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JACKinBeantown Oct 20, 2016 12:45 AM

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Originally Posted by NYguy (Post 7598381)
Don't know what the fuss is about. None of these towers going up - office or residential - have actual floor counts that match stated or advertised floor counts. To be particularly accurate on the number of floors in a building, check the DOB filings.

Anyway, traditionally, this could have been called a 150-story building due to its height. That's still the perception in the media (500 ft = 50 stories, etc.).

That is true. I've actually gotten to the point where I just appreciate the way a building looks on the skyline and amongst its surroundings. This one will be amazing from an engineering perspective, while in my opinion its next door neighbor and the one down the street will be the better architecturally.

upward 2000 Oct 20, 2016 7:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NYguy (Post 7598381)
Don't know what the fuss is about. None of these towers going up - office or residential - have actual floor counts that match stated or advertised floor counts. To be particularly accurate on the number of floors in a building, check the DOB filings.

Anyway, traditionally, this could have been called a 150-story building due to its height. That's still the perception in the media (500 ft = 50 stories, etc.).

Yep that was the old way of thinking that a floor was 10'

NYguy Oct 24, 2016 2:35 PM

It's coming...


Erik Vos

https://c5.staticflickr.com/6/5533/3...d4ef2e0c_k.jpg

excel Oct 24, 2016 8:28 PM

How exciting :)

NYguy Oct 25, 2016 11:29 PM

OCTOBER 25, 2016


Eventually, it will surpass the other new additions to the neighborhood...


http://m2.i.pbase.com/o9/06/102706/1...c10251631b.JPG



http://m3.i.pbase.com/o9/06/102706/1...c10251634b.JPG



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http://m5.i.pbase.com/o9/06/102706/1...c10251640b.JPG



http://m6.i.pbase.com/o9/06/102706/1...c10251644b.JPG



http://m7.i.pbase.com/o9/06/102706/1...c10251645b.JPG



http://m8.i.pbase.com/o9/06/102706/1...c10251647b.JPG

HiRiser Oct 26, 2016 3:24 AM

Wow, that is a very tight site. Question if I may; How many inches clearance between this new construction and that existing building? They have also been scabbling the concrete wall of that existing building, and this tower will absolutely black out any existing view from their windows. I am thinking that property is the same ownership as this new development?

Submariner Oct 26, 2016 2:13 PM

Are either of those buildings on the corner subject to some kind of renovations?

antinimby Oct 26, 2016 2:40 PM

Anybody else notice they haven't added a floor since the photos from 3 weeks ago?

I thought once it reached this stage, the tower was going to fly up. :sly:

NYguy Oct 26, 2016 4:24 PM

I believe the buildings were landmarked just as Barnett was beginning his mission to demolish and build on site. For the middle building, he only has to preserve the facade, which is why its still standing there covered.

Nordstrom will occupy the lower floors of all of the buildings.


http://m1.i.pbase.com/o9/06/102706/1...026_113733.jpg



http://m2.i.pbase.com/o9/06/102706/1...G.696x6963.jpg



http://m3.i.pbase.com/o9/06/102706/1...G.696x6962.jpg



http://m4.i.pbase.com/o9/06/102706/1...sx.696x696.jpg

jl4069 Oct 26, 2016 8:02 PM

It definitely looks like they are letting up on the tower. I've been around the area quite a bit and see little action there. Barnett may very well be putting this on hold for awhile. Not a bit of concrete or metal has been added in weeks. Troubling signs.

-Unless they are waiting for a giant custom metal piece for the cantilever but certainly such a piece would have been ready by now. They didn't just design this yesterday. j

NYguy Oct 27, 2016 1:06 AM

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Originally Posted by jl4069 (Post 7604494)
It definitely looks like they are letting up on the tower. I've been around the area quite a bit and see little action there. Barnett may very well be putting this on hold for awhile.
Not a bit of concrete or metal has been added in weeks. Troubling signs.

-Unless they are waiting for a giant custom metal piece for the cantilever but certainly such a piece would have been ready by now. They didn't just design this yesterday. j

It's been canceled. Everyone rest easy.


