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NYguy Feb 25, 2013 2:12 PM

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Originally Posted by NYCrules (Post 6026967)
Can anyone possibly shoot one aerial picture of the site before the construction commences?


We've already seen one aerial...

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Originally Posted by NYguy (Post 5944888)


If that's not enough, this will have to do...

jag9889

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8112/8...b29e3f91_z.jpg

TechTalkGuy Feb 25, 2013 4:25 PM

:previous: That's an incredible view you found, NYguy! ;)

The proximity of 225 W 57th Street is going to add some serious density to the Columbus Circle / Central Park South area in a good way. :D

JayPro Feb 25, 2013 6:21 PM

I certainly would like to see how this tower compliments 432 Park, architecturally at the very least. The proximity of both to each other will strike a new balance to the skyline at its northern fringe (Tower Verre also will contribute).

IOW, this tower--and not just the addition of 432P--will effectively end ESB's sole dominance. The entire West Side to the area from 5th to 8th, as well as the MidTown East project, would be some pretty cool side attractions to keep tabs on, too.

TechTalkGuy Feb 26, 2013 4:19 AM

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Originally Posted by JayPro (Post 6028292)
I certainly would like to see how this tower compliments 432 Park, architecturally at the very least. The proximity of both to each other will strike a new balance to the skyline at its northern fringe (Tower Verre also will contribute).

The skyline is changing in a dramatic way.
I really like how this is turing out.

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Originally Posted by JayPro (Post 6028292)
IOW, this tower--and not just the addition of 432P--will effectively end ESB's sole dominance. The entire West Side to the area from 5th to 8th, as well as the MidTown East project, would be some pretty cool side attractions to keep tabs on, too.

Here we go again. :P
The ESB will not lose in any way.
We have taller buildings Downtown at the WTC site and taller buildings to the north.

The ESB will always dominate that specific section of Midtown, even with all of the other nearby towers planned to rise.

I agree that 432 PA is going to make an impact -- but trust me, this is only the beginning! ;)

hunser Feb 28, 2013 4:17 PM

To ease the pain, some info...


jardine2000 on SSC:

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I have just seen the model of this building, in all things - the elevator - as I appear to work in the same office as the developer of this project.

Obviously I could not just take a photo of it while in the elevator, but to describe it - this thing is huge, not unlike 432 Park, but with a more defined crown which in my mind is similar to the Citigroup tower in Midtown. Again - this was a fleeting glance on a white model. I think the estimate of 1500ft seems to be in keeping with what I saw.

NYguy Feb 28, 2013 4:49 PM

^ Every little bit helps. I would just love to have a collection of all these new skyscrapers in model form.

Onn Feb 28, 2013 5:21 PM

I can't believe how much New York City's skyline is going to change in just a few years, no one is going to be able to recognize the city anymore. It's always good to have a spy in the elevator. Someone needs to start taking that elevator more frequently with a camera hidden in their hat! ;)

ablerock Feb 28, 2013 6:58 PM

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Originally Posted by hunser (Post 6032827)
To ease the pain, some info...


jardine2000 on SSC:

I think this quote by RobertWalpole over on SSC is more telling:

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How do you know it was 225 W 57th if you simply saw someone carrying a model in an elevator?

hunser Feb 28, 2013 10:46 PM

^ There's always the possibility of that. The wait for a rendering is killing me ... :mad:

aquablue Mar 1, 2013 12:49 AM

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Originally Posted by hunser (Post 6033459)
^ There's always the possibility of that. The wait for a rendering is killing me ... :mad:

KPF works in that building where that person saw the model. Extell is not based there. There is also a bank.

NYguy Mar 1, 2013 11:09 AM

^ In that case, it could have been a model of 1 Vanderbilt. If the model includes surrounding buildings like many do, it would be clear. It seems a little soon to have a model for either building, but who knows. I demand a quick investigation.

NYguy Mar 1, 2013 11:05 PM

Any day now, we're going in...

(March 1, 2013)


http://www.pbase.com/nyguy/image/149007933/large.jpg



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Yankee fan for life Mar 4, 2013 4:57 PM

Are the odds of this tower being built good?

scalziand Mar 4, 2013 7:03 PM

Yes.

NYguy Mar 6, 2013 8:19 AM

http://therealdeal.com/blog/2013/03/...arew-luncheon/

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Although Extell’s nearby development at 225 West 57th Street is expected to be the tallest residential building in the city, Barnett was more skeptical. “I don’t think it will turn out to be the tallest building,” he said. Barnett also joked to the audience that everyone would receive 20 percent off at Nordstrom, which is taking over the building’s commercial space, when construction is finished in 2018.

hunser Mar 6, 2013 12:37 PM

^ Hmm, he probably meant it won't exceed 1WTC's pinnacle height because otherwise that would be an unsettling statement...

NYguy Mar 6, 2013 5:23 PM

I'm assuming that's what he meant. Remember, he said there wouldn't be a spire.

UTEPman Mar 6, 2013 10:34 PM

I'm confused.

Isn't he the guy who would know how it will "turn out". I mean he should be pretty up to speed on the actual height this thing is likely to achieve.

babybackribs2314 Mar 7, 2013 12:05 AM

There's no point in analyzing what he said because it could have meant one of many different things. He surely has insider knowledge of the NYC real estate market that few possess. I would bet that towers taller than this will rise (or will soon be rising) in the Hudson Yards area & Midtown East by 2020.

NYCrules Mar 7, 2013 12:43 AM

Even if he meant it now, maybe that's just a joke or he may want to give us a real surprise like letting down and exalting...


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