Page 11 of 68 FirstFirst ... 7891011121314152161 ... LastLast
Results 151 to 165 of 1016

Thread: High Line Area Development

  1. #151
    Disgruntled Optimist lofter1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    NYC - Downtown
    Posts
    32,654

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by sfenn1117 View Post

    447-453 West 18th St.

    By Audrey Matlock

    This one ^^^ is to be mid-block between 9th / 10th Avenues:

    Google MAP

    They'll have an interesting view across the street ...

  2. #152

    Default

    It's too bad that the widest cross-street in the area (23rd), with a focal point at Chelsea Waterside Park and a nice view of the Metropolitan Tower, is lined with boring new buildings between 10th and 11th Aves.

  3. #153

    Default

    yes, and Levine Builders tore down a beautiful building on the north side of 23rd st to build bland and boring.

    It would have made a beautiful loft conversion... I think there was some of the usual half hearted attempts to landmark it at the time.

    I think the architect was pretty well known.......anyway.... what does it matter? no one seems to really care, except Tom Wolfe and me :-(

  4. #154

    Default

    The Denari and the Roy bldgs on 23rd are pretty interesting.

  5. #155
    Forum Veteran krulltime's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Manhattan - UWS
    Posts
    4,208

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by lofter1 View Post
    This one ^^^ is to be mid-block between 9th / 10th Avenues:

    Google MAP

    They'll have an interesting view across the street ...
    So that will be right next to a public housing project tower. How interesting. Is it under construction already? I like it.

  6. #156
    The Dude Abides
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    NYC - Financial District
    Posts
    4,418

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by lofter1 View Post
    245 10th Avenue recently ...

    10th Avenue between W. 24th & W. 25th (with the High Line in the background):

    From http://cityrealty.com/new_developments:

    Marketing starts at 245 Tenth Avenue condo in Chelsea 23-JAN-07



    Marketing has begun for the 11-story residential condominium building at 245 Tenth Avenue adjacent to the High Line Park in Chelsea.

    The building will have distinctive facades of randomly stamped stainless steel panels with a faceted diamond pattern and tinted, fritted and clear glass and the basic plan of the building is of two rectangles that are perpendicular to one another but share a small part of an edge of each.

    The building's unusual window patterns will be somewhat like a crossword puzzle and the panelized system of semi-reflective stainless steel are designed to appear like the graduated shades of gray within clouds, conjuring, according to Della Valle Bernheimer, the project's architects, abstract images of steam clouds from locomotives that used to run on the High Line.

    Grasso Holdings, whose other projects in the city include 50 Pine Street and 124 West 24th Street, is the developer of the 20-unit project.

    The architectural form of 245 Tenth Avenue, however, is further complicated by the fact that the building bulges outward at a slight angle near its base.

    The building will have a full-time doorman, a residents' terrace and lounge overlooking the High Line, private basement storage, and Abigail Michaels concierge service. Apartments will have recessed track lighting on exposed concrete ceilings, keyed entry/elevator access, 9-foot-8-inch-high ceilings, ebonized oak flooring, individual air-conditioning, Lualdi frameless doors of ebonized oak and lacquer with stainless steel hardware, building-wide chilled water, stainless steel radiator covers, and Bosch washers and dryers.

    Kitchens will have recessed lighting, stainless steel countertops, RIFRA fixtures and cabinetry designed by Della Valle Bernheimer, Sub-Zero refrigerators, Thermador ovens and cooktops, and Bosch dishwashers.

    Bathrooms will have Inca grey slab flooring and tiles in showers, radiant floor heating, Toto commodes, RIFRA fixtures, and Corian tubs.

    The two penthouse units will have wood-burning fireplaces, 10-foot-6-inch-high ceilings, double Thermador ovens, Gaggenau cooktops, Ipe wood decking, private outdoor showers and Sub-Zero Refrigerators. One will have 1,450 square feet of exterior space and the other 1,850.

    The building is expected to be ready for occupancy in the summer of 2008.

  7. #157
    Crabby airline hostess - stache's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Nairobi Hilton
    Posts
    8,511

    Thumbs down I don't get the dark panels.

    Is he trying to create a forced perspective? Looks like crap from the inside.

  8. #158

    Default I think he was trying to just fragment the hell out of the facade

    Quote Originally Posted by stache View Post
    Is he trying to create a forced perspective? Looks like crap from the inside.
    This is what it will be like inside the Nouvel condo, but with straight lines, what appears to be smaller pieces of glass, and with more pieces.
    Last edited by finnman69; January 26th, 2007 at 06:29 PM.

  9. #159
    Build the Tower Verre antinimby's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    in Limbo
    Posts
    8,976

    Default

    This one's not terribly exciting but it's one of the new developments listed on the map below.

    By Gerner Kronick Valcarcel -





  10. #160

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by pianoman11686 View Post
    From http://cityrealty.com/new_developments:

    Marketing starts at 245 Tenth Avenue condo in Chelsea 23-JAN-07


    Is this the building that's on the same site as the Lukoil? That gas station must go. It detracts from the block and the new tower. Gas stations had some place in this area long ago when it was commercial, but they no longer belong.

    The same holds true for the Lukoil on 8th Ave. near the new Jackson Sq. building.

  11. #161

    Default

    The site is midblock, adjacent to the gas station, which is on the corner of W24th.

  12. #162
    Disgruntled Optimist lofter1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    NYC - Downtown
    Posts
    32,654

    Default

    If the gas station on the NW corner of W. 24th / 10th goes, then wouldn't the funky carwash across W. 24th (next to the Vesta24) feel a bit lonely


  13. #163

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by finnman69 View Post
    this looks like they took Fred Sanford's junkyard and built a condo

    Nouvel.

    The source:


  14. #164

    Default Standard Hotel

    They have been spending a great deal of time creating what looks like the molds that will later be the conceret structure to support the Standard hotel above the Highline.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Photo_01.jpg 
Views:	345 
Size:	48.6 KB 
ID:	3442  

  15. #165

    Default

    ...after which half will be demolished and another half revered by future Tom Wolfes...

Similar Threads

  1. Greenways and Waterfront Development
    By Edward in forum New York City Guide For New Yorkers
    Replies: 198
    Last Post: July 21st, 2015, 01:30 AM
  2. The High Bridge aka Aqueduct Bridge
    By Edward in forum New York City Guide For New Yorkers
    Replies: 56
    Last Post: June 10th, 2015, 12:37 PM
  3. The High Line: elevated railroad in Chelsea
    By Edward in forum New York City Guide For Visitors
    Replies: 837
    Last Post: January 19th, 2015, 01:16 AM
  4. A Prickly Mason-Dixon Line in the Village
    By Kris in forum New York City Guide For New Yorkers
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: April 22nd, 2008, 07:08 PM
  5. High *Line Walk May 3 - View the line from street
    By CMANDALA in forum New York City Guide For Visitors
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: April 21st, 2003, 01:04 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  


Google+ - Facebook - Twitter - Meetup

Edward's photos on Flickr - Wired New York on Flickr - In Queens - In Red Hook - Bryant Park - SQL Backup Software