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Thread: One 57 - 157 West 57th Street - 1003 feet - by Christian de Portzamparc

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    Soaring over 200 ft. About to take off again, although from the columns on the east side, it almost feels like the tower will be there and not on the west. I just don't see how that's possible. How confusing. Anyway, no evidence of facade yet, but there's so little of it on the base, it'll probably go up incredibly quick.
















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    ^ Excellent progress updates, Roldan .

    Stroller alert, stroller alert....ummm...What is that magnificent building on the right in the second photo?

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    ^ Doh. Thanks, Zippy. I got confused about the location . Also more familiar with the corner entrance detail.

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    Facade all boxed up with nowhere to go.


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    This building is starting to peek out over Columbus Circle.

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    09.10.11









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    I hate how this is rising up and sticking out from the angular upper floors of the building just to the east.

    A little sensitivity in the design -- a notched corner if nothing else -- could easily have created a better way for these two buildings to meet.

    But this thing is obviously about giganticism and not finesse, so such clumsiness is to be expected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lofter1 View Post

    A little sensitivity in the design -- a notched corner if nothing else -- could easily have created a better way for these two buildings to meet.

    But this thing is obviously about giganticism and not finesse, so such clumsiness is to be expected.

    I hope you do understand that the so called lack of "sensitivity" the "better way" and the "clumsiness" are all only assertions regarding your personal aesthetic preferences.


    A "little sensitivity" to people who have different 'taste' than you would be the very definition of 'sensitivity'.


    Sorry to take issue with either the phrasing of your words or your 'attitude'. It just seemed to me like a very doctrinaire position to take: particularly when stated so emphatically.

    IMHO, the architectural design is sublime - just my opinion. (LOL)
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    And so what ????

    Yeeeessh x 2

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    Even if there was a nod in this building to the one next to it, I suspect the one next to it will be long gone before it is, and the nod will not last.

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    Yea, that building is rubbish, why acknowledge it?
    But I must admit C57 looks like bigger 2011 version of that same chintzy theme.

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    I remember the Times waxed ecstatic over that little building and I always wondered why.

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