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Tower 49

- Franny Wentzel - Wednesday, August 5th, 2009 : goo

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You got a good deal on a prime parcel of land in Midtown Manhattan but there's a catch...

It's a midblock parcel where the street frontages don't line up so you'll likely end up with something like the Squibb Building...

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My picture...

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Someone elses picture...

But your architect has the bright idea to turn a defect into a feature...

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"Just chamfer the corners and do the whole thing in blue mirror glass..."

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"It'll look like a giant crystal thingie..."

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And so it does...

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It fits nicely with its bricky stoney neighbours...

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Peek-a-building!

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Lobby's a bit of a disappointment...

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Needs a beer garden...

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So long Tower 49...

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Robert: Superb shots and excellent text!

Franny Wentzel: 23rd Mar 2010 - 01:58 GMT

Found a 'before' image of the block

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A little closer...

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A couple nifty Googlesat images

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