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Thread: 99 Church Street (30 Park Place) - 82 stories, 926 ft - by Robert A.M. Stern

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    I did not realize we are facing a midget imbalance within our city.

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    Absolutely. Americans were in the 19th Century the tallest of people, thought giants, averaging 5'9" for men. We are still at the same height and now the Dutch are the tallest, averaging 6'3" ... and there is a direct correlation of masculine shrinkage to tower building and slum removal, if this makes sense ....

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    I think masculine shrinkage has a more direct correlation to icy-cold water.

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    Oh, goodness! Hilarious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lizbeth li View Post

    ... We are still at the same height ...
    Danged immigrants pulling down our national height average

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    Sorry, Im 5'8"

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    Wink

    Would you consider heels?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrooklynRider View Post
    I think masculine shrinkage has a more direct correlation to icy-cold water.
    Hilarious!



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    Quote Originally Posted by stache View Post
    Would you consider heels?
    I like platforms personally.

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    Cool

    We can work with that.

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    Let's see, Brooklyn Rider misses my reference and adds it's his reference, which the London man, devoid of all irony, thinks then is hilarious if filtered. I am wondering about now not about faux hi-rise architecture, deconstructed versions of the past, but straight out tower irony. Which are the most ironically good towers in the city? if there are such things and not merely bad camp?

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    The Seagrams Building is ironic. The Empire State is high camp. The Sony building is bad camp.
    Last edited by stache; January 28th, 2008 at 10:23 AM. Reason: Removed insult.

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    Stunning numbers - it will be taller than Woolworth!!

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    Silverstein & Stern's 99 Church: Four Seasons! Limestone!




    The webcast quality was a little garbled, so we won't have a good look at the renderings for Robert A.M. Stern's 99 Church Street condo-hotel until later today, but developer Larry Silverstein unleashed all the wild details at the Downtown Alliance's breakfast meeting this morning, and here are the fun ones:

    1) The hotel will be operated by Four Seasons. Yes, Lower Manhattan is getting a five-star Four Seasons. With a view of a giant pit. It's the city's second 4S.

    2) Robert A.M. Stern is like Gallagher: find something you do well that catches on, and keep doing it forever. In Bob's case, limestone is his watermelon-smashing.

    3) At 80 stories when it tops out in 2010, 99 Church will be Manhattan's tallest residential building. There will be 143 condos, including full-floor penthouses.

    4) The hotel lobby will be on Barclay Street, and will have four floors of hotel amenities space. The residents' lobby will be at 30 Park Place. A public plaza on the east side of the building will link Park Place and Barclay Street.

    5) LEED certified! Larry, you dirty hippie!

    More to come, folks.

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