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    Definitely 2nd from left looks best.

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    I agree, 2nd from left is best: That panel shows an attractive, but not overwhelming, variation of limestone blocks, with nice contrast in grout.

    The two panels on the right show blocks that are too similar in coloration, and on such a large building that could become too monolithic. The grout on the far right panel is too light. The panel on the far left is just too varied in color, and seemingly haphazard.

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    ^i agree with everything lofter said.

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    I hope the design here is a blockbuster. Extell's tower across the street looks horrible.

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    Billionaire’s Row‘s race into the sky continues. Two of its biggest projected selling towers are beginning to rise out of their gargantuan foundations and are rushing to claim their piece of coveted Central Park-fronting airspace. Construction of Vornado’s 220 Central Park South development has an early lead against Extell Development’s significantly larger Central Park Tower (formerly Nordstrom Tower) across West 58th Street. The first level of concrete and re-bar are now poking up above street level and the elevator/stairway cores are now clearly visible to pedestrian passersby.
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    That is an amazing aerial view: and the design of the building is very attractive. I like the way this building tapers off at the top with gradual set backs, and plenty of masonry on the facade, along with classical detailing. I am also glad to see this is not a pure glass facade with floor to ceiling windows: not a nice look inside or out in my opinion. So many great new buildings for posting pictures and offering commentary, so little time: I need to do a TOP 5 or 10 list and post/comment only on those projects.

    Right now; this building and 551 West 21st street make the list.....now I only need three more to follow.

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    I hope that is the design. It is stunning. I'm concerned that the rendering at the site and on the DOB is different.

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    This is going to be beautiful.

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    Pretty neat, and bigger picture isn't it sneaky how developers don't need to have 59th street lots to provide parkside views

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    The building may be attractive, but the entire neighborhood smells like the south end of a northbound horse.

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    Good thing everyone living here can surely afford to be driven in and out of their posh buildings without ever having to wander around.

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    Amazing progress here...


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