NEW YORK | One Vanderbilt | 1,401 FT | 67 FLOORS


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So thicc


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Pic by me. Taken last night.

1 Vandy is on its way to dominate.


20181208_201150 by Christopher Estevez, on Flickr


#1522

I saw this from the Whitestone Bridge today from that angle made it look like it was part of the MetLife building. I know it has been said before but you don’t really get how much volume this building has.


#1523

Its finally far along enough that even the clueless tourists taking pics of Grand Central are noticing it


#1524

KPF’s evolution (383 Madison Ave, 1989)


#1525

Interesting. Dumb question, but how did they do renders back then? Did they superimpose a physical model over a picture?


#1526

Noteworthy that the eventual building maintained some elements like the square base and octagonal(ish) tower. Too bad what got built looks value-engineered and has half the square footage of the original 72 story vision.


#1527

That’s exactly how they did it. These days they put realistic 3d models on the images. Before they used to sketch renders way before computers


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Earthcam


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#1533

Thoughts on how long til it breaks 1000’?


#1534

March 2019?


#1535

Sounds about right as long as long as the snow and ice factor remains mild.

If there are ~15 floors to go to the lower part of the observation deck (1020’) and the building averages a floor a week that would put it in late March.


#1536

Isn’t 1WTC’s 1,250 feet up?


#1537

Yea something like that but wtc isn’t an outdoor observation deck. This is specifying highest “outdoor”


#1538

1 WTC: 1,254 feet
30 Hudson Yards: 1,125 feet
ESB: 1,050/1,250 feet
One Vanderbilt: 1,020 feet
Rockefeller Center: 850 feet