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Old 10-13-2015, 08:29 AM
 
Location: NYC
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West 57th is the biggest eyesore, I'm sorry. I used to love standing in the park and looking at the skyline towards downtown. Now it just makes me cringe. Maybe because it's just SO much taller than the others around it and it sticks out like a sore thumb? It's just ugly.
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Old 10-13-2015, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn, New York
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West 57th is the biggest eyesore, I'm sorry. I used to love standing in the park and looking at the skyline towards downtown. Now it just makes me cringe. Maybe because it's just SO much taller than the others around it and it sticks out like a sore thumb? It's just ugly.
I like how you are discussing this skyscraper as though it exists. You do know that 111 West 57th street is just barely off the ground and is scheduled to be completed by 2017? "Sticks out like a sore thumb" and "ugly" when the building is literally shorter than a fire hydrant right now....
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Old 10-13-2015, 11:27 AM
 
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I understand how people get all nostalgic for the old Twin Towers, as it became iconic of the NYC skyline. However, from a pure aesthetic standpoint, those two towers were ugly and bland especially when you compare it to something classic like the Empire State building.

I think that Ghery building (Beekman tower?), in Fidi is probably the best example of looking modern and classy at the same time.
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Old 10-13-2015, 11:33 AM
 
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I like how you are discussing this skyscraper as though it exists. You do know that 111 West 57th street is just barely off the ground and is scheduled to be completed by 2017? "Sticks out like a sore thumb" and "ugly" when the building is literally shorter than a fire hydrant right now....

Keep your pants on, the ugly eyesore is the 432 Park Ave one. Excuse me for getting the addresses mixed up. I'm sure West 57th will be just as lovely Same goes for One57 and the other ginormous tower going up on West 57th (from what I can recall, there are two of them).
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Old 10-13-2015, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, New York
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I understand how people get all nostalgic for the old Twin Towers, as it became iconic of the NYC skyline. However, from a pure aesthetic standpoint, those two towers were ugly and bland especially when you compare it to something classic like the Empire State building.

I think that Ghery building (Beekman tower?), in Fidi is probably the best example of looking modern and classy at the same time.
Yes, thats the Beekman. NYC has a lot of really good looking towers going up right now as well. Stern's 30 Park Place comes to mind, very organic looking. And of course 53 West 53rd st. I am sure 111 West 57th would be a stunner as well, the cladding looks really good with real terra cotta and bronze. I also think 425 Park Ave will look great, especially compared to the bland box it was before.
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Old 10-13-2015, 12:21 PM
 
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I actually like 432 park

And in my opinion it's the actual tallest building in NYC
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Old 10-13-2015, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, New York
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I actually like 432 park

And in my opinion it's the actual tallest building in NYC
Not for long. It will get some neighbors soon. That area around 57th street should get a new plateau of around 1000 feet once all the towers U/C are completed. Here's some of them in this visual:

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Old 10-13-2015, 12:26 PM
 
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Not for long. It will get some neighbors soon. That area around 57th street should get a new plateau of around 1000 feet once all the towers U/C are completed. Here's some of them in this visual:
Wow, 225 W 57 has a massive roof height, especially for a residential building

It is interesting to see all this development, the skyline will be drastically changed by the end of the decade
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Old 10-13-2015, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, New York
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Wow, 225 W 57 has a massive roof height, especially for a residential building

It is interesting to see all this development, the skyline will be drastically changed by the end of the decade
Yeah, the ESB looks pretty tiny on that scale.
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Old 10-13-2015, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Bronx, New York
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Why does the 'skinniness' of W. 57 remind me of Ralph Sampson?
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