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Lo-fi Alex Bresler
abresler #500_Fifth_Avenue #Salmon_Tower_2 #Building_Buddy @BLDGBUDDY #Office #Architect #Shreve_Lamb_Harmon_and_Associates #Contractor #Charles_T_Willis #Built #1931 #60_Stories #659112_sf #Owner #1472_Broadway_Inc #Developer #Walter_J_Salmon #Anchor_Tenant #Zara ; This recent #landmark #artdeco #skyscraper on the northeast corner of #Bryant_Park cost #4M to build back in the 30s. After nearly 12 years of landbanking this little sister to the Empire State Building took only a year to build. It has been well maintained and is one of the many beautiful #terracotta & #limestone relics to great construction scattered throughout #gotham at 500 5th Ave 2mon

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  •   fireshade4 beautiful monument... and it put my company on the map! 6mon
  •   abresler @fireshade4 one of the nicest 70s buildings IMO 6mon
  •   abresler @fireshade4 ah Normandy say hi to Finn for me and tell him I look forward to seeing him come playoff time in Brooklyn 6mon
  •   fireshade4 haha @abresler I absolutely will! in what context did you meet him? 6mon
  •   abresler He's an old time Nets owner we met through a guy named Leo Ehrline before a game earlier this season 6mon

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abresler #500_Fifth_Avenue #Salmon_Tower_2 #Building_Buddy @BLDGBUDDY #Office #Architect #Shreve_Lamb_Harmon_and_Associates #Contractor #Charles_T_Willis #Built #1931 #60_Stories #659112_sf #Owner #1472_Broadway_Inc #Developer #Walter_J_Salmon #Anchor_Tenant #Zara ; This recent #landmark #artdeco #skyscraper on the northeast corner of #Bryant_Park cost #4M to build back in the 30s. After nearly 12 years of landbanking this little sister to the Empire State Building took only a year to build. It has been well maintained and is one of the many beautiful #terracotta & #limestone relics to great construction scattered throughout #gotham 2y

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abresler #Silver_Towers #600_West_42nd_Street #Hells_Kitchen #Midtown_West #Multifamily #Rental_Residence #Building_Buddy @BLDGBUDDY #Architect #Costas_Kondylis_and_Partners_Architects #Built #2009 #Size #1359_Units #1200000_sf #60_Stories #Developer#Owner #Silverstein_Properties ; These #skyscrapers comprise one of the largest residential complexes in #gotham. Built by the World Trade Center leaseholder these towers were built using the liberty bond program instituted after 9/11. If you get this far west be sure to check out the #Thomas_Balsley designed public park. 3y
  •   westfly Cool! :) 3y
  •   pcorsi GREAT !!! 3y
  •   veehaws I see those on the West Side but still havnt gone up to get a pic yet. Great shot 3y

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abresler #Citicorp_Building #601_Lexington_Avenue #Midtown_East #Office #Building_Buddy @BLDGBUDDY #Architect #Stubbins_Associates #Built #1977 #Size #1835280_sf #60_Stories #Developer #Citibank #Owner #Boston_Properties #Anchor_Tenant #Kirkland_and_Ellis_LLP ; This distinctive #gotham #skyscraper endured one of the greatest engineering disasters in construction history when during the final stages of construction it became apparent of a calculation error that would make it highly probably that hurricane force winds would topple the building. To correct this embarrassing mistake construction crews secretly worked at night to reinforce the columns with the extra 2'' of necessary reinforced steel. We only found out about this secret fiasco 18 years later after a New Yorker article in 1995 broke the story. 3y
  •   john35c Really didn't know this 3y
  •   abresler @john35c yea big ass coverup on this one 3y
  •   p_laurence Interesting. Same story with Hancock Tower. 3y
  •   brogersre Also heard that the slanted roof was initially for solar panels but then they realized that they'd slanted it in the wrong direction for that. Urban legend? 3y
  •   abresler @brogersre hadn't heard that but I will look into it! 3y
  •   nathanjokers Great story, thanks for sharing @abresler! 3y
  •   veehaws Lol! That's what I read!! Lol...additionally...didn't they also plan on solar panels for the roof, but angled it the wrong way??? Or was that a diff building?? Love your captions 3y
  •   rtraino Also heard it has weights in the top that shift back and forth to prevent sway and stabilize the building. 3y

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  •   olasis One of my favorite building in NYC! 3y
  •   veehaws I read that it's also one of the most dangerously built buildings in America! Lol 3y
  •   abresler @veehaws ur right sir-story coming soon 3y
  •   veehaws Nice! Can't wait 3y

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Valencia Alex Bresler
abresler #Silver_Towers #600_West_42nd_Street #Midtown_West #Multifamily #Rental_Residence #Building_Buddy @BLDGBUDDY #Architect #Costas_Kondylis_and_Partners_Architects #Built #2009 #Size #1359_Units #1200000_sf #60_Stories #Developer#Owner #Silverstein_Properties ; These #Hells_Kitchen #skyscrapers are comprise of one of the largest residential complexes in #gotham. Built by the World Trade Center leaseholder these towers were built using the liberty bond program instituted after 9/11. If you get this far west be sure to check out the #Thomas_Balsley designed public park of you make it that far west! 3y

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abresler #500_Fifth_Avenue #Salmon_Tower_2 #Building_Buddy @BLDGBUDDY #Office #Architect #Shreve_Lamb_Harmon_and_Associates #Contractor #Charles_T_Willis #Built #1931 #60_Stories #659112_sf #Owner #1472_Broadway_Inc #Developer #Walter_J_Salmon #Anchor_Tenant #Zara ; This recent #landmark #artdeco #skyscraper on the northeast corner of #Bryant_Park cost #4M to build back in the 30s. After nearly 12 years of landbanking this little sister to the Empire State Building took only a year to build. It has been well maintained and is one of the many beautiful #terracotta & #limestone relics to great construction scattered throughout #gotham 3y

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abresler #500_Fifth_Avenue #Salmon_Tower_2 #Building_Buddy @BLDGBUDDY #Office #Architect #Shreve_Lamb_Harmon_and_Associates #Contractor #Charles_T_Willis #Built #1931 #60_Stories #659112_sf #Owner #1472_Broadway_Inc #Developer #Walter_J_Salmon #Anchor_Tenant #Zara ; This recent #landmark #artdeco #skyscraper on the northeast corner of #Bryant_Park cost #4M to build back in the 30s. After nearly 12 years of landbanking this little sister to the Empire State Building took only a year to build. It has been well maintained and is one of the many beautiful #terracotta & #limestone relics to great construction scattered throughout #gotham 3y

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abresler #500_Fifth_Avenue #Salmon_Tower_2 #Building_Buddy @BLDGBUDDY #Office #Architect #Shreve_Lamb_Harmon_and_Associates #Contractor #Charles_T_Willis #Built #1931 #60_Stories #659112_sf #Owner #1472_Broadway_Inc #Developer #Walter_J_Salmon #Anchor_Tenant #Zara ; This recent #landmark #artdeco #skyscraper on the northeast corner of #Bryant_Park cost #4M to build back in the 30s. After nearly 12 years of landbanking this little sister to the Empire State Building took only a year to build. It has been well maintained and is one of the many beautiful #terracotta & #limestone relics to great construction scattered throughout #gotham 3y

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