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    I'm not a fan of the re-clad by any means, but isn't this work not only about asthetics (masonry > glass) but also about attempting to create a more energy efficient skin for the building?

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    I was walking in the area Saturday and came across this building completely cordoned off by emergency vehicles, yet I didn't see smoke and nothing turned up on the Googlewebs... anybody know what was shakin?







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    we didn't they use a mirror glass at lest? you can still see the old structure through the new cladding, looks dumb.

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    ... came across this building completely cordoned off by emergency vehicles ... anybody know what was shakin?
    Scaffolding Collapse at 3 Columbus Circle

    Kitchen Sink NYC

    A partial scaffolding collapse in high winds was to blame for shutting down West 57th Street between 8th Avenue and Broadway for about an hour on Saturday afternoon. Emergency crews blocked all vehicular and pedestrian traffic in both directions along the stretch while responders secured the area to investigate and to ensure there was no further imminent danger.

    Passersby who inquired were told by police officers on the scene that it had been a scaffolding collapse, and a bomb squad had determined there was no bomb scare.

    No one was trapped or hurt in the collapse, according to a police captain on the scene. One emergency responder suffered a minor injury in the cleanup. The street was reopened shortly after 5 p.m. ...

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    I'm glad the original building can be seen through the glaze. Reminds me of what I refer to as the editor's prayer -- Psalm 51: "My sin is always before me."

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    Fioco, I agree. Having seen it this time around I came to not mind the glass: it was striking a good balance between reflectiveness and transparency, reminding me of the wonderful glass on Philly's Comcast Center (this glass however is too wavy to be truly great).

    And Lofter, you pulled through as always!

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    The real credit goes to Google

    We go way back.

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    This may be a stupid question, but is it possibly that they are going to remove some of the masonry from the inside? Or are the glass panels literally attached to the masonry..

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    It's been previously established that the exterior masonry walls here are load bearing and therefore necessary (at least to some degree). However, in a re-clad job nearing completion at 1140 Sixth Avenue / W 44th the glass went up over the bricks -- and then it seems that some of the original exterior walls came down. There was a similar re-clad of glass over brick at the Hippodrome, one block to the south on Sixth, where portions of the original brick walls & windows were visible during the re-clad, but now that the work is finished the old stuff is no longer visible through the new glass facade.

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    are going to remove some of the masonry from the inside?
    no
    are the glass panels literally attached to the masonry...
    yes

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    The Hippodrome re-clad was overseen by MOED DE ARMAS & SHANNON Architects

    Images of how the building looks now can be seen at the MDAS website:

    Projects > Buildings > 1120 Avenue of the Americas

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    Quote Originally Posted by kz1000ps View Post
    I was walking in the area Saturday and came across this building completely cordoned off by emergency vehicles, yet I didn't see smoke and nothing turned up on the Googlewebs... anybody know what was shakin?
    I figured it was a bomb threat from londonlawyer ...

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    Very Reflective...

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    I like the Hearst reflection.

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    Here are some shots from the other evening...










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