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Old February 19th, 2013, 05:22 AM   #2721
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The design is cool, but if only the cladding colour was more black or blue.
I really love the bronze. It's a pretty bold choice for a material especially in this area of the city, and what's more is that it nicely complements the beautiful brownstones and pre-war apartment houses and churches nearby on and around the lower portion of Fifth Ave (which aren't shown in the photo).

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Old February 19th, 2013, 04:15 PM   #2722
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^ The new residential building under construction on the far right of that photo is turning out really nicely as well. And to anyone familiar with that area, a few doors down on 13th st from the residential building that's pictured above, there's a parking garage that will soon get demolished for a rental building. I'll see if I can find a rendering.
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Old February 19th, 2013, 05:16 PM   #2723
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Norfolk Street's Glassy New Pendant Tower Unveiled


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The former Ratner's office and refrigeration space at 100 Norfolk Street will become…this. The building sold for $8.8 million in cash in April 2012, and the new owner announced that it would be replaced by a 44,000-square-foot condo building. That building, Bowery Boogie and ArchDaily reveal, will be this glassy, cantilevered structure designed by ODA. The apartments—38 in total—will get larger the higher one goes, and atop the 12 stories will be two green spaces of 5,000 square feet and 2,000 square feet.

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Old February 19th, 2013, 05:40 PM   #2724
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Christ, I'm sorry but that's horrible! Yes it complements the tower on the left and it's better than what's there now, but so much more could be done.
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Old February 19th, 2013, 06:00 PM   #2725
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^ It's not great, but as you said an upgrade over what's there now. It'd be quite nice if instead of a cantilever it had setbacks. Across the street there are 1,000 apartments planned, and as the neighborhood continues to gentrify, it'll get more new low rises like the one above.

None of these will be especially tall given that the ones with the largest developable square feet will be built on the large plots, but nonetheless...

City Wants to Demolish UWS Schools to Build Luxury Towers
Tuesday, February 19, 2013, by Jessica Dailey

"Over the long weekend, the West Side Rag broke some surprising news: the city is considering plans to tear down three schools on the Upper East and Upper West Sides and replace them with luxury apartment towers. What's even more shocking is that the city has been seeking plans since November, and parents with children in the schools were just recently notified. The schools in question are PS 199 at 270 West 70th Street, PS 191 at 210 West 61st Street, and the School of Cooperative Technical Education at 321 East 96th Street. PS 199 has 850 students, PS 191 has 550, and unsurprisingly, parents are pretty pissed about the plans. A rep from the DOE said that the city will only move forward with plans if they find something worthwhile. DNAinfo reports that a dozen developers have expressed interest...

... If the city decides to move forward with this plan, demolition and construction could start as soon as 2015. The schools would be relocated, and the Request for Expressions of Interest says that developers should consider relocation sites in their proposals. Developers are allowed to submit plans for one site or all three, and new schools would be built within the towers..."







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Old February 19th, 2013, 08:42 PM   #2726
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345 Meatpacking

A look at what's under the Yayoy Kusama wrapper.

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Old February 19th, 2013, 10:32 PM   #2727
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^ That as seen in the renderings doesn't do it for me.

Extell is acquiring a slew of buildings on the block, as they purchased 1683 Third Avenue about a month ago.

Extell beefs up Third Avenue acquisitions
February 19, 2013 01:30PM
By Hayley Kaplan and Hiten Samtani



"Gary Barnett’s Extell Development has expanded its holdings on a stretch of the Upper East Side, paying $8.63 million for a mixed-use building at 1685 Third Avenue to landlord Ogrin Associates, on the same day that Extell sold Ogrin a property at 1570 Second Avenue for less than half the purchase price, city records show. The deal appears to be part of a larger move by Extell to acquire, and possibly develop, the stretch of Third Avenue between East 94th and East 95th streets..."
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Old February 19th, 2013, 10:41 PM   #2728
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Sorry for the double post, but this was too cool not to post. An old Seminary from 1836 is being converted into condos in Chelsea. There are tons of photos of the site, and the building right HERE, or in the link below, but definitely worth clicking through.

Inside 455 West 20th, A Chelsea Condo With an Older Feel
Tuesday, February 19, 2013, by Sara Polsky

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Old February 20th, 2013, 11:32 AM   #2729
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The Singapore Chancery


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The Singapore Chancery is under construction here in New York. Our challenge was to create an iconic yet secure building at a townhouse scale. Five twisted glass blades in the main facade of the building represent the five attributes of the Singaporean government. A slot atrium separates the programmed spaces from the core spaces while drawing in daylight from the south.
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Old February 20th, 2013, 04:16 PM   #2730
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For me recently a lot of New York's low rise architecture surpasses the towers proposed. Some really high quality developments coming through.
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Old February 20th, 2013, 06:38 PM   #2731
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I agree, very good there is so much architectural quality in the lowrise too.
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Old February 20th, 2013, 09:07 PM   #2732
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Rockpoint, Highgate to sell Times Square hotel in three pieces worth $650M



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The owners of Times Square’s Milford Plaza Hotel are thinking about chopping up the property into three pieces and selling them separately for a heftier profit, according to the Wall Street Journal. Real estate investment group Rockpoint and Highgate Hotels would like to see separate sales from the Eighth Avenue site — the land, the 1,300-room hotel and the retail space, the newspaper reported.

