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Old July 16th, 2012, 09:29 PM   #21
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Massive! 1240 units... would love to see a project that size in my city... Adding nice density to the westside and more to come!
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Old July 17th, 2012, 10:26 PM   #22
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nice update . amazing how small 31 floors can be
But clearly visible as well.
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Old July 18th, 2012, 07:16 AM   #23
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Old July 31st, 2012, 04:50 AM   #24
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Old January 7th, 2013, 08:43 PM   #25
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I walked by this project the other day, it is seriously massive. It feels like its larger than 1,250 units (I would have guessed closer to 2,000 units). It takes up the entire block minus the gas station on 10th Avenue. This area of Hell's Kitchen needs many more projects like this one to bring it proper street life. The stretch of 11th Avenue where this is located is nearly devoid of any interesting commercial uses and restaurants. On to my pictures.

The remaining gas station on 10th Avenue (hopefully this is redeveloped one day)
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Some final thoughts:

- Its amazing how a project of this size for the most part has flown completely under the radar. It is probably partly due to its location on the far west site, but it says something how something of this magnitude can happen in NYC with so little attention.

- The architecture is boring, but somehow seems to work given the project's seeming admission to being "filler".

- I hate how they have treated the street frontage on the side streets. The ground level units have bars over the windows. I don't think it helps change the perception of this neighborhood as being rough (which it really isn't anymore).

- Finally, this project needs friends. I think there needs to be several other mixed-use residential buildings going up nearby to get the critical mass needed to make it a pleasant neighborhood. Additionally, more residential would help bolster transit connections locally, which are definitely needed.
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Old January 7th, 2013, 10:12 PM   #26
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It's pretty forgettable, but I suppose projects like these allow manhattan to remain vibrant. Reminds me of the massive walls of homes in Hong Kong, just lower.
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Old January 7th, 2013, 10:39 PM   #27
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I like the use of brick. IMO steel, stone and brick suit NYC far better than just glass.
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Old January 7th, 2013, 10:58 PM   #28
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I like the use of brick. IMO steel, stone and brick suit NYC far better than just glass.
Really? I think all glass towers helps balance out the heavy feel of most ny buildings. I really think they should lay off the red brick and look into lighter tones.

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Old January 24th, 2013, 04:46 AM   #29
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Old January 24th, 2013, 09:57 PM   #30
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Nice project, I like this kind of buildings with redbrown bricks and glass. It adds some nice density.
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Old January 24th, 2013, 11:56 PM   #31
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But clearly visible as well.
in Germany it would stick out in every city except Frankfurt
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Big photo set from yesterday! Love this, not starchitecture but contextual & nice-looking.

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Old April 22nd, 2013, 09:13 PM   #34
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Handsome, if unassuming tower.
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Old April 22nd, 2013, 11:21 PM   #35
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i love massive residential towers like this! im hoping that these become more common to replenish the demand for more units.
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Old April 23rd, 2013, 01:03 AM   #36
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The use of brick without any sort of ornamentation really makes this tower and others like it horrible. Lazy design plain and simple.
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