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Re: New York City

Postby grant1simons2 » March 22nd, 2017, 7:44 pm

Anondson wrote:
March 22nd, 2017, 7:26 pm
A 4,000 foot "long" tower bending in an arch proposed for Manhattan?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/trave ... eiled.html
Nope! Just a concept. Never trust the Daily Mail.

https://www.dezeen.com/2017/03/16/oiio- ... el_block_1

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Re: New York City

Postby Anondson » March 22nd, 2017, 7:55 pm

But it's so fun to get worked up and outraged some days!

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Re: New York City

Postby seanrichardryan » March 22nd, 2017, 8:57 pm

Looks like a hairpin. The longest marketing is really pretty stupid.
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Re: New York City

Postby Anondson » April 30th, 2017, 7:12 am

A new subway station caused industrial jobs 3 miles away be forced to relocate.

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/04/27/n ... 0&referer=

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Re: New York City

Postby SurlyLHT » February 21st, 2018, 10:26 am

"The House That Dimon Built: JPMorgan Plans Soaring HQ in Midtown"

"The headquarters will house 15,000 of the bank’s employees and could be between 70 and 75 stories, depending on how wide its footprint is, said a person with knowledge of the company’s plans. The current structure is 52 stories. The new building, which has yet to be designed, could be as much as 500 feet (150 meters) taller than the current headquarters, said the person, who asked not to be identified because details of the plans haven’t been publicly disclosed."

The current tower is 701' so another 500' would be 1201'. Another skyline addition I suppose.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... 00-workers

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Re: New York City

Postby mamundsen » February 21st, 2018, 8:23 pm

The thing I wonder... where do all those employees go for the 5(!?!?) year demolition and build? Imagine demolishing one of our big 3? That's a lot of people to displace.

EDIT: ok so I read to the bottom and see that they will be spread out over many locations. This is a huge logistical nightmare. But I guess if the current building was complete in 1961, it almost made it 60 years.

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Re: New York City

Postby MNdible » February 22nd, 2018, 11:51 am

Do we have a list of the largest skyscrapers to be dismantled? This must be up there.

EDIT: There's a list for that.

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Re: New York City

Postby VacantLuxuries » February 22nd, 2018, 1:16 pm

Imagine demolishing one of our big 3?
Not big 3, but I fantasize about demolishing 33 South Sixth almost daily.

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Re: New York City

Postby FISHMANPET » February 22nd, 2018, 4:11 pm

Hey Minneapolis made the list!

And as that page confirms, this would be the tallest demoed skyscraper yet.

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Re: New York City

Postby Anondson » July 1st, 2018, 10:14 pm

The Death of a Once Great City

https://harpers.org/archive/2018/07/the ... ification/

Kind of a compelling read... I’m kinda glad Minneapolis never became the sort of city billionaires and oligarchs bought up to launder their money via real estate.

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Re: New York City

Postby Tiller » July 24th, 2019, 8:50 pm

This is fantastic. Now we just need a lawsuit that forces the construction of sidewalks and ramps throughout the 7 county Twin Cities area. :D

https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watc ... mps-at-all
The agreement will require pedestrian ramps and upgrades on specific schedules for 162,000 street corners across the five boroughs as well as citywide surveys of all the ramps and ongoing maintenance.

It will also require the creation of a new Pedestrian Ramp Unit within the city’s Department of Transportation.


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