NEW YORK | 425 Park Ave | 860 FT | 42 FLOORS


#221

It’s great to see this tower rise.

To me it probably has some of the best and smoothest glass on any new building.


#222

Yea but i’m bummed they are using shiny stainless steel for those vertical exterior columns. That has go to be my least favorite building material. I looks terribly tacky.

Still way better than what was there before though. If all those 50’s buildings in the same style were replaced I would be so happy. Worst architectural style ever. Even worse that brutalism.


#223

I agree. If there is one thing I antagonize it’s those disgusting Roth style setback buildings. Come to think of it, other than the old WTC7 and maybe the MetLife Building, I can’t think of any Roth buildings that look remotely good off the top of my head.

The only setback style buildings from the 50s and 60s I really like are 80 Pine Street and 60 Broad Street (which is one of my favorite 60s buildings)


#224

Today


#225

one more to add, starting to show up further down park ave


#226

I’m hoping the fins at the top truly illuminate at night. Can’t wait to see that happen.


#228

Oh you actually like those 50’s/60’s wedding cake buildings (like 80 Pine Street)? I think we might have to disagree there. Those are my least favorite buildings.

What do you like about them?


#229

Emery Roth and Sons. They were the firm behind some okay minimalist 40s buildings, but are known for being behind all of those horrendous 1950s-60s modernist boxes that still followed the setback rule.

Such are these:

https://42floors.com/images/H880a36c9bd1cd06becc75ceb02b57c8f0f31f861B505153OS780x520W0se/337faa68df8510769686d33977c3e683f2fd35a9

What I meant there was that 80 Pine and 60 Broad were the only 2 of them that I liked. I find them absolutely disgusting. If there was a purge then rather than killing I would get a jackhammer and finish all of these off myself.


#230

Haha got ya. Yea those can get replaced tomorrow. They arn’t tall and have a large footprint so these as prime development opportunities. Especially the one next to the Woolworth.

You have any idea how many of these there are in total? I keep looking all over to find an infographic that shows the percentages of what era most of Manhattan buildings were built. No such luck so far.


#231

Not too sure, but I’d guess that they make up a pretty good percentage of the city since I tend to see these damn things everywhere. They’re like mosquitoes.


#232

October 16th:


Top of The Rock 10/16/18 by Gene M., on Flickr

This thing is really moving guys. I can’t wait to see how it turns out!! :smiley:


#233

While I’m not the biggest fan of the buildings IHateUSSteel posted, I can think of some Roth buildings that I love- 277 Park Avenue and 1290 6th Avenue both have setbacks, but they make them work. I also like 345 Park, it’s a respectful neighbor to Seagram. As for 425, this one is coming along beautifully, I hope like hell that they’re going to illuminate those fins too!


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I personally do like 277 Park, the old 7WTC and the Metlife Building. They did okay, but the random copycat setback things around leave a bad mark.

This one is a great tower. The fins, the glass, and the setbacks look pretty great.


#237

more photos in link