I don't think I've ever seen a crane so ready to be jumped for so long. At this point they look like they're going to build it into the base as some sort of art piece.
No weekend work at this site.
Just easing in to the next economic boom time.. 2015 or so?
Ehm...try 2020. Its a long slow climb out of this one.
Anyone check out Maki's new Media Lab building at MIT? It is truly awesome. It makes the Cooper Union building look like a childish hodgepodge. I hope Tower 4 has a comparable attention to detail.
It's definitely a beauty ...
MIT Media Lab (images at the link)
The Media Lab has expanded into a new, six-floor structure with approximately 163,000 square feet of laboratory, office, and meeting space designed by the Tokyo-based architectural firm of Maki and Associates ...
The Maki-ng of MIT
World Architecture News
Fumihiko Maki’s Media Lab officially opens
Friday 05 Mar 2010
Described upon completion by Boston Globe reporter Robert Campbell as ‘the world’s most exquisite building’, the new Massachusettes Institute of Technology Media Lab has a lot to live up to as it opens its doors to the global media today. But the fact that the new 163,000 sq ft building has been designed by Pritzker Prize winning architect, Fumihiko Maki can’t hurt ...
Media Lab aims to elevate transparency
Brilliant design appears temptingly veiled, but allows researchers to peek
December 6, 2009
CAMBRIDGE - What happens when some of the world’s messiest occupants move into the world’s most exquisite building?
It should be a fascinating sight. The group of far-out MIT experimenters known as the Media Lab is in the process of expanding into a new building designed by one of the world’s great architects, Fumihiko Maki of Japan.
Maki is a master of delicacy, precision, and understatement. Almost everything in the new building’s interior is white. You sometimes feel, as daylight sifts through the translucent walls, that you’ve been caught in a magical snowstorm ...
Oh wow. That building is beautiful! And some aspects show on Tower 4.
I say let Fumihiko Maki design the Performing Arts Center.
I am trying to get a measure of how tall Tower 4 is, in relation to other significant towers in Manhattan. OK, I know it's the lowest of the planned towers at WTC. That being said, will it be taller than, let's say, the Woolworth Building? Or, Beekman Tower?
Yes. Like the Scandinavians, it seems sometimes as if the Japanese are congenitally incapable of producing objects that are not ‘beautifully designed’ : be it dinnerware, fashion, or Architecture. (IMHO)
the list of tallest (and other sources*):
1 WTC: 1,776'
2 WTC: 1,339'
3 WTC: 1,155'
4 WTC: 975'
40 Wall Street: 927'
8 Spruce / Beekman: 876'
1 Chase Manhattan Plaza: 813'
99 Church / 30 Park Place: 807'
1 Liberty Plaza: 743'
7 WTC: 741'
20 Exchange Place: 741'
Goldman Sachs HQ: 740'
3 World Financial Center: 739'
Barclay Tower: 673'
Bank of NY: 654'
60 Wall: 645'
2 World Financial Center: 645'
* Heights for some buildings may vary according to different reference sources
March 9th, 2010
(Sorry if you guys are getting tired of the same view, pics I take. Eek. I like em, plus WTC 7 is so pretty. :P :jester: )
You've gotta take some pics on your way at lunch hour -- just to switch it up and to get 150 in the sunshine.