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    701 Seventh *Tower Design Competition

    RichView Industries (me) is calling on all interested Wired NY forumers
    to partake in a Skyscraper Design Competition.

    The site is bounded by 47th and 48th Streets and Seventh Avenue.

    The building will house corporate offices.

    The lower portion of the building must incorporate the type of signage
    indicative of the Times Square Area.

    The occupied portion of the building must be no larger than
    31 million cubic feet (do the math...a building 200 x 200 x 800 feet high
    is 32 million cubic feet)

    RichView Industries is looking for a building to make an impact on the
    New York skyline, especially when viewed from the Empire State Building.
    (good opportunity for a 1000 footer!)


    All interested parties should prepare drawings (digital or hand drawn and scanned)
    with as much detail as possible.

    Required drawings: in JPEG format

    Four elevation drawings (north, south, east and west)
    Plans (as many as necessary to describe any building setbacks)
    Any other perspectives etc as needed to describe the design

    All drawings must be to scale.

    If you have a 3D modeling program feel free to send a digital model in DXF format.


    Submissions that meet the above criteria will be digitally modeled by me.
    I will render these models individually and place them into the skyline shots included.

    Designs should remain anonymous until a winning design and runners-up are chosen.

    Deadline for submissions is April 30, 2003
    Submit to rich.view@rogers.com
    DO NOT POST THEM HERE
    I'll post them all together after they're all done

    If anyone has some better photos of the site (aerial or otherwise feel free to post them
    and maybe we can insert the models into them)


    Rich Carter
    President and Ruler
    RichView Industries









    Visit here to see some other NY stuff I've done:

    http://homepage.mac.com/rigrij/PhotoAlbum22.html

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    Intersting. Everyone of any age can particapate right?

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    #Moderation Mode



    <a href="http://www.wirednewyork.com/forum/topic.cgi?forum=7&topic=90" target="_self">Moved here</a>

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    It has to be completely commercial?

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    Dominicano:
    Any member of the Wired NY forum can participate

    Gulcrapek:
    All commercial

    Christian:
    I guess I had hoped this would qualify as Skyscrapers and Construction (more traffic)

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    I left the thread apparent in that section so that more people would notice. Traffic should be diverted.

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    Thanks Christian

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    Finished a prelim design and sent. Just added 2 floors. My problem now becomes glass shading. But should we worry so much about our renderings? Or should we just shape?

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    ...can the two lots immediately right of the building be used too? My building is 7 feet too long... but maybe I can cantilever? How tall are those buildings on the lots?


    (Edited by Gulcrapek at 4:00 pm on Mar. 29, 2003)

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    Gulcrapek

    The design drawings you send will be part of the submission along with the rendering I do of it in the skyline, so make it look as good as you can.

    The site dimensions are given and must be adhered to.
    No cantilevers.
    The buildings to the right are parking garages around 6-8 floors and
    can be seen on the 47th street elevation drawing.

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    Alright. It fits now. Not much impact on the shape.

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    This a great opportunity to build something that isn't a box or a rectangle. *

    http://homepage.mac.com/rigrij/.Pict...omp/Aerial.jpg

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    For purposes of continuity of detail among submissions I suggest elevation drawings be done to a scale of 1 pixel = 1 foot.
    I'm including a 200' x 1000' template broken into 5' intervals horizontally by 14' vertically (typical office dimensions). *This is a guide only.

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    Problem... my building had 14.5 floor to floor heights. Should I just make that 15?

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    Gulcrapek

    This is just a guide to show how big the file would be at 1 pixel = 1 foot.

    The floor heights can be to your own specifications.

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