NEW YORK | 520 Park Ave | 780 FT | 52 FLOORS


#461

Great shots, Oppi.


#462

finally some progress on the street level


#463

Really nice!


#464


#465

not to be outdone by Vornado, the Zeckendorfs have flipped the switch on their own fancy crown lights.


New York City at Night by Brian Larsen, on Flickr


#466

Come on, One57! Everyone’s doing it now. Peer pressure lol.


#467


#468

Great photos! 520 Park is beautiful. That crap on Lex must come down.


#469


It’s a good thing some people have the power of photoshop


#470

#471

I’m really happy with how the street level detail of this building is turning out. I think i’m starting to care much more about what the first ten floors look like these days than anything else in a design. I’m starting to adopt a “it’s ok if you build a box as long as it looks good from street level” mindset these days. Just look at what they are building across from the Woolworth building. The street level of that building looks phenomenal.


#472

This looks like a castle in the sky! love it!


#473

While I’m not into boxes, I agree with the street level mindset wholeheartedly. The ground floor should be something that adds to the surrounding neighborhood. For example, look at this picture of the plaza next to 30 Park Place vvv I walk by here pretty regularly and on warm days this area is packed with people eating, sitting with friends or just enjoying some outdoor time alone.

Aside from the plaza, the ground floor design still has beautiful art deco accents, the sidewalks are kept immaculately clean and there’s a street entrance to the lobby bar/restaurant. That’s how you execute proper street level design!


#474

30 PP should be a blue print for future towers


#475

520 Park is much better than 30 PP IMO. There’s less of a post-modern feel to it.


#476

Better tower design or the ground level? I like the towers equally but I haven’t walked by 520 at street level yet so I can’t compare them there


#477

both. In the above photos you can see how the base looks like one of the Upper East Side mansions while the tower soars with finer details than 30 PP.