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    What about mixed use? AOL and Bloomie will be taller, but it's not 100% residential.

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    425 Fifth Avenue, in addition has a few floors of commercial space.

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    does anyone have the original plans for this building?

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    Not bad at all.

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    Yet, it ain't all it was cracked up to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrooklynRider
    Yet, it ain't all it was cracked up to be.
    Agreed. "One of the Three Sisters" my foot. But it's a nice apartment tower nonetheless, and better than average in that genre. I give it a 7/10.

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    There are multiple retail floors?

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    425 Fifth Avenue. December 2004.


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    Well, it definitely has a presence...

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    I really like those protruding vertical mullions. I rather like some of the indulgences POMO has to offer.

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    I like it.

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    I rilly liek ziss ahchitekshur... ::cocks head to the side::

    Errr, private joke. My Elements of Architecture professor, has (had, since today was the last day of class) a really thick German accent and would cock his head to one side whenever he was examining a studio project in class. He'd say something like "I rilly liek it. It's not rilly wot I ahsked for, but it's nice just ze sehm."

    In fact, I just found out today that my professor is Matthias Neumann, as in the guy who collaborated for the design of the "Lower Waters" proposal for the WTC memorial. Quite cool that whenever we had discussions in class, he never tooted his own horn.

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    I see art deco, here. The massing is the first hint. But -- how to be more specific about that broad brush? Is it dictator deco? Nope; not enough limestone and bas relief. Is it Miami deco? Not on this scale, it isn't. Is it zig zag deco? Well, despite the wraparound window similarity to the Chrysler, I don't see any zig zags anywhere. Is it moderne? Nah...not enough curves. I suspect I'll have to paint with a broader brush and settle with calling this "postmoderne deco." (with an "e")

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    Come to think of it: doesn't the Fuller Building look a lot like this?

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