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Old September 24th, 2013, 10:22 PM   #3641
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The new building on Amsterdam will be beautiful!
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Old September 24th, 2013, 10:30 PM   #3642
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The Highline really is turning into a gallery of great architecture. Developers get to show off high profile projects, visitors get to see beautiful, adventurous buildings -- everybody wins. Can't wait for my next trip out in a couple months. How many new Highline developments would we say there are?
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Old September 24th, 2013, 11:00 PM   #3643
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Yes definitely!! The Highline area should be celebrated for it's uniqueness architectually in NYC.
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Old September 25th, 2013, 12:59 AM   #3644
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I for one is relieved that extell withdrew this design. This is literally around the corner from me and I'm not sure how I would like seeing that tower hanging over that church everyday. My Nimbyism is in full effect here. lol.
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Old September 25th, 2013, 03:53 AM   #3645
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The Highline really is turning into a gallery of great architecture. Developers get to show off high profile projects, visitors get to see beautiful, adventurous buildings -- everybody wins. Can't wait for my next trip out in a couple months. How many new Highline developments would we say there are?
i live a block away from it,
yea it's ok
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Old September 25th, 2013, 04:03 AM   #3646
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What a beauty!

The curved building with the strange columns could end up cool.
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Old September 25th, 2013, 05:35 AM   #3647
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551 W 21st St: a new 250' Foster tower west of the High-Line:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000...NewsCollection

A schematic is available on the DOB's website:


http://a810-bisweb.nyc.gov/bisweb/BS...de=ES124033024
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Old September 25th, 2013, 06:20 PM   #3648
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511 W.21st St.


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Old September 25th, 2013, 06:26 PM   #3649
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Morris Adjmi’s torqued 837 Washington is bold and new: Architecture review
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The resurrection of the High Line and its rebirth as a park have effected a wondrous change on an area of the city that was already in the throes of frantic transformation. With excellent buildings such as Stephen Jacobs’ silvery Gansevoort Hotel as well as the Standard Hotel, designed by Ennead Architects, the area from Chelsea to the Meatpacking District has become one of the most vibrant architectural nurseries in Manhattan. And that’s even before the 2015 arrival of the Renzo Piano–designed new Whitney Museum of American Art.

Into this mix comes 837 Washington Street, a new six-story, 55,000-square-foot office and retail space that promises to be one of the best buildings in the area. Developed by Thor Equities and Taconic Investment Partners, it was designed by Morris Adjmi Architects.

Morris Adjmi is a New Orleans native, but came of age in the Milan studio of the esteemed late Italian architect Aldo Rossi, who is famous for the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa and the Quartier Schützenstrasse in Berlin. By joining Rossi’s firm in 1981, Adjmi was exposed to some of the sanest and most sensible applications of the postmodern idiom that dominated architecture everywhere at the time. Rossi’s main contribution to New York City, the Scholastic Building at 557 Broadway in Soho, is really the work of Adjmi. With its tubular articulation and the introduction of whites and reds into its surface, the Scholastic Building is one of the more creditable examples of postmodernism in Manhattan.

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Old September 25th, 2013, 06:43 PM   #3650
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Morris Adjmi-Designed Condo Building(s) Coming to Flatiron
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A through-block parking lot at 7 West 21st Street in the Ladies Mile Historic District of Flatiron may soon by home to a Morris Adjmi-designed residential building. The design calls for what looks like two separate buildings, one at 21st Street and one at 22nd, connected by the first floor (reserved for retail space) and the lobby above it. On top of those floors would be a shared courtyard. The lower portions of the facades will be made of stone, while the mid and upper portions will be glazed terracotta. The sidewalls will be glazed brick. 20 percent of the units will be reserved for affordable housing. The street wall facades will require setback waivers from the city, and also approval from the Landmarks Preservation Commission, the latter of which Adjmi attempted to gain yesterday afternoon.

The Landmarks Commissioners, for their part, didn't hate the designs, but neither were they blown away. The fact that the facades lack ornamentation, uncharacteristic of the Ladies Mile Historic District, was a sticking point for the preservationists, but not for the commissioners—commissioner Joan Gerner said that the design "speaks to the district in a modern language." The commissioners did, however, take issue with the base of the facade, calling it "horizontally arranged," "too soft," and "squat." Commissioner Michael Goldblum remarked that other buildings in the area have "much more emphatic, much more vertical designs." Adjmi and co. will have to address those concerns before re-presenting to the Commission.
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Old September 25th, 2013, 06:53 PM   #3651
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Construction shots: Extell’s rental at 551 10th Avenue in Hell’s Kitchen
http://blog.buzzbuzzhome.com/2013/09...th-avenue.html

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Is set to grow a 600-unit rental building, according to the Wall Street Journal. One-fifth of the units will be reserved for affordable housing.

