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Thread: The Bank of America Tower a.k.a. One Bryant Park - by Cook + Fox Architects

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    ManhattanKnight, what time did the hoisting start? I missed it...

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    Late afternoon crane tilt-back . . .


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    These flagpoles in midtown are the cheapest excuse for height increase. It's worse than steroid use in sports in my opinion. Worse is, it catches on and we are stuck with flagpoles instead of buildings.

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    If you try to justify them as heigh then you will be bitterly disapointed. However, if you look at them as what they are and that is as aesthetic and funtional part of the scrapers that stick out of the skyline then you know what....IMO its not too shabby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scraperfannyc View Post
    Worse is, it catches on and we are stuck with flagpoles instead of buildings.
    How is this remotely true? You quote makes it seem like the building replaced real occupied space with a pole? I maxed its zoning and added a spire into the skyline big deal. Do you complain about chrysler?



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    I got up to Bryant Park a little before 10 AM and they had hoisted the big piece up from the street ... but they hadn't positioned it up on the tower.

    I hung around for a while and, since it was such great weather, took some pics of the BA from various spots nearby.

    By about 11AM it didn't look like they were going to hoist it up to the top, so I went on my merry way ...















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    By about noon I ended up down near Herald Square and saw that they had indeed raised the last section to the top of the spire.

    Needless to say I hightailed it back to Bryant Park ...













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    I agree with Stern, the spire design is pretty nice.

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    DECEMBER 14, 2007

    BofA triumphant!

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    DECEMBER 14, 2007

    More photos, from the Top of the Rock observation deck (shot blindly,
    so the quality is poor). The line of spires is amazing. We need at least
    one more between the Empire and Chrysler to complete the vision.

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    Thanks to everybody who took photos. Completed, the proportionality of the spire isn't as bad as I had feared.

    It will be interesting to watch the completion of the skin, the treatment of the crown and the internal lighting.

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    exciting to think that we are living through the construction of some of the defining structures of nyc's post 2000 skyline. for example, bear stearns tower, bloomberg building, bofa tower, new wtc buildings, several new towers slated in downtown brooklyn that stand a chance of being significant. pretty cool if you ask me.

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    So, I guess the oil rig reference is gone now eh?

    I think she looks great with that spire.

    Beautiful pictures, great updates, well done gents, thanks for the great pictures. Perhaps late spring 2008 is right on track to have people start working there

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    I do like the shape of this tower but if you compare it to the NYtimes you can tell who the real architect is. At the boa so many things are awkward and unresolved in complete contrast to NYTimes where it seems every detail was considered with equal importance.

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    ^^ I agree, I like the building but it puzzles me very often. Like the spire seems off and out of place almost. I don't get it.

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