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Thread: Brooklyn - Proposed City Tech Tower - by Renzo Piano

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    If the NY Times tower and the Epic mated, this is probably what the child would look like.

    I just think Renzo is just going back to the NYT tower design well one too many times.

    Quote Originally Posted by Derek2k3 View Post
    Don't like that yellow, it reminds me of the Epic.

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    By the way, according to my math, I only got a height of around 875* ft. for this tower.

    5 bottom office floor heights: ( 5 x 15 = 75)
    70 upper residential floor heights: ( 70 x 10 = 700)
    mast: assuming* 100 ft.

    75 + 700 + 100 = 875 ft.
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    It's also very similar to his proposed tower in Boston:


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    Quote Originally Posted by antinimby View Post
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    By the way, according to my math, I only got a height of around 875* ft. for this tower.

    5 bottom office floor heights: ( 5 x 15 = 75)
    70 upper residential floor heights: ( 70 x 10 = 700)
    mast: assuming* 100 ft.

    75 + 700 + 100 = 875 ft.
    Given the architect choice I doubt every res. floor will be 10'. I see the roof height about the same as TWT, 72 stories 861 feet. The striped MT building in the background is 500'.

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    Need more view points to really judge this one.

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    I hate Piano. This is his third abysmal project for New York. Yellow? I'd almost rather have rods...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derek2k3 View Post
    Given the architect choice I doubt every res. floor will be 10'. I see the roof height about the same as TWT, 72 stories 861 feet. The striped MT building in the background is 500'.
    I just love to calculate everything out myself.

    Okay, so taking everything you said into account, here's my revised calculations using 12 ft for residential floors (by the way, I recounted the number of floors and came up with 70, not 75).

    commercial floors: (5 x 15 = 75)
    residential floors: (65 x 12 = 780)
    mast: assuming 100 ft.

    Total height: 75 + 780 + 100 = 955 ft.

    Again, the height of the mast is the wild card because the 100 ft. number I just picked arbitrarily and we might be off.

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    ^ Mast isn't really part of the building's height.

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    i'm having trouble placing the location of that proposed piano tower - where specifically is it supposed to go?

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    ^ Whazzamata? ESB reflection doesn't give you all the clue you need?

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    I don't really care for that plaza next to it. I'd rather have a continuous streetwall.

    Quote Originally Posted by ablarc View Post
    ^ Mast isn't really part of the building's height.
    It doesn't really matter to me but since people generally include it in the height, I just go along with it.

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    Misleading when you compare buildings with masts versus buildings without. Apples and oranges.

    If you compare silhouettes of the Sears Tower and Petronas you'll see it's foolish to say the latter is taller. Sophistry.

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    I mean, other than a rendering, is there any evidence this is a serious proposal right now?

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    The plans are already finalized and have already been approved by CUNY and the state. They've started drilling test holes and it's due to be completed in 3 years.

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    Default got it

    so basically where that theater thing now sits next to westinghouse HS. cool. and definitely a crafty little move including that esb reflection in the rendering. once all is said and done with this downtown bk skyscraper boom, there are going to be quite a few buildings in manhattan reflecting bk. bout time.

    by the way, i noticed today that lots of demo has already gone down on the catsimatidis parcels on myrtle, running east off fbx - nice to see w/n 1 week of fences going up. now avalon needs to follow suit - get to reckin, kids!

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