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Old November 4th, 2013, 10:02 PM   #3801
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Starting Gun Looms For Domino Sugar

Revamped plans for the 11-acre site on the Williamsburg waterfront were certified by the City Planning Commission on Monday, clearing the way for a lengthy public review of the project. Construction could start as soon as late 2014.



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An application for the redevelopment of the hulking Domino Sugar refinery on the Williamsburg waterfront was certified by the City Planning Commission on Monday afternoon. The approval clears the way for the ambitious plan by developer Jed Walentas and his company Two Trees Management to begin the city's labyrinthine public review process. The developer hopes to break ground on the 11-acre, mixed-use project as soon as the end of next year.

The proposal envisions construction of four buildings plus a revamp of the existing landmarked structure into a total of 2.3 million square feet of residential space, more than 500,000 square feet of office space and more than 70,000 square feet of retail space along the East River just north of the Williamsburg Bridge. Two Trees bought the site, which included approvals for a massive development, from CPC Resources for $185 million a year ago, but decided to go back to the drawing board. The developer put aside its predecessor's plans for a series of 30 to 40-story towers, in favor of an approach that drew more on Two Trees' success in transforming another formerly-industrial Brooklyn waterfront neighborhood, Dumbo, over the last 20 years.

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To draw up its plans, Two Trees brought in SHoP Architects, which significantly changed the shape of the buildings. The new design calls for taller, slimmer structures with large cut outs, designed to maintain the community's views of Manhattan and increase light and open space. "They are designed to break the monotony of these 35-story, non-descript towers that are marching down the waterfront from Long Island City," said Mr. Lombino.

Two Trees has also committed to building 660 units of affordable housing, provided current subsidies for such units remain accessible, and will be including nearly seven acres of open space, including a public park. The project will be one of the first major undertakings to begin its approval process under the Bloomberg administration and end with a new mayor and a drastically altered City Council. But if the process goes as planned, the developers hope to break ground at the end of next year on the first building, a 16-story tower where about half of the 400 units will be affordable. In all plans call for more than 2,200 apartments.
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180 Orchard St. Climbing Again


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Longtime blight on the Lower East Side the Orchard Street Hell Building, having shed its partial Stop Work Order, is careening into the sky and making neighbors—understandably—nervous. Bowery Boogie has some pictures of the looming structure, which has already surpassed the surrounding buildings at 14 stories and is set to grow to 24 stories in 2014.

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Old November 4th, 2013, 11:19 PM   #3803
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Old November 4th, 2013, 11:57 PM   #3804
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It is an unfortunate irony that neglected pre-war buildings slated for demolition often look better to us in their decrepit final years than do their modernist replacements when brand new.

The site at 301 West 46th Street is still in the demolition phase, so it’s really too early to say whether the corner of 46th and 10th was better served by the elegant 1910 five-story apartment house that once stood than by the 600-room Riu Plaza Hotel soon to rise there. Judging from the rendering on a board posted to the construction fence on 46th street, the new building doesn’t appear offensive, but it’s really too early to tell. In the rendering, it looks like there was an attempt to liven things up at the base of the building with a whimsical window pattern. It’s gratifying to see that the architect – or perhaps more importantly, the developer – may be taking some risks here, for better or worse.

None of this will be much consolation for those who measure the value of a city by the proportion of its old buildings that are still standing. But in mourning the loss of irreplaceable prewar buildings, we might take small consolation in the fact that the impending destruction of a building can bring its character and history to life for many who would otherwise have paid no attention to it.

This is certainly true for a building like 301 West 46th Street. Demolition plans prompted bloggers at Vanishing New York and Gotham Lost and Found to unearth interesting historical facts about the building. We learned for example that the basement of the building housed a speakeasy in the 1920′s with a Russian clientele and a rock club in the late 1960′s that hosted Jimi Hendrix and the Doors, among others.

Now, only the ruins of 301 West 46th remain, but these ruins are like an archaeological site – in exposing the interior of the building, they prompt an almost voyeuristic curiosity about what happened there. Owned by the famous Astor family until 1921, the building housed (four!) massage parlors in the 1970s and an adult shop from the 1980s until very recently.

What was apparently unknown by others who have blogged about the building, was that the basement – formerly the home of a speakeasy called the “Cave of the Fallen Angels” – was more recently the site of a particularly sordid crime that police discovered only a decade ago. In 2003, construction workers removing debris from the basement found skeletal remains of a woman buried inside a cement ‘coffin.’ Forensic work revealed that a woman less than 22 years old had been murdered and buried there as early as 1988, likely by someone who was intimately familiar with the building. The grisly crime was recounted on America’s Most Wanted; neither the victim nor the perpetrator were ever identified.

Let’s hope that demolition and excavation at the site don’t reveal any additional surprises.

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Old November 5th, 2013, 02:33 AM   #3806
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Didn't this church look vastly different before? I'd prefer an authentical reconstruction over Calatrava's crap any day.
I like like them both. Calatrava's design has a nice Neo-Byzantine feel to it.
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Old November 5th, 2013, 05:41 PM   #3807
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SPURA Developers Divulge Details Of Housing, Retail Rollout
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In order to break down such a large project, there will be three or four construction phases over a 10- or 11- year period.

