NEW YORK | 685 5th Ave / Mandarin Oriental | 350 FT | 30 FLOORS

Mandarin Oriental

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Not crazy about the base, but otherwise: WOW!

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Yeah, they really improve the look by putting on a crown. The offset tower reminds me of Ralph Walker.

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Sadly, the base was buthchered long ago. The Fifth Avenue side looks particularly bad.

I’d also like to see this office tower across the street redeveloped. While it’s not a heinous eyesore, it’s nothing special. However, it occupies an ultra-prime location that warrants something much fancier.

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This is not the building. It’s the building across the street. I see it every day when I go to work and it’s beautiful. The Coach store is particularly nice in my opinion.

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Speaking of butchered bases, the Takashimaya building was needlessly glassed.

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I know. I used to live right near this site. I’m stating that this tower should come down too.

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I agree

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'tis true, alas (re: your first point). I would have hoped they would do more to improve it. Still, it looks better here than in the yimby post from Friday and the residential entrance looks fine.

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That’s from the prior tenant. I hate it when tenants destroy historic facades.

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I think it do not need any improvement its actually perfect to have.
There are many people who like to spend their time in a very luxurious manner and its perfect for them.

looks to be getting started

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I hope that the nearby Rolex tower is still in the works.

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City Realty photo:

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I hope that these sell out at obscene prices and precipitate more development on Fifth.

These two lame little buildings should come down.

This building is tolerable, but a 1,000’+ Stern would be preferable.

This whole block should come down.

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I’m surprised anyone can use the term oriental these days(?)

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I love the addition.