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Thread: 505 West 37th Street & 455 West 37th Street @ Tenth Avenue - by Handel Architects

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    Yeah, you pretty much described what "Avalon" windows look like.

    Avalon is development company that has put up many atrocious buildings and they all seemingly share the same characteristics: highly reflective and wiggly glass with AC vents. (They are by no means the only ones that do it but unlike others, no one does it more than they do).

    Here's an example of an Avalon:




    Contrast that with the much, much better looking windows such as these:



    Notice there's no AC vents, the glass is clear and not wavy. A whole world apart in terms of quality and aesthetics.

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    I just wish since it had to block my sunset over the river view,
    it could have been a better design


    At least with all the glass in now, the sun makes it look
    like it's burning on fire (I can dream)!

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    The 43 floor tower across the street is now at street level...
    Bet this one flys up!
    (crawled up onto the mobile crane while the guard was occupied for this inside shot.)

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    Good job sneaking around the guard to get that shot and thanks for the update.

    I wonder why they haven't put in a stationary crane (or two) yet.

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    That's a handsome building across the street in that photo.

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    street glass!



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    3 updates for the price of one in that pic above. (hint: reflections)

    Good job.

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    What's the 3rd? The McSams?

    ....those don't count.

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    Went by the site today...
    pic of 37 st entrance


    And then looked across 10th!
    Believe me...it's WAY bigger looking in person-pics pale
    in comparison.










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    I wonder why they still haven't gotten around to putting up a fixed-in-place crane.

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    Will not have to deal with those pesky inspectors this way +
    They might not have to....
    That mobile crane is the biggest one of it's kind I've ever seen.

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    the same crane was used at 85 West Broadway, Soho Mews and 450 Washington St.

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    but one of these towers is 44 stories. They used a jumping crane at 455, so I'd be surprised if they don't use one here.

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    Just ran across this forum and so glad I did. As you can see from pic (if I have attached it correctly) I have a commanding view of this project. Unfortunately imfy not imby. But I dont mind I more enjoy watching it all happen and I promise more photos. I do have some great ones of the smaller complete 24 story building as well.

    Note in the upper right hand corner, the site for the 100ft. deep pit where they will load in the 7 train tunneling rig late winter.
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    ^ Taken from the Victory. We look forward to your periodic updates from that angle high above.

    By the way, here's a NY Times photo from early 2007 of the site where 453 currently stands.


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