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Thread: The Brompton - 200 East 86th Street - Condo (UES) - by Robert A.M. Stern

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrooklynRider View Post
    Extell head is Gary Barnett. Related Co's head is Stephen Ross.
    I know. Barnett's real first name is Gershon. He just uses Gary.

    Maybe next he'll start calling himself "The developer formerly known as Prince... I mean Gershon."

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    The Brompton just doesn't sound very exciting or sexy, at least not to me.

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    Brompton is the name of a posh road in the Knightsbridge section of London. I like it.

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    Of course. With you, anything London is good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by antinimby View Post
    Of course. With you, anything London is good.
    Of course.

    PS: My fondness for London began when I noticed that most of the women are blue eyed blondes with curvaceous bums. Their voluptuous figures are enhanced by lots of beer and Indian food!

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    Way too short. That itself should be the base of a larger tower instead.

    Curse that foolish height limit.

    By the way, will someone blow up that HSBC one-story piece of garbage across the street, please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by antinimby View Post
    By the way, will someone blow up that HSBC one-story piece of garbage across the street, please?
    It's part of the apartment complex that you can see in the extreme right of the photo. In addition to being an ugly hulk with an awfully looking retail base, the complex has a dilapidated mid-block retail arcade that has been abandoned for years.

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    Walked by this one earlier today, and I must say, it looks very high-quality. Worthy of a seat on Park Avenue in between a couple pre-war gems.

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    ^ Make a whole row of these and you'll have a boulevard.

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    What a beautiful building. It's a shame that the developer was unable to acquire the filthy, disgusting movie theatre next door.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pianoman11686 View Post
    Walked by this one earlier today, and I must say, it looks very high-quality. Worthy of a seat on Park Avenue in between a couple pre-war gems.
    Wouldn't it be nice to get buildings of this quality on 4th Ave in Brooklyn?

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    Some fuzzy photos from nycondoblog.com but nevertheless they show just how nicely the facade of the Brompton is turning out.

    Oh, how much more glorious this would have been if it was ten or twenty-stories taller.


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    antinimby, have you seen the facade in person?

    to me it looks like a disney world version of park avenue. that and the condo's ridiculous name make the project seem pretentious.

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    No, I haven't and I'm relying on photos (that's why you've got to take more of them ) for judgement.

    With that said, I think we are way too critical sometimes, to a fault.

    For instance, if the developer/architect went with a plain, unadorned façade, we would be upset. On the other hand, when they do try as in this case, we say they are too phony and we similarly dismiss them.

    Some of us are impossible to please and ultimately we lose our credibility. I think it looks fine and would be more than happy if even a percentage of all the crappy condos/hotels going up was anywhere near this in detailing and refinement.

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