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Thread: InterActiveCorp HQ - 555 West 18th Street @ West Street - by Frank Gehry

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    VIMEO lights up IAC ...

    [Super Long Version in HD HERE]

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    Extended play (kick back for this one:


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    Thanks, lofter...very impressive!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derek2k3 View Post
    I noticed two of the window panes have been replaced with all clear glass - not etched with the white pattern. These are both on the ground level on the west side, one near the center (orange showing through), and the other towards the right. I wonder what's up with that - older photos show the etched panes in those locations?

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    3D came thru even the vid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bill schintler View Post

    I noticed two of the window panes have been replaced with all clear glass ...
    I walked by here recently and those two panes seem to be temporary replacements. Possibly due to broken glass from (1) gravel or rocks tossed up by the wheels of a speeding vehicle or (2) bullets.

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    Or someone running into it as some genius did up here trying to prove to his co-workers the glass is strong enough to hold someone running into it full out. He did this at the 40th floor and just like that his life was gone.

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    Proposal to Illuminate FiDi Draws Large Artistic Response

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    A request for proposals to illuminate downtown buildings in dynamic light shows drew a very strong positive response from the artistic community, but has FiDi gone too far down the road to being a residential neighborhood for the proposals to fly? The NY Economic Development Council is offering $1 million for the best response to its RFP for a regular outdoor light show in FiDi, according to DNAinfo, and approximately 100 people showed up at a January meeting to learn more about it. Examples of such lighting displays are the Seeper collective's light mapping of Gehry's IAC building as part of the 2010 Vimeo Awards Festival and the exhibition Youtube Play, that projected videos onto the interior and exterior of the Guggenheim on Fifth Avenue.

    The irony of the EDC's proposal is that it would have been a huge attention-draw to FiDi a decade ago, when the neighborhood was still reeling in its post-9/11-attack state. Now the area has bounced back so hard that it has transformed itself from a strictly deserted-at-night commercial district to a vibrant residential neighborhood, filled with people who might not want giant light displays beaming outside their condos' bedroom windows. DNAinfo talked to one resident of 15 Broad Street who was concerned that a projection onto the NYSE might keep children up at night or disturb family pets.



    Top Designers Want to Help Light Up Lower Manhattan [DNAinfo]
    Illuminate Lower Manhattan [NYEDC]

    http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2012/0...ponse.php#more

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    Pretty. New Camera?

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    You can tell by the sharpness and the way the colors pop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZippyTheChimp View Post


    Progressive architecture. Bold and at the cutting edge of our technological capabilities; the antithesis of most of todays arcane rectilinear shallow edifices that regurgitate the same glass, flat, shape motif; as if our intellectual capabilities are frozen in time and space, at the behest of our accountants. If Zippy's camera had followed the technological trend of todays architecture the picture would have been grainy and in black and white in one zoom capacity...
    Last edited by TREPYE; August 31st, 2013 at 12:18 PM.

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    To continue the analogy, Zips camera is probably very high end and expensive. Much like these buildings (particulary Gehry). They are the high end, not all buildings can be so daring.

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