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Old September 22nd, 2012, 01:46 AM   #2361
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241 Fifth, one of the dozens of overlooked smaller towers going up around the city, has topped out at 20 stories or so.



Andddd here's another one of those overlooked new towers that are U/C. 55 stories at 160 W 62nd, right by Lincoln Center. No renderings.


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Old September 22nd, 2012, 06:37 PM   #2362
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Isn't that a rendering on that sign on the fence?
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Old September 22nd, 2012, 11:03 PM   #2363
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Yeah, just shows the base though. There's this old rendering floating around, but it apparently doesn't apply anymore. Either way, this should be another 600 footer for the city and DOB permits were recently filled for a 550 footer within a stone's throw of this one.


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Old September 23rd, 2012, 04:05 AM   #2364
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Starchitect Switcheroo! Will the Upper West Side Get Any Pritzker-Worthy Buildings at Riverside Center?


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Has the Upper West Side fallen for an eight-acre bait and switch?

At least one and possibly all five towers at the massive Riverside Center development will not be the work of Pritzker Prize-winning architect Christian de Portzamparc. The French designer helped Extell Development and the Carlyle Group sell their swank plans to the community and the City Planning Commission. The latter was so taken with the crystalline designs of Mr. de Portzamparc, who also designed the LVMH headquarters and Extell’s One57 tower, that restrictive zoning covenants were set to ensure the buildings would look as promised.

But now, Extell and Carlyle have turned over one of their tower sites to the Dermot Company, which has hired local firm SLCE to design the apartment building on the West End Avenue section of the site. While Dermot insists its project will be up to the standards promised during last year’s public review process, some, including the exacting City Planning chair Amanda Burden, worry the design doppelgangers will lead to lesser work.
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Old September 24th, 2012, 01:54 AM   #2365
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Another day, another Kauffman skid mark on the great city of NY. Sad day for New York.

Permit Issued for, Yes, Another Gene Kaufman Hotel
Wednesday, September 19, 2012, by Sara Polsky



"Development should be underway soon at the lot shown above, 125 West 28th Street, according to a new DOB permit issued this week. Unfortunately, that news probably isn't going to cheer up even those who've been waiting to see the empty spot filled, because the architect on the permit is none other than Gene Kaufman. According to the permit, the planned building will eventually rise to 202 feet and 18 stories, with 49,307 square feet of space. There are no renderings floating around out there that we've seen—anyone? the tipline awaits—but earlier reports identified the property as a 194-room Cambria Suites hotel."
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Old September 24th, 2012, 10:02 PM   #2366
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This is all in addition to the 457 foot tower on Flatbush and 590 foot 388 Bridge St which are both U/C, with a few more on the horizon, Brooklyn's skyline is getting some nice filler. Still needs a tower that rises above the rest, something above 200 meters would be nice.

32-Story Atlantic Yards Tower Will Break Ground in December
Monday, September 24, 2012, by Jessica Dailey



"During the Barclays Center ribbon cutting on Friday, developer Bruce Ratner announced some more big news: the first residential tower of Atlantic Yards will break ground on December 18. The 32-story B2, as the building is know, will be located at 461 Dean Street and it is the first of three residential towers coming to the site directly beside the arena. Back in November, Ratner announced that it would be built using modular construction, but now Patch is reporting that prefabrication is still up in the air since it would take away union jobs on the site.

B2 will have 363 rental apartments...



Before, Ratner said that B2 would be complete in 18 months, but who really knows if it will even break ground on time."
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Old September 24th, 2012, 11:28 PM   #2367
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Just How Many Skinny Luxury Towers Can We Jam Onto 57th Street? Well, Here’s Another 51-Story Doozy



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Forget Park Avenue, forget Central Park West, forget Bond Street. Pretty soon, 57th Street is going to be the place to live in New York.

Already we have the uber-hyped One57, where billionaires buy condos pushing $100 million. The taller-than-1WTC 432 Park is just beginning to rise a few blocks away, with the recent revelations its penthouse will be asking $85 million. And at some point in time, Gary Barnett, the man responsible for One57, will begin work on another luxury tower on the corner of Broadway and 57th Street.

As if that were not enough, here comes a 51-story bolt of luxury to the heart of Manhattan.



Back in May, Starwood Capital announced it had sold a majority stake to JDS Development for a site it had long controlled at 107 West 57th Street—on the same block as One57. According to a March building permit on file with the city, the tower will reach 697 feet, about two-thirds the size of One57 but 140-feet taller than the landmark Essex House on Central Park South.

The project is designed by Cetra/Ruddy architects, who may be best known for another slender condo tower, the blocky One Madison, which overlooks the park of the same name. Renderings of the firm’s 57th Street project have been making the rounds among developers and brokers in the city, which is how they made their way into our rendering-loving hands. They show a more angular structure, with swooping, faceted edges not unlike the nearby LVMH headquarters. As the building slopes away from 58th Street, terraces jut from the face—providing full views of the park, of course.


