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(TimeOut)   Architect reveals plans for NYC skyscraper that...no. Just no. That's farking hideous, like a moldy sandwich on its side   (timeout.com) divider line
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2021-01-25 5:32:30 PM  
Well, subs, I actually quite like it.
 
2021-01-25 5:40:29 PM  
I think it looks cool. I also think it'll never happen.
 
Xai [TotalFark]
2021-01-25 5:50:45 PM  

Ambivalence: I think it looks cool. I also think it'll never happen.


Yeah, what do they think this is, China?

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2021-01-25 6:02:37 PM  
 It looks better than the "How high can we stack these Legos?" look that they are building all over midtown.
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2021-01-25 6:13:31 PM  
I'm not really sure I "like" like it, but at least it isn't just another rectangle  tipped on end.

So that's a +1.875 from me.
If they introduced more color into the structure it would be a solid +2.  They could also do some very interesting night lighting with that structure.

There are so many interesting buildings and spaces going up right now and they add so much flavor to a city.even if it isn't well received at the time.
The Eiffel Tower was very controversial and not well received at the time.

Some new cities have really gone all out  to create something very different.
 
2021-01-25 6:18:59 PM  

Xai: Ambivalence: I think it looks cool. I also think it'll never happen.

Yeah, what do they think this is, China?

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well now THAT looks like two dildos hugging.
 
2021-01-25 6:24:05 PM  

Ambivalence: I think it looks cool. I also think it'll never happen.


All that open space is lost rentable sqft

I agree with you
 
2021-01-25 6:26:48 PM  
It's cool looking if it ever has a chance in hell of getting built.  American architects need to spend less time learning how to use 3D rendering software, and more time learning how to use a farking spreadsheet.  How much would it cost, and what is that based on?  How many new construction technologies would have to be developed just to get it off the ground?  And why is anyone going to rent space in it when they can throw up a few modern towers with the equivalent of pre-fab shipping crates, and get about as much aggregate square footage as this design would provide, at a fraction of the cost?

Even the Freedom Tower in NYC, which was about as adventurous as a 4:00 PM dinner at Cracker Barrel, required technologies that took the better part of a decade to develop.
 
Xai [TotalFark]
2021-01-25 6:32:50 PM  

Exluddite: It looks better than the "How high can we stack these Legos?" look that they are building all over midtown.
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Hey when you have restrictive planning laws, don't be surprised when people actually use them.
 
2021-01-25 6:34:57 PM  
I'm not sure what that looks like, but it does not look like a snake.
 
2021-01-25 9:18:29 PM  
It looks like the packaging the actual building was shipped in.
 
2021-01-25 9:23:41 PM  
It could be a real conversation tour to say you live or work in Vagina Towers.
 
2021-01-25 9:25:17 PM  
I'm still trying to get my concept built.
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2021-01-25 9:27:12 PM  

I_Am_Weasel: It could be a real conversation tour to say you live or work in Vagina Towers.


They could build this next door:
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2021-01-25 9:56:22 PM  
I want to buy a couple RC planes and fly them into his model
 
2021-01-25 9:59:20 PM  

mofa: I'm not sure what that looks like, but it does not look like a snake.


The people who work inside will look like snakes.
 
2021-01-25 10:03:47 PM  

Snarfangel: I'm still trying to get my concept built.
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They've been making slinkies for decades
 
2021-01-25 10:07:27 PM  

meehaw: Well, subs, I actually quite like it.


Ok. Please explain how I get to my office in the middle of one of the extrusions:

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2021-01-25 10:08:13 PM  
looks like some kind of weird protein molecule.
 
2021-01-25 10:17:58 PM  
Eh, still better than brutalism.
 
2021-01-25 10:18:02 PM  

Nuuu: It's cool looking if it ever has a chance in hell of getting built.  American architects need to spend less time learning how to use 3D rendering software, and more time learning how to use a farking spreadsheet.  How much would it cost, and what is that based on?  How many new construction technologies would have to be developed just to get it off the ground?  And why is anyone going to rent space in it when they can throw up a few modern towers with the equivalent of pre-fab shipping crates, and get about as much aggregate square footage as this design would provide, at a fraction of the cost?

