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    while I like the height I HATE the box.

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    It's bold, simplistic, uncluttered, segmented design gives an appearance it's stretching to the heavens. I love it!

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    The people buying the apartments will, and they're the ones that count.
    Quote Originally Posted by londonlawyer View Post
    Does anyone like this lame box?
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    The City in the Sea

    by Edgar Allan Poe
    (1809-1849)


    Lo! Death has reared himself a throne

    In a strange city lying alone
    Far down within the dim West,
    Where the good and the bad and the worst and the best
    Have gone to their eternal rest.
    There shrines and palaces and towers
    (Time-eaten towers that tremble not!)
    Resemble nothing that is ours.
    Around, by lifting winds forgot,
    Resignedly beneath the sky
    The melancholy waters lie.

    No rays from the holy heaven come down
    On the long night-time of that town;
    But light from out the lurid sea
    Streams up the turrets silently —
    Gleams up the pinnacles far and free —
    Up domes — up spires — up kingly halls —
    Up fanes — up Babylon-like walls —
    Up shadowy long-forgotten bowers
    Of sculptured ivy and stone flowers —
    Up many and many a marvelous shrine
    Whose wreathéd friezes intertwine
    The viol, the violet, and the vine.
    So blend the turrets and shadows there
    That all seem pendulous in the air,
    While from a proud tower in the town
    Death looks gigantically down.


    There open fanes and gaping graves
    Yawn level with the luminous waves;
    But not the riches there that lie
    In each idol's diamond eye —
    Not the gaily-jeweled dead
    Tempt the waters from their bed;
    For no ripples curl, alas!
    Along that wilderness of glass —
    No swellings tell that winds may be
    Upon some far-off happier sea —
    No heavings hint that winds have been
    On seas less hideously serene.


    But lo, a stir is in the air!
    The wave — there is a movement there!
    As if the towers had thrust aside,
    In slightly sinking, the dull tide —
    As if their tops had feebly given
    A void within the filmy Heaven.
    The waves have now a redder glow —
    The hours are breathing faint and low —
    And when, amid no earthly moans,
    Down, down that town shall settle hence,
    Hell, rising from a thousand thrones,
    Shall do it reverence.



    [Emphasis supplied]

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    Quote Originally Posted by londonlawyer View Post
    Does anyone like this lame box?
    I really, really want to like this one, but the design is just so bleh. It's not that it's bad, it's just unmemorable. I mean, its scale and proportions are impressive, but beyond that...

    Still, I'm not complaining too much. For a crime like the demolition of the Drake Hotel, we should get a replacement that steals the show if not from the incredible design quality, then at least from sheer scale. A street as important as 57th has long lacked a key defining element, and the Park Avenue intersection does make for a perfect centerpiece location. Despite its banality, it should play off nicely with One57 down the street.

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    I like it, for its height and slenderness, that's all though. Pity that this is going up and Verre isn't. Oh well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by futurecity View Post
    I like it, for its height and slenderness, that's all though. Pity that this is going up and Verre isn't. Oh well.
    Torre Verre is going up.

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    It is?

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    DOB shows no activity on Torre Verre / 53 w 53rd since the New Building plan was Disapproved back in 2009.

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    ^
    That doesn't mean the project is dead.

    The developer filed plans, which conform to the new requirements, with the Dept of City Planning in July, 2011.

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    I've no doubt it's not dead, and will be constructed at some point (hopefully not too far in the future). But to my mind, to say it's "going up" implies current activity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lofter1 View Post
    I've no doubt it's not dead, and will be constructed at some point (hopefully not too far in the future). But to my mind, to say it's "going up" implies current activity.
    I meant that it's not dead. We don't know that 432 Park is going up right now.

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    Judging by the webcam, demolition of the last corner is in full swing. This will be under construction in no time.

    edit: I love the fact that 432 Park Ave will have a taller roof height than 1WTC.

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    http://newyorkyimby.blogspot.com/201...ll-be-new.html

    quite a good amount of info in that posting

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    Forms have now been filed for the commencement of construction on the retail portion of 432 Park Avenue. While the public still only has vague renderings of the project to go by, it appears that the retail base will be adjacent rather than underneath the residential portion of the project. While the tower portion is rumored to be in excess of 1,400 feet in height, the retail component will be only 6 floors, comprising an area of 60,000 square feet.

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