NEW YORK | 53W53 (Tower Verre) | 1,050 FT | 73 FLOORS


#181

From ILNY


#182

I guess they’re waiting patiently. The site of 15 cpw was vacant for a long time.


#183


@fcjhnewyork01


#184

Haha. Im glad that we were wrong about the bare concrere.


#185

A second piece! Be still my heart!


#186

https://www.instagram.com/p/BK6qBcohSOZ/
@53w53


#187


#188

Great photos, 5B


#189

Thanks RW - here’s tipping my wig at ya!


#190

Good one!


#191

This thing looks so amazing already!!


#192


@53w53


#193

Oct 2

The nearby Ken Griffen Bldg had to have been designed by the Sam person who’s doIng 55 HY.

This is a side view of what the cross-beam panels look like. It appears to be concrete covered with a thin layer of metal.


#194

Oct 4th

John Boehner!!!


#195

Does anyone know what causes that wavy effect on the glass sometimes? It looks flexible like plastic instead of glass.


#196

Technically, glass is flexible. It’s rarely perfectly flat. Naturally, this can be more pronounced with thinner glass. I think many advanced window systems do use slightly thinner glass than a typical home window.

The actual flex of the glass may be very subtle, but the visual effect is amplified by distance, in the same way that small defect in a lens would be unnoticeable in a desk magnifying glass, but would completely ruin a telephoto camera lens.


#197

Got it. Thanks! Some appear flawless almost, in terms of reflection. 4WTC for example.


#198


@gilesashford_archphoto


#199

Wow!
Great find, VG!


#200

Tectonic was trying to get that job :frowning: He’s doing great work though.