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Thread: 375 Pearl Street - Verizon Bldg (downtown) - Proposed Renovation - by Cook + Fox

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    Too bad they're not tearing it down.

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    They should hold a contest for ideas on how to improve the exterior. Would be a good marketing tool for their data center and attract lots of interest from the 99% of people who hate that steel & concrete mega turd

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    Quote Originally Posted by GordonGecko View Post

    The building works perfectly as a data center, Mr. Sabey said, because its floor plates can withstand 200 to 400 pounds per square foot, compared with just 100 pounds per square foot for most office towers.
    Perfect for the mega-fuel tanks they'll be installing in there.

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    I've walked by the building the other day and noticed that several sections of its façade have been removed, directly exposing the interior. Have renovations since begun?

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    If you mean exterior renovations, I don't think that's going to happen.

    It could be the new owner, but I think the wall opening (2 column width, 3 floors above the lobby level) is work by Verizon. They will occupy 3 floors in the building. Probably moving in heavy equipment.

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    No exterior renovations huh... how long are we to be stuck with that brick?

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    Until the economy heats up again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enigmatism415 View Post
    No exterior renovations huh... how long are we to be stuck with that brick?
    The deal to reclad fell through and you don't need fancy glass for a data center. Given the location it would probably sell better as residential but it's hard to ignore the tons of valuable infrastructure going into this unspeakably hideous chancre sore on the skyline.

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    Oddly enough, the building looks somewhat handsome when you're right up next to it, kind of like an overgrown Silicon Valley tech facility from the early 1990s. When seen from a distance, however, it's decidedly out of place. I feel the same way about the AT&T Long Lines Building; nice textures up close, but from afar it looks like something The Lorax would have protested against.

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    torture

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    What exactly are they doing to the building, now?

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    more of the same. it's going to be a data center. i suspect they'll put back what they removed from the facade once the work is done.

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    Aww man, I was really hoping that they would put the black shroud on this one. This along with the Trump World Tower, 55 Water St and One Chase Plaza represent a nefarious codray of egregiously misplaced towers in NYC that obscure much more worthier architectural icons. They are like skyline debris, they do nothing except get in the way.

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    Sadly, this slab of vertical ordure survived the storm:


    from the blackout zone by Mattron, on Flickr

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