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Old September 27th, 2013, 07:31 PM   #3661
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Toll Brothers Looks to Buy United Cerebral Palsy HQ



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NEW YORK CITY-Toll Brothers Inc. is in contract to acquire United Cerebral Palsy’s Flatiron District headquarters on East 23rd St.

The Horsham, PA-based homebuilder is reportedly looking to purchase the parcel that allows for a 200,000-square-foot residential development, for $150 million, according to The Real Deal.

Earlier this year, United Cerebral Palsy listed the property at 122-130 East 23rd Street between Lexington Avenue and Park Avenue South with Avison Young brokers Jon Epstein, Charles Kingsley, Neil Helman and Vin Carrega.

The non-profit uses a 60,000-square-foot property at the site for pre-school and recreation programs and plans to remain there through December 2014.
Could be upwards of 40 floors here.
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Old September 27th, 2013, 07:52 PM   #3662
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I used to pass by this area on my way to Curtis High School everyday. It took forever to complete this courthouse. I remember going to a burial site here before the construction started for my h.s art history class. Pretty boring stuff, but i guess its good to see this lot is finally developed.
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Old September 27th, 2013, 11:42 PM   #3663
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beautiful!!!
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Old September 28th, 2013, 12:29 AM   #3664
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I find it a bit too mish-mash.
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Old September 28th, 2013, 01:15 AM   #3665
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This. I was gonna say it makes me think a mixed-media collage artist got to run amok in an architecture studio.
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Old September 29th, 2013, 06:05 PM   #3666
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It's sort of brutalist. But far from being labelled "boring" by most people, I'd say. It's quite impressive actually, even if I usually despise this kind of architecture.

The metal parts are copper or what's up there? Looks quite appealing.
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Old September 29th, 2013, 06:10 PM   #3667
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It's not brutalist by any means.
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Old September 29th, 2013, 09:11 PM   #3668
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It'll look better with a patina.
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Old September 30th, 2013, 07:08 AM   #3669
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Could be upwards of 40 floors here.
Right next to my school
Didn't see this one coming, too bad I won't be going there anymore if and when something new gets built.
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Old September 30th, 2013, 01:00 PM   #3670
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It's not brutalist by any means.
It is. You'll definitely notice the postmodernist features, but there's brutalist ideals behind it.

Anyway, I wouldn't care too much for a label here, as probably even the architects don't have a clue how to call that.
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Old September 30th, 2013, 01:44 PM   #3671
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It's sort of brutalist. But far from being labelled "boring" by most people, I'd say. It's quite impressive actually, even if I usually despise this kind of architecture.

The metal parts are copper or what's up there? Looks quite appealing.
Copper or zinc cladded buildings like this are commonplace in The Southwest. I was a little taken aback to see this kind of Southwestern architecture in NYC.

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Old September 30th, 2013, 05:29 PM   #3672
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One57 and Baccarat Hotel:

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Old October 1st, 2013, 01:11 AM   #3673
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Shocking! Upper East Siders Fall Hard for Luxurious Limestone Tower


135 E.79th St.

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No one loves limestone like the Upper East Side. Other neighborhoods may have affinities, crushes, infatuations even, but none can compare to the east side’s adoration of the gray stone. Case in point: 135 East 79th Street, the Brodsky Organization’s nearly-sold-out limestone-and-brick condo tower where three of the six penthouses have gone into contract during the past month.

“Most of our buyers have been people who already live in the neighborhood,” James Lansill, a senior managing director at Corcoran Sunshine told The Observer. And unlike so many of those who are snapping up glass boxes in the sky along the Southern perimeter of the park, the riches who are buying at 135 East 79th are not so nouveau. A large number of soon-to-be residents are downsizing.

“There are a lot of emptynesters looking for very, very sophisticated residences,” Mr. Lansill explained.

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Old October 1st, 2013, 01:49 AM   #3674
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Copper or zinc cladded buildings like this are commonplace in The Southwest.
Why do you suppose that is? Just a stylistic thing, or does that cladding actually have maybe some heat-reflective properties that would be considered useful in extremely hot, sunny climates?

