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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...
  2. 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!
  5. 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 :(
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  12. 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...
  14. 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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    I stared at that picture in the (physical) NY...

    I stared at that picture in the (physical) NY Times magazine for a long long time.

    The observatory has fantastic views at night (not THAT fantastic), and I was pleased with my trip there. I plan...
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    Amusingly, the best map I can find of the planned...

    Amusingly, the best map I can find of the planned connection (Doesn't seem to be open - at least, I couldn't find it from the WTC/PATH side) is right here on Wirednewyork if you try googling for a...
  18. Thread: Fulton Center

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    After stopping at the brilliant white purity of...

    After stopping at the brilliant white purity of the WTC Oculus last Thursday morning, I stopped in at the Fulton Center. Fulton is a smaller space - and a very different vibe - industrial and harsh...
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    Ducking through a random street trying to get from Fulton Transit Center to City Hall Park, I found my self on the less photographed side of the Temple Court Building. Looking nice!
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    I had a precious hour free last Thursday morning,...

    I had a precious hour free last Thursday morning, and I chose to spend it checking out the latest additions to the downtown transit world - the new WTC Station's Oculus and the Fulton Street Transit...
  21. Massive Crane collapses at Worth and West Broadway - with fatalities

    Anyone know what construction project this is for? I see early reports of it being at 40 Worth... but not familiar with anything going on there.
    Seems like it was being used for demolition from...
  22. Oh thank goodness. Never so happy to hear a...

    Oh thank goodness. Never so happy to hear a development cancelled. Rather have a stump than a stack of boxes.
  23. It does seem a little odd to have skipped floors,...

    It does seem a little odd to have skipped floors, but didn't think about it until Irish pointed out the ramifications. I guess Glass only goes in if major construction work is otherwise done?
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    Fantastic article in the Times last week on the...

    Fantastic article in the Times last week on the neglect of the old Penn Station:

    Longing for the Old Penn Station? In the End, It Wasn’t So Great

    By DAVID W. DUNLAP DEC. 30, 2015

    18215...
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    I (finally) made it up to the WTC Observatory...

    I (finally) made it up to the WTC Observatory yesterday - all the other times I've been in lower manhattan the past few months its been overcast, or the lines were around the block. Mid-afternoon on...
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