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    Finally some good news on this project! Let construction begin!

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    Awesome! This guy and Portzamparc are among the best architects at the moment!! This tower is beautiful!

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    Sadly, the May 3, 2007 edition of the NY Sun reports that this site is for sale. This building would have been awesome.

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    ^ No!! Excuse me I have to cry now.

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    Hope you two learned your lessons.

    In this city, never believe (or get excited) until you see the darn thing topped out or completed.

    Even when a project begins construction isn't enough assurance (see the Remy).

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    But everything is approved and in place......so a new buyer could still build this building.

    I hope at least.

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    ^ Or in all likelihood, especially in this city, have the plans redrawn and throw up a Kaufman-like brick box.

    It'll be cheaper and the neighbors will be happy because it'll then be "contextual."

    Wonderful city, ain't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfenn1117 View Post
    But everything is approved and in place......so a new buyer could still build this building.

    I hope at least.
    I agree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by antinimby View Post
    ^ Or in all likelihood, especially in this city, have the plans redrawn and throw up a Kaufman-like brick box.

    It'll be cheaper and the neighbors will be happy because it'll then be "contextual."

    Wonderful city, ain't it?
    I agree. New Yorkers kill great projects constantly. As an example, Related's proposal at Pier 40 should get built, but schmucks could kill it.

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    This is truly disappointing news

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    Can miracles happen?

    Let's HOPE so ...

    DOB shows a Permit dated 10.25.07 for Sidewalk Shed during NEW BUILDING Construction to be erected on the Horizen / Zapata site:
    INSTALLATION OF A HEAVY DUTY SIDEWALK SHED 54' DURING NB CONSTRUCTION
    There has