citynoise.org
What is Citynoise?..... Today's posts..... This month..... Recent Comments..... Contact..... RSS Feed.... Post your own Citynoise.....
http://www.citynoise.org  

browse by city

Brooklyn, NY (1195)
New York, NY (1031)
Toronto, ON (946)
Montreal, QC (433)
London, UK (316)
Houston, TX (297)
Oakland, CA (252)
Philadelphia, PA (208)
Seattle, WA (191)
Queens, NY (188)
complete city list

popular articles

Berkeley Old, Berkeley New
from: joey
what's hot this month?

recent articles

Berkeley Old, Berkeley New
from: joey
St. Johns Place Then
from: Janet
TO Island and the Spit
from: Michelle
MLK Saturday
from: joey
Storm Damage
from: Franny Wentzel
TV Looks Old
from: joey
207th Street Station then & Now...
from: Franny Wentzel
Free Utopian Projects
from: joey
Leap Day Post
from: joey
2015 Lake George Trip
from: Franny Wentzel
read all today's articles

browse by author

Peter (1348)
joey (454)
jack (323)
EvilGentleman (298)
hool (247)
complete author list

hot topics

NYC
212
subway moscow
seattle wa
astoria ny
london street art
green point
central park
parkdale toronto
tokyo tower
brooklyn east 5th street
vancouver, wa
coney island island
tacoma bridge
108

Architectural Anomalies

- Cameo - Thursday, September 21st, 2006 : goo

[previous] :: [next]

image 15805

I love the look of this building... Very much like an airfoil, or the mast of a sail-boat.

But I don't think I'd much enjoy living in such a skinny appartment.

This article has been viewed 11071 times in the last 10 years


jeeff: 21st Sep 2006 - 23:11 GMT

don't they claim this is the narrowest skyscraper in the world?

ksedge: 1 king west?

jeeff: 22nd Sep 2006 - 00:06 GMT

indeed it is: www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=101423
it got 7th place at the 2005 emporis "best new" skyscraper award:
awards.emporis.com/?nav=award2005nominees&lng=3

regarding records: "The new tower, which has increased in width from 10 to nearly 15 metres, breaks no new architectural ground." - Christopher Hume
www.onekingwest.com/condo/saving_grace.htm

i think they may have claimed the record early on, while still planning to build at 10m.

hool: 22nd Sep 2006 - 02:12 GMT

i snuck in to a penthouse condo of that skyscraper when some friends were staying in a hotel room in the building. you can see the window in that photo, at the very top of the curve. it was still under development at the time so the door was unlocked when i went snooping around. it was three floors of luxury, hot tubs, and excess.

Nickle, Dime, Quarter: 22nd Sep 2006 - 03:52 GMT

Not sure about narrowest, but there is a building in Hong Kong with a smaller aspect ratio (height to width).

Biff: It's already being called the tampon building...

Katy: 22nd Sep 2006 - 16:32 GMT

I don't like it myself. A.A. Gill puts the boots to this kind of architecture in this month's Vanity Fair. www.vanityfair.com/commentary/content/articles/060918roco02

Peter: 22nd Sep 2006 - 16:52 GMT

as a new yorker, i empathize with some of the points made in that article...

Franny Wentzel: 4th Mar 2016 - 00:04 GMT

Bow and fear Toronto...

image 30866

Number One Wall Street - AKA 'The Chimney' - 18 storeys, 217 feet height. Floor plates were 39' 10" by 29' 10"

More slivers here...

Comment on this article..

Name:

Type your comment here: Upload photos (opens in popup window)

[previous] :: [next]

search citynoise.org

recent discussions

St. Johns Place Then
from: Janet
Atlantic City, Part 1
from: vz
How to Diss a Banksy
from: Anonymous
Old Lachine Fire Station on 45th
from: EvilGentleman
Saint George's Cemetary
from: Franny Wentzel
My House in Bushwick
from: matthew
TO Island and the Spit
from: Michelle
MoD Aquila (Part Two)
from: Simon Cornwell
Irony Enshrined
from: CartLegger
Sane Smith: Puttin' the Green in Greenpoint
from: Peter

from the archives

Aspire


You can be in the most random underground cavern under Sydney and something of his/hers will show up !

Aspire

recently viewed

Architectural Anomalies
from: Cameo
Gypsy Beggar
from: steelisreal
Batman's Alley
from: livia
I've Lived in Bushwick for Just About Fifteen Years
from: Jeanne M.
The Ends Justify the Means
from: vz
A Fire in Bushwick 1: May 25, 1974
from: upfromflames
Op Art Photograph
from: joey
Spring Has Sprung!
from: EvilGentleman
How to Strangle a Lamp Post
from: EvilGentleman
Window to the Industrial Past
from: CartLegger