Mayne envy ^
This new plan is god awful, looking like something covered in crystalline carbuncles. Akin to Pompidou meets Trump, it's both awkward and gauche.
if they go with a metal skin (which I think i like) then go further with that idea rather than pasting the protruding viewing corridors onto the outside.
Besides, the previous design was a far more interesting plan.
I think it's ok, but we should strive for more than ok. Cooper Union, in my opinion, hit a grand slam, the quality of which other schools should emulate.
I can't stop asking, "What were they thinking?!" regarding this design. It looks like some unholy spawn of Foster's addition to the Parke-Benet Galleries at 980 Madison and the previous design for the New School -- only this is much worse than the sum of the parts.
I actually hope the NIMBYs put up a fight on this one. Knowing their track record -- decapitating Nouvel's Tour Verre, letting McSam McDestroy the city -- I'm expecting the opposite, however.
New York's answer to the Bev Center in West Hollywood! :p
They've got no grounds to fight it. It's as of right per zoning. The locals killed the prior design -- too big, too much glass.
Originally Posted by Stroika
Be careful what you wish for.
I'm surprised people liked the glass box over the copper thing w/ green roofs... most people here seem to hate glass boxes...what hypocrits.
BIG's proposal was nice, but I still like what's being built. It's much better than what was there.
Durst, New School face $17M suit over alleged condo damage
University construction causing adjacent building to break apart, couple claims
THE REAL DEAL
February 7, 2012
... a couple who lives next door to the construction site is claiming the project has shifted their five-story condominium building at 5 East 13th Street by at least four inches and is causing the gradual destruction of their home.
In a suit filed in New York State Supreme Court Jan. 30, Michael and Glorimar O’Hara are seeking $17 million from the New School, Durst, SOM, construction manager Tishman Construction and the project’s engineer for allegedly failing to implement safety measures that would prevent soil erosion, heavy vibrations and the other side effects of a major construction undertaking.
“The building continues to settle and move at an alarming rate, causing cracks to appear and continue to widen in the walls and floors,” the suit says. “The walls in plaintiffs’ home are experiencing new and ever increasing cracks; they have separated from the floors.” ...
The building looks pretty new too.
New residential building going up across 13th St from this school.
61 Fifth Ave.
Permit says 12 stories.
Walking on 14th & Fifth Avenue the other day I notice a construction site with about 10 floors of the most 'unusual' concrete formwork: odd platforms sticking out at random locations, deep recesses here and there, ect. Seeing the renderings posted above explains everything.
This building is just another one of those 'amorphous sculptural forms' that are typical of modernist architecture; as recently seen with then new Hudson River Fire House building, Cooper Union, and many more - I personally enjoy seeing these 'cool lookin' buildings. I say, keep them coming - better than a 'safe/affordable' boring looking building any day.
The new building at Cooper Union by Thomas Mayne is a far better: but this one will be a 'looker' too.
New School's New Building Gets Its First Pieces of Brass
by Sara Polsky
[Photos by Arabella Watters.]
A tipster let us know yesterday that the brass cladding is going up on the recently topped-out new New School building at 65 Fifth Avenue. Intern Arabella Watters swung by for some photos of the upper portion of the building, and here they are! The 16-story, 354,000-square-foot building was designed by SOM, and the bands of brass clapboards and ribbon windows are meant to echo the original New School for Social Research building designed in 1930. The brass cladding is also designed to repel rain and pigeons but let in light.