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    Wow look how thin those floorplates are. If you dropped a bowling ball on the floor, it'll probably crack the floor. Cheap in every way, even down to the structure.

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    Spongy underlayment and deep shag carpeting will take care of that.

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    Yeah baby!

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    Quote Originally Posted by antinimby View Post
    Wow look how thin those floorplates are. If you dropped a bowling ball on the floor, it'll probably crack the floor. Cheap in every way, even down to the structure.
    Are those floors post-tensioned? That would allow them to be very thin and yet strong.

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    Exposed Floorplates!

    Yes!!!!

    It's about time they made their long-awaited return

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    Some horrifying images there.

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    Okay I'm throwing in the towel on this one. I walked by today and the first floor of windows are in. Butt ugly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrooklynLove View Post
    Okay I'm throwing in the towel on this one. I walked by today and the first floor of windows are in. Butt ugly.

    I wish I could say I was surprised that this turned out ugly, but I've expected it from day one.

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    All I know is that if there's ever another moderate-to-large earthquake in New York, you do NOT want to find yourself in this building. Looks like it'd fold like a house of cards.

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    ^ Agree.

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    I'm no engineer but those floor plates do appear to be rather fragile. What would really be interesting to see are pictures of the shear wall.

    The floor plates appear fragile and the facade is low quality. Will it survive an earthquake? I don't know but it certainly doesn't look good.

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    If earthquake survival is the test then the vast majority of NYC structures aren't passing.

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    the floor plates could be tensioned which would give it the same strength as thicker ones... but probably not likely.

    anyways, the windows on this are BROWN! Why do people insist on using "neutral" colors for everything

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