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    Yep. Caumsett State Park from the far NW corner...

    Yep. Caumsett State Park from the far NW corner of the beach. By my calculations the sun should start setting behind the skyline from that perspective in early-to-mid October - so gonna trek back...
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    I found a spot in Suffolk County where I could...

    I found a spot in Suffolk County where I could snap the midtown skyline. So no need for me to go into the city anymore to check out construction, LOL.
    I must be rusty - I'm having trouble figuring...
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    LOL - I saw someone posting by the handle...

    LOL - I saw someone posting by the handle Ninjahedge on Gothamist and thought - nah... couldn't be. LOL
    Not quite the same.
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    At least through March.

    At least through March.
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    Crazy how slender that tower looks - even more so...

    Crazy how slender that tower looks - even more so from certain angles.
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    Lot of changes coming to the LIRR station too....

    Lot of changes coming to the LIRR station too. The MTA vanity project page has a lot of good info on what they're up to: http://www.amodernli.com/newsroom/
  7. Looks like the Norman Foster faceted diamond...

    Looks like the Norman Foster faceted diamond design is coming back - no one wanted a stack of boxes. It was my favorite of the 4 - so... huzzah!
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    So is there a new place everyone congregated onto...

    So is there a new place everyone congregated onto to track NYC developments with actual critical insight?
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    Then go post something in the Skyscraper section...

    Then go post something in the Skyscraper section :)
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    Times isn't a unified organization - its a bunch...

    Times isn't a unified organization - its a bunch of disparate groups and departments under a single logo. As a result you get these bizarre juxtapositions of railing against the rich from one...
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    The New Gilded Age Skyline of Manhattan

    For any oldtimers who happen to peruse... here are two fantastic articles from the NY Times chronicling the super-towers being put up to meet the demand by the ultra-wealthy for real estate to park...
  12. Are there any renderings without the trees?

    Are there any renderings without the trees?
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    I promise to log on at least once a year to see...

    I promise to log on at least once a year to see if anyone is still posting. Maybe if another annual poster hits the site around the same time we can create a convincing simulacrum of activity!
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    whew!

    whew!
  15. Thread: Hudson Yards

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    Poll: @scumonkey - are your images still posted? Not...

    @scumonkey - are your images still posted? Not loading for me :(
  16. Its not really that noticeable, sadly. Those...

    Its not really that noticeable, sadly. Those cross beams made it stand out in the crowd... now it looks like a less bold copy of Four Times Square.
  17. Ah - that's what I logged on to see if there was...

    Ah - that's what I logged on to see if there was any buzz about. My understanding is that the rump base/pilings were built with Fosters design in mind - using the BIG/ugly design would need some...
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    I've never been more than a bit contributor, even...

    I've never been more than a bit contributor, even in the sites glory days - but I'm sad to see it decline. There really isn't a site covering NYC sadly that hits the combo of criticism, breaking...
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    Poll: Caught fantastic uh... anti-crepuscular rays...

    Caught fantastic uh... anti-crepuscular rays streaming from the Gehry building last Thursday morning - while crepuscular rays emanated from the WTC 1 tower. Have to share!
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    Sticky: Poll: Was wandering around the WTC site last week, and...

    Was wandering around the WTC site last week, and caught fantastic light rays streaming off the WTC in the morning from right outside the Oculus. It only lasted a few minutes - I've seen them before...
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    No one lives in NY anymore, its all tourists.

    No one lives in NY anymore, its all tourists.
  22. Thread: Hudson Yards

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    Poll: I'd love to see a rendering that shows what it'll...

    I'd love to see a rendering that shows what it'll actually look like in 10 years - scuffed up, stained, bird crap, etc.

    Probably still will look cool... but it will never looks as shiny as it...
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    Sticky: Poll: Popped into the WTC Oculus again on Thursday - I...

    Popped into the WTC Oculus again on Thursday - I couldn't bear to see the defaced corridor between the Oculus and the WTC, but the Oculus itself looks fantastic now that all of the entrances are...
  24. Quick shot I took two weeks ago after escaping...

    Quick shot I took two weeks ago after escaping the desecrated concourse to the WTC

    https://c7.staticflickr.com/9/8573/28830324926_cd2a7f51e3_z.jpg
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    Sticky: Poll: Only 9 months ago I first entered the passageway...

    Only 9 months ago I first entered the passageway between the Oculus and the WTC, and was spellbound. It was just a corridor, but it was also one of the most beautiful spaces I'd ever been in - so...
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