Ground will actually get broken in 12 to 24 months
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the first phase will include 60 percent of the total affordable housing units

a, 15,000-square-foot park, a rooftop farm, 41,000 square feet of community space, the new Essex Street Market, a movie theater, and a grocery store on Clinton Street. Specifically, that phase will also encompass the Warhol museum, a community facility run by Grand Street Settlement, and a "dual-generation school" operated by Educational Alliance.

As for the apartments to be built across the all the phases, 743 rental units will be located in four different buildings that are 50/50 affordable and market-rate.

Another 100 apartments will be designated for seniors in an all-senior building.

The remaining 157 will be condos (a.k.a. "homeownership units") located in two additional buildings that are 80 percent affordable and 20 percent market-rate. Here's a timeline for housing:







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Old November 5th, 2013, 06:56 PM   #3808
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Good to see a larger distribution of affordable units here.
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Old November 5th, 2013, 11:20 PM   #3809
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A First Look At The Adeline On 116th Street



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Here's the world's first look at The Adeline, a new, very gray residential condo development that is rising at 23 West 116th Street between Fifth Avenue and Lenox avenues. All told, there will be 83 market-rate apartments on the site, ranging from one to four bedrooms. There's a teaser site, which tells us that interiors will feature "herringbone porcelain, wide-plank oak, and generous windows," while amenities include outdoor spaces (plural) and a children's playroom. Occupancy is expected for fall 2014, but they should come to market long before that.
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Old November 6th, 2013, 06:33 AM   #3810
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I really like that the city now requires renderings of projects to be posted at the construction site. It is really helpful!
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Old November 6th, 2013, 02:27 PM   #3811
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What do you guys think of this neo-warehouse type architecture?
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Old November 6th, 2013, 08:00 PM   #3812
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What do you guys think of this neo-warehouse type architecture?
Too much gray brick happening there. A sunnier sandstone look would be much better, masonry-wise.
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New Apartments Coming To The UWS


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The modern, boxy structure above... is the luxury building set to rise at the corner of 80th Street and Broadway—after what's already there is demolished, of course. West Side Rag first published the rendering, which developer Friedland Properties posted on its site in an effort to lure tenants like stores and restaurant to the several commercial spaces at the bottom of the proposed building. It's unclear whether the tower will house rentals or condos, but if it's any indication, Friedland is also behind The Larstrand, full of fancy rentals and cabanas that is nonetheless bland and boxy, located three blocks south of this site. This building will replace the two-story structure that once held Syms and Filene's and is now home to Fox's department store.
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2 big Greenpoint apt. towers get green light



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The controversial proposals will each add a residential tower of as many as 40 stories to the north Brooklyn waterfront and will be among the last big projects approved under the Bloomberg administration.

Wednesday November 6, 2013

The City Planning Commission unanimously approved Wednesday morning a pair of big, controversial residential projects slated for the Greenpoint, Brooklyn, waterfront.

Now that the commission has given its blessing to about 700 of the roughly 5,500-units in the Greenpoint Landing project, along with the 720-unit 77 Commercial St. development, eyed for the northernmost section of the Brooklyn's East River shoreline, the City Council now has 50 days to make the final call.

Greenpoint Landing is proposed by developer Park Tower Group under the name Greenpoint Landing Associates, while 77 Commercial is a separate project that is being advanced by Chetrit Group under the name Waterfront at Greenpoint. Should they gain ultimate approval, the projects, which include multiple towers of 30-to-40 stories, would be among the final significant changes to the city's waterfront approved under the Bloomberg administration.

“We thank the City Planning Commission for their decision to approve this application, which brings us one step closer to delivering multiple benefits to the Greenpoint community,” a Greenpoint Landing spokesperson said in a statement.

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Community Board 1 had recommended that City Planning disapprove the project, while Borough President Marty Markowitz recommended the opposite, however, both attached a list of conditions that largely dealt with strains on public transportation and the affordable housing component of the project, which the developers said they would explore.

But community outcry over the height and density of the developments technically do not apply to the current land-use application. The impetus for building along the shoreline was actually a 2005 rezoning that not only cleared the way for massive projects like the two being proposed, but also set aside space for park land.

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Old November 6th, 2013, 08:29 PM   #3815
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Penn Station 2033?

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Renderings Revealed For Extell's New 57th Street Megatower



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Extell Development's newest hulking tower of glass at 217 West 57th Street was recently approved by the Landmarks Commission, possibly setting a dangerous precedent of allowing new buildings to cantilever over historic ones in the process. But what's done is done, and the Wall Street Journal just published some renderings of the Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill-designed tower that, at 1,423 feet, will soon loom over the neighboring American Fine Arts Society. The renderings give a wide look of the tower as well as, perhaps unfortunately, a view of the cantilever from below.

The reasons for the cantilever are twofold, as it 1) chivalrously allows a rival megatower, Vornado Realty's 220 Central Park South, unimpeded views of the park (in return, Vornado shifted its building slightly to the west), and 2) shifts the building's core to allow a column-free space for the Nordstrom store.
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Old November 6th, 2013, 09:26 PM   #3817
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Old November 6th, 2013, 09:37 PM   #3818
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no doubt, this is an awesome design! especially the base looks epic
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Old November 6th, 2013, 09:40 PM   #3819
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Good to see a larger distribution of affordable units here.
Is 'Affordable' affordable in New York?
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I'm sure it's all relative (I couldn't quote you any figures or requirements for affordable housing), but I know a lot of people have been getting priced out of Manhattan, which is a shame. Incentivizing developers to include more than just the highest income bracket can't be a bad thing.
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