you see those Xs?
2 more theyre done.
How close to topping out are they?
you see those Xs?
2 more theyre done.
Last edited by RS085; May 27th, 2006 at 10:57 PM.
i cant post pics but there was one from today on ssc done by sarajevo city.
You know, if they finish the tower and Piano and the Times decide that the look of the rods is too oppressive -- either from the outside or the inside or both -- they could always go back and thin the rods out. Say, remove every other one. It would probably be expensive and it would definitely be embarrassing, but as far as exterior renovations go, it would be relatively simple. As someone pointed out in an earlier post, thinner rod schemes were considered during the design phase.
As of today May 29, 2006
Originally Posted by RS085
The screens will rise above the two more Xs, right? By how much, another 3 Xs in height?
I'd say three is about right but here, judge for yourself:
As the building now reaches completion I give this structure a capitol "A" for ARTchitecture. However, I am not sure I understand how the rods/curtain wall function: do the rods 'move' or are they fixed in place. I am not sure if the tubes are purely a design element; this is unlike any curtain wall I have ever seen.Originally Posted by panderson
Do they move - in a way similar to venetian blinds - to filter/block light under various sunlight conditions?
If they do move; how is the amount of light-screening controlled - automatically/manually?
If anyone has answers to these questions: please post them here on the board - I have not been able to find this information.
Last edited by infoshare; May 31st, 2006 at 12:05 PM.
The rods won't "move" in any mechanical way, but are fixed in place.
However I have noticed that there is a liveliness to the rods, particularly on windy days -- more of a subtle vibration (think a visual hummmm) rather than actual movement.
According to today's Wall Street Journal, the first Tenant was neither ESPN nor Dechert.
The New York Times is about to have new neighbors.
Forest City Ratner Cos., which is building the Times's new headquarters on Eighth Avenue in Manhattan, signed its first lease for the space that will go above the Gray Lady's newsroom and corporate offices.
Chicago-based law firm Seyfarth Shaw LLP will take at least three floors in the tower, designed by Renzo Piano, with an option for more space. New York Times Co. will own and operate the first 28 floors of the 52-story tower and get its name on the building. The opening is set for early 2007, replacing the 43rd Street building sold to Tishman Speyer Properties in 2004.
Rent terms weren't disclosed. Forest City has marketed the space at $85 a square foot. According to brokers familiar with the building, leases are being negotiated in the $75-a-square-foot range. Both sides were represented by real-estate brokerage CB Richard Ellis.
As for being so close to the prying eyes of journalists? "We'd like to think we are in very good company with them as neighbors. They are an old institution trying to stay with the times and reinvent themselves, something we hope to accomplish as well," says Seyfarth partner Lorie Almon.
Law firm signs first lease for NYT building
by Julie Satow-Crainsny.com
The law firm Seyfarth Shaw has signed the first lease at the New York Times Co. building under construction at 620 Eighth Ave., at 41st street.
The 17-year lease is for 100,000 square feet on floors 31 through 33. The asking rent in the building is $80 to $100 a square foot.
CB Richard Ellis began marketing the building, designed by Pritzker-Prize winning architect Renzo Piano, last year. It is the first new Class A office tower to be constructed on Eighth Ave. in several years.
"We have a number of other leases out, but Seyfarth Shaw is the first to cross the finish line," said Forest City Ratner Cos. President Bruce Ratner, in a statement.
Forest City Ratner, which owns floors 29 through 52 with its financial partner ING Real Estate, expects it will be open for occupancy by the second quarter of 2007. The New York Times owns floors 2 though 28.
The new lease nearly doubles the space that Sayfarth Shaw now occupies on non-contiguous floors at 1270 Sixth Ave. The 80 lawyers who occupy the Sixth Ave. office will be relocated to the New York Times building.
"We have grown substantially in the past year," said Lorie Almon, a co-managing partner at Sayfarth Shaw. "Our new home complements our commitment to our long-term investment in New York." In the past year, the firm hired 35 new attorneys.
CB Richard Ellis represented both the building owner and the tenant on the transaction.
Wouldn't it be funny if this building whistled like Cityspire?Originally Posted by lofter1
Is is too late for the Sulzberger's to tear this down and start again ?
Today May 31, 2006