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

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    The newsroom, a courtyard, and an auditorium are going to be in the low-rise portion of the tower. *The larger footpint also allows them to make the building taller, in accordance with zoning and architectural practices (more light and air, etc.).

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    RPWF updated their site nicely and there are some pictures of the NYT Bldg..


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    Now THAT'S a highrise.

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    thanks derek.

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    your welsome Stern-the site is down but the images still show up.

    The ceramic tubes...suppose they were flourescent lights and did a little light show at night.

    (Edited by Derek2k3 at 4:56 pm on April 18, 2003)

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    Those models compare it to ESB, Chrystler Bldg, and the other Times Square towers.

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    I absolutely positively cannot wait..

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    The statement:

    Each architecture tells a story, and the story this building proposes is one of lightness and transparency. While designing a tower fulfils the greatest challenge in the upward reach, it also contributes a presence in the skyline that is both vibrant and changing with the winds.

    The 52-storey building’s basic shape is simple, primary, similarly to the Manhattan grid. It is slender, does not use mirrored or tinted glass which render towers mysterious and hermetic subjects. On the contrary, the use of clear glass combined with a pattern of thin ceramic cylinders placed on a steel framework, positioned one to two feet in front of the glass, from bottom to top. This curtain wall will permit a high degree of energy efficiency in heating and cooling the building, and will make it get a different color, according to the atmosphere: bluish after the rain, shimmering red at sunset.

    For vertical circulation, in addition to 28 elevators, people will use stairs located on the side facades, whose flow will be visible from outside. This is only appropriate, as it is from the street itself that the newspaper metaphorically gathers its inspiration.

    Another notable feature is that the lobby of the building is very open, transparent and permeable. At ground level, a large internal garden will be accessible to all, visible from the street, thereby creating multiple transparencies throughout the block from 40th to 41st streets. The lobby will also include a semi-public auditorium, restaurants and shops at that level, in its desire to participate in the street’s everyday life.

    The idea to install a roof garden, which is in consideration, would be the opposite of that on the ground floor. While the ground level of the building engages the street and its daily rites, the roof garden would be a place of silence and contemplation. The meeting rooms at this level would give an enjoyable panorama of New York City through a glass and ceramic screen, that would shelter the garden from the winds.

    The New York Times is a news factory, the newsroom (located in the “podium”, the base of the tower) being the real machine plant for the entire system. It will occupy the 2nd, 3rd and 4th floors, overlooking the surrounding streets like a magic lantern, continually lit and constantly active.

    On all other floors, work conditions have guided our design: transparency, flexibility, ease of movement between floors, while privileging the sense of community and guaranteeing privacy. The tower would reach a height of 748 feet, and a mast on the roof would bring it up to 1,140 feet.

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    For vertical circulation, in addition to 28 elevators, people will use stairs located on the side facades

    I really like that.
    But it also means fewer offices with a view.

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    so instead of a single occupant stealing the view...

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    After 18 long years of buisness, closing, finally.

    Another welcome sight, among the last of TXSQ's sex buisnesses closing, several vacating here.

    Behind the fences, a miniature ghost town, the last dormant site among the hustle of TXSQ.

    Farewell to the surface parking, the porno, and welcoming the next coming attraction.

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    It's heartbreaking, but life goes on.

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    lol...very good Christian.

    But is there something as too much sarcasm?

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    I don't know. Let's make a survey.

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    from \

    ELABORATE SCREEN Mockups of the New York Times building's ceramic rod "veil" informed the curtain wall bid documents. (Photo courtesy of Benson)

    They also talk about a hypothetical 150 story tower for New York.

    Although glass curtain walls are becoming more and more thermally efficient," says Gregory Kiss, a founder of Kiss + Cathcart Architects, Brooklyn, the goal of creating an energy-conserving facade is one of "diminishing returns." His firm has designed a hypothetical 150-story tower to be built in New York City in 2020 with a skin that would be a source of power. The structure, clad entirely in photovoltaic (PV) panels, would generate 60% of the building's electricity requirements. Wind turbines enclosed in PV louvers would supply the rest.

    Although the 2020 tower may seem more like a fantastic vision, Kiss maintains that photovoltaic technology "is ready for prime time." Even now, the least-expensive building-integrated panels cost about $12 per sq ft. "There are many more expensive cladding materials," he says. And despite the fact that many recent high-profile projects use PVs to generate only a small portion of their total power requirements, building-integrated photovoltaics could be common-place in three to five years, he predicts. "The number-one limitation is education," Kiss says. Click here to view rendering.

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