Skyliner: Meet 1 Bryant Park and 1 Madison Park
The world got a peek at One Bryant Park's lobby last week. Here's a fresh look at its spire, which is fairly close to completion. Emporis lists it as New York's second tallest building. The seemingly new building that is in the foreground is not new at all, but is the old New York Telephone tower that has been reclad in glass.
One Madison Park, below, has already transformed the skyline feel of what had been a relatively modest collection of skyscrapers around the park. It's quite skinny -- essentially a 60-story townhouse in the sky -- and is definitely the showy attention grabber in these parts now. In the foreground is the Metropolitan Life tower from 1909, which was New York's tallest tower until it was dethroned by the Woolworth Building four years later.