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    fantastic: I have to go out there this weekend and see those new curtain wall glass panels getting installed on the facade. The most amazing new building currently under construction in NYC......

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    Quote Originally Posted by infoshare View Post
    fantastic: I have to go out there this weekend and see those new curtain wall glass panels getting installed on the facade. The most amazing new building currently under construction in NYC......
    Arguable but certainly in the mix!

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    The geometry of this building is really something. It's very hard to parse.

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    It's dynamic.

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    Looks great

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    Looks class.

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    Nothing against this building, but honestly, how is this facade treatment different/better than the second tower over in East Coast LIC? I mean, the building shape is certainly much more dynamic and thrilling, but the actual exterior finish appears to be no different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoldanTTLB View Post
    how is this facade treatment different/better than the second tower over in East Coast LIC? I mean, the building shape is certainly much more dynamic and thrilling, but the actual exterior finish appears to be no different.
    The façade is looking a bit cheap: the glass is framed with painted sheet metal panels - a relatively low cost curtain wall. They had to cut costs somewhere, it is after all a rental building with an affordable housing component; and that trapezoidal form factor done up in reinforced concrete was surly a big expense on the construction budget.

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    Didn't they proclaim about a month ago that they were going to top out in about two weeks? I figured something didn't seem right when they clearly had much more to go at the time.

    It is suppose to be taller than the Helena next door.

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    Maybe the uppermost floors will be all steel?

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    Bjarke Ingels's Pyramid—Well, Tetrahedron—Tops Out

    October 31, 2014, by Hana R. Alberts


    Photos via BuzzBuzzHome.

    Obsessive tracking of the 709-unit rental building rising along the West Side Highway at 57th Street is entirely justified. Because a) it's Danish star architect Bjarke Ingels's first major New York City project, b) it's a pretty major neighborhood gamechanger, seeing as how it'll have loads of apartments, and 20 percent of them will be affordable, and c) it's shaped like a freakin' pyramid. (Err, well, developer Douglas Durst prefers the geometrically accurate descriptor tetrahedron, if we're splitting hairs.) Anyway, the Magic Mountain has started to sprout part of its curtain wall, as documented by BuzzBuzzHome, and it's topping out today to boot. (Note: the photos are a few days old. Please send any shot today to tips@curbed.com.)



    Bonus: since Durst just scored a $411.5 million construction loan, it's likely that work will continue on pace. The building will include retail space, an indoor pool, basketball court, golf simulator, screening room, and a 25,000-square-foot indoor park tucked into the facade. When complete, market-rate rents for apartments on the upper floors of the 43-story tower could reach $90 per square foot.

    Wells Fargo and BNY Mellon Lead $412M Loan for Durst West Side Rental [NYO]
    Curtain wall rising at Bjarke Ingels' not-a-pyramid at 625 West 57th Street [BBH]

    http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2014/1...ontops_out.php

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    I hate to throw some shade on this thing, but I checked out the panels being installed on the 58th street side and they don't really look that high end when up close. The materials do not look cheap, just nothing special. Also, I thought this building would be more of a white color. These panels look to be a putty grey.

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