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    Quote Originally Posted by Fabb
    Proportions seem to look good when one is used to them. Being disturbed by the new antenna is a healthy reaction.
    Absolutely - everything's relative, nothing's inherent. Regularly defecate in the middle of a museum and eventually your excrement will be recognized as art.

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    Oh come now, Christian; surely making an analogy between Condé Nast's antenna and poopy is a bit harsh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christian Wieland
    I like the setbacks, beads and skyward arrows. Very intricate.

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    My remark refers to proportion, bright bulbs (you know, the concept, that abstract thing); not the antenna, which I'll judge when it's completed, and certainly not its details.

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    Ah, I see.

    But regarding the poopy, I happen to agree. Oh, how I long for the days when being an artist implied having silly skills like knowing how to paint and/or sculpt...

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    ...perhaps it's the fact that the antenna looks so clumsy, as if it's being held together by c-clamps, which is so disconcerting. At any rate, this is an issue of fuction over form...someone looked at the ROE...it's probably built from high-tensile, tubular steel (or aluminum)...but, it just needs to be wider, if it's gonna aspire to the hight...

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    I feel devastated, if it was taken down to the height of the bottom of the white bits, then it would be the right size. I hope its just the angle but thats probably just wishful thinking.

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    so it looks like the antenna is topped out. The last section doesnt look very good, it just this thin pole sticking up out of the white section. I wish it tapered to a point instead. Oh well at least its freakishly tall and looks pretty wild from a distance. They are still adding some kind of small circular platforms at 2 or 3 points along the antenna.

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    At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I really do hope they light it up at night.

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    I recently saw the antenna from Hoboken, and it looks wild.
    It really balances the Midtown skyline, which, until recently, was greatly skewed toward the ESB. I think it's a worthy addition.

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    Pictures on 11 October 2003. Mostly completed.






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    If the building was a lot taller then it would go, but I still think that its too big.

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    So with this mast the total hight should be 348 m. Interesting for records, but for an aesthetic point of view let's say strange thing.

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    You're right, it's waaay too big. From the ferry to Jersey City, it looks like a radio tower on the crest of a hill.

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    That mast is entirely too big for the building.

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