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Thread: 383 Madison Avenue - former Bear Stearns Building - by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

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    The forum started in Spring/Summer 2000. I was just finishing my freshman year in high school. Bear Stearns started in 1999, finished 2001.

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    Just to back up the consensus, I really like this building too. It's a classic New York scraper cleanly executed, and it fits in no matter what angle you see it from. Like Macreator said, I'm a sucker for some good po-mo, and this fits the bill very nicely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kznyc2k View Post
    Just to back up the consensus, I really like this building too. It's a classic New York scraper cleanly executed, and it fits in no matter what angle you see it from. Like Macreator said, I'm a sucker for some good po-mo, and this fits the bill very nicely.
    And, if you were so inclined, you could even think of it as just plain mo --like its neighbor, MetLife (PanAm).

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    Very true, although I'm not sure I'd be comfortable being associated with that..

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    The dapper New York Times Building would look great among the business suits of Midtown East.



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    Instead it has to compete with these.
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    Look how well Met Life fits in.

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    I used to work at Bear. The views there are amazing. I appreciated Metlife, GE and the Empire just a tad more. When work became a pain, I would simply go up to the library and reflect while looking down on the city.

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    I actually like the fact that NYT Tower isn't in there with Bear Stearns and Co. One side is classy, more conservative designs...the other side is flashy and eye catching with lots of glass and points. I think it's cool that the two sides are designed in their own distinct ways, even newer buildings like Bear Stearns are designed in a certain way to stay in suit with its surroundings.
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    Zippy: "Look how well Met Life fits in."

    Classy, effortless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZippyTheChimp View Post
    Look how well Met Life fits in.
    Quote Originally Posted by Fabrizio View Post
    Zippy: "Look how well Met Life fits in."

    Classy, effortless.
    Yeah real well. Also, notice how "effortlessly" with all that shameless bulk it completely blocks the Chrysler Building.


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    Notice also how the only acceptable shots of the MetLife Building are ones taken from clear across town. I suppose it looks even better from the surface of the moon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TREPYE View Post
    Yeah real well. Also, notice how "effortlessly" with all that shameless bulk it completely blocks the Chrysler Building.

    Well, you can at least see the Chrysler's spire...

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    What a shame the way the GE building blocks St. Patricks.

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    Does anyone know where I can find renderings of the Travelstead Tower by KPF that was proposed for this spot in the 80s? Thanks.

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