NEW YORK | 126 Madison Avenue | 805 FT | 66 FLOORS


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Today.


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#185

Nice PIXS Oppix56 - we can now see this building is getting glazed. I like the quality of the facade glass and metal panel sections. The architectural design is a bit bland, it needs something artful and interesting at the crown: too bad that angled feature at the top has been removed from the original design intent.


#186

I’m saddened every time I see the filthy garbage that tarnishes this block and will remain forever.


#187

I didnt know they removed the nice angled crown from the top. That sucks.

At least the cladding isnt 100% glass, and it seems there will be no blank walls whatsoever. It looks good so far but it would be better if they had the nice crown.


#188

Who said that it’s gone?


#189

I may be wrong: I only know from what I have read in this thread. There is mention somewhere above that the former angled top has been eliminated. I too am glad to see it is not a total ‘glass box’ due to the the metal panel on the facade.


#190

Found the new on the elimination of the crown - see post at about 98/188. I assume that remark refers to the angled top on the original design.


#191

I think I got that from one of your comments above in this thread. BTW, were you one of our regular posters on the Wired New York forums - I am trying to find which of my former WNY friends have migrated to this forum.


#192

It wasn’t clear to me if the angled roof was eliminated, but YIMBY said that it wasn’t.

WNY collapsed when Lofter stopped posting. I assume that he died.


#193

I though that WNY way a great place to follow NY Architectural developments: too bad it just faded away - for whatever reason. I find this forum to be just as good, perhaps better, because you get the commentary, the photos, the updates; but very little contentious an pointless debate. The regulars here are a more congenital group. I plan to follow as much as time permits: great forum. I do think Lofter1 passed - wondering about Zippy, Turtlebay, Edward, and many others who’s name I do not recall.


#194

I think wny was before my time. We definitely have a great group here now.


#195

Yes, the regulars are posting great photos and commentary - I now follow this site, and field condition. I will try to post some photos too. I took photos of a construction site at the far west end of 23rd street, at 11th Avenue. I need to check to see if there is a thread: if not I will start one. Good to meet you all; terrific group.


#196

Maybe it was this one?


#197

Yes, direct hit on that JC - thanks. I have several good photos of the excavation currently in progress. The site preparation seems to involve extra work because it is so close to the river: maybe some water table underground wall, or deeper foundation footings. I has been quite a bustling site for months now , and still mostly drilling, digging and foundation work. Glad you found that one, it is exactly the site I was referring to my above comment.


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