Even the Freedom Tower in NYC, which was about as adventurous as a 4:00 PM dinner at Cracker Barrel, required technologies that took the better part of a decade to develop.


The architecture firm is turkish.

It's in the beginning of the article.
 
2021-01-25 10:20:30 PM  

trialpha: Eh, still better than brutalism.


I kinda like burtalism.
 
2021-01-25 10:23:34 PM  
I'd like to point out that office space in Manhattan has been on the decline for years and covid has only thrown gasoline on that fire. Lots of people will be on a hybrid part time in the office part time work from home schedule post-covid.

The city needs this like we all need a hole in the head.
 
2021-01-25 10:26:58 PM  
Finish Sagrada Familia first, then we'll talk..
 
2021-01-25 10:33:46 PM  
That tower looks pretty cool. Very unique.
 
2021-01-25 10:34:30 PM  

baka-san: trialpha: Eh, still better than brutalism.

I kinda like burtalism.


Are you referring to pigeon friendly architecture?
 
2021-01-25 10:35:25 PM  
I gotta think that's going to make some spooky noises when wind goes through it. Also, the reflections off those windows are going to everywhere.
 
2021-01-25 10:42:51 PM  
Thankfully, like 99.99% of architectural press releases before it, it will never be built...
 
2021-01-25 10:52:25 PM  

Ambivalence: Xai: Ambivalence: I think it looks cool. I also think it'll never happen.

Yeah, what do they think this is, China?

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well now THAT looks like two dildos hugging.


Only if you are brave enough,.
 
2021-01-25 10:53:17 PM  

Nuuu: It's cool looking if it ever has a chance in hell of getting built.  American architects need to spend less time learning how to use 3D rendering software, and more time learning how to use a farking spreadsheet.  How much would it cost, and what is that based on?  How many new construction technologies would have to be developed just to get it off the ground? And why is anyone going to rent space in it when they can throw up a few modern towers with the equivalent of pre-fab shipping crates, and get about as much aggregate square footage as this design would provide, at a fraction of the cost?


A hovering building would take a lot of new tech, ut I don't think that's what they're going for here.

baron von doodle: meehaw: Well, subs, I actually quite like it.

Ok. Please explain how I get to my office in the middle of one of the extrusions:

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Same way as with any high rise, you get in the elevator, ride up to your floor and walk down the hallway. In this case they can put elevators in the 4 corners.
 
2021-01-25 11:08:27 PM  

Xai: Ambivalence: I think it looks cool. I also think it'll never happen.

Yeah, what do they think this is, China?

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The artist forgot to depict the choking smog
 
2021-01-25 11:09:28 PM  

baron von doodle: meehaw: Well, subs, I actually quite like it.

Ok. Please explain how I get to my office in the middle of one of the extrusions:

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Turbo lift hopefully.
 
2021-01-26 12:01:33 AM  

Xai: Ambivalence: I think it looks cool. I also think it'll never happen.

Yeah, what do they think this is, China?

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It's amazing what an unlimited supply of near slave labor can accomplish at a greatly reduced cost.   See also Dubai, Doha, Malaysia...
 
2021-01-26 12:29:09 AM  
I think it looks more like a T-1000 struggling to disguise himself as a skyscraper, but I'm not sure whether I like or dislike it.
 
2021-01-26 12:39:23 AM  
Other than a cool building for Spiderman to swing through does it offer any advantages or benefits compared to a normal building? It does appear to have a lot of windows but many of them seem to just look into other offices which is still superior to not having window but not by much.
 
2021-01-26 1:47:52 AM  
The comment I made about it on Reddit:
It's, ah, interesting and horribly inefficent. Also, that center diagonal area would be a pain in the ass to deal with, since elevators don't do diagonals that well.
That said, I can see some uses for the shape. For one, it isn't the same boring skyscraper shape, so it might get some tourism. For another, it looks like it could be used to host warm commercial or industrial applications in that center diagonal area - I'm thinking things like data centers and the like that aren't really 'industrial' but tend to require massive cooling. The shape seems like it would allow for more efficient cooling. It could also be used as a legal, self-contained climbing/basejumping/zip line area.
All of that said, it's ugly as hell.
 
2021-01-26 2:15:33 AM  

trialpha: Eh, still better than brutalism.


