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Old Posted Jan 13, 2021, 10:48 AM
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I don't understand all the hate on this building lol definitely the best super tall in billionaires row in my opinion haha steinway is too skinny and 432 park is just boring, CPT actually has more than 5 sides like 432 park. Plus its shiny glass. But whatever, its good that not everyone thinks exactly the same lol
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^ it's just that when you see the designs of supertalls going up all over the world (including in NYC) over the past 10 years or so, and then you see the design of this one, well...
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The only thing that's really special is the cantilever, which is kind of odd looking and not even visible on the skyline. It is quite a feat of engineering though.

The building overall isn't terrible, but some of the designs overseas and in the US blow it out of the water. Even 70's supertalls like Sears or the original WTC are more interesting to me, let alone the ultra futuristic ones of today.

Breaking the height barrier needed to happen though, as the US is major a superpower. I guess you can't have it all, at least not yet. Hopefully we get a taller and more interesting looking building in the near future.
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I don't understand all the hate on this building lol definitely the best super tall in billionaires row in my opinion haha steinway is too skinny and 432 park is just boring, CPT actually has more than 5 sides like 432 park. Plus its shiny glass. But whatever, its good that not everyone thinks exactly the same lol

Shiny glass doesn't really make a building special. There's plenty of that to go around. I do think the facade is nice. But after a certain height, and prominence on the skyline, you just have to do better.
This would have been a fine 700 footer. At 1,550 ft, the banality is too much. What makes it worse is that it's on the New York skyline, with it's long history of iconic buildings. This building almost doesn't want to be seen.



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^ "almost doesn't want to be seen" is a good way to put it.

In those photos above, my eye goes to it because it's the tallest, but quickly finds 10 other buildings in the frame which make much more of a statement.
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Shiny glass doesn't really make a building special. There's plenty of that to go around. I do think the facade is nice. But after a certain height, and prominence on the skyline, you just have to do better.
This would have been a fine 700 footer. At 1,550 ft, the banality is too much. What makes it worse is that it's on the New York skyline, with it's long history of iconic buildings. This building almost doesn't want to be seen.



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This skyscraper really should have had its spire. I noticed something else though- looks like there's some scaffolding on the crown of 787 7th Avenue, on the north side. I wonder what's up with that?
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