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    Poll: Doesn't the Woolworth have protected landmark...

    Doesn't the Woolworth have protected landmark status, like the ESB and Chrysler? If she doesn't, someone had better get busy and make sure she does....
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    Poll: JonY, you're probably right - the Woolworth and...

    JonY, you're probably right - the Woolworth and "glass interantional shiney shineys" don't have that much in common!

    I simply classify the Woolworth as the best Gothic Revival 'scraper, and the...
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    Poll: Yeah, I'd like to hear what they have to say...

    Yeah, I'd like to hear what they have to say (seriously!)

    Maybe if all of us Woolworth Building fans PROMISE not to pop back with snide, sarcastic retorts...
  4. Thanks for the great pics! She's definitely...

    Thanks for the great pics!

    She's definitely one of the finest - takes to the sky like a rocket, every inch proud and soaring...

    And she sure does put that "Freedom Tower" (and most of the other...
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    Poll: Good points, JMC and Zippy, though very sad to...

    Good points, JMC and Zippy, though very sad to realize...

    Still, I wonder, how many craftsmen around today can do the same sort of beautiful, detailed work in terra cotta, bronze, stone, etc. -...
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    Poll: 10, of course - She's the essence of Gothic, and...

    10, of course - She's the essence of Gothic, and a perfect illustration of why Gothic is the best historical for skyscrapers outside of Art Deco - Gothic and skyscrapers are both about height, and...
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    Well, it sure as heck AIN'T no Empire State! ...

    Well, it sure as heck AIN'T no Empire State!

    Yeah, it's slender and soars well, and it has a nice, shiney glass curtain wall that should really dance with the light...

    BUT:

    The curves in the...
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    You go, NYguy! :D :lol:

    You go, NYguy! :D :lol:
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    It would REALLY be great if they had something...

    It would REALLY be great if they had something done in time for NYC's 400th anniversary in 2009....

    I mean, Starrett Bros. & Eken got the Empire State up in 1 1/2 years or less (depending on what...
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    The problem with wind mills, Freedom Tower, is...

    The problem with wind mills, Freedom Tower, is that they only produce power when there's wind - and since , if I'm correct, you can't store electricity, they seem like they'd be very unreliable -...
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    Very true, JMGarcia - IMHO, most of the best...

    Very true, JMGarcia - IMHO, most of the best skyscrapers are those that do become less massive as they rise - this can give them graceful elegance and soaring height... :D And it's one reason I'm so...
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    Christian, you make a good point about integrity...

    Christian, you make a good point about integrity in using materials. You're also very right about correctly defining what I'm talking about, and speaking of that, if you've seen them, are many of...
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    Hmm, Christian, so I have a "reactionary agenda?"...

    Hmm, Christian, so I have a "reactionary agenda?" Well, let's see...

    I must confess that, for the most part, I really dislike decconstructionist architecture, for the philosophy behind it as much...
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    Christian, I'm sorry I started a thread on an old...

    Christian, I'm sorry I started a thread on an old topic - but it was the first time I'd heard about it. I guess I just won't assume anything I've just found out about is breaking news in the future. ...
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    I agree with you 110% Zippy, which is why I'm so...

    I agree with you 110% Zippy, which is why I'm so disappointed...

    If only they'd hired Cesar Pelli - he's one architect who can design a grand skyscraper and teach it how to soar.....
  16. Thread: Libeskind Chosen

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    Bennie B, your idea sounds like it could be...

    Bennie B, your idea sounds like it could be really nice, except for the white travertine - that's what they used on Lincoln Center's facade, and it has NOT held up well - it's so bady pitted,...
  17. Good point, emmeka. I imagine that figuring out...

    Good point, emmeka. I imagine that figuring out the stress factors involved in curved steel must be especially complicated, not to mention making all the pieces so that they fit together - now that...
  18. OK,OK - it reminds me of a giant dildo :roll:...

    OK,OK - it reminds me of a giant dildo :roll: thus carrying phallic symbolism to a bizzare new level...
  19. I agree with you about that Swiss Re tower,...

    I agree with you about that Swiss Re tower, Matt3303 ...What that monstrosity reminds me of, I *ahem* don't care to post on a public forum! :roll:
  20. Good idea, Christian, but, with all due respect,...

    Good idea, Christian, but, with all due respect, I have to say I DON"T think Gehry's hulk is "fine" or anything near it....
  21. Hmm...I dunno...This certainly isn't as hideous...

    Hmm...I dunno...This certainly isn't as hideous as some of his other ideas, like his proposal for the NY Times tower.
    It still looks odd, but it might dance with the light very nicely. The shape...
  22. I read somewhere that rents are actually higher...

    I read somewhere that rents are actually higher in the offices or apartments that have bracing across windows, since the cross-bracing is a unique feature... :D...Hat-tip to the cleverness of...
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    Oh, sheesh, this is so crazy, but I can't help...

    Oh, sheesh, this is so crazy, but I can't help hearing "gotta a lotta terra cotta" to part of the tune to that old song, "Bye, Bye, Miss American Pie..gotta lotta terra cotta.." :D
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    Yeah, I think so...but I sure wouldn't want to be...

    Yeah, I think so...but I sure wouldn't want to be on an upper floor when that storn hit...
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    Poll: My favorite skyscrapers are in midtown... The...

    My favorite skyscrapers are in midtown...

    The Chrysler and Empire State are tied for first place on my list of NYC faves, and they're even more amazing in person - two of the most beautiful...
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