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Comelade
November 19th, 2005, 12:20 PM
http://img518.imageshack.us/img518/1854/worlwideplaza93sx.gif


Photographs of my voyage in 2005
http://perrin.olivier.free.fr/new_york_2005/Worldwide%20Plaza/index.html

Photographs captures of the webcam of the ESB
http://perrin.olivier.free.fr/webcam/woorldwide_plaza/index.html

An animation after to capture Webcam : A day in the Life at the Worldwide Plaza
http://perrin.olivier.free.fr/webcam/menu_webcam/ani_worldwide.html

krulltime
November 19th, 2005, 04:29 PM
Oh the World Wide Plaza... Even though it was built in the 80's it has done well. And although is not a bad looking building I always though it was just too fat. It looks too alone where it is. Maybe one day more office towers will join him... but by the look of things it seems like the only neighbors will be residential towers. Too bad.

I wonder how many Square Feet it has...

Comelade
November 19th, 2005, 05:11 PM
personally, I love this building and his architecture.

http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=113800

http://www.explorenyc.com/Hell's%20Kitchen/wwp.html (http://www.explorenyc.com/Hell%27s%20Kitchen/wwp.html)

macreator
November 19th, 2005, 09:14 PM
While many people flout their noses at post-modernism, I have always loved World Wide Plaza.

It is the quintessential New York office tower while created totally out of the context of the 1920's and 30's.

There are so many bland and, frankly, ugly glass boxes around the City that it is such a nice change to see a tower that has a beautiful crown to top it and isn't a colorless box.

Beyond this tower's wonderful, and colorful, masonary and classic crown, the complex as a whole interacts with its surroundings and has an eclectic mix of retail and a wonderful open-space park. The through-block park with seating and the complex's mixed use with residential and retail really creates an inviting environment and I consider the building to be a success.

I realize the building isn't, groundbreaking, but it looks good, which is fine with me compared to other 80's office towers that shut-out the world with reflective glass and blank street wall.

antinimby
November 20th, 2005, 02:21 AM
Looks like a fat pencil to me, but it is beautiful though and I love it.


I wonder how many Square Feet it has...
1.7 million sf
More here: http://www.equityoffice.com/properties_space/building.aspx?BuildingId=2053

TLOZ Link5
November 20th, 2005, 02:02 PM
The building looks really cool at night, when the HVAC vents near the top start giving off steam. It evokes a rocket ready for liftoff.

macreator
November 21st, 2005, 10:26 PM
I don't usually like "fat" buildings but this building's size has always seemed appropriate for its "monumental" appearance. The size seems to go well with the design.

Perhaps the smaller apartment tower next door gives the office tower its context.

krulltime
November 22nd, 2005, 10:16 AM
Looks like a fat pencil to me, but it is beautiful though and I love it.


1.7 million sf
More here: http://www.equityoffice.com/properties_space/building.aspx?BuildingId=2053


Oh thanks.

:D Hahaha! Funny you said it looks like a 'Fat Pencil.' Because I also though the same thing and a friend of mine said the same when he visited the city. So alot of people think the same about this building looking like a 'Fat Pencil'. :p

Derek2k3
February 27th, 2011, 10:24 AM
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5258/5464585296_24dbbc51b6_b.jpg
chrisk1982 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisk1982/5464585296/sizes/l/in/pool-35034350743@N01/)

lofter1
February 27th, 2011, 12:28 PM
The massing is classic. But the color of the brick is unfortunate.

stache
February 28th, 2011, 02:49 AM
The Times said the white brick was a cop out, should have been stone.

scumonkey
February 28th, 2011, 03:02 AM
It was supposed to be ...but they ran out of money because of a costly, major revision of structural design,
due to a complete lobby redesign- after construction had already been started.

stache
February 28th, 2011, 04:07 AM
Did not know that. The lobby is fab.

Merry
February 28th, 2011, 04:40 AM
Don't get to see that view and at that angle very often. I love Worldwide Plaza - an admirable nod to Art Deco. Nice sculpture, too.

HoveringCheesecake
March 1st, 2011, 12:50 PM
Don't get to see that view and at that angle very often. I love Worldwide Plaza - an admirable nod to Art Deco. Nice sculpture, too.

Likewise. I can't really complain - it succeeded where many have failed.

GordonGecko
March 1st, 2011, 10:48 PM
Used to go here back when they had the $4.00 movie tickets

MidtownGuy
March 2nd, 2011, 11:40 AM
Movies at that underground theater were $2.00 in the early 90's!

stache
March 3rd, 2011, 05:50 AM
And if you went to the early matinee you could avoid the "talk back to the screen" crowd.

Tectonic
February 2nd, 2013, 04:22 PM
I would like to see a 2013 version of this series.


http://youtu.be/4-sGkfmIgzk
All parts are on youtube.