Though your overall point is correct, I’m certain that the building will be 1575’ as described/projected, renders aren’t always right and very seldom will they be 100% accurate if not ever. The difference in elevation of One Vanderbilt and this project of about 13’ also somewhat accounts for the difference. The tower will “look” like its 1550’-1560’ tall on the skyline but is actually 1575’ because of the elevation change. If NYC was completely flat the skyline would look different (in the sense of what buildings are seen, some would get higher others lower, etc).
As for the lighting I’m sure it will change on special occasions, but I presume it will stay white most of the time.
It’s too short for me, especially what I consider to be one of the best designs in the city.
I didn’t say it wasn’t massive, it very much is. Just wish it was a bit taller is all. If it were built as shown at 1,575 ft that would be amazing, though I would still would have wished it was taller.
Little nugget I noticed in the following piece. Rechler mentions again that it will be the “tallest building in the Western Hemisphere” but also that the building is getting more showings than the rest of the RXR portfolio combined. Hopefully they announce an anchor tenant soon.
The bases at street level are absolutely my favorite part of both 175 and 270 Park (even though I love the towers as well!) The huge structural columns supporting these enormous towers floating over airy lobbies and generous public spaces are going to be iconic. I can’t wait to stand at the base of the bundled columns of 270 and 175 and stare up at 400+ meters of skyscraper. If you told me 20 years ago that NYC would be building things like this I’d have thought you were nuts. I honestly thought very tall buildings in NYC would be dead post-9/11.
I agree with SMCYB in that the base is probably the best part of this project with how much it tries to integrate with the public realm at street level. And with the new slight design changes at the base, I think it will feel much more open and light. I like the more “open” vestibule as well. I think the perfectly triangular front entrance also makes more of an impact than it’s previous version that kind of curved to a point.