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    It's pure speculation, but I imagine they are duplex penthouses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrooklynRider
    It's pure speculation, but I imagine they are duplex penthouses.
    Well, of course time will tell.

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    More renderings for your pleasure:





    Photographer: Jock Pottle
    Gwathmey siegel & Associates Architects

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonY
    Looks like there may be balconies to access on the 4 floors, after the tower's first setback.

    Refer back to the pics that NYatKNIGHT posted on 2nd Dec. in regard to this.
    Hmmmm, due to the above renders/model from all aspects, it looks all enclosed. Maybe the setback areas and the rooftop will be accessable though for parties, entertaining guests and BBQs.

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    If you haven't seen the real thing yet, the glass is reflective not colored or transparent. I think it is used to great affect, creating a cubist reflection of the old masonry buildings around it.

    This one gets a gold star from me.

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    Yeah, it's going to be a stunner. One of those rarities that will turn out better than the renders.

    A platinum star from moi.


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    The glossy glass irks me and the massing doesn't seem quite right. Better than usual though.


    Photo from Pith

    Again, see the progression of the building here.
    http://pith.org/core/related-astor/

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    GREAT photo!!! Something is throwing it off though. It might be the overcasty weather?

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    Could be a bit scaryfor a public square. A bit like mirrored sunglasses, and a bit chintzy. I prefer the openness of Perry West, etc, a lot.

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    It is going to be a great tower. I walk by it all the time and it really contrasts the much more traditional architecture surrounding it without being out of place.

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    Look at all that green! 8)
    Nice facade!!!

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    Looks like a nice project !!

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    I'll wait unil I see it in person to really comment, but so far the glass reminds me too much of early '80s towers (a la Houston) except glitzier. I suppose it could work here, but that shine generally feels so icy (thinking of the Jersey City skyline from BPC on any cloudy day) compared to the warmth and grittiness of all the old stone around it.

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    But it's a superb form I must admit. Reminds me a bit of the KuDamm Eck in Berlin or even the Starret-Lehigh Building --


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    Im not overally impressed with the deisgn either.

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