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

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    Yes, 'a star', on a stage crowded with aristocracy, celebrities and wannabes. Must be New York!

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    The crown is so dead at night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MidtownGuy View Post
    The crown is so dead at night.
    I thought the renderings showed the crown lit up at night. Someone forget to install a light switch or bulbs?

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    Renderings also showed trees and a garden up there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by econ_tim View Post
    Aren't these hideous blue and brown brick pieces of s..t behind 440 W 42nd? They're disgusting.

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    Yep, that's West 41st between Dyer & Tenth. A fairly cruddy blockfront there.

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    With very little chance of being redeveloped any time soon. The location is not pretty, to put it mildly.

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    The game changer would be if the 7-line extension station were to go in here. A Tenth Avenue station entrance would be right across the street.

    This block is also locked in by the Lincoln Tunnel ramps to the south. There are [theoretical] plans to build around and over the bus ramps, which would connect this block. Plus there's the plan for the Boulevard Park on the block to the west connecting down to the Rail Yards.

    Maybe not in our lifetimes ...

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    That is crappy.

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    This is the spacing the NYTIMES tower should have used. It would have allowed the atmosphere to color the tower and would allow tenants an almost unobstructed view. Instead its a costly experiment that looks like someone painted dish-water over a simple box.



    With the exception being at night, I find the NYTIMES Building as dreary as the "hideous blue and brown brick pieces" shown five posts above this.

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    I thought the spacing on the times tower was for the purpose of affecting heat and light from the sun,
    and not so much for the visual effect, it seems more-so purposed for here?
    I absolutely loath this KOTH, and have grown quite fond of the times building- spacing and all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scumonkey View Post
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    I absolutely loath this KOTH...
    What's a KOTH?

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    Acronym for your new found way of describing a "POS"...
    Kandahar On The Hudson

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