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    I don't like it....it looks really imposing for some reason. Doesn't look that tall either, look at the building next to it. I thought that building was coming down with this project.

    I hope it isn't the final plan for the site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krulltime
    WOW... My jaw is open... I did not expect something as beautiful as this! I love it!...
    I agree. This is FUC****KING AWESOME!!!! I love it. I hope that this is really what the project will look like.

    Stern, where did you get this rendering?

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    Oh my god i LOVE it!!!!!! its fantastic! this has to get built or ill cry...

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    Awful...totally wrong for that corner.

    This looks like something that would work at say... 57th and Madison.... in the spirit of the Sony building (complete with cantalievered entrance)...or on 6th avenue along a row of cold steely corporate sky-scrapers.

    This corner calls out for something that has a cornice line that relates to other structures (note the base of the Westin or the new Times tower).... this is an entertainment district with heavy foot traffic.... we want signs and lights or at least some touch of playfullnes...warmth... here it looks like the black glass is carried straight down to the street. Notice how the Times tower makes a big effort to integrate its self into the street fabric.... it is ultra modern ... yet very traditional and right for such an historic area.

    This is just dreadful.
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    I think that this building would be totally out of place on Madison. It's too modern and outrageous for that site. To me, it fits in well with the ultra-modern towers in Times Square. By contrast, Bear Strearns is magnificent, but it works on Madison. I don't think it would be a good design for Times Square.

    PS: If this get built, it will be plastered with signs at street level. Signs generate enormous advertising revenue and no developer would forego that income. Also, this building may be within the part of Times Square in which signage is mandatory for new buildings.

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    What Fabrizio said.....I completely agree. It's an ok tower alone but doesn't belong at that site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lofter1
    Is this a developer's plan or someone's dream building?
    Anyone have the answer to this?

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    ^ I think Stern knows more... since he is the one that found the rendering somewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krulltime
    ^ I think Stern knows more... since he is the one that found the rendering somewhere.
    Its just a concept. Its not a proposal. The building that is eventually built will not look like this but who knows how type of stuff can develop?

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    ^ Oh in that case, then I am not TOO excited anymore.

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    Londonlawyer:

    I did not say on Madison. I said at 57th ....and Madison.

    On the southwest corner of 57th and Madison is in fact the big shiney black IBM building (I called the Sony sorry...it´s the IBM) with a cantalievered entrance..... and the spirit of it is simiar to what I see in that rendering. There is nothing "outrageous" about what we see here. Quite the contrary.

    Furthermore, you say: "If this get built, it will be plastered with signs at street level".

    That´s not we see in the rendering. And every rendering that I´ve ever seen of new buildings for the Times Square area indicate signs and lights if they are to be.

    I am basing my opinions on the rendering shown and that rendering shows black glass at street level and a big black cavern of an entrance.

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    Freedom Tower, Jr.?

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    Office or Condo?

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    This is another dry jack-off like Times Square Plaza. A bit of excitement then a lot of nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fabrizio
    Londonlawyer:

    I did not say on Madison. I said at 57th ....and Madison....
    Fabrizio,

    The IBM building on 57th and Madison is much more restrained than this, as its facade is granite. A 40 story glass building like this one would not look good there in my opinion. Moreover, notwithstanding the absence of signage in the rendering, no developer would forego revenue generated by signs.

    At any rate, I guarantee that a nondescript brick box will be built on this corner.

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