I was in midtown, so it was time to photograph progress at the 270 ParkAvenue site. The old building was gone about a year ago, with steel for the new building, roughly twice the height, starting at the same time.
The steel at the base of a super-tall is going to be heavy; having the columns at an angle makes it much heavier because of the additional forces induced by the geometry. To give a sense of the scale, the part with the sloped columns is about five stories high.
I in no way regret my career path, but the year and half I spent designing big buildings, about 34 years ago, resurfaces every so often.