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Thread: Hugh O'Neill Building - 655 Sixth Ave - by Henry Hardenbergh - Renov. by Cetra/Ruddy

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeCom View Post
    Good for the building, even though it's a shame that the days of glamorous department stores in Manhattan are gone and nearly everything old is being converted into condos.
    If it's glamour you crave, hit Bergdorf's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManhattanKnight View Post
    On a late, winter afternoon
    On a late-winter afternoon
    Late on a winter afternoon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stache View Post
    If it's glamour you crave, hit Bergdorf's.
    That's the problem, there's less and less choices.

    Quote Originally Posted by LeCom View Post
    Is it just me or do the new ones look shorter than the old ones were?
    Yes, you are right.

    These were not meant to be exact re-creations of the originals (although I don't know why).

    Quote Originally Posted by NYTimes
    ...At least, a 21st-century version made of fiberglass-reinforced plastic and not quite as bulbous or tall or fancy...

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    Default MARCH 10th PHOTO UPDATE

    Lookin' good, except I have to say that the domes' luster is dull when you see them in person. Still, it's great to see this gem
    being restored.














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    Very nice, indeed, MG. Thanks.

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    great pictures! That building is so beautiful. They sure don't build anything like that anymore. Reminds me of the quite famous city landmark in Hartford CT, the Colt Gun factory just off Rt 91, also know as the blue onion dome...


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    ^ I used tp think Baghdad looked like that.

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    It once did.

    Well, something similar to that. Domes, minarets, etc. In the past few centuries it has decayed, unfortunately.

    But for a short while, Baghdad was the world's most beautiful city.
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    This is a beautiful structure. I am happy with the restoration effort.
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    Default domes and bombs


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    Quote Originally Posted by LeCom View Post
    Is it just me or do the new ones look shorter than the old ones were?
    But...(this will SHOCK anyone who's used to my "the-past-is-always-and-everywhere-better-architecturally" rants)...I like the proportions of the new ones better. I think they did a tremendous job, judging from the ictures. This is what good re-use is all about. Bravi.

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    When the EL ran alongside the O'Neill (from 1889) ...



    http://www.columbia.edu/~brennan/beach/chapter16.html

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    it's an orgy of flags!

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    Anyone visit the sales office for this conversion? Just curious what the price / sq foot is like and what % is left.

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    Very nice that something with real class is getting back. I would like to have more of it. Like finish the Ansonia Hotel spires. How about that?

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