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babybackribs2314 Jan 27, 2014 11:54 AM

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Originally Posted by ILNY (Post 6421988)
Great interview Nikolai, Michael Stern seems like a nice guy.

Can you interview Gary Barnett now :) and tell him what Michael said (quoting YIMBY) "I think that developers have an enormous responsibility to respect the skyline, because you’re leaving an impact that’s going to last 100 years, or more ...You’re leaving an imprint that’s going to outlive you as a developer;...." Gary still has time to change his design.

Hopefully one day soon! I know he typically has an aversion to press, but YIMBY is fairly Extell-friendly, and I'd love to have him. & thank you guys for the compliments!! :)

Submariner Jan 27, 2014 5:20 PM

Does anyone know when this building will start rising?

M. Incandenza Jan 27, 2014 8:53 PM

I really like how this building, One57, and 220 Central Park South are all going to "face" the park, much as the older buildings on CP South do. I think it will really give that portion of the skyline a unified (but still heterogenerous) feel, and a certain kind of almost reverential aspect.

Now if we could just get Nordstrom on board...

Blaze23 Feb 4, 2014 4:03 AM

What a beauty!
http://shoparc.com/mediaitems/all
http://shoparc.com/sites/default/fil...12c5375b_8.jpg

WonderlandPark Feb 4, 2014 4:24 AM

They are digging at 225, any site activity on this one? I really hope more than anything else in the area that this one gets built. Forget 225, meh. Want to see this one move ahead.

NYguy Feb 4, 2014 10:22 AM

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Originally Posted by Blaze23 (Post 6435692)

Love it. I gotta go back and check that model again. It's the closest I'll get to seeing this beauty until it gets built.

mistermetAJ Feb 4, 2014 9:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Blaze23 (Post 6435692)

Tastefully integrated with landmark building at its base. CHECK
Materials used are high quality and contextual. CHECK
Massing evokes, but doesn't replicate those of past greats. CHECK
Tapers to a spire/decorative crown. CHECK
Excellent height to open the doors for the next generation of skyscraper. CHECK

This building as rendered is as close to perfect as any skyscraper I've seen. It even beats out Tour Verre in my opinion.

Guiltyspark Feb 6, 2014 5:44 PM

The more we see of this tower the more I fall in love with it. Unlike 432 Park which I think will end up looking slightly shorter than it is, I think this will end up looking even taller than it is. That is a good trick. :cheers:

NYguy Feb 7, 2014 1:10 AM

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Originally Posted by Guiltyspark (Post 6439720)
The more we see of this tower the more I fall in love with it. Unlike 432 Park which I think will end up looking slightly shorter than it is, I think this will end up looking even taller than it is. That is a good trick. :cheers:

I don't see how one will look slightly shorter than it is. They will both be very slender buildings, both will have more actual floors than the WTC towers, yet nobody says those towers will look short. It doesn't fly.

FMIII Feb 8, 2014 1:55 AM

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Originally Posted by mistermetAJ (Post 6436754)
Tastefully integrated with landmark building at its base. CHECK
Materials used are high quality and contextual. CHECK
Massing evokes, but doesn't replicate those of past greats. CHECK
Tapers to a spire/decorative crown. CHECK
Excellent height to open the doors for the next generation of skyscraper. CHECK

This building as rendered is as close to perfect as any skyscraper I've seen. It even beats out Tour Verre in my opinion.

In short, it is a true masterpiece. ;)

Guiltyspark Feb 8, 2014 2:24 AM

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Originally Posted by NYguy (Post 6440617)
I don't see how one will look slightly shorter than it is. They will both be very slender buildings, both will have more actual floors than the WTC towers, yet nobody says those towers will look short. It doesn't fly.

No one said it will look short, just that it may appear shorter than it is due to the massing of the windows. You are right, 1WTC has fewer actual floors, but that has nothing to do with how 1wtc looks visually from the outside since what matters is the height of each level or band of windows. On the WTC there are actually much more levels of windows squeezed into a shorter area (from the bunker on up). The more levels of glass stacked on each other, the taller the building will appear. Simple. I don't think anyone could seriously claim that 432 visually soars more than this building.

