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Old October 17th, 2013, 04:30 PM   #1
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This area (south of Times Sq) has stunning, pre-WWII office towers. This eyesore was an exception. A hotel of around 230k sf will rise here. It should be around 200m, especially since the site has a small footprint.

http://therealdeal.com/blog/2013/10/...or-parsons-hq/

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Old October 17th, 2013, 07:54 PM   #2
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Anything than that ugly building. Glad that thing will be razed. lol.
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Old October 17th, 2013, 08:07 PM   #3
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I agree.
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Old October 17th, 2013, 08:20 PM   #4
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This area (south of Times Sq) has stunning, pre-WWII office towers. This eyesore was an exception. A hotel of around 230k sf will rise here. It should be around 200m, especially since the site has a small footprint.

http://therealdeal.com/blog/2013/10/...or-parsons-hq/
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Soho Properties and MHP, formerly known as Murray Hill Properties, are in contract to buy the Midtown home of Parsons The New School for Design, home to the Bravo reality series “Project Runway.”

The 560 Seventh Avenue spot, which comes with 100,000 as-of-right buildable square feet and possible floor area bonuses that could add 130,000 more square feet, is in contract for $61.5 million, the New York Observer reported.

The buyers reportedly plan to raze the current structure and put a hotel up in its place.
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Old October 18th, 2013, 09:49 PM   #5
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I hope to see a good project here. Recently I have only seen garbage built in Times Square. For that small footprint 200 meters looks good.

Funny, a few years I saw this building on google earth and thought "This could be destroyed to get a skyscraper." It seems that my thoughts became reality.
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Old October 19th, 2013, 03:39 AM   #6
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It just never ends...
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Old October 19th, 2013, 05:11 AM   #7
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I hope to see a good project here. Recently I have only seen garbage built in Times Square. For that small footprint 200 meters looks good.

Funny, a few years I saw this building on google earth and thought "This could be destroyed to get a skyscraper." It seems that my thoughts became reality.
I doubt that it will be amazing, but I'll be happy to be rid of that piece of junk.
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Old October 19th, 2013, 06:41 AM   #8
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There's no love for these poor buildings.
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Old October 21st, 2013, 11:36 PM   #9
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This one deosn't even look that bad on picture, but I would let it go for a skyscraper anytime.
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Old January 21st, 2014, 08:46 PM   #10
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Another look at this midcentury structure: Parsons The New School for Design David M. Schwartz Fashion Education Center by Architect William Lescaze (1963)

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Old January 21st, 2014, 10:59 PM   #11
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Yep, that building has had it's best time before it was finished.
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Old January 22nd, 2014, 04:51 AM   #12
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It's a piece of mid-century architecture, many of which are on the verge of being historic. More respect should be shown to these.
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Old January 22nd, 2014, 05:11 AM   #13
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Yeah, I actually quite like that building. Should've been built in LA, people out here go apeshit over their midcentury architecture.
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Old January 22nd, 2014, 09:54 AM   #14
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Another look at this midcentury structure: Parsons The New School for Design David M. Schwartz Fashion Education Center by Architect William Lescaze (1963)

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It actually looks really nice in these pictures. I'm down for integrating the facade into the skyscraper that's built.
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Do a good clean up and replace the ground floor walls with glass and this building already looks much better.
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Old January 26th, 2014, 01:36 PM   #16
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No replace all the walls with glass.
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Old February 12th, 2014, 12:27 AM   #17
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23-Story Hotel To Replace New School's Old Midtown Building
http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2014/0...n_building.php



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With his $100M controversial Islamic prayer and community center Park51 (sensationally known as the "Ground Zero Mosque") stalled downtown, developer Sharif El-Gamal is moving onto a new, rather unexpected project. El-Gamal and partner Murray Hill Properties are purchasing the New School's former Midtown building, which also holds an 83-year-old synagogue, with plans to construct a 20- to 23-story retail and hotel tower and rebuild the religious institution. According to the Times, the developers want to demolish the building where the Garment Center Synagogue is currently located at 40th Street and Seventh Avenue, and create a new home for the institution, as well as three floors of retail and a 250 to 260 room hotel. The developers made a donation to the synagogue and agreed to relocate it to a temporary home while the new building is constructed. They hope to start demolition within a few months.

The building was previously owned by the New School, but the university announced plans to sell it last year when they moved to the Greenwich Village campus. El-Gamal and co. are paying $61.5 million for the site, which was originally given to the New School by financial supporter Albert List, who bought the building in 1975. At that time, the synagogue had been in the building for a decade, and List granted the institution a 99-year lease for $1 a year. The synagogue and El-Gamal now have an "excellent, ironclad agreement" for their new home. No permits have been filed yet with the Department of Buildings, but we are officially on destruction watch, so please do send site photos to the tipline.
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Old February 12th, 2014, 12:31 AM   #18
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down to highrise this goes then?
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Old February 12th, 2014, 12:34 AM   #19
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Yea this thing will be a goner. It's a real eyesore imo and glad that thing will be going.

BTW, Nice pics Stig! Looking forward to your NYC compilation.
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Yo STIG your flickr pics are the bomb!! Who is the pretty girl in the boots?

So this is no longer a skyscraper?
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