Not really, it’s like I highlighted in the mass diagram photo, there are extrusions “attached” to the core that will be glass, the whole core/building area won’t be enclosed just the 3 areas where the ride is. You’re comparison to the One Vanderbilt elevator is kind of similar, but just imagine it the opposite way, in that it’s a platform going up and down that is open but the exposed shaft is glass encased, not the platform.
Made this little diagram to help show what’s going on with the ride. It’s not completely accurate in terms of the weird shapes and how the glass encasements are built out, but the general idea is there and the core is correct.
The “front” side of the 3 lifts faces the Hudson. Since we also don’t know what material will face the stem or really the whole building I just have it as aluminum.
Lol, I don’t think I’ve ever seen that many comments on a Yimby article in such short time, or in general even.
We now know from the documents of the diagrams for the ride that even the construction board diagram is old now, the odd shape extrusion things keep on changing their positions and placements along the tower and other elements have changed. The article should’ve really been made a month ago or whenever the diagram was first posted to the fencing.
And here we go.
Meanwhile we’re waiting for official renderings lol
Probably released in a comic book.
The facade of this building is going to have to be made of top-quality materials for it to be redeemable. In my opinion, it is just meh. I need to see real-world renderings to judge the project better.
Are those colors properly coded/displayed? If so this building is going to be ugly as hell, purple, lime green, bright orange/yellow WTF
It seems as though Extell has decided to give NYC a permanent middle finger!
I would like to think those are just categorized colored layers on the spreadsheet to denote the items most likely on a reference drawing or drawing of some type for contractors/architects to differentiate all the different facade treatments. Just as the structural diagrams had different color coordinated components to differentiate between the different and same types.
Now, if they are actually the colors of the facade, well, lol.
Beautiful colorful colors
Hopefully they’re just very crude estimations of the colors to correspond to the references like you say. If those are true-to-life than I’m inclined to agree with @GSPLover
But in general and as an overall observation, this will have alot of different elements of different shades, and finishes just based off of how many different colored coded elements they are having to look at. Whether they are all awkwardly colorful or are just different tones of one color (gray or blue, etc) is another story.
I fear that outside of the weird form and shapes on the facade that it will be made to look even more busy from the additional elements that are being called out. A modge podge and mishmash of shapes and colors and no thanks.
I hope the colors are BRIGHT.
I suspect this building will be iconic.
Are these colors for exterior lighting, or is this building supposed to have colored panels?