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    Check out the 2 renderings of Piano's new Brooklyn tower on the Arte-Factory's website. Don't like that yellow, it reminds me of the Epic. I counted 65-70 floors with some taller academic floors at the base. With the spire it looks to reach about 1,000'. If all gets built, this would be our 18th 1,000'+ tower.


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    'One complication exists for the conversion of the Municipal Building’s first two floors. It could alter the building’s character, Lisa Kersavage of the Municipal Art Society (MAS) told the Eagle. The MAS is working to create a “Borough Hall Skyscraper District” that would protect with city landmark status 28 buildings in the area, including the Municipal Building.' --Brooklyn Eagle

    Uh-oh, hope this doesn't derail the process.

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    That tower looks very OK. And the yellow definitely does not look that great. Cant he implement something more structural like he did with the NYTimes Tower.

    BTW he sure likes those little mast thingys on top of his towers.

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    How do you like that reflection of the ESB in the rendering?

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    Yeah...it almost fooled me into going totally ga-ga for this tower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derek2k3 View Post
    If all gets built, this would be our 18th 1,000'+ tower.
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    Whoa Derek great find. I'm not crazy about the yellow too, I think a basic red, like the staircases on the Times Building, would be really bold and make a statement.

    Still, I would take that building in a heartbeat. It's the peak the Brooklyn's skyline desperately needs. Expecting tons of opposition on this....

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    Are those rods i see on the low rise portion?

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    ^Looks like it.

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    Sfenn, yea red was exactly what I was thinking.
    O and I'm the one who wished you Happy Thanksgiving yesterday.

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    It's a very optimistic list Alonzo...

    Freedom Tower 1,776'
    200 Greenwich Street 1,354'
    MSG Site Tower I 1,300'
    Penn East Site +1,250'
    Empire State Building 1,250'
    Pennsylvania Hotel Tower ~1,250'
    Bank of America Tower 1,200'
    175 Greenwich Street 1,155'
    80 South Street Tower 1,123'
    MSG Site Tower II 1,100'
    Chrysler Building 1,042'
    53 West 53rd ~1,042'
    New York Times Building 1,042'
    NYC Technical College Tower ~1,000'
    The GiraSole +1,000'
    Sherwood Equities Tower +1,000'

    At least two towers from the Westside Railyards (?)
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    This would be great for Brooklyn!

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    Default is it office or residential?

    I wonder - it seems to me a 1000 foot residential building in Brooklyn would be hard to build - we don't even have a 1000 foot residential building in Manhattan? Is it mixed use or something at least?

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    The renderer doesn't know what traffic looks like in the U.S.

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    {yawn} It's an ugly bore.
    Good call on the ESB reflection, ablarc. Guess those are the kind of tricks they have to resort to nowadays with hacks like Piano. When I look at his buildings, they say to me , "I'm almost nice."

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    Quote Originally Posted by alonzo-ny View Post
    Are those rods i see on the low rise portion?
    Please don't let that be a parking garage.

    Also, regarding opposition, who could make a valid argument against it? The are no parks or residences in the area affected at all by the height. The building currently on the spot is abysmal. I'm assuming that this this is another Ratner development and he's going to try to ride the coat tails of the NYT Tower to get this one through approvals process.

    I like it. Yet, I still loathe Bruce Ratner.

    This building should be a no-brainer for approval.

    Last comment: looks like the "Brooklyn Flatiron" by Ismael Levya has finally broken ground. Hooray!

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