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    Searched and couldn't find anything on this. Mods move or merge if needed. Very surly article on new filled skyscraper condo here. Looks like one of those things that sticks out of a solid-state circuit board, but the amenities will be a big draw.

    First Look At The Ridiculously Tall Condo Tower Coming For Lower Manhattan




    125 Greenwich Street (Shvo/Bizzi & Partners/Vinoly)

    New York YIMBY has published renderings of the new residential tower planned for 125 Greenwich Street, rising to a ridiculous 1,356 feet tall and becoming the largest residential tower in all of Lower Manhattan.

    The new tower will be just 12-feet shy of the roof of the World Trade Center, while also falling just 23-feet short of 432 Park Avenue, the monolithic tower now rising in midtown.

    The site, which was purchased by Michael Shvo last week, has no height restrictions—an attractive feature for developers who want to build really, really huge condos. None of that 25-story Brooklyn waterfront garbage. Ha! They laugh at that.

    Shvo's tower will rise to 77 floors, which considering its height, isn't that many. Why not more floors you ask? Because this condo tower will have some truly insane ceilings; some apartments will be as high as 24 feet, all the better for minimalist art, private IMAX screening rooms, or your slamball court.


    Behold my sweet view of the harbor, brah! I'M KING OF THE WORLD!

    Three floors in the tower will be devoted to "maid's rooms," while the lower floors will become a mix of retail space and amenities for the building's many actual residents. The incorporeal residents, those oligarchs who will buy apartments in the tower without any intention of actually living there, will be missing out on the outstanding view of the harbor pictured above.

    It's a shame they never visit their 24-foot high walls, which were honestly just made for a Dan Flavin installation, but speculators can't be choosers.

    http://gothamist.com/2014/09/02/tall..._tower_nyc.php

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    Horrendous! More soul-sapping, skyline-killing architecture; just when we thought we had re-established it these guys couldnt wait to ruin the DT skyline again. All in the name of profits, greed that brew nothing but a cesspool of tastelessness.

    Something has to be done....

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    What happens to this during a Cat 1 or 2 Hurricane?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherpa View Post
    What happens to this during a Cat 1 or 2 Hurricane?
    A new construction tower is probably the safest possible structure in a hurricane. Newer buildings have to follow the current, much more stringent, code.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ASchwarz View Post
    A new construction tower is probably the safest possible structure in a hurricane. Newer buildings have to follow the current, much more stringent, code.
    So the renderings just didn't show clearly the "Guy-Wires" typically required for similar tall skinny structures?!!
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    Sing this tune........'their is no business, like Shvo business, like no business, I know. ' TaDaaaaaaa

    Sorry, could not resist that line. Anyway, I really like 432 Park -except-for the raw concrete fašade: so now the same building with a smooth, shiny, slick cladding on the fašade - the building is destined to be a NYC superstar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherpa View Post
    So the renderings just didn't show clearly the "Guy-Wires" typically required for similar tall skinny structures?!!
    There's nothing inherently less safe about a "skinny structure". Obviously low-value structures like transmission towers aren't comparable and require no such engineering.

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    Enough of these towers already. They add so little to the character of the skyline and the culture of the city.

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    I really don't like it so far but how much can you do given the height, width and Cost you're looking at.

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    Uninspired and out of place.

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    I agree with arcman210, Tectonic, & HoveringCheesecake. I'd rather have an empty lot.

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    It wouldn't be so bad at half the height.

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    ^Agreed.

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    If you Click on the link from YIMBY it says that the current rendering is for massing purposes so this is likely to change.

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    With that said, there really isnt much you can do with a site this small in terms of footprint. Any "design" that happens here is likely to be some sort of facade treament.

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