NYC’s Nordstrom Tower set to Become Tallest Residential Tower on Earth

A 1775-Foot Tower will Rise on West 57th Street – Midtown Manhattan, USA
Yes, it’s true.  After letting the middle east and Asia kick our damn asses for quite some time, New York City is finally topping off some of it’s highly anticipated supertalls!

Nordstrom Tower will become the Tallest Residential Tower on Earth, once completed (unless fucking Dubai tops off another one, which they will, but this blog isn’t about fucking Dubai…It’s about New York City, the Best City on this Planet, the 2nd Moust-Populous Metro Region (behind Tokyo’s 35,000,000 – NYC  is just over 25,000,000 – Jesus, that’s a lot of people).

SuperTall Skyscrapers around the World

There are rumors about Nordstrom Tower not being able to erect it’s spire, which will knock 300ish-feet off the height count.  It may only top out oat 1550 – That is still incredibly tall.  I recall 26 years ago, living in Manhattan, I felt that I was king of the world.  “The Trades,” as my group called them, were such elegant symbols of America’s Power and Might!  It really doesn’t matter if Osama-Fuckwad or the Bush-Administration brought the towers down, and to be completely honest, you’d have to ignore far too many facts and oddities to believe for a second that a bunch of Mussie-Rats brought those towers down…I mean really – The fucking flames somehow burnt hot enough to melt the steel (when it’s been proven, and it’s a known fact that jet-fuel does not burn hot enough to melt the type of steel used in the WTC…I think my favorite’s are…No plane at the pentagon…It just burned up into nothing.  My friend if you believe that could happen, do some research on the Rolls-Royce engines used on that plane…Also consider that the Pentagon, without a shadow of a doubt the most highly secured structure on earth, with more security cameras per pound of concrete and steel than any structure on the planet…and we get a fuzzy image from some ATM across the way showing a fireball exploding.  Where are the planes, George?  I guess they really think people are that dumb, and I have to agree with them, people are that dumb!  Back to the fire…it somehow burned hot enough to cause these buildings to collapse.  Note the construction of the towers did not use interior support columns, and was almost tube-like, with a large support “column” running up the middle of the tower and perimeter columns to which the “base clips” held the floor joists up…They can use all the “science” they wish to, they can say heat and temperature are not the same thing, that the columns did not melt, yada, yada, yada…End result, the WTC is THE ONLY STEEL-CONSTRUCTION building on earth to have been brought down by fire…So back to the fires towards the top…They burned hot enough to do all this damage yet one tiny piece of paper, which just happened to be the passport of one of the “hi-jackers” survived -it was in his pocket or luggage and the explosion “pushed” it gently from it’s cushioned home and into a fire that was burning around 1200F-1500F.  All the other pieces of paper up there were vaporized, disintegrated, blown to microscopic bits of ash, yet this one piece of evidence, almost a smoking gun survived all that commotion and destruction and fell gently to the ground where a US Government official just happened to pick it up!  I think that’s the biggest load of fucking bullshit I’ve ever heard in my life, and it’s such an unbelievable, horribly constructed, vomitus load of fucking bullshit, it insults the honor and memory of the fallen hero’s and loved ones who were butchered by…I hate to say it, but our fucking government!

Nordstrom Tower at 1550-Feet Sans Spire

So the Nordstrom tower will add another supertall to Midtown’s In-challenged skyline (and Fuck that shit about Hong Kong having more skyscrapers than NYC – they’ve used a definition to reach their desired conclusion. Go to skyscraperpage.com and look. Yes, Hong Kong is mind blowing, has gigantic beautiful, wonderous skyscrapers, but New York’s Manhattan Island is unchallenged in it’s reign as King of the Skyscraper Club. And yes, Dubai has some tall buildings, and has a very impessive skyline, but the number of buildings there, doesn’t even begin to reach New York’s…It also amazes me how Dubai, a city with only 2-Million People in it’s entire Metro area can fill the downtown office buildings and hotels and residential highrises they have constructed.
Maybe someone can explain what is going on there…I’d guess that the vacancy rate of office space in Dubia is sky-high! Who knows though.
So I’ll end this blog-post with a picture that shows what Manhattan will look like down the road, when the buildings under construction and awaiting ground-breaking are topped out!

New New York City (is this Futurama?)