Sources close to the negotiations told the Journal that combined value of the sales could be equal to roughly $650 million — more than three times the nearly $200 million that the owners paid in 2010.

Rockpoint and Highgate could close the sale of the land as early as this week. Sources have identified real-estate investor David Werner and a partner as the potential buyer. The hotel could go to New York real estate firm Ashkenazy Acquisition, but that deal is further away from closing. Eastdil Secured brokers Adam Spies and Douglas Harmon are running the sales.

While the owners did make significant capital improvements to the property, the massive price growth reflects a spike in demand for hotels in popular tourist areas, according to the Journal
With a breakup value far in excess of the mid-market hotel's worth as a singular, stand-alone property, this could mean the end of the Milford Plaza.
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Old February 21st, 2013, 02:34 PM   #2733
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New Waterfront Cafes and East River Esplanade Slated to Open by Summer



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LOWER MANHATTAN — New sections of the long-awaited East River Waterfront Esplanade are slated to open just in time for warmer weather.

The glass-walled Maiden Lane pavilion, which sits underneath the FDR Drive at Maiden Lane and South Street and will feature a restaurant run by Merchants Hospitality, should be ready by the summer, officials told Community Board 1 Tuesday night.

Also, a piece of the riverfront pathway that stretches from the Battery Maritime Building to Wall Street is slated for an April opening, while another small portion linking Fulton Street to Pier 15 should be completed by Memorial Day, said Terri Bahr, a project manager for the city Economic Development Corporation.

On Pier 15, which offers sweeping views of Lower Manhattan, two glass-encased pavilions are also opening soon. One will house a cafe, launching by Memorial Day, and another will be home to a maritime education center, slated to begin operating in July.

The $165 million East River Waterfront Esplanade project, which is creating a 2-mile picturesque stone path and bikeway lined with greenery and seating, as well as revamped piers and new eateries, will run from the Battery Maritime Building up to Montgomery Street, just north of a retooled Pier 35, when the overhaul is done.

Bahr said the EDC anticipates the entire path, which has suffered setbacks in construction through the years, including recent delays thanks to Hurricane Sandy, will be finished by 2014.

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Old February 22nd, 2013, 12:58 AM   #2734
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Harlem Victoria theater Redevelopment To Break Ground Late This Year



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Harlem’s Victoria Theater is finally getting a makeover, Real Estate Weekly reported. The building on 125th Street, designated a city landmark in 1993, will be transformed into a mix of hotel rooms, residences and retail space. Developers Exact Capital and Danforth Development Partners have tapped architects Aufgang & Subotovsky to design the project; construction is scheduled to start in the fourth quarter.
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Old February 22nd, 2013, 06:33 PM   #2735
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Development At Brooklyn Bridge Park Held Up By Storm-Related Redesigns


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These builders want to put their Brooklyn Bridge Park plans on a pedestal.

The developers of a hotel and residential complex at Pier 1 near Old Fulton Street are planning for a future Hurricane Sandy by raising both buildings up at least 3 feet to avoid the massive flood damage that devastated the surrounding DUMBO neighborhood during last October’s superstorm.

The 159-apartment, 200-room hotel project — which would raise a $3.3 million chunk of the park’s $16 million annual maintenance budget — will now include more steps and ramps to the main lobby and more masonry to put the building above the site’s flood plain, said David Von Spreckelsen, of developer Toll Brothers.

Mechanical systems, normally in basements, will be moved to the roof. A basement will be built primarily for parking. “We want to make our building a structure that can survive any kind of storm,” said Von Spreckelsen.

The project, expected to break ground in February, is on hold until Toll Brothers and partner Starwood Capital Group, complete the redesign.
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Old February 22nd, 2013, 08:58 PM   #2736
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wow, that glass-front looks pretty awesome!
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Old February 23rd, 2013, 03:02 AM   #2737
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London-based Ferndale Hotels will construct a hotel at18-22 W 56th St and the adjoining site of 23-25 W 55th St. I assume that it will be 15 to 20 stories.

A condo of roughly the same height will rise across the street at the former American Cancer Society building.
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Old February 23rd, 2013, 03:05 AM   #2738
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Construction begins on Hudson Yards in New York City



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Old February 23rd, 2013, 06:19 PM   #2739
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NY'subway: line extension/creation

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