NEW YORK | 270 Park Ave | 1,388 FT | 70 FLOORS

what a great morning to photograph - wish I could have been there!

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It looks so imposing already and it’s not even halfway up.

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…she said… :smile:

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OK guys, calm down :rofl:

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Dimon’s Palace is coming along very nicely. Just keep in mind this is the second of many massive supertalls that will be going up in the Midtown East corridor.

Only in NY!

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Photos taken 8/2



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I don’t want to get hopes up, but I believe façade installation is extremely near now, what appears to (most likely) be façade clips are being installed on the tabletop floor.

It’s quite possible that once the fireproofing rises another floor and/or we see clips being installed on the 2nd trade floor that cladding should follow imminently. I guess our first preview of the cladding won’t be through a mock-up but the actual product.

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You’re not wrong at all, it’s definitely coming close unless there is some sort of supply chain issue, which I imagine a project this high budget will not run into. They usually clad very quickly after fireproofing, because it speeds up the time to begin interior work which takes a while

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expect bracing along the steel columns before any glass. That needs to go first, then the curtainwall can be installed from the bottom up.

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I’d love to be able to go see the construction (and possibly climb once topped out) but with school, then San Diego there’s no way.

As for the glass, I can’t wait to see how it looks, even just on the base.
Man this thing is just so freaking massive, and it’s just getting started

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For some reason I don’t expect to see secondary support structure added to the columns for their cladding covers, it’s probable that they will be simple unitized panels that just attach to clips around the columns similar to what happened at 50 Hudson Yards and a better example being 3 WTC. If it were a different material (like stone or something heavy) I’d more expect to see secondary structure added like on the podium of 601 W 29th St.

But that’s just speculation at the moment, I don’t doubt that the column caps will be unitized panels though.

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I’m looking forward to seeing street level photos from a distance, so you can get an idea of its size without forced perspective. The up close photos are great, but I’m ready for the longer shots.

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Same here.

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Rendering by @ThreeWentDown

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Bear Sterns used to look so big -

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I was just down there today and really impressed by how massive this already looks/feels when standing in front of One Vanderbilt. This building is really going to dominate the neighborhood, which is really saying something.

I was also impressed by how open it feels down at street level. This lobby is going to be amazing.

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Looks like first set back has officially been reached

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Yes, steel for it was installed on the 27th of last month, the 17th floor went up very quickly, so beam installation and decking for the 18th floor (setback floor) should begin this week, and we will be able to better see the geometry of the setback.

Once the construction goes vertical again the safety cocoon will eventually need to be reconfigured to conform to the new size of the floors and then we will be able to clearly see the setbacks from their current obscured like view.

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Your input is fantastic.

Do you have any knowledge about the water features on the plaza on the Madison Ave side?

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