And yet:

If you ask virtually anyone in almost any major city what the most beautiful building in the city is, the answer in America will virtually always be an Art Deco or Beaux Arts construct from the early 20th century or late 19th.

The gorgeous marble faces, the fluted columns, the carved artwork, the soaring ceilings... These are what people have loved to see in architecture for longer than anyone's been alive.

Yet today's architects seem to be obsessed with the pursuit of, "what is the most stank-ass ugly atrocity that the finite element simulator says is constructable?"

I just don't get it.
 
2021-01-26 7:06:15 AM  
i just don't get how you could possibly order a replacement window in short order if one breaks.
 
2021-01-26 7:36:15 AM  

Exception Collection: The comment I made about it on Reddit:
It's, ah, interesting and horribly inefficent. Also, that center diagonal area would be a pain in the ass to deal with, since elevators don't do diagonals that well.
That said, I can see some uses for the shape. For one, it isn't the same boring skyscraper shape, so it might get some tourism. For another, it looks like it could be used to host warm commercial or industrial applications in that center diagonal area - I'm thinking things like data centers and the like that aren't really 'industrial' but tend to require massive cooling. The shape seems like it would allow for more efficient cooling. It could also be used as a legal, self-contained climbing/basejumping/zip line area.
All of that said, it's ugly as hell.


My only experience with diagonal elevators was in the Luxor hotel in Vegas, where my wife and I honeymooned. Lots of squeaking noises and shaking.
 
2021-01-26 7:42:40 AM  
I really don't see the "moldy sandwich" imagery in the shape of this building.  It does look like it would be very tedious to get from one pillar to another.
 
2021-01-26 8:36:42 AM  

EbolaNYC: Nuuu: It's cool looking if it ever has a chance in hell of getting built.  American architects need to spend less time learning how to use 3D rendering software, and more time learning how to use a farking spreadsheet.  How much would it cost, and what is that based on?  How many new construction technologies would have to be developed just to get it off the ground?  And why is anyone going to rent space in it when they can throw up a few modern towers with the equivalent of pre-fab shipping crates, and get about as much aggregate square footage as this design would provide, at a fraction of the cost?

Even the Freedom Tower in NYC, which was about as adventurous as a 4:00 PM dinner at Cracker Barrel, required technologies that took the better part of a decade to develop.

The architecture firm is turkish.

It's in the beginning of the article.


Then to clarify, "architects proposing buildings for an American market."  It doesn't matter where they're located, it matters where the building is supposed to be located.

The point is that some of these monstrosities can get built somewhere.  But buildings like the Burj Khalifa, the Taipei 101, and the Indonesian Twin Towers generally require massive buy-in from the local government and business community, and are designed to be city or nation-defining works.  That doesn't work in America, and especially not NYC.
 
2021-01-26 8:39:20 AM  
There was what, an 80% vacancy rate in Manhattan skyscrapers before Covid-19? I don't know why developers think there is appetite for more office space.
 
2021-01-26 8:45:49 AM  
Could be worse - Sven could have designed it....


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2021-01-26 9:08:53 AM  

Ambivalence: Xai: Ambivalence: I think it looks cool. I also think it'll never happen.

Yeah, what do they think this is, China?

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well now THAT looks like two dildos hugging.


Well now I can't unsee that
 
2021-01-26 9:42:28 AM  
Compared to the other bland buildings in Manhattan, this looks great.
 
2021-01-26 11:00:30 AM  
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2021-01-26 12:58:01 PM  

meehaw: Well, subs, I actually quite like it.


Right. I'm tired of boring buildings.
Let's start building like we are "in the future".
 
2021-01-26 12:58:58 PM  

baron von doodle: meehaw: Well, subs, I actually quite like it.

Ok. Please explain how I get to my office in the middle of one of the extrusions:

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I assume a combination of elevators and walking across floors.
 
2021-01-26 5:53:55 PM  

Ambivalence: I think it looks cool. I also think it'll never happen.


Many architects build buildings to impress other architects.
 
2021-01-26 5:54:39 PM  

dababler: meehaw: Well, subs, I actually quite like it.

Right. I'm tired of boring buildings.
Let's start building like we are "in the future".


and make the public pay for it.   giggle
 
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