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Old February 20th, 2014, 07:00 AM   #4181
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Ugliest building ever.
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Old February 20th, 2014, 07:48 AM   #4182
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Ugliest building ever.
Well, opinions are like a**holes....and this forum is FULL of opinions.

I think it looks quite nice..but that's just my OPINION.
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Old February 20th, 2014, 08:28 AM   #4183
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Ugliest building ever.
at least they are keeping the base
which can't be said the same about countless pre-war treasures around the city
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Old February 20th, 2014, 01:32 PM   #4184
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It's a ******* disaster. That's by far the least attractive project in the city and right up near the top on list of ugliest projects ever. Saving the old building is admirable but tacking that mess on top disrespects the building below it.

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Old February 20th, 2014, 05:19 PM   #4185
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Now that's a crazy/ cool design

Will This Bonkers 'Sky Wing Tower' Sprout 860 Feet In Tribeca?
http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2014/0...in_tribeca.php


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Wake up, New York, and have a gander at the latest example of supremely tall glassitude that could rise in downtown Manhattan. New York YIMBY first spotted a rendering for 101 Murray Street on Austrian architecture firm Coop Himmelb(l)au's website. Boy, is it bonkers. Set to rise about 860 feet, it has an uber-reflective cylindrical shaft with what amounts to an asymmetric ice sculpture tacked onto its apex. Dubbed the Sky Wing Tower, it also apparently has a sister superscraper in Seoul called the Skywalk. It's just one of many residential buildings set to rise in FiDi.

The backstory: St. John's University sold its current building to a triumvirate of developers last year for $223 million: Steven Witkoff, Howard Lorber, and Fisher Brothers. When the purchase became public in July, their plan was to build a giant pile o' condos to replace the dated-looking low(ish)rise campus building. And voila.
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Old February 20th, 2014, 05:51 PM   #4186
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... And for those who thought there will be a slowdown in the building boom under DeBlasio, think again.

http://politicker.com/2014/02/audio-...ell-build-big/
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Mayor Bill de Blasio today praised some of the biggest names in the real estate industry and told them he has no qualms about building large in the name of affordable housing.

“I’m looking forward to building upon on a lot of the relationships that I’ve already had the honor of having with folks in this room and getting to know people more deeply in the years ahead and working together,” Mr. de Blasio told the group, according to audio from the closed-door meeting released by his office.

“I think we’ve made clear already–with the people we’ve named and with the approach we’re taking–how central this industry is to the vision that I’m bringing forward,” he continued. “And I hope people, as we get to know each other in these new dynamics, I hope people hear me loud and clear that the only way I can achieve my goals is if we are building and building aggressively. I’m deadly serious about 200,000 units of affordable housing.”

Mr. de Blasio went on to say achieving his goal will also take “a willingness to use height and density to the maximum feasible extent. This is something I’ve said in our previous meetings I don’t have a hang-up about. I think it’s necessary to do what I’m here to do.”

Many residents in neighborhoods across the city complain regularly about housing developments they say are too tall or too large for their locations. But Mr. de Blasio said he hoped that, with the promise of new affordable units and a stamp of approval from his administration, such super-sized projects will be swallowed more easily.

“I hope to, to in all of our dealing with communities that we’ve involved in, to make clear that when my administration blesses a project, including a project with a lot of height and density, it’s because we believe we got a good deal for the people. And I think that will change some of the terms of the debate on the ground in communities,” he said.
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Old February 20th, 2014, 05:56 PM   #4187
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Will This Bonkers 'Sky Wing Tower' Sprout 860 Feet In Tribeca?
Absolutely terrible. Even Kaufman's buildings are better than this monstrosity.
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Old February 20th, 2014, 06:11 PM   #4188
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Courtesy of my girlfriend: We can call it the Bike Pump Building!
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Old February 20th, 2014, 06:33 PM   #4189
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I think it adheres strictly to Juche Ideal.
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Old February 20th, 2014, 07:10 PM   #4190
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Is this designed by some porn toys company? Ugliest thing ever.
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Old February 20th, 2014, 07:25 PM   #4191
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lol! that looks like it would be painful.
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Old February 20th, 2014, 07:50 PM   #4192
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Oh my god!!!! is horrible!!!!
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Old February 20th, 2014, 08:10 PM   #4193
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I think the "Cotel" building is hideous to look at. It's a frankenstein nightmare where someone tried to sew two completely different animals together. Parents shouldn't let their kids see it.
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Old February 20th, 2014, 08:18 PM   #4194
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Looks like something they would build in Dubai
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Old February 20th, 2014, 11:56 PM   #4195
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What exactly is the top? Is it functional or simply meant to serve an "aesthetic".
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Old February 21st, 2014, 12:12 AM   #4196
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Damn, it's so ugly, it actually looks like a piece of modern art.
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Old February 21st, 2014, 12:47 AM   #4197
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Old February 21st, 2014, 12:58 AM   #4198
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Another tall hotel heading downtown?

Nosy Neighbor: Is a 60-Story Hotel Going up on W. Broadway?
http://tribecacitizen.com/2014/02/20...on-w-broadway/

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I just heard that the owner of the building on the west side of W. Broadway, between Warren and Murray, is planning to build a 60-story hotel on that lot which also includes the parking lot and might include 67 Murray. —Anonymous

Just to clarify: There are three properties being discussed here. The main one is 66 W. Broadway, the beautiful 1900 building that’s home to Babesta Threads and Frankly Wines. (Tribeca Trust recently wrote about the history of the Gibbes Building, as it was known.) To its north is the Speedy Park parking lot at 69 Warren. Meanwhile, just around the corner on Murray, is 67 Murray, formerly home to Lilly O’Briens pub That last building was recently sold, no doubt a factor in Lilly O’Briens moving to where Taj Tribeca used to be.

Feldman Realty Group, which owns 66 W. Broadway and the Speedy Park plot, categorically denied the rumor: “Since we own both properties we have thought of all possible options about developing them separately or together but there are no plans to do so at this time.”

It remains possible that the new owner of 67 Murray has aspirations to buy the parking lot—the properties abut each other in back—and combine them (in which case, 66 W. Broadway could either be incorporated, awkwardly, or left out of it). And as I walked that block, I kept wondering about the buildings across W. Broadway, which seem even more ripe (or at risk, depending on your point of view).
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Old February 21st, 2014, 03:34 AM   #4199
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New rendering alert: Sunset comes to the Soori High Line in Chelsea


http://news.buzzbuzzhome.com/2014/02...gh-line-sunset
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Old February 21st, 2014, 07:33 AM   #4200
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Will This Bonkers 'Sky Wing Tower' Sprout 860 Feet In Tribeca?
http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2014/0...in_tribeca.php




It's still better than 432 Park.
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