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    Excerpt from Lost New York on 1 Times Square:

    "The Times Tower was begun in 1903 in what was then Longacre Square. *Completed in 1905, it was twenty-five stories high, and New York's second-tallest structure. *It was also known as 'the second Flatiron Building,' because of its shapeóboth buildings being characteristic of Broadway's acute-angle intersection with avenues. *The New York Times outgrew the building in 1913, but owned it until 1961. *The new owner had it stripped down to bare steel and remodeled by the architectural descendants of the original designers, Cyrus L.W. Eidlitz and Andrew C. McKenzie. *The bland effacement reopened in 1966...What is now at No. 1 Times Square, at the Crossroads of the World, is not an important New York building, but only another piece of outdoor advertisingóa junior-executive monument self-dedicated to 'the show business of big business.'"

    (Edited by TLOZ Link5 at 9:11 pm on Mar. 26, 2003)

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    They should restore it to its original condition. There's enough room in the area to move current billboards of 1 Times Square to other buildings; if it's imperative that the Times Square remain the "billboard capital of the world." (a hint of sarcasm there)
    I'm all for progress and super tall skyscrapers but why mess with history?

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    1 Times Square has its place in history because on New Years Eve that's where THE BALL is. Next Dec. 31 there will be an illuminated building in the background for the first time. I almost think the ball should be relocated to the top of The Times Square Tower because of the way all the new buildings completely overpower little 1 Times Square. Then again, why mess with history...

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    Why not add on to 1 Times Square and make it taller? Especially with the completion of many new tall buildings that surround it. *I'm sure that the new advertising revenue could help pay for some of the construction costs.

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    The issue is not about moving the ball anywhere; it's about appreciating what youíve got. Itís about creating a homeostasis between the old and the new. Itís about controlling your narcissictic tendencies and whatever screwed up tastes you might have today, while giving a damn about those who came before you.

    Itís about progress, but only when that progress is forward; not when itís one-step forward and two steps backwards. And itís about creating a trully great city that appreciates its past, not a soulless city for and by beaurocratic multinationals.

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    Too late now. They should raze and replace it with something better.

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    Frank Gehry had plans in 2001.

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    I think I remember them. Maybe I have the wrong one, but was that the giant cheese grater?

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    Im not exactly sure why this one fell through, it was however seriously looked at.



    It is however for the best.

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    Oh dear.

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    it's better than what they've got right now

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    Quote: from jack on 10:24 pm on Mar. 27, 2003
    it's better than what they've got right now
    If only by the slimmest of margins =\

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    Times Square skyscrapers and Times Square Tower under construction. 9 March 2003.


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    The Westin is gorgeous, TXSQ Tower proud... Great composition of creative architecture.

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    Times Square Tower under construction. The view from 49th Street and Seventh Avenue. 26 May 2003.


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