NYguy Feb 9, 2014 1:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Guiltyspark (Post 6442435)
No one said it will look short, just that it may appear shorter than it is due to the massing of the windows. You are right, 1WTC has fewer actual floors, but that has nothing to do with how 1wtc looks visually from the outside since what matters is the height of each level or band of windows. On the WTC there are actually much more levels of windows squeezed into a shorter area (from the bunker on up). The more levels of glass stacked on each other, the taller the building will appear. Simple. I don't think anyone could seriously claim that 432 visually soars more than this building.

And I don't think anyone can make the claim that either will soar more than the other, or that any of the WTC towers won't soar, as bulky as they are. I'm stating that the argument about the windows is not a good one. You can add 20 floors of windows to 432 Park, and it wouldn't matter because the view diminishes as it gets higher. No one would know the difference.

This tower will have a number of setbacks near the top that will add a sense of scale, but it has nothing to do with the windows. The original WTC towers were virtually featureless, but the towers soared due to the height. Height matters in that regard.


http://www.pbase.com/nyguy/image/153802688/large.jpg
http://previewcf.turbosquid.com/Prev...5ccf2Large.jpg
http://www.turbosquid.com/3d-models/...nue-3ds/796988

NYCLuver Feb 10, 2014 11:32 PM

My friend and fellow forum member Danielson27 made these models and I just took the screenshots of them, sorry for them not being clad!!! One57, 432 Park, Torre Verre, 111 W57, 225 W57, 220 CPS are all there.

From Central Park:
http://i802.photobucket.com/albums/y...psbb5c81ba.jpg

From the West:
http://i802.photobucket.com/albums/y...ps2ef511c1.jpg

From the Empire State Building:
http://i802.photobucket.com/albums/y...psd17a597f.jpg

From Rockefeller Center:
http://i802.photobucket.com/albums/y...ps8c138b26.jpg

From Rockefeller Center:
http://i802.photobucket.com/albums/y...ps8489a165.jpg

dendenden Feb 11, 2014 12:54 AM

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Originally Posted by NYCLuver (Post 6445693)
My friend and fellow forum member Danielson27 made these models and I just took the screenshots of them, sorry for them not being clad!!! One57, 432 Park, Torre Verre, 111 W57, 225 W57, 220 CPS are all there.

From Central Park:
http://i802.photobucket.com/albums/y...psbb5c81ba.jpg

From the West:
http://i802.photobucket.com/albums/y...ps2ef511c1.jpg

From the Empire State Building:
http://i802.photobucket.com/albums/y...psd17a597f.jpg

From Rockefeller Center:
http://i802.photobucket.com/albums/y...ps8c138b26.jpg

From Rockefeller Center:
http://i802.photobucket.com/albums/y...ps8489a165.jpg

GASP! :drooling:

King DenCity Feb 11, 2014 1:57 AM

^Very nice look into the future. :)

NYguy Feb 11, 2014 3:00 AM

http://www.fastcompany.com/3025601/s...he-new-skyline

From Barclays Center To Modular High Rises,
SHoP Architects Is Changing The Way We Build Buildings

A band of seven is drafting a different kind of firm--one that values more than fancy blueprints or lucrative scut work.



http://e.fastcompany.net/multisite_f...ew-skyline.jpg


By Andrew Rice


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SHoP Architects, a young New York firm, has grand designs. The firm's seven partners say they won't be content to merely leave a mark on America's most important skyline; they also want to transform the business of creating buildings. "Sometimes we joke," says one partner, Vishaan Chakrabarti, "that the nearest precedent is McKim, Mead & White."

It's a nervy comparison for a New York architect to make, even in jest--a little like a pop group invoking Mozart--but SHoP has begun to back its ambitions with big commissions. Over the past few years, the firm has become the city's go-to designer for complex, civically important projects. In November, when the owner of a controversial Manhattan waterfront scheme unveiled plans for a 50-story hotel and marina, SHoP was his architect. When Michael Bloomberg, the city's previous mayor, announced a $1.1 billion mixed-income housing development, SHoP partners were at his side. There's also an ultraluxury midtown condo tower, 100 feet taller than the Empire State Building; a dockyard redevelopment around an old Brooklyn sugar factory; and even an outlet mall in blue-collar Staten Island, to be adjoined by the world's tallest Ferris wheel.

