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    February 2nd pictures of 425 Fifth Avenue




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    That old, ornate building needs a renovation.
    Is there a projected date for the completion of 425, 5th ?

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    The view of 425 Fifth Avenue from Empire State Building Observatory on 23 March 2002.


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    The view of 425 Fifth Avenue across Bryant Park with American Radiator Building. 6 April 2002.





    Lit up crown of*425 Fifth Avenue and American Radiator Building. 26 January 2003.


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    Not a bad building, but I remember the ad's for it when it was first announced. It was supposed to be up there with ESB and Chrysler for visibility from Queens/N.J. and in terms of elegance and noteriety. It's a "pencil" to me, I think Michael Graves took over after Robert A.M. Stern pulled out. Seems to be 600 feet or so to me. 6/10 from what I can see so far...

    Oh yeah, great pics Ed! Gotta love the shot with the old American Radiator building. I think ya can see the Atlas from Bryant Park too.

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    It's about 605 feet, 55 stories. *I'd wish it were a lot higher, but then again it's too slender and wouldn't make for a pleasing aesthetic effect if it were.

    The shaft is very astylar; the white mullions are kinda reminiscent of the Daily News building. *And why is there no crown? *The renderings show it with a crown.

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    With the crown it would've been 695 feet. Last minute design change.

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    I think it look okay without the crown.

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    An incredible disappointment that didn't live up to the hype. *I think it fails. *Two thumbs down.

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    Great photos Edward. *(They turned up 2-6 in a Google search.) *I think the beige limestone IS a little disappointing-- polished black and white granite might have been more impressive-- and the entrances are kind of bland, like some earnest co-op. *But the setbacks and flutes are awesome. *It fits Fifth Avenue a helluva lot better than those SOM legos behind it.

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    I agree. Also, it's narrow shaft looks nice from far away. It's when you get close that the blue, white, and yellow stripes start to look a little cheesy, almost unfinished. Maybe it is? Anyway, it doesn't match the renderings - surprise, surprise.

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    Few buildings ever look better than their renderings, Knight. *They could gloss over 55 Water Street and make it look presentable in a rendering.

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    One of the most upsetting buildings is the CIBC building. It's rendering looked great.

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    425 5th Avenue on March 9, 2003




    The base








    Closer look up top


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    I hate to be repetiticous but can't see your images NyatKnight...

    (Edited by diVinci at 12:21 pm on Mar. 11, 2003)

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