A full city built from scratch (minus the ESB)
Add about 8 towers for Phase II and its a party. All the proxy development has added a ton as well. More to come.
(Sorry if it’s a little off-topic) Not to mention the Manhattan West complex and the future towers of the PABT and the Empire Station Complex
Better suited for the HY Phase II thread, but I’d die if I saw that. Grand Lisboa doesn’t even fit in in it’s location in Macau.
We shall see but the future looks bright. I think the next boom is on the horizon. A lot is planned and getting ready to get started.
This thing will never have trees. I’ll eat my hat if it does
Did they ever show trees in any renderings? My memories foggy
Yes, although the renders make it seem like there are bigger trees than what is actually there (there are trees on the terraces but they’re pretty pathetic.)
Unfortunate. I’ll say it actually does look nice with all the trees (though that’s probably why they were included in the first place).
Also maybe it’s just the perspective, but the renderings seem slimmer to me than the actual thing.
When I look at all the new buildings at Hudson Yards in this photo; and ask which one is the most interesting, most attractive, the biggest WOW factor - The Spiral is my answer.
Then I consider the complex interlocking terrace function, the exterior greenery and watering/growing program: this building wins this pageant for both brains & beauty.
BIG never disappoints. IMHO
Infoshare. I agree that the early renders seemed to show a greater rate of narrowing and therefore a slimmer building as it rose. That made me think it might turn out much better than it has. Missed opportunity.
Think you meant to tag mcart, not infoshare @chused .
That render is deceiving but it’s still true to what was built, design/dimensions and everthing. Afaik all the renders show the same end result, I can’t find/ have never seen any early renders that look slimmer or have a greater progression of steps that would make the building thinner.
The only aspect that has changed from early renders is that the building was flipped 180°. The steps in the earlier renders use to end facing the hudson and then somewhere along the way they just flipped it (same design and all just rotated) which would’ve been before they started construction.
@mtoltethys well you’ll have to prepare that hat (lol) because there are trees on the terraces already, they look small but are actually about the same size as the ones on the 2nd render ALC11 shared, the first one has much more matured tress.
It’ll be interesting to see how these trees fare in a harsh winter near the Hudson River, but I’m sure the designers already thought that through.
I mean they’ll probably just go dormant. It’s not like those balconies are going to be in use in the winter anyway.