Gary Barnett’s Extell paid $16.46 million for almost 140,000 square feet in air rights from the Roman Catholic Church of Saint Raphael, The Real Deal reported. The new tower will cantilever over part of the church’s property at 502 West 41st Street.

Barnett acquired a 99-year ground lease for the land in August 2011 from the estate of Sol Goldman.

Here’s a rendering of the project from construction signage, which says the completion date is June 2016:


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Old September 25th, 2013, 07:05 PM   #3652
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COOKFOX Reimagines Pope Hat Building as Crazy 3D Puzzle
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Carlos Zapata's Pope Hat Building was one of the wackiest designs we've seen around these parts—in a historic district, no less—so it was with some sadness that we watched the plans for it slowly fizzle out over the years. But the site's new owner of the 39-41 West 23rd Street, Anbau Enterprises, who purchased it in 2010 for $18.5 million, still intends to build condos there, and luckily for us and everyone else who loves a good crazy building, they have retained the services of COOKFOX Architects for the redesign.

COOKFOX's new designs are less wacky than Zapata's Pope Hat, but still plenty wacky in their own right, featuring a base that rises up, stops, sets back, rotates 90 degrees, and continues up with a large cantilevered section, making the entire building look like two three-dimensional puzzle pieces, or perhaps a building wearing another building on its head. Unlike, the Pope Hat, however, which had a "curvilinear, sculptural form enclosed in a glass skin," the new form will be "more structural and rectilinear," which the architects felt to be more appropriate for the district. The facade includes elements of terracotta, limestone, granite, percolated glass, and zinc, and COOKFOX's signature green planted terraces. The developers and architects are also attaching to a project a much more traditional restoration of a building at 35 West 23rd Street, possibly as an attempt to quell the furor over proposing such a distinct, modern building in a historic district.

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Old September 25th, 2013, 07:42 PM   #3653
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Over in Forest Hills, The Aston is well underway:

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Old September 25th, 2013, 08:34 PM   #3654
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So with the news in the NY Times that the government is going to be able to seize 650 Fifth Ave from what appears to be an Iranian terrorist-sponsoring shell company, what do we think happens to the building/site once it's sold. Is that building likely to be redeveloped? If I understand correctly, it's just on the wrong side of Fifth Ave. to be a part of the Midtown East Rezoning, right? In any case, I'm glad that the proceeds from the sale will go to the families of those affected by terrorism.

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Seizing Iran’s Slice of Fifth Avenue

By JULIE SATOW

Published: September 24, 2013

Earlier this month, a judge ruled in the prosecutors’ favor, in what prosecutors described as the country’s largest-ever terrorism-related forfeiture. The decision, which is likely to be appealed, has only added to the uncertain fate of the building, which is a highly coveted trophy property with notable tenants, like a Juicy Couture flagship store, offices for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.


The government’s aim is to sell the property, which brokers said could bring at least $800 million. Proceeds from a sale would probably be used to pay some of the $6 billion in damages claimed by family members of victims of Iranian-sponsored terrorism, including victims of the 9/11 attacks...


...“It is right in the heart of the most expensive retail real estate in New York City,” said Robert K. Futterman, chairman and chief executive at the retail brokerage RKF. He added that “if it is put on the market, we are going to see an exciting bidding war from all the major retail players.”

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Edit: Please ignore if this has already been covered, as it is an older article. I didn't see it earlier, but always possible I've missed something in the thread.
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Old September 27th, 2013, 01:28 PM   #3655
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New courthouse in Staten Island:

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Old September 27th, 2013, 01:55 PM   #3656
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A 21st century brutalist monster!


But somehow it's impressive. And well... GEIL.
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Old September 27th, 2013, 02:37 PM   #3657
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That Staten Island courthouse looks so 'menacing' in the design .
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That's just plain ugly. They tried to do too much with it.
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Old September 27th, 2013, 05:49 PM   #3659
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I like it
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Old September 27th, 2013, 06:00 PM   #3660
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NYPD $1 Billion Police Academy at College Point nearing completion:

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