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

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    I bet they will redo the base fairly quickly.

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    I like the wedge of light. A little understated, but appropriate for the city.

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    From those angles, a very nice accent. I think it is the twilight that helps in these visuals.

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    They've also begun lighting the entire top. I saw it from the Brooklyn Bridge and it looks really nice.


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    I agree. I saw it last weekend.

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    May 22nd, 2010





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    It's beautiful at night.

    Love it.

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    Photographers FYI:

    There are small metal markers in the pavement at the corners of both West 42nd & 43rd showing how far the 1BP property line extends out into the sidewalk:

    43rd / Sixth:



    Notice the amount of sidewalk under the control of BA (the marker is at bottom left);
    it seems to line up with the eastern side of the new subway staircase enclosure:



    42nd / Sixth:



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    I don't like that. It's too gloating. Like boasting how much you give to charity. 'Look how much sidewalk we've given you'

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    You see them all over the city. Pretty much anywhere that a building has pulled back from the property line there's a marker imbedded in the pavement (hmmm .. possible photo essay?) It might even be a legal requirement of some sort. Most are so discrete that you never notice. If I hadn't specifically been looking for these I'd have walked right over them (as everybody else was doing when I was there getting these shots).

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    A post from July 2004, when the the design for 1BP was still evolving:

    Quote Originally Posted by NYguy View Post

    Testimony at public hearing on 20 November 2003 in support of One Bryant Park

    4) Public Amenity Spaces

    The project will provide a number of pedestrian circulation amenities. These spaces include a 5’ sidewalk widening on 42nd Street, an open entrance plaza on the south side of the site at 42nd Street and Sixth Avenue, an enclosed “urban garden room” to the north at 43rd Street and Sixth Avenue, and a through block arcade at the west end of the site connecting 42nd and 43rd Streets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alonzo-ny View Post
    I don't like that. It's too gloating. Like boasting how much you give to charity. 'Look how much sidewalk we've given you'
    It's for surveyors.

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    Thumbs down

    As if they haven't killed the block enough already with a huge lobby and their own bank branch, the one retail spot left on 42 St--which I was hoping to see something interesting go in there--is now going to be a Verizon phone store.



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