that Libeskind tower could have been iconic
Oooh noo, leave the original building alone now
At least use a limestone facade, tf. Madison square has been defiled by glass monstrosities
No glass boxes!!! Period!!!
They never show the PAS side. I’d like to see that.
Watch there be a blank wall
Definitely not. I suspect that it will be the same as the Madison and 23rd St.
IBM is reportedly interested in this, but I hope Silverstein is courting them for 2 WTC.
They better be. Similar timeframes for each development, IBM is definitely an eligible anchor
My Skyscraper history over the Metropolitan Life Inc. Building (may 1893-1905).
Its cost is nearly 3,000,000$ and its height is ten stories. Situated on Madison Square, at the northeast corner of 23rd Street and Madison Ave., it has 125 Feet of width on the avenue and 145 on the street. Its style is Early Italien Renaissance, in purely white marble, beautifully carved. The main entrance is on Madison Ave. by a corridor 18 feet in width, covered by a stained glass dome, paved in a mosaic, 75 feet in height, lined with delicately decorated marble and onyx. (Moses King 1893)
Orginal Rendering from 1893.
Glimpse of second story, and mosaic dome of the Marble Court.
Marble Court and Grand Stairway. Marble Arcade at the right nearly four hundred feet long, leading to Fourth Ave.
View from the Flat-Iron Building 1905.
Why was the building renovated in the 1950s?
When the original building was demolished for the newer one, around 1955:
When they brutalized the tower part, around 1962:
Video from SL Green
Are there any photos of what the skybridge looked like inside?
is there a reason the skybridge had to be removed? It doesn’t seem the new building is being built where the skybridge was located.