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#344

Maybe. I watched them install one and it’s like a stretchy fabric not a sturdy material. Not sure if they have further plans.


#345

https://instagram.com/p/BhjpAF0l1Ed/


#346


Definitely has protective film on it


#347


#348

This is nice, but the Corset would have been a NYC icon.


#349

This turned out to be stunning!


#350

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IMG_0450-21.jpg by Ahmed Soliman, on Flickr


#352

Cheap.


#353

I think there’s still a film on it.

Taken today:


#354

I’m not really sure there’s a film on it. The material they’re using is Texlon EFTE foil which is layered and air-pressurized to form stabilized cladding panels.

It’s been used before:

Beijing National Aquatics Center

(on the right, you can see the same wrinkle-y fabric before pressurization)

Canary Wharf Station in London

It’s definitely more opaque than the renders showed, and it may not look as “sleek” as the renders but it’s certainly very, very striking in photos and in person.That shimmery effect of the bubbles is already looking awesome, and I’m sure that when it’s completed the visual impact will be many-times fold than that of today. From my visit last weekend, people’s jaws are already dropping when they come upon it on the High Line.


#355

Thanks for the clarification. Any idea if the EFTE “bubbles” will be internally illuminated like in some of your examples? That would be really dramatic.


#356

Thanks for the explanation!


#357

Liquid glass.


#358

I remember seeing illuminated bubbles at night (in person and in a few pics posted here). They were a soft white light which was beautiful. I have no idea if they added the capability for multi-colored lights.


#359

do we know when phase two will start? or renderings released?


#360

nope, I don’t. I hope this year


#361

They said it was supposed to be revealed late last year, I think we could see it around Summer