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    It was much nicer today than Sunday. Let us commence digging a hole. The signs state the oddly specific 3/31/2014 (possibly 15, now I'm blanking) date for completion.

    From the south


    From the north

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    A review of th e proposed tower from James Gardiner:

    http://therealdeal.com/issues_articl...tting-corners/

    Architecture review: Cutting corners
    Pei Cobb Freed’s Seven Bryant Park will probably not achieve design renown, but it could be worse

    January 01, 2013
    By James Gardner

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    02.10.13 More activity here...

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    Ground broken today: http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2013/0..._save_lich.php

    MIDTOWN WEST—With Mayor Mike in attendance, ground was broken at 7 Bryant Park (aka 1045 Sixth Avenue), the future site of a glassy 28-story tower that'll look like those shiny renderings above. It will serve as the replacement for the old, boxy, modernist Milliken Building, which was demolished in 2009.

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    Although we have lost some great structures in recent years, overall the city continues to improve.

    This site was disgusting.

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    Pei Cobb Freed’s 7 Bryant Park Tower Breaks Ground in Manhattan

    by Branden Klayko

    Another skyscraper is rising in Midtown Manhattan. Developers Hines and Pacolet Milliken broke ground this week on Pei Cobb Freed’s 7 Bryant Park tower (aka 1045 Avenue of the Americas) that was unveiled in 2011. The 28-story, 470,000-square-foot tower sits at the southwest corner of Bryant Park and features a distinctive hourglass-shaped cutout on its corner. “The hourglass facade detail will be a lens through which building occupants can view the park with dramatic and alluring immediacy,” architect Henry N. Cobb told AN in 2011. A 46-foot-diameter stainless steel disc will hover above the entrance. The building hopes to achieve LEED Gold status and is expected to be complete in early 2015.


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    http://blog.archpaper.com/wordpress/archives/55698

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    The outwardly slanted windows on the lower floors is going to do wonders for Hines getting additional rents from what is normally the "cheapy" office space around Bryant Park. The will basically put prominent park views where there would have been negligible ones. Well architected. If this turns out close to the renders, it will be an excellent addition to a previously shabby block.

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    It's a little hard to see from this angle, but they're down pretty deep over here:


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    Two thumbs up. I like it - much better than the hideous modernist/post-war Milliken Building that used to be there.

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    What was the Millikin Building anyway? Offices? From previous posts, it looked as if it didn't even have windows.

    I am a growing fan of Mid-Century Modern, but the best this thing could have been called was "not-very-good mid-century mundane." Still, though, a low rise building on this lot ("P.O.S." though it may have been) gave you a view of the handsome eastern facade of the lozenge-shaped Springs Mills Building, a city landmark. The new building will be much taller than what it replaced, obscuring that fine structure entirely.

    Something to think about for all you fans of the new and the tall.
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    Slightly off topic but Bryant park is very beautiful right now, if you happen to be in the neighborhood.

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    Kinda hard to believe that park was once filled with drug dealers and prostitutes.

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    I slept in the park a couple of nights in the 70s when I was too high to get home. It was scary!

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    Back when New York was fun...

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