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Massive tower coming to Brooklyn

Discussion in 'New York/US' started by editor, Apr 21, 2016.

  1. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

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    It's big, Jim:

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  2. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    73 storeys? There's dozens of towers that height and higher going up in Toronto.
     
  3. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    The point you're missing is that it it massive compared to everything around it. Obviously there are plenty of taller towers across the river in Manhattan.
     
  4. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    no, the towers in toronto are and will be massively taller than existing buildings. except the cn tower, of course.
     
  5. The Boy

    The Boy danny la rouge is probably wrong.

    Either way, it's fugly.
     
  6. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    What's Toronto got to so with this? I'm sure there's big towers going up everywhere around the globe, but this is quite big news for Brooklyn/New York, and having a single tower twice the size of everything else around it will have a huge impact on the local landscape.
     
  7. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    skyscraper erected in new york not really imo the story you believe it to be.
     
  8. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    It's of some interest if you live (or are interested) in Brooklyn which is not covered in huge skyscrapers: it's actually relatively low rise there.

    I don't give a fuck what's going on in Toronto and seeing as your sole purpose in this thread seems to be disrupt it, I will ask you to kindly desist.

    For anyone interested in the actual story, there's some background here: http://gizmodo.com/this-super-futuristic-skyscraper-for-brooklyn-will-prob-1759751039
     
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  9. petee

    petee i'm spartacus

    It's not New York, it's Bklyn.
    It's going to be bizarre.
     
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  10. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I'm surprised it's getting the go ahead particularly as it's sticking out of the top of the landmark bank.
     
  11. hot air baboon

    hot air baboon Well-Known Member

    ...makes sense...they must be desperately short of space in Canada...
     
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  12. AuntiStella

    AuntiStella I like being irrelevant

    for one it'll be used as justification to usher in more towers of similar or slightly lesser stature. It'll be a new mini Manhattan by the time the developers have finished.
     
  13. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  14. AuntiStella

    AuntiStella I like being irrelevant

  15. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    Looks like something straight out of Dubai, especially with the domed mosque looking thing next to it. Quite out of place in low rise Brooklyn and the more classicly designed skyscrapers of Manhattan.

    Meh.
     
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  16. Maltin

    Maltin Well-Known Member

    As I'm sure you are aware, that statement is factually incorrect on two levels.
     
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  17. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    it had to get permission from new york city because of the age (built 1908) of the bank
     
  18. petee

    petee i'm spartacus

    tendentious article that was too. it's "progressive" of bklyn to be putting up this stuff. i'll also wait to see what their idea of "affordable" housing is.
    btw it's still possible to be a dik with skyscrapers in manhattan too. this 432 Park Avenue - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia is now stabbing all of us in the eye.

    well i don't live here or anything so how would i know.
     
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2016
  19. Maltin

    Maltin Well-Known Member

    if you don't know what city and state the borough of Brooklyn are in then I suggest looking at some maps, books or the internet to help you.
     
  20. Reno

    Reno The In Kraut

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