Here's a little closer look at the integration of the Nordstrom "campus" in all of the buildings...


http://ww3.hdnux.com/photos/43/64/23.../1024x1024.jpg


Larger image for a closeup of the storefronts...



http://m0.i.pbase.com/o9/06/102706/1...3VrzdD4.r9.jpg

ILNY Oct 27, 2016 2:29 AM

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Originally Posted by NYguy (Post 7604728)
It's been canceled. Everyone rest easy.

What was canceled?

McSky Oct 27, 2016 2:03 PM

Saw this Instagram video posted in the 220 CPS thread on Yimby. Dated Oct 25th. Shows activity on the topside of the cantilever of 217 W. 57th.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BMAE8Biged9/


Screencap:

https://c6.staticflickr.com/6/5605/3...13a7d4a0_b.jpg

Submariner Oct 27, 2016 2:38 PM

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Originally Posted by ILNY (Post 7604782)
What was canceled?


Everything. The tower, the store, Barnett's credit cards, everything. Barnett has just hired Gene Kauffman to replace the CPT with low rise Courtyards (By Marriott) and one or two Hampton Inn's, (just for the sake of variety). Fedders air con boxes all around, ladies and gents!

antinimby Oct 27, 2016 2:52 PM

^ If it's Gene Kaufman, you can bet it'll be multi-colored with stripes.

NYguy Oct 27, 2016 4:29 PM

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Originally Posted by McSky (Post 7605041)
Saw this Instagram video posted in the 220 CPS thread on Yimby. Dated Oct 25th. Shows activity on the topside of the cantilever of 217 W. 57th.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BMAE8Biged9/


Screencap:

https://c6.staticflickr.com/6/5605/3...13a7d4a0_b.jpg

Tgat's a good photo to show the difference in the width of the tower from 57th to 58th street, something hard to grasp at this point from street level.




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Originally Posted by Submariner (Post 7605073)
Everything. The tower, the store, Barnett's credit cards, everything. Barnett has just hired Gene Kauffman to replace the CPT with low rise Courtyards (By Marriott) and one or two Hampton Inn's, (just for the sake of variety). Fedders air con boxes all around, ladies and gents!

LOL. For good measure, there will be a Wal-Mart at the base, first in the city limits!

HiRiser Oct 28, 2016 3:01 AM

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Originally Posted by Submariner (Post 7605073)
Everything. The tower, the store, Barnett's credit cards, everything. Barnett has just hired Gene Kauffman to replace the CPT with low rise Courtyards (By Marriott) and one or two Hampton Inn's, (just for the sake of variety). Fedders air con boxes all around, ladies and gents!

I've missed something here. Why does this discussion talk of cancellation? A serious answer please.

Submariner Oct 28, 2016 1:59 PM

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Originally Posted by HiRiser (Post 7605919)
I've missed something here. Why does this discussion talk of cancellation? A serious answer please.

We need to spread any rumor, no matter how small or unfounded, as quickly as possible 'round these parts.

Did you hear that Larry Silverstein is planning on scrapping 2WTC in favor of a replica-tribute of MSG, 2 Penn Plaza and Penn Station? Quick, tell everyone!

NYguy Oct 28, 2016 4:53 PM

^ You know that'a the SSP way. Why wait and see what happens when you can jump to conclusions!


Quote:

Originally Posted by HiRiser (Post 7605919)
I've missed something here. Why does this discussion talk of cancellation? A serious answer please.

Some people don't think it's rising fast enough. Also, Barnett still has financing hurdles to cross. But no, work hasn't stopped on the tower. But we've had similar talk in the 111 W. 57th St thread. Patience is in short supply it seems.

Crawford Oct 28, 2016 6:49 PM

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Originally Posted by antinimby (Post 7604132)
Anybody else notice they haven't added a floor since the photos from 3 weeks ago?

I thought once it reached this stage, the tower was going to fly up. :sly:

They're doing the cantilever, and this will take a few months before flying.

Cantilever will take like three months.


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