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nycaddict Oct 1, 2013 11:22 PM

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Originally Posted by SkyscrapersOfNewYork (Post 6286545)
No great shape with curves though definitely a great Tower

thanks for the info. any pictures?

tyleraf Oct 1, 2013 11:25 PM

Please upload pics! I'm glad to hear its over 1400. This will be a perfect book end to the Central Park south skyline.

Onn Oct 1, 2013 11:32 PM

1,423 feet? Not bad at all, we'll take that! 225 W 57th Street would still be the tallest to roof in the city! :)

NYguy Oct 1, 2013 11:34 PM

I'm just hoping it's not a flat roof.

Onn Oct 1, 2013 11:39 PM

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Originally Posted by NYguy (Post 6286565)
I'm just hoping it's not a flat roof.

Would be better than another spire...

NYguy Oct 1, 2013 11:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Onn (Post 6286568)
Would be better than another spire...

I doubt this would have one, but I think we need another spire, a real spire to top the skyline. The flat topped 432 Park is enough of that.

I think these 3 towers are close enough to be seen as a trinity, they'll work together as a group. The first two give us nice, distinctive marks on the skyline above a sea of boxes.
I think the tallest towers should.


http://www.pbase.com/nyguy/image/152655079/original.jpg

Blaze23 Oct 1, 2013 11:49 PM

This is crazy! I can't believe all this happened since the last time i logged on. I would've went to that meeting. Guess it wouldn't let the Steinway tower have its day lol. This has to be one of the most exciting days on this forum! By the way I'm with NYGuy when it comes to the spire, if u wanna be in the conversation with the ESB and the Chryslers as the next big thing in NYC, you need yourself a spire.

Onn Oct 1, 2013 11:50 PM

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Originally Posted by NYguy (Post 6286570)
I think these 3 towers are close enough to be seen as a trinity, they'll work together as a group. The first two give us nice, distinctive marks on the skyline above a sea of boxes.
I think the tallest towers should.

Well, I totally think your right about that. All three towers are going to make a killer combo. I hope developers purpose a few more glass supertalls closer to 432 Park, on the other side of Central Park. It would be cool to have a wall of supertalls 1,000-1,500 feet all along there(all different and unique designs, of course.)

SkyscrapersOfNewYork Oct 1, 2013 11:50 PM

Flat top sorry guys

-Filipe- Oct 1, 2013 11:51 PM

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Originally Posted by SkyscrapersOfNewYork (Post 6286585)
Flat top sorry guys

pictures?

NYguy Oct 1, 2013 11:52 PM

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Originally Posted by SkyscrapersOfNewYork (Post 6286585)
Flat top sorry guys

OH well. So the two tallest towers to roof in Manhattan will be flat topped. Let's hope the design is enough to overlook that.

JayPro Oct 2, 2013 12:00 AM

Look at it this way. One57 and 111 are flat looking north/south.

Onn Oct 2, 2013 12:07 AM

I can't imagine Adrian Smith screwing it up, so I'm not worried with a flat top. He'll make it work to it's advantage.

NYguy Oct 2, 2013 12:08 AM

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Originally Posted by JayPro (Post 6286598)
Look at it this way. One57 and 111 are flat looking north/south.

Sure, if you're standing directly north. I rarely see skyscrapers that way. And from the south they aren't flat looking at all.

Overall the important thing is that this tower is moving forward, and should be under construction within a matter of months. There's a lot to digest with all of the skyscrapers in the works. It should keep us busy for the next few years, to a decade or so as other towers kick off after these near final stages of construction.

UTEPman Oct 2, 2013 12:10 AM

I haven't seen a render yet, but the descriptions are paving the way for another interpretation of a box. The height is nice, but won't be noticeably taller than 432 park.


With all the talk about huge heights and iconic design, I'm thinking this may be disappointing for someone like me who had really high expectations.

So far, I'm thinking that 107 & 111 is going to be the iconic tower of central park. It won't be a great deal shorter than this tower so it should stand out nicely.

Blaze23 Oct 2, 2013 12:13 AM

I might be reading too much into it but I'm not sensing a lot of enthusiasm from those guys at the meeting. Hope I'm wrong

JayPro Oct 2, 2013 12:14 AM

So I'd guess that if one were to eyeball 225's height on the renders of 111 here, it would prolly hit the top of the pic.

NYguy Oct 2, 2013 12:16 AM

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Originally Posted by JayPro (Post 6286613)
So I'd guess that if one were to eyeball 225's height on the renders of 111 here, it would prolly hit the top of the pic.

Not quite. We're talking about a 73 ft height difference . They'll likely be rising together, but I believe 111 will top out first. It will be exciting to watch and document this.

JayPro Oct 2, 2013 12:17 AM

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Originally Posted by Blaze23 (Post 6286612)
I might be reading too much into it but I'm not sensing a lot of enthusiasm from those guys at the meeting. Hope I'm wrong

If anything, what might be construed as a lack of enthusiasm could be either guarded optimism or having to sit through any buttpipe NIMBY claptrap during the meeting. Both guesses IMO are equally valid.

JayPro Oct 2, 2013 12:19 AM

@NYGuy;

But wasn't 111's height finalized at 1300' to the top design element? That'd be a 123' diff.


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