That thing is gorgeous. Something I find curious is how much window space (and natural light) Upper East Siders are eschewing in exchange for these "classier" stone buildings. Different priorities, I guess. I wonder if we'll see some classically-styled stone buildings designed with exaggerated windows that approach the size of their curtain-walled brethren.
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Old October 1st, 2013, 05:35 PM   #3675
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Herzog & de Meuron's Jenga Tower Grows Taller At 56 Leonard



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Old October 1st, 2013, 05:41 PM   #3676
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Why do you suppose that is? Just a stylistic thing, or does that cladding actually have maybe some heat-reflective properties that would be considered useful in extremely hot, sunny climates?

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The metal cladding began as a West Coast thing but then got picked up by Southwestern architects like Will Bruder in Phoenix and Antoine Predock in Albuquerque who combine heavy masonry with metallic cladding. There are good passive cooling qualities to this kind of construction.
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Old October 1st, 2013, 06:35 PM   #3677
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I like it. Perfect Building for this area! = Happy
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Old October 1st, 2013, 07:14 PM   #3678
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Extell's Glassy Tower of Tenth Avenue Rentals Revealed



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Prolific developer Extell—the same company behind One57, One Hudson Yards, and a controversial proposed condo that would cantilever over a historic Upper East Side church—spent $16.46 million on development and air rights for 536-547 10th Avenue (at the corner of West 41st Street), making the purchase from nearby St. Raphael's Church. (The land Extell is building on is leased from its owner, the estate of Sol Goldman.) Extell had plans for a 600-unit rental building, and those plans are now posted on the construction fencing for all to see. Massive and glassy, much like the other towers of rentals that have gone up recently in the neighborhood. About one-fifth of the units in the 40+-story building will be rented to low-income tenants once the building is finished in 2016.
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Old October 1st, 2013, 09:44 PM   #3679
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CRE Power Quad Makes $1.3B Purchase



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NEW YORK CITY-Seeing appeal both in its current and possible future incarnations, a joint venture between Oxford Properties, Vornado Realty Trust, Crown Acquisitions and Highgate Holdings—together with institutional investors advised by J.P. Morgan Asset Management, has acquired 650 Madison Ave.—for $1.3 billion. The Carlyle Group was the seller.

The 27-story, 594,000 square foot Class A office tower, located on the full western block front of Madison Avenue between 59th and 60th streets. The property contains 523,000 square feet of office space and 71,000 square feet of retail space. The office space is the world headquarters for Polo Ralph Lauren, which occupies 274,000 square feet. The retail space is primarily leased to Crate & Barrel for its 61,400-square-foot flagship Manhattan store, and to Tod’s, a shoe and leather goods specialty store spanning 7,900 square feet.

The building likely generated interest from four leading commercial real estate firms because not only is it a trophy asset in its current configuration, it has great potential for other uses, Oxford senior managing director Andrew Trickett tells GlobeSt.com.

“It’s a unique asset with unique optionality,” he says. “As an existing asset it features world class retail and a Class A office building. Long-term, there’s a residential optionality because of our park views and our as of right ability to build. It’s a great residential location.”

It would be premature to say just how high the building could go, Trickett notes, and he was uncertain of just how far into the future such a long-term plan might be put into place. He declined to say just how much of the building Oxford now owns.

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Old October 1st, 2013, 10:03 PM   #3680
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Hmm! This could be near supertall. I hope they just completely go in the direction by way of complete redevelopment. Great site right in the midst of all these delicious super towers growing on 57th street. Would this mean, Ralph Lauren to the Yards??

northern midtown developments:
Nordstrom Tower
Steinway Tower
220 Central Park South
One57
432 Park
425 Park
45 E 60th
Tower Verre
250 E.57th street

Finally, Possibly 650 Madison??

Crazy stuff going on in this part of town.
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