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  1. The nighttime renderings remind me of the chaotic...

    The nighttime renderings remind me of the chaotic rotating tower proposals, with each floor on its own rotation....but in this case no rotation of course.


    rotating floors by the florentine...
  2. http://www.nysun.com/new-york/changes-sought-in-pl...

    http://www.nysun.com/new-york/changes-sought-in-plans-for-south-street-seaport/85812/

    Changes Sought in Plans For South Street Seaport

    By PETER KIEFER, Staff Reporter of the Sun | September 15,...
  3. I'm actually liking the skin of the new GS tower...

    I'm actually liking the skin of the new GS tower more than I thought I would. I'll reserve final judgment for when it's complete, hosed down, and occupied, but for now I'd say it's turning out better...
  4. There's something about the scattered box pattern...

    There's something about the scattered box pattern that makes me think BeaverHouse. I realize we're talking totally different materials here, but still....scary. I liked the Beaver rendering, and look...
  5. I couldn't agree more. There's something very...

    I couldn't agree more. There's something very fitting about the Memorial finishing first, with construction all around it. It's appropriate that we'll be at the Memorial with things being built all...
  6. Anybody know the total square footage of this...

    Anybody know the total square footage of this building and the anticipated cost of construction? Couldn't find either anywhere.
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    Sticky: Poll: Agreed absolutely. The union is too powerful. ...

    Agreed absolutely. The union is too powerful.

    Don't get me started on the teacher's union...
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    Sticky: Poll: Sorry, but that just doesn't sound right to me,...

    Sorry, but that just doesn't sound right to me, so I checked. NYC continues to experience historically very low unemployment rates, through of course it has inched upward recently. NYC has been...
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    As a guy who's been to about 2/3rds of the major...

    As a guy who's been to about 2/3rds of the major league ballparks in north america, I expect both Citifield and the New Yankees stadium to remind me of every other park built since the early 1990s....
  10. True enough, but two things strike me about this:...

    True enough, but two things strike me about this:

    1. If indeed there is a commitment to FINISH the memorial by Sept 11, 2011 that can only mean good things for retail and restaurants for blocks...
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    And years later.... Double Edge to...

    And years later....



    Double Edge to Brooklynís Success
    By PATRICK McGEEHAN (from NYT)
    Published: July 20, 2008
    When the Brooklyn Brewery set up its brew house 12 years ago in a decaying...
  12. I love the optimism! I feel better already.:)

    I love the optimism! I feel better already.:)
  13. The long-term office capacity for downtown is...

    The long-term office capacity for downtown is certainly the key thing here, but no doubt developments in the short-term have a huge impact. The present has a way of asserting itself onto the future....
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    Hmmm...surely you are right that it's not...

    Hmmm...surely you are right that it's not uncommon for one large project to comprise multiple buildings. I'm not so sure I'd say "distinct." If you look at most large scale projects in this city, be...
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    My guess is that they see an opportunity to make...

    My guess is that they see an opportunity to make a fast buck. If you essentially have one design that you vary only according to size of lot, height, and color of cinderblock (shall it be pukey green...
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    Thanks Lofter and Zippy. Very helpful.

    Thanks Lofter and Zippy. Very helpful.
  17. ....and how large projects seem to get done when...

    ....and how large projects seem to get done when there are no huge government agencies, politicians and public money extensively involved.

    They're there, supposedly, to watch how the public money...
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    I've played around some more with the rating...

    I've played around some more with the rating scales and put together a spreadsheet with examples.

    The attached zip file of an excel spreadsheet has the following:

    1. Tab 1 shows the...
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    trying to paste a table in a post

    Is there a way to post a table from excel into the text of a post? something else I can do to get a similar result?

    I'm thinking there was something I did on another site to get it to work, but i...
  20. Lower East Side Is at a Crossroads By CANDACE...

    Lower East Side Is at a Crossroads

    By CANDACE TAYLOR, Staff Reporter of the Sun | July 17, 2008

    When Laurie Tobias Cohen was a young girl in New Jersey, her family often visited the Lower East...
  21. From NY Sun ...

    From NY Sun

    http://www.nysun.com/new-york/lower-east-side-is-at-a-crossroads/82072/
    Lower East Side Is at a Crossroads

    By CANDACE TAYLOR, Staff Reporter of the Sun | July 17, 2008

    When...
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    I agree, BL. I walk through this area all the...

    I agree, BL. I walk through this area all the time. It's true that razing entire blocks shouldn't be done thoughtlessly since so much of what makes a neighborhood a neighborhood is variety of design...
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    Thanks for the kind words. Yes, it would be...

    Thanks for the kind words.

    Yes, it would be GREAT to develop a system in which anyone could rate every project by the same criteria, and then the results could either be viewed individually (so...
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    Rating NYC Projects/Proposals

    For fun, Iíve been trying to come up with a rating system for individual construction proposals/projects.

    My purpose is simply to have a way to get a handle on the breadth and depth of projects...
  25. Thank you, forum members, for providing the wider...

    Thank you, forum members, for providing the wider community with lots of great info on projects in progress in our great city. I read the forum frequently even though to date I haven't posted much.
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