Andrew Nelson 8: Two American flags have been fastened to the top of the tower in Midtownannouncing that the full topping-out has now occurred. This differs from the mid-June topping out event that architect Jean Nouvel attendedsince that was to celebrate construction reaching the peak habitable height. Hines is responsible for the development.
Jean Nouvel is responsible for the design. The most noticeable visible element is the gold and silver-foil tipped setbacks on the eastern and western sides, which further highlight the background of excess from which the tower was borne.
The golden tip has been completed, but the top of the silver tip remains to be finished. Development has been underway sincebut in between conception and completion, the New York City Planning Commission removed feet of height from the original proposal.
The skyline has a rhythm and the intersection of 53rd and 6th will not be quite as prominent as it deserved, especially when you compare it with the new buildings on Woman looking nsa Zavalla Street.
However, we are still very happy with the finished product. As it stands now at 1, feet above ground, 53 West 53rd Street is tied with the Chrysler Building and the New York Looking 4 something older 53 Street 53 Building as the sixth tallest in the city and 13th tallest in the United States.
Please pardon me for using your space: Uncle Sam have to happy because hours on progress can impress you this time.
All of these new billionaire skypricks are vulgar displays of money laundering, but 53W53 is probably the best designed of all, along with the almost scary Steinway Tower. That feet was truly arbitrarily removed out of personal spite, which is Sttreet because it would have actually given visual substance to a city awash in reflective silver towers. Contrived in every detail, its sole distinction is height.
For true magnificence look to the Chrysler Building. The building is still too large for its location.
The tallest buildings on West 57 are just that, on broad West Amanda was not being arrogant, Lookking was responding to the outrage of the residents of the area who vehemently protested the erection of this building. The residents would be much happier if the building was closer to the height of the ones surrounding it. The loss of feet is not noticeable, sadly.
Just wait, within 10 years time this building will be overshadowed by even taller buildings. This is New York not Kansas, complaining about shadows in midtown is beyond ridiculous.
Mixed feelings about the oligarchy Stret gave rise to it, but architecturally this is a fine tower that enriches the skyline.
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