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    A modernist (glass) addition to an early postwar (stone) base. The combined 21 storey boutique office building starts construction offering views at a prime location.









    (Edited by Stern at 7:05 pm on June 2, 2003)

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    It's kind of a tiny addition, don't you think?

    Any renderings?

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    Wow, I thought this building was just a stump, but it did have an upper portion:


    640 Fifth


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    What's the reddish tower behind it with the banded windows?

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    I like it. *I appreciate the traditional base (and prefer that on the more formal Fifth Ave). *Yet that the avenue *is surprisingly devoid of glass as opposed to, say, Park or Sixth Avenues. *

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    Quote: from TLOZ Link5 on 8:29 pm on June 2, 2003
    What's the reddish tower behind it with the banded windows?
    The Piaget Building



    The only way I know this is that I have this nifty map of the city that has building plots marked up with addresses. So I found 640 and looked at the plot just north of it, 650. Then skyscrapers.com's search does the rest.

    I just happened across this map in my book shelf, does anyone know of an online source of such a map?

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    Thanks, tugrul. *BTW, that second pic you posted isn't showing up for me--at least not on this computer. *I know it's some kinda rendering of the new tower, but still...

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    Quote: from TLOZ Link5 on 5:38 pm on June 3, 2003
    Thanks, tugrul. *BTW, that second pic you posted isn't showing up for me--at least not on this computer. *I know it's some kinda rendering of the new tower, but still...
    Heh, I had originally saved it as a png... put up a jpg now, should work.

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    I see it now. *Thanks.

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    Topped out, or close to it.






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    Looks good.

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    An entire tower clad like that would be pretty nice, too.

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    Especially if it were several stories taller.

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    Hate to be the first post in eight years... but I like this addition. The glass is sharp.






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    Very handsome glass addition.

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