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Thread: New York Times Tower - 620 Eighth Avenue @ W. 41st Street - by Renzo Piano

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    always has been ... may it always be ...



    42nd St station, view east possibly from a church steeple.
    On the right is Bryant Park and the old Egyptian-style storage reservoir.
    From Harper’s Weekly, July 20, 1878.

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    GE Building


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    ^Yes, I'd love to get more spires that actually have substance to them like the ones shown above; today's skinny needles sprouting from a flat surface aren't satisfying.

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    I'm getting bored with the whole diaphanous crown trend. There, but not really there...nice, now let's move on with the real thing.
    Like I said, give me substance.

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    Yeah I would love to have beauties like this more often....


    but we still get some horrible architecture nowadays so I am happy that they are not stupid flat boxes anymore and that architects are rethinking aesthetics at the top of a tower. I like you hated the NYTimes towers mast initially but it grew on me as soon it went up. So slender and elegant it fits the design in such an adequate way. The antenna on 4SQ is a visual landmark of Times Square, flamboyant, maybe even tacky- just like TS. 1BP has the looks of of an intricate detailed sculpture that in style bears resemblance the beaux structuralism that is seen in the facade of NYTimes tower, Perry west, GW bridge, Rogers' 3 WTC and maybe one glorious day- 80 South Street (hopefully!).

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    ^one of my favorites...I can't wait to see it when the scaffolding comes down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dtolman View Post
    From last week... I love how the rods fade away in the crown when you look up from below...

    The rods at the top do work much better from street level than when seen for a distance as a skyline element. (Hearst is another building that works better from the street than for the distance).

    I've liked this building from the beginning and am more than pleased with how it turned out - up to the crown at least which is just a bit too awkward IMO.

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    Night shots.




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    Were you hanging out at the bus terminal again?

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    Hmm looks like they're still working on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrooklynRider View Post
    Were you hanging out at the bus terminal again?
    They chased me away from GCT, so I have no choice.

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    sweet ...

    thanks, zip gotta get myself up there after the sun goes down ...


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    WOW it looks gorgeous at night! Fantastic pictures.

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    This might be a first, but I think the exterior lighting may actually take away from the beauty of this building. Without it, the transparency is breath taking.

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    This stretch of 40th St. sure looks dark and desolate (at least from this pic). The streetlights are not working or what?



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