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    Now ^^ you're talkin' like a NYer

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    I'm skeptical this is a current proposal. I guess this would be our version of the Aqua going up in Chicago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derek2k3
    I'm skeptical this is a current proposal. I guess this would be our version of the Aqua going up in Chicago.

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    Wow cool desingn... yes it reminds me of Aqua in Chicago... but I think is a little too fat looking at it from the north or the south though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derek2k3


    Proposed porn shop on the street level?

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    I think I prefer the design that Related had planned for this site originally. This one's certainly creative, and it has its positive attributes, but that view in the final rendering looks absolutely hideous. The thing's too darned bulky, and the swerving stripes created by the balconies look like they've been pasted on. I agree that the Aqua Tower executed this concept much better.

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    I like it.

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    If I was the developer I would built two similar towers on the corners of the lots instead of one tower. Kind of what silverstein plans on the other empty lot. But I guess I am not the developer.

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    Yum, development makes me happy. I love this design, it's a cool building. I think the size of it in the rendering is a bit large, but that's probably just a photoshop thing, not the true size it'd be. If it is right, then maybe calm the undulating a bit, but not much. Quite gorg.

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    Oh no -- that would be the size if built as one centralized tower -- it's a huge lot.

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    Its unconventional but not in a good way. I like the height.

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    I think the design as presented works on that site because it will remain unobstructed due to the Lincoln Tunnel entrance. I'm a sucker for tall in Manhattan (so long as it ain't in a landmarked district).

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrooklynRider

    ... it will remain unobstructed due to the Lincoln Tunnel entrance.
    But what about that block of little buildings along the south side of W. 41st between this site and the Tunnel ramps?

    I'm envisioning that something will go up along there -- although probably not a big enough site to disturb the soth-facing views from upper floors at the Related site ...

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    I decided that even with those proportions being correct, we may need this building. NYC needs something tall and unique. We have construction, but in general most the world isn't excited to see anything being built. Most loved the hearst building, lots of comments on Time Warner, but ever since the trade center was originally built, developers in the city seem to playing it safe, going for shorter, more conservative designs. I just want to see something, residential and commercial, to reach that unprecedented level again. NY'er are abrasive, blunt, in your face and unique, our buildings should be too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by krulltime
    Wow cool desingn... yes it reminds me of Aqua in Chicago... but I think is a little too fat looking at it from the north or the south though.
    It could be cool, or cheap. Sort of Architectonica looking. the base has to go though, totally foreign to the building. Could work as it's own unique building. I just hope it does not translate the way this:



    ended up like this.:


    The ultimate wavy facade in the right context.
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    Between The Bricks


    Lois weiss
    December 20, 2006

    Meanwhile, Related Cos. Chairman Stephen Ross tells us that rather than selling the full-block West 42nd Street site where the firm had hoped to install Cirque du Soleil, it will build the mixed-use project itself. Related has a $100 million mortgage on the block.


    Copyright 2006NYP Holdings, Inc.

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