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xnyr Nov 21, 2019 8:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chris08876 (Post 8754642)

Love this building - but this shot is disturbing..What is going on here?

Terra cotta panel expandage/shrinkage??

And where are the concealed LED channels?

Zerton Nov 21, 2019 8:28 PM

They wanted the imperfections. It's something I don't know if I like aesthetically either.

TK2001 Nov 21, 2019 9:51 PM

The terracotta is shaped like that so when you look at the complete skyscraper, there's curved shadows that stretch as they get higher. One of my favorite parts of the building

https://www.skyscraper.org/EXHIBITIO...ateriality.jpg

https://s3-prod.crainsnewyork.com/s3...CXSCIAMFMV.jpg

AusTex Nov 22, 2019 1:45 PM

I am even more impressed with this tower. The undulations alone were very sexy, however, intentional shading on the terra cotta is really a nice touch. I will now be looking for shading on every sunlit photo! Impressive Tower.

TK2001 Nov 22, 2019 2:35 PM

^ Here's a pretty recent picture
https://aws1.discourse-cdn.com/busin...6b6fdb69a.jpeg
@ivanferrera

Zerton Nov 22, 2019 4:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TK2001 (Post 8755516)
The terracotta is shaped like that so when you look at the complete skyscraper, there's curved shadows that stretch as they get higher. One of my favorite parts of the building

That's not what I think they were talking about. Not the undulations - rather the inconsistency of the gap sizes between them. Shop purposefully designed in some randomness. I think they did this to echo the imperfections on old terracotta facades. But it looks like the swooping gold details also have quite a bit of attachment imperfections. Generally that's not very good quality control.

It is an unforgiving angle (it's foreshortened, your seeing a thousand vertical feet in that shot) so it's not as noticeable from farther away.

Zerton Nov 22, 2019 4:31 PM

Here's are my redlines:

https://i.imgur.com/nrLvh8j.jpg

TK2001 Nov 22, 2019 4:57 PM

No, I saw those too. That actually happens a lot on many buildings as far as I've seen. Hopefully they can lower that basket down and somehow fix it

TK2001 Nov 22, 2019 4:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by xnyr (Post 8755387)
And where are the concealed LED channels?

Are you saying theres decorative lighting on the terracotta? I'd love that

chris08876 Nov 24, 2019 5:30 PM

https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/c...g?format=1500w
Credit: FC

AusTex Nov 24, 2019 6:23 PM

^^^^Where is that last image from? Is it THIS building?

mrnyc Nov 25, 2019 6:26 PM

^ oh nice, i am glad to see hs art students taking an interest in this tower. :haha:


Quote:

Originally Posted by TK2001 (Post 8756209)
No, I saw those too. That actually happens a lot on many buildings as far as I've seen. Hopefully they can lower that basket down and somehow fix it


aren't the tiles just slotted or stacked up in there?

it sure looks bad, but i can't tell if it is indeed very bad, or kind of the way its supposed to be, with a lot of give??? :shrug:

Boerumer Nov 25, 2019 8:09 PM

Christ, you guys are just like my Mother.

It looks fine Ma! It's just the severe angle exaggerating everything.

xnyr Nov 25, 2019 8:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TK2001 (Post 8756213)
Are you saying theres decorative lighting on the terracotta? I'd love that


Behold:
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...1c11d4f1_h.jpg


and the LED channel:
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...b60236d2_h.jpg

I think the intention is to create a shimmering effect up the building at night.

NYguy Nov 25, 2019 8:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AusTex (Post 8757626)
^^^^Where is that last image from? Is it THIS building?

Inside Steinway has those images. That's their version of Steinway joining the greats.


https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/2ogz...5_5DSR3228.jpg




https://www.instagram.com/p/B5Qu2OFBEpY/

https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram...NTQ0NQ%3D%3D.2



https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram...MjUyMQ%3D%3D.2



https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram...MDQyMg%3D%3D.2




https://www.instagram.com/p/B5Qnj8kn1Ln/

https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram...MDAzOQ%3D%3D.2

NYguy Nov 25, 2019 11:08 PM

https://www.mansionglobal.com/articl...-towers-133548

https://static3.mansionglobal.com/pr...1119171143.jpg




http://111w57.com/press/
https://imgs.6sqft.com/wp-content/up...eet-facade.jpg

BoM Trespasser Nov 26, 2019 1:39 AM

Wow.

TK2001 Nov 26, 2019 5:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by xnyr (Post 8758623)
Behold:
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...1c11d4f1_h.jpg


and the LED channel:
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...b60236d2_h.jpg

I think the intention is to create a shimmering effect up the building at night.


Ok, now I love this building way more than before. It's an engineering marvel, it has very amazing cladding and it's lighting and crown lighting will all be amazing together. Really looking forward to seeing this complete

Skyguy_7 Nov 26, 2019 2:27 PM

^Mother of Gosh.

Will the entirety of the Terracotta be illuminated? Or just a portion of the building at the crown? I can't imagine they'd light the whole thing, but then again it IS SHoP and JDS.... :yes:

mrnyc Nov 26, 2019 2:35 PM

^ way to remind us of the lighting. more awesomeness to look forward to! :tup:


Quote:

Originally Posted by Boerumer (Post 8758603)
Christ, you guys are just like my Mother.

It looks fine Ma! It's just the severe angle exaggerating everything.

ok, boerumer.

:haha:;)


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