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Old December 8th, 2011, 11:05 PM   #1741
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The Drake Hotel 432 Park Ave.

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The folks at Elite Daily managed to get their hands on a photo of the model for Rafael Vinoly's superscraper, the 1,300-foot-tall tower coming to the former Drake Hotel site. Looks a lot like the vague renderings that have been floating around for the past few months. The final building is supposed to have 128 condos; Elite Daily places the completion date in 2015-2016.


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Old December 8th, 2011, 11:15 PM   #1742
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The fate of a performing arts center slated to be designed by Frank Gehry for the World Trade Center site is in limbo as its boosters await the creation of a board of directors necessary for $100 million in funding.

According to a person familiar with the matter, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a major supporter of the arts center, has lined up appointees to the board, which must be formed by Dec. 31 to remain eligible for funding from the Lower Manhattan Development Corp. But Gov. Andrew Cuomo hasn't named any appointees, despite repeated requests from the mayor's office, this person said. The governor isn't required to name representatives to the arts center's board, LMDC records show, but City Hall nevertheless is waiting for the governor's input before moving forward.

The delay has caused City Hall to worry that the governor may want the LMDC funds for other projects and is waiting for the deadline to pass, the person familiar with the matter said. Mr. Cuomo in October announced the consolidation of LMDC operations next year into the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which faces billions of dollars in cost overruns in redeveloping the World Trade Center site. Julie Wood, a spokeswoman for the mayor, declined to comment about why City Hall hasn't announced board appointees. She said in an email: "We've always envisioned the performing arts center as part of the rebirth of Lower Manhattan, and we look forward to working collaboratively with other stakeholders to make it a reality."

The center is currently planned for the northwest corner of Fulton and Greenwich streets, which is owned by the Port Authority, over which Mr. Cuomo shares control with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. The site of the former Deutsche Bank building—owned by the LMDC—has been proposed as an alternative because the first location is occupied by a temporary PATH station and infrastructure complications exist.

The lack of a board of directors by Dec. 31 wouldn't necessarily doom the arts center, said LMDC president David Emil. He said his agency would likely approve an extension at a January meeting. "There is no doubt that the downtown community would benefit hugely from a downtown performing arts center," he said. "It should be built as soon as possible."

There is no timetable for starting construction. Josh Vlasto, a spokesman for the governor, didn't respond to a request for comment. The Port Authority declined to comment. The LMDC board in 2006 allocated $55 million for the project, and last year approved another $100 million in funding, on the condition that a board of directors form by the end of 2011. The arts venue would include a 1,000-seat theater, rehearsal space, classrooms and a public cafe.

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Old December 8th, 2011, 11:17 PM   #1743
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CUNY Harlem Building gets glassy:


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The new CUNY science building overlooking St. Nicholas Park has been making major progress since it started rising back in Spring 2010 and now more glass has appeared on the building at the City College campus. Most of the east side had been glassed late summer this year but the west side which faces the park still consisted of steel beams until the past month or so. This one of buildings in the $300 million expansion to the campus which will provide more classroom space and is expected to finish in 2012.
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Old December 9th, 2011, 07:37 PM   #1744
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Old December 12th, 2011, 11:47 PM   #1745
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Monday, December 12, 2011, by Sara Polsky


388 Bridge St. and 88 Willoughby St.

The Brooklyner's reign as Brooklyn's tallest residential building was nice while it lasted. But next year ground will break on two new buildings vying for the Borough's Tallest title. The Journal reviews the contenders: 388 Bridge Street, which just got a much-needed loan and will break ground early in 2012, and Avalon Willoughby West, which expects to begin construction later next year. The 388 Bridge project, at 590 feet, will contain 234 rentals on the lower floors and 144 condos on the upper floors (a format that's all the rage these days). The Avalon project is expected to be—ruh-roh—596 feet tall, with 861 rental units. According to the renderings we've got on file, both towers were designed by SLCE, so it seems the firm's the real winner here.

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Old December 13th, 2011, 10:11 PM   #1746
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By Matt Chaban 12 12 2011



Building booms come and developers go, but a good project has a way of sticking around. Times Square, Columbus Circle, Hudson River Park, Queens West, all have seen their ups and downs, all are in various states of repose.

It was almost five years ago that the Municipal Art Society began conceiving of ways to remake a stretch of the East River waterfront in front of the old Con Ed plant between 38th Street and 41st Street. At the time, the question was how to not only bring access to the water but also how to make it work with a massive residential development planned by Sheldon Solow–how to make sure this would be public space for all, and not just a Sutton Place-style backyard for luxury apartment towers.

