NEW YORK | 425 Park Ave | 860 FT | 41 FLOORS

425 Park Avenue taken as of yesterday

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Don’t worry Foster, I haven’t forgotten about the channel lighting in-between the metal cladding

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That’s not really on Foster, that’s on the lighting consultant.

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I know. It was a joke. But I’m impatient when it comes to lighting

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The thing is, are we certain that the lighting is still a thing? Has anyone seen anything of the lighting besides the 2019 post from Amanita. The insets of the columns and diagrid do not see to have light fixtures in them.

No sense in being impatient if it was fully value engineered out, it’s better to just be happy with the lighting on the fins than nothing at all.

Just like Central Park Tower and 111 West 57th the lighting has been tested, and there is a photo of it on this forum. That’s why I expect it. That would be terrible if they got rid of the design

Well that photo was a capture from a webcam, it could have been a reflection of light in the inset, and not the actual light fixture, because that is the only known photo to exist of said lighting, no one (or not that I recall or have found) has actually captured the lighting being tested with their own eyes or on a not poor quality photo.

Just because lighting is tested does not always mean the developer or client will continue forward with a lighting plan.

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Oh man please don’t remind me how much those two towers gave up on lighting.

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Central Park Tower had lighting for a while, but it broke and has never been turned on since then. It seems 1 and 2 Manhattan West are also on the “giving up” path as both of their crowns went dark and have been dark for a bit. It’s such a shame these buildings have such low-priority stances on their lighting.

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Why even bother to put in lighting schemes at all then?

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425 Park taken on 2/19/24

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Never liked the look of this purple building to the right

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