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

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    Day and Night






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    Hands down, the best skyscraper built in the city this decade.

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    That crown just screams Gotham.
    And if you look at Derek's second picture, towards the top, before the crown, the verticality of the rods blend in to almost appear as slabs of slate.
    There's something with this tower.
    I can't put my finger on it, but I will.

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    That latest batch of pictures is excellent. I agree with the earlier comments, this tower is massively underrated. The ceramic rods look like stone in the sunshine and the crown looks like modern Gothic pinnacles. It's just an amazing amalgamation of the modern glass and steel skyscraper and the classic stone of Gotham.

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    Great pics!

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    http://www.hmwhitesa.com/case-study/...garden_01.html

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    New York Times Building Garden Court and Sky Garden ADDRESS: 1 Times Square, New York, NY CLIENT: Forest City Ratner Companies ARCHITECT: Renzo Piano Building Workshop with FXFOWLE Architects ENGINEERING: Thornton Tomasetti Engineers / WSP Flack + Kurtz LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT: HM White Site Architects with Cornelia Orberlander





    New York Times Building
    Rooftop Garden

    THE CROWN

    The rooftop garden design for the 52nd floor of the New York Times Building is currently in progress with installed completion anticipated for Fall 2009.

    The rooftop garden showcases a glass pavilion surrounded and connected with a lush landscape for building tenants floating over the City. The leaves of the trees flutter in the summer breezes with an audible rustle while casting shaded relief from the sun on the rooftop. The trees frame the garden and establish an intermediate verdant enclosure to the urban vistas beyond.

    The outward presence of the garden establishes a new urban landmark. The crown of Red Maple trees, visible from the street and afar, creates an iconic symbol of the Hudson Valley ecology and change of season in the Manhattan skyline.


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    What are the chances that the roof garden will be on next year's Open House New York?

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    You can just tell which floors are occupied by the newspaper and which floors are rented out to other companies.

    Notice the cafeteria, too (hint: double height floor and orange in color)

    By the way, check out neighbor 11 Times Square also. Looks good from that angle, doesn't it?


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    As can be seen in this photo, the crown is very dark at night, a non-presence.

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    Whatever did happen to the exterior lighting?

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    Just a guess, but maybe a cost savings measure?

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    The roof-top garden is still being worked on. Maybe the lighting will come with completion of that.

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    http://www.hmwhitesa.com/case-study/...garden_01.html

    New York Times Building
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    THE CROWN

    The rooftop garden design for the 52nd floor of the New York Times Building is currently in progress with installed completion anticipated for Fall 2009.

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    The building does have exterior lights on, it's just that the interior lights drown them out since the tower uses clear glass.
    In that pic just compare the opaque areas of the exterior i.e. (the mechanical floors) with the exterior walls of other buildings. I've only seen spotlights shning from the lower levels and from the Port Authority, which explains why it's so faint near the top. Also the spire is lit and all the tension rods on the north and south elevations are lit.
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    One Worldwide Plaza is the star of that ^ show right there.

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