted by TonyL (Post 7973564)
You fellas do realize we are having this discussion on a thread where the developer removed a spire after hearing negative chatter about it approaching 1776 right?

Even if that were true, we would be talking about "a" developer in a city of developers. And you think the one developer would be the rule. Cute. But we are in fact talking about Gary Barnett, who from the beginning insisted this tower would have no spire, or "gimmick" as he referred to it. That he doesn't want a spire should come as no surprise, though the design as is needs it. It's too bad he couldn't stick with the earlier version.


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But get ahold of yourself. You're talking New York City, where there is a variety of opinions on everything. There will be no agreements, "gentleman's" or otherwise, that nothing should rise higher than the Freedom Tower, just as there are no agreements that nothing should rise higher than the Sears Tower in Chicago. It just hasn't happened yet.

TBone7281 Nov 3, 2017 4:48 PM

The earlier version was very... phallic. :uhh:

patriotizzy Nov 3, 2017 5:07 PM

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Originally Posted by TBone7281 (Post 7975165)
The earlier version was very... phallic. :uhh:

Maybe to your gutter of a brain O.o

The Best Forumer Nov 3, 2017 5:27 PM

Either way... this will a nice addition.

NYguy Nov 4, 2017 2:47 AM

These towers really did a number on the sun in the park....



John Collins

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Everyody's watching and waiting...


PW_Photo

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chris08876 Nov 4, 2017 11:38 AM

In that 2nd pic, look at those shadows. The horror. I can see those people melting in pain.

Although the 1st pic is what the NIMBYS thought the shadow apocalypse would look like. But all is well. Everyone is happy, and those folks in the 2nd pic are
facing CPT, as its 5 pm, and praying to thy lord Barnett.

Barnett and Stern might have not raised the fishes and the lobes, but they sure as hell resurrected the glorious super talls.

Barney Greengrass Nov 4, 2017 5:51 PM

Such an awkward looking thing, an even bigger shame now that I've seen what could have been. The shadow discussion always cracks me up, though, given how slender that thing is - but living in Park Slope I often overhear Food Co-op types complaining about potential shadows from 9 Dekalb, even though it's a mile away and approximately 3' wide.

Barbarossa Nov 4, 2017 7:00 PM

These things are so tall that even from blocks away it they look like they're right in front of you.

Busy Bee Nov 5, 2017 4:32 AM

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Originally Posted by TBone7281 (Post 7975165)
The earlier version was very... phallic. :uhh:

It only looks that way cause Gary is stroking it in that photo.

chris08876 Nov 5, 2017 9:27 PM

Coming out nicely. 220 CPS looks stunning. I think in terms of architecture beauty in a ranking, IMO; Stienway > Verre > 220 CPS > CPT.

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IMGP1683 by jaeseung, on Flickr

NYguy Nov 6, 2017 9:14 PM

jaeseung

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The Best Forumer Nov 6, 2017 9:41 PM

Cant wait till they're done.

chris08876 Nov 6, 2017 11:49 PM

This is rising a lot faster than I expected. Either time is flying or this thing is hauling. That's what I like about Barnett, he's a no bullshit kinda of guy. Gets things off the ground, and into the skyscraper books.

ILNY Nov 8, 2017 4:54 AM

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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


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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


You can see facade color under the foil.

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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


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TonyL Nov 8, 2017 12:27 PM

^^^These have to be older pics. If you count the number of stories above the currently installed cladding, there are at least 12 in these pics and around 17 in the pics above them.

Marcos Nov 8, 2017 12:37 PM

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Originally Posted by NYguy (Post 7977953)

Can someone help orient me to what I'm seeing in this photo, I'm really not familiar with NY & it's almost overwhelming given what's already there & what's currently under construction. First what is the big boy to the left of Essex House, then what are the two under construction moving left to right? Thank you

streetscaper Nov 8, 2017 1:06 PM

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Originally Posted by TonyL (Post 7979657)
^^^These have to be older pics. If you count the number of stories above the currently installed cladding, there are at least 12 in these pics and around 17 in the pics above them.

Yes they're lovely pics, but about 2.5 weeks old

TonyL Nov 8, 2017 1:24 PM

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Originally Posted by streetscaper (Post 7979670)
Yes they're lovely pics, but about 2.5 weeks old

Yes they are and it's pretty cool to see the progress of 2.5 weeks.

TonyL Nov 8, 2017 1:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Marcos (Post 7979661)
Can someone help orient me to what I'm seeing in this photo, I'm really not familiar with NY & it's almost overwhelming given what's already there & what's currently under construction. First what is the big boy to the left of Essex House, then what are the two under construction moving left to right? Thank you

The tall one left of Essex is One57. In most of these Central Park views looking South you will see Tower Verre tallest under construction on the left. Slightly in front and to the right of that is 111 W57 and then CPT is slightly behind and to the left of the nearly completed 220 Central Park South.

O-tacular Nov 8, 2017 4:23 PM

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Originally Posted by TBone7281 (Post 7975165)
The earlier version was very... phallic. :uhh:

The way he's holding the model doesn't help.


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