Mr. Solow is gone, at least for now, but another benefactor has taken his place. Since the city and the United Nations reached a deal in October to hand over half of the Robert Moses playground in exchange for, among other things, $150 million for waterfront redevelopment, MAS has revived its plans for this piece of East River real estate.

“There’s almost a new neighborhood being created, between Solow and the U.N.,” said Raju Mann, director of planning at the Municipal Art Society. “We need to create a vision for that neighborhood. Because this waterfront has really been neglected, a lot of people don’t even know it’s there.”

Building on the ideas cultivated in 2007, at the height of the development boom, MAS held a charrette in July, even before the city reached its deal, to look at new ways to engage the waterfront at the old Con Edison pier, which the utility continued to rent for parking until 2010. The results of that charrette have been codified into a study that the MAS will release today.

The idea was not to create a specific design but a framework that could influence the official planning effort, which is already in its formative stages. The city has hired the engineers at AECOM to come up with a study for potential redevelopment.

“The process of deciding what gets built here is just beginning, and we wanted to take an early role in helping shape that process,” Mr. Mann said. MAS has been reaching out not only to neighbors but also local institutions like the N.Y.U. Langone hospitals to form a broad coalition backing this new vision for the waterfront.

Another booster is local Councilman Dan Garodnick, who agrees that now is the time to get to work on planning out the pier. “It’s a welcome and thoughtful way to try and tackle an important issue,” Mr. Garodnick told The Observer. “The project is the first piece of what will eventually be a connected East River greenway, so it makes sense to focus on its design and purpose now.”

Two of the most important factors in developing a new plan for the pier were access and topography. The site is challenging because, like so much of the East Side, it is cut off from the city by the FDR. As it stands, there will only be access on the south side of the pier from the adjacent Glick Park, which runs from 34th Street to 38th Street.

One interim option that has been championed is repurposing half of an underutilized FDR off-ramp, that starts around 39th Street and connects to 42nd Street. Half the roadbed would be given over to pedestrian and bikes, creating a roundabout entrance from the north. Eventually, when the Solow site is built out, connections at 40th and 41st streets could be incorporated.

The steep elevation changes between the river and First Avenue are another reason MAS is recommending some sort of sloping landscape, which would eventually terminate at the water, allowing some form of access.

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Old December 13th, 2011, 10:21 PM   #1747
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Tectonic over at Wired NY took these great shots of Barclays Center:







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Fulton Transit Center coming along:


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Old December 16th, 2011, 02:02 AM   #1751
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The New School For Social Research.
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By Alison Furuto — Filed under: Hotels and Restaurants ,Sustainability , Brooklyn, New York, Oppenheim Architecture + Design, United States



Oppenheim Architecture + Design recently won the international competition to design a new hotel in Brooklyn, NY. A third pillar of the Williamsburg Bridge to emerge after 108 years. Their design of the Williamsburg hotel attempts to capture the essence of this vibrant neighborhood. Adjacent to both the Williamsburg Bridge and the historic Williamsburg Savings Bank, the building expresses itself as three dramatically proportioned, rectilinear volumes of varied height and materiality. Soaring high above the neighborhood, the hotel becomes the third pillar of the bridge, while serving as an archetypical tower to the domed basilica of the historical bank.

Sustainability was once again an important issue for Oppenheim Architecture + Design. The hotel will have geothermal, wind, and solar power generation, along with other resource saving strategies, for which they achieved Platinum LEED rating. More images and architects’ description after the break.

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Mercedes House Gets Financing For Second Phase


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I think this is old news, this building is nearly complete.
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I think this is old news, this building is nearly complete.
Read the article I linked from today. Most larger developments require financing at different steps in the process. Banks will start off on equity and pre-sales but hold off on the rest until various sales and construction progress goals are reached. This means that the second phase with the tower section can be completed without delay.

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I don't, but if you click HERE and scroll to the bottom you'll see some recent ones.
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Read the article I linked from today. Most larger developments require financing at different steps in the process. Banks will start off on equity and pre-sales but hold off on the rest until various sales and construction progress goals are reached. This means that the second phase with the tower section can be completed without delay.

Gotcha, I was under the impression they were fully funded on this one. Great news, thanks for the update!
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Had to share this rendering, its pure gold!!


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