SHoP aspires to rethink the very notion of how architecture should be practiced, experimenting with everything from how architects get paid to how the firm participates in the treacherous worlds of politics and construction. SHoP's partners talk of breaking free of the tired convention that divides firms into two categories: the hip little ones, which devise adventurous buildings that exist only on paper, and the corporate behemoths, which design soulless glass skyscrapers that actually get built. "They have managed to cross the line from 'boutique' to 'big' really quickly," says Lance Brown, a professor at the City University of New York and president of the local chapter of the American Institute of Architects. SHoP wants it both ways, making the case that innovative design can add tangible value to real estate. And somehow, at least so far, SHoP has managed to please both architecture critics and real estate developers--perhaps its most impressive trick of all.

"There's this idea that if you make money, you're a sellout," says Coren Sharples, another SHoP partner. "We didn't really understand that."

....................The firm was revived by a stroke of creative inspiration. In the darkest days of the recession, SHoP got a chance at a commission that would vault it to the front rank: the Barclays Center. "We needed that project," Holden says. "We were reeling." Forest City Ratner was desperate itself, forced to scale back its original plan for Atlantic Yards, a mixed-use complex by Frank Gehry, in the face of financing problems and lawsuits from neighborhood activists. The developer was left with a boxy stand-alone arena design, which pleased no one, so it came to SHoP. "Inside of a week," Forest City's Gilmartin says, "they produced an image that was provocative, compelling, and ultimately became very close to the design of the building." SHoP gave the building a distinctive "skin," an interlocking structure that jutted out over the front plaza, forming an open-roof canopy that the architects called an "oculus." The idea--which proved successful--was to create a public space in what was once one of New York's most forbidding traffic intersections. "The protests stopped the day it opened," Pasquarelli boasts.

That's not completely true: Some skeptics still haven't forgiven SHoP for hitching itself to the Barclays Center. "I can't look at it without seeing the politics," says Fran Leadon, coauthor of the AIA Guide to New York City. But the Barclays Center became SHoP's calling card, bringing it to the attention of New York's real estate industry.

"I felt the design took a lot of balls," says ­Michael Stern, managing partner of JDS Development Group. Stern hired SHoP to take on another difficult project: an East River site that had sat vacant for more than a decade due to bureaucratic delays and financial setbacks. When Stern ­acquired the parcel from a previous owner last year, he inherited a painstakingly negotiated set of zoning constraints that prevented his planned pair of condo buildings from sharing a base. So SHoP gave him copper-sheathed towers that bend toward one another and meet in a central "skybridge" that contains amenities such as a health club. With those buildings under construction, Stern has SHoP working on another project, a 1,350-foot residential skyscraper above a landmarked building on 57th Street.

The 57th Street development--one of several recent ones meant to cater to the billionaire condo buyer--is the kind of building that is unique to New York. But lately, SHoP has begun to branch out of its hometown, vying to design a new generation of embassies for the State Department, building an office center for technology companies in Botswana, and working on a futuristic planned city in Kenya. Chakrabarti recently published a book, A Country of Cities: A Manifesto for an Urban America, which proposes that places like Dallas and Denver construct "hyperdense" core areas served by convenient public transportation. That vision, of course, looks a lot like New York. "I think our work right now represents the new direction of urbanity in America," Chakrabarti tells me.


http://c.fastcompany.net/multisite_f...ew-skyline.jpg

chris08876 Feb 11, 2014 4:31 AM

^^^^

Modular Units sound like a good way to get affordable housing to the masses. I could imagine that its a cheaper when it comes to construction thus allowing developers to afford to have more units that are, well, affordable.

NYguy Feb 13, 2014 2:17 AM

Latest filing...

(2/11/14)

http://a810-bisweb.nyc.gov/bisweb/Jo...ssdocnumber=01

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FILING FOR RECONSTRUCTION OF EXISTING SIDEWALK VAULTS AS SHOWN ON DRAWINGS FILED HEREWITH.

NYguy Feb 13, 2014 10:07 PM

Hadn't noticed this important tidbit earlier...


http://www.pbase.com/nyguy/image/154481336/original.jpg



http://www.pbase.com/nyguy/image/154481340/original.jpg


They're itching to get started, have the funding to get started, and this was approved.

Blaze23 Feb 13, 2014 10:30 PM

YES! With that and TV, I got enough to keep me satisfied, now if inly 2WTC could get going.


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