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chris08876 Apr 13, 2021 10:54 PM

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Zerton Apr 14, 2021 3:52 PM

It's so awkward. Incongruous dark mechanical bands on one side, clumsy massing, the blunt top.

I think I've said it before but it makes 432 Park look well thought out in comparison.

NYguy Apr 14, 2021 5:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Zerton (Post 9248581)
It's so awkward. Incongruous dark mechanical bands on one side, clumsy massing, the blunt top.

I think I've said it before but it makes 432 Park look well thought out in comparison.

I just can't bring myself to like this one. It's just awkward in massing, and isn't really a good fit for the skyline. It does have a nice facade though, and the crown lighting should be visible on the skyline.

WhatTheHeck5205 Apr 14, 2021 5:38 PM

Oof. I don’t see how anyone could think it’s worse than the lazy design of 432. They’ve at least made attempts to provide visual interest and a proper crown here. Is the result as stellar as 111? No, but it’s a perfectly fine building nonetheless.

Hudson11 Apr 14, 2021 6:53 PM

432's beauty is in its simplicity. This one is clunky.

dropdeaded209 Apr 14, 2021 7:18 PM

add ze spire!

TREPYE Apr 14, 2021 8:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Zerton (Post 9248581)
It's so awkward. Incongruous dark mechanical bands on one side, clumsy massing, the blunt top.

I think I've said it before but it makes 432 Park look well thought out in comparison.

They're both awful and horrendous examples of "massing architecture" basically just made it as tall and cheap as possible under allowable mass.

Considering their deleterious effects on the NYC skyline and how bad they look hopefully developers with some semblance of self-dignity would not want to have something so prominently ugly attached to their legacies, despite the favorable profit margins.

The Jokers whom enabled these 2 atrocious conspicuous behemoths obviously did not mind their legacies tarnished. Sheesh!

Crawford Apr 14, 2021 8:36 PM

CPT desperately needs a spire.

I mean, it's fine, as a background building, but as the current tallest in Midtown, it screams for a spire.

Drcastro Apr 15, 2021 5:46 AM

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Originally Posted by Hudson11 (Post 9248936)
432's beauty is in its simplicity. This one is clunky.

This :)

eXodius Apr 15, 2021 7:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WhatTheHeck5205 (Post 9248781)
Oof. I don’t see how anyone could think it’s worse than the lazy design of 432. They’ve at least made attempts to provide visual interest and a proper crown here. Is the result as stellar as 111? No, but it’s a perfectly fine building nonetheless.

I agree with this. It adds a visible "beacon" to the skyline but i think it's far from the worst design to ever grace NY. I mean, if they added something as tall as CPT but with the design aesthetics of the Verizon Building in downtown, THAT would be bad! Seeing this with my own eyes a few days ago, I think CPT's real presence will be enjoyed later this year once it's lit up with 111W57!

Pic by me from a few days ago at Hamilton Park:

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hkskyline Apr 16, 2021 2:24 AM

Extell Development Co. commences closings at Central Park Tower
Apr 6, 2021
New York Real Estate Journal Excerpt

According to Extell Development Co., Central Park Tower – the tallest residential building in the world at 1,550 feet in height – has commenced closings and will be welcoming its first residents to the building. Central Park Tower offers Central Park and skyline views, architecture, thoughtfully-designed floor plans and one of the world’s most exclusive private clubs. This landmark skyscraper will set a new standard for resort-style luxury living in the city and beyond.

“Now that closings have commenced, residents will be able to experience the outstanding quality and unique lifestyle that is offered at Central Park Tower,” said Gary Barnett, founder and chairman of Extell Development Co.

“With first-class product and exceptional pricing that speaks to today’s market, Central Park Tower is the very best you can buy on Central Park. There is truly no other building like it.”

More : https://nyrej.com/extell-development...ral-park-tower

Drcastro Apr 16, 2021 5:18 AM

So how much longer before the remaining hoist is finally gone?

Raysiri Apr 16, 2021 11:37 AM

NY YIMBY says: “YIMBY expects the hoist to be fully dismantled sometime between late spring and summer. The sidewalk scaffolding along West 57th Street that bears the Nordstrom name will also be removed once work on the tower above is totally completed.”

NYguy Apr 21, 2021 1:34 AM

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Raysiri Apr 21, 2021 11:34 AM

When will they close the thin narrow gap that is very high where it’s small piece of skeleton is exposed?

Drcastro Apr 21, 2021 5:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Raysiri (Post 9255835)
When will they close the thin narrow gap that is very high where it’s small piece of skeleton is exposed?

Vista in Chicago had one of these for what seemed like a long time too.

NYguy Apr 21, 2021 11:16 PM

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chris08876 Apr 22, 2021 1:10 AM

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baronsonphoto-20210326-082.jpg by Brian Aronson, on Flickr

eXodius Apr 22, 2021 2:10 PM

It's almost time! I think by the end of the summer, the next two icons to grace the skyline will be lit up (if only to test the lights)! CPT will showcase a variety of colors across multiple rows of LEDs, while 111 will have its east and west sides lit aglow with bands of white light on the terracotta, along with a glowing and shimmering crown!

NYguy Apr 22, 2021 5:30 PM

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Originally Posted by eXodius (Post 9257154)
CPT will showcase a variety of colors across multiple rows of LEDs,

The architects said it would be a soft white, although the base sometimes goes multiple colors.



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