The building site, just off Sixth Avenue.

The building is narrow, located on a 43-foot wide lot, about the size of two row houses. This creates for quite the exclusive building, as there is no more than one apartment per floor, according to the building permits. In fact, there are more duplexes (14) than simplexes (13). The latter are located on floors 7 through 19 while floors 20 through 46 contain the former. The top of the building is dedicated to a quadraplex that will no doubt challenge its neighbors on the block for price supremacy.

The 51st and final floor is listed as “recreational space.” Forget Top of the Rock. How about Top of the Shard.
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Old September 25th, 2012, 02:02 AM   #2368
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Oh my yes! Imagine the view of a whole row of hyper modern heigh skyscrapers looming over the old stone high-rises in the front.
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Old September 25th, 2012, 08:42 PM   #2369
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that looks sick, I love it!
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Old September 25th, 2012, 08:55 PM   #2370
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damn, this one looks so . it it will get build!
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Old September 25th, 2012, 10:35 PM   #2371
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Another downtown parking lot bites the dust!

Soho's Chocolate Factory Conversion to Finally Break Ground
Tuesday, September 25, 2012, by Jessica Dailey



"... Now Crain's confirms that DDG paid $38.4 million to buy the factory, and the developer plans to break ground on a luxury building within 60 days. DDG will preserve two buildings on Wooster Street, but knock down two buildings on West Broadway and replace them with a new structure. The buildings will be connected by a central courtyard, and DDG's in-house architecture firm will work with Beyhan Karahan Architects & Associates to design the project.

Previously approved plans called for 24 condos, but DDG may change that. DDG told Crain's that the development will be similar to 41 Bond Street, where they have seven condos in a 10-story building. Those units range in size from 3,000 to 6,000-square-feet and sold for $2,500 per square foot. After construction starts, DDG expects the Chocolate Factory project to be complete in two years."
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Old September 25th, 2012, 11:27 PM   #2372
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SHoP Architects' Barclays Center for the Brooklyn Nets officially opens Friday

Last Friday, local officials and community leaders gathered to cut the ribbon marking the ceremonial opening of Barclays Center, the new world-class sports and entertainment venue that will serve as the anchor of the Atlantic Yards development, home to the Brooklyn Nets and the site of more than 200 planned cultural and sporting events annually. Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York will officially open on September 28 with the first of eight sold-out concerts by JAY Z.

The 675,000 sq ft arena, designed by the award-winning architectural firms SHoP Architects and AECOM, in collaboration with The Hunt Construction Group, the Design-Builder, consists of three separate but woven bands made up of 12,000 unique panels that were fabricated from 600 tonnes of steel sheets. The first band engages the ground where the weathered steel exterior rises and lowers to create a sense of visual transparency, transitioning into a grand civic gesture that cantilevers out into a spectacular canopy at the intersection of Atlantic and Flatbush Avenues.

The canopy, which is 30ft above ground level, contains an open, oval oculus that frames the pedestrian’s view of the arena. The oculus also houses a 3,000 sq ft, 360 degree LED marquee. A second glass band allows for views from inside and outside of the arena. The third band floats around the roof of Barclays Center and varies in transparency, the weathered steel creating backlit patterns.

The woven band of the canopy flows out over the arena entrance, creating a seamless visual transition and helping to frame a large viewing portal into the seating area. The main concourse is placed at street level, allowing a direct view to and from the street. Large areas of glass at street level not only make it pedestrian-friendly, but also encourage a strong visual connection to the surrounding urban neighbourhood. Barclays Center is designed to achieve LEED certification with a goal of Silver.

In addition to the arena, the new portion of the Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center subway entrance, located on the newly constructed Daily News Plaza in front of the main entrance, opened this week. Barclays Center is located atop of one of the largest transit hubs in New York. The subway entrance will provide direct access to nine subway lines, with two subway lines nearby. Access to the Long Island Rail Road is also available by crossing Atlantic Avenue. Public transit is the fastest and most convenient way to travel to the venue and visitors will be encouraged to use mass transit.

The 9,000 sq ft glass-enclosed GEICO Atrium will be the main entry space as visitors walk through the front door of Barclays Center. Fans will have easy access to the 12-booth American Express Box Office, views into the below-grade practice court, and quick access to the Nets Shop by adidas. Most impressively, the GEICO Atrium opens onto a dramatic view of the arena bowl and scoreboard.

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Old September 26th, 2012, 10:12 AM   #2373
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The barcley center looks pretty awesome!
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Old September 27th, 2012, 02:11 AM   #2374
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Here comes another 'zebra'!

Gene Kaufman Finally Bringing Spaceship Building to DoBro



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Last anyone heard, the future for the vacant lot at 85 Flatbush Avenue Extension held a pretty futuristic looking 21-story luxury condo building, designed by architect Ismael Leyva, and once described as "the lovechild of the Flatiron Building and a spaceship." That was in 2007, however, and since then the project stalled and the $17.3 million foreclosure judgement was put on the market this January. But now, Brownstoner reports, the project is back! Get your spacesuits ready, everyone! The building permits have been renewed and Ismael Leyva has been replaced with everyone's favorite architect, Gene Kaufman. (This could be the start of a rather elegant solution to some of Gene's less popular buildings. Don't like the Hotel Chelsea renovations? Just launch the whole thing into the stratosphere! Problem solved!) The building will still be 21 stories and 105 units, but there's no word yet on whether or not Kaufman will actually stick with the spaceship design.
The cancer known as Gene Kaufman just keeps spreading...
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Old September 27th, 2012, 02:15 AM   #2375
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Deutsche Bank site likely to be condo-hotel, say appraisers



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An agreement paving the way for the redevelopment of the Deutsche Bank Building site in Lower Manhattan will likely lead to a new hotel and residential project, the firm that recently appraised the site told Real Estate Weekly.

“Site 5,” as it is known, will “likely be purchased for a mixed-use development project consisting of a hotel on the lower floors and upper level residential apartments and not for office development,” said Robert Von Ancken and Jerry Sanders, chairman and executive managing director, respectively, at Landauer Valuation & Advisory, a division of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank.

The agreement, first reported by major newswires on this year’s Sept. 11 anniversary, requires the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, which acquired Site 5 from Deutsche bank in 2004, to complete a 2006 agreement and turn it over to the Port Authority.
In exchange, the Port Authority would give the museum the title to the eight acres of land that it and the memorial occupy on the 16-acre World Trade Center site.
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Old September 27th, 2012, 02:52 AM   #2376
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Architects' Museum Idea is Weird & Confusing—On Purpose

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This delightfully bizarre pile of renderings comes from the minds at Labscape…so, uh, what is it? It's something called the NYC Eco Tower Museum, meant to be home to a museum about immigration after the 60s. If it looks more like some kind of rising sea creature, well, it certainly isn't meant to be a traditional museum. The architects' proposal calls for a building that isn't connected to the city grid, instead using photovoltaic cells, wind and water turbines, and other green elements to be entirely self-sufficient. Of course, the whole thing is also supposed to capture symbolically the immigrant's experience of arriving in an unfamiliar country. "The feeling of being completely lost, the change in surroundings, adaptation, isolation, integration, growing linguistic and cultural understanding, the euphoria of starting life anew and the discovery of the 'New World' were the basis for the architectural development of the museum," the architects explain.

That goal, though, contradicts the guided, logical layout of a typical museum. "The first aim was to banish the monotony that is very typical of towers," the architects explain in their project description. "We therefore created for the visitor a feeling of disorientation, a change of scenery, and also a lack of guidance in finding their way from one storey (or programme) to another." Sounds…fun?

The green elements are similarly quirky and multi-purpose. The plans call for a building made out of weather-resistant concrete, part of which would be assembled in a factory in advance of on-site work. There would be green terraces and a greenhouse, and the photovoltaic cells are meant to generate free energy and make the facade design a little more interesting. The skin of the building would double as a water purification system that would remove bacteria, viruses, and other icky and undesirable particles from river water so that it could be used for drinking.
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Old September 27th, 2012, 08:12 PM   #2377
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With the announcement, the City released these renderings of the NY Wheel and the outlet center...


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There will also be a rooftop park at the New York Wheel...

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The outlet center will have rooftop park space as well...

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Any info about the height of the wheel?
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Any info about the height of the wheel?
625 feet.
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Old September 28th, 2012, 01:34 AM   #2380
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BFC Partners inks $230M deal to build S.I. complex

New outlet mall to be joined by World's Largest Ferris wheel as SI attractions

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Staten Island has taken the lead in the race for New York City’s first outlet shopping mall. After weeks of talks with the Bloomberg administration, BFC partners announced it officially signed a deal to develop a hotel and outlet mall, Harbor Commons, that will have up to 350,000 square feet of retail and 120,000 square feet for a 200-room hotel in St. George, Staten Island.

The complex will include a 1,250 parking garage and will be next door to the Richmond County Ballpark, home of the Staten Island Yankees. The first outlet in New York City, Harbor Commons will include roughly 100 designer outlets in addition to restaurants and cafes, BFC Partners said.

The complex will be managed by EWB Development and Casandra Properties and designed by SHoP Architects, the firm behind the new Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

With the deal, Staten Island is further along its bid to get an outlet mall, than are similar proposals in the Bronx and Brooklyn. As previously reported, the Lightstone Group is in talks to convert the Whitestone Mutiplex Cinema site into an outlet after purchasing the space this spring, and Thor Equities President Joe Sitt is said to be considering bringing an outlet to the former Revere Sugar Refinery on the Red Hook waterfront near Ikea.



Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who was present for the announcement, also confirmed that the world’s largest Ferris wheel will be built on the other side of Richmond County Ballpark. Construction is expected to begin next winter and finish in 2016.
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