LMAO ^^^ How could I forget that jewel
How can you say that about the American Savings discount store?
Last edited by lofter1; January 15th, 2007 at 11:06 AM.
Anyway, you're missing the idea of my point, which is not so much a criticism of the Times building itself or the buildings that it replaced but rather I was using it as an example of towers with large bases.
The fact that it replaced previously undesirable businesses is not the point.
If you follow the context of that post of mine, it was in response to londonlawyer's desire to raze an entire block just to build this one tower.
Now do you see or do I need explain further?
Btw, I actually think the Times base will positive for streetlife (but still thinks that its not so great looks-wise) and I even said so myself over in that thread:
Oh btw lofter, about the corner building 787 8th.
I think that might just be a mistake, you know a typo or something.
The 2600 sf number gave it away.
No way a fifty-story tower has that little floor space unless it's modeled after a clothes line.
Metes and Bounds:
Beginning at a point on the NORTHEAST side of 8th Avenue Distant Ft. NORTHEAST of the corner formed by the intersection of west 48th Street and 8th Avenue:
RUNNING THENCE SE 32 . 33 FT.
THENCE SW 102 . 85 FT.
RUNNING THENCE NW 8 . 33 FT.
THENCE NE 100 FT.
Not saying the entire document is incorrect, just that part with the no. of stories and floors.
In fact, I think the no. of floors might actually be the height instead, in which case, it would make a lot of sense.
Now that ^^ looks like it could be truly deadening ... 1 point
Ugh. Reminds me of that old one on West 42nd Street - Something Plaza- the name escapes me. HUGE parking garage base. Wind-swept dead pedestrian strip.
48th & 8th is gonna be one scary corner for the next year or so
I meant the 25' wide by 400' + tall structure that will be rising here ...
No matter how it's built it will be a somewhat disconcerting site.