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    I think its great! I agree, such impact!
    And I think that it looks great from central park with the Plaza hotel in front.

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    It's not over 900 feet, it's 861 I think.

    I like it, for the most part. Standing at the base and from street level almost anywhere it looks great IMO with the glass being spectacular. However there are times in a certain light when the glass is almost 'removed' and the window grid can be seen quite clearly. Also as someone mentioned earlier from downtown it does look like a smokestack.

    But...


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    actually it happens to be my personal favorite building, period. * its a skinny monster without any newage competition, devouring the east-side skyline only leaving behind fragments of much lower dying appartment complexes. *Eat it, no pun intended.

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    I love TWT. *It looks so elegant when you're viewing it from the east, particularly from Long Island City or on the Grand Central Parkway heading toward Manhattan. *It just seems to form a supertall cluster consisting of it, ESB, and the Chrysler Building, which IMHO hasn't been overshadowed or obscured at all. *I just love that here in New York, we have apartment towers that literally would overshadow the tallest buildings in most other American cities.

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    Now that I look at it much more carefully the way it combines with the skyline around there I like it somewhat.

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    At first I did not like TWT. But the technology that produce that facade is great. Although the glass is dark, and depending on the weather, a bit dreary, it does change color ( very much like Trump Tower). It sometimes looks black, brown, blue and even green. I especially like the way the glass reflects the sky on cloudy days.

    The proportions are exquisite. I especially like the way it looks coming in from Brooklyn on the 59th street Bridge. There it looks like a sentinel guarding the eastern flank of the Island.

    I dunno. I think that since PO Mo the tendency has been to criticise buildings simply for being boxes, leaving many folk'em wanting more. But I think we can like boxy buildings, even if for nothing more than their simplicity.

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    its a great building, i dont see how someone can not like it, if there is any box to like its this box!! Its impact as seen from Queens especially while on the LIE approaching the midtown tunnel is absolutely amazing, even from its wide side it is so narrow making it appear even taller. Its position so close to the river fools the viewer and makes it seem equal in height and impact to Citicorp and Chrysler. Im actually happy its not taller because then it would overwhelm the east side skyline, similar to how Hong Kong has been ruined and overwheld by 2IFC. Tallest and closest to the water is not good. *To me it completes the east side skyline as that spot was a height gap between Chrysler and Citicorp. With the addition of Bloomberg the east side skyline will be even more complete!! ha!! budum bum thank you ill be here all week dont try the veal

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    As long as we're on the subject of Black Glass Boxes...

    My favorite by far is the downtown Millenium Hilton Hotel.
    It has the best curtain wall in New York.

    1 North Sutton Place also has an exceptional curtain wall.

    Trump International Hotel and Tower
    &
    Trump World Tower
    are both notable buildings in that regard.

    And Seagram Building is of course the standard of comparison:
    http://www.skyscrapers.com/re/en/wm/bu/115572/
    (...and the second photo on the left is mine... sorry Stern)

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    The Millenium is Waaaaay underated, and it's a shame. I definitely agree with Chris on this one. It's a great building that should be more well known.

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    TWT is a great building, Im glad that so many people like it because i thought that it would create a public 'enemy' like the Met Life building was when it was first built for the Pan Am corp.

    I actually like the vastness of the building and the fact tyhat it makes a focalpoint on park ave.

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    I like the Millenium. It's skin has a nice sort-of turquois color.

    (Edited by DominicanoNYC at 8:10 am on June 13, 2003)

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    DominicanoNYC wrote:
    > I like the Millenium. It's skin has a nice sort-of turquois color.

    You're referring to the Millenium Time Square, yes?
    Nice hotel.

    For the record, in case there is some confusion, we're talking above about the downtown Millenium Hilton, which is a diffrent tower from the Hotel off Time Square (the names make them easily confused, but there's no affiliation).

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    I spent a birthday in that Hilton in one of their top suites. *What a day it was, the views of WTC were incredible. *One of the nicest B-day gifts a person could ever give a skyscraper fan!

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    Look at this bar:




    http://www.quarlo.com

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    Its gigantic, when youre in the city you dont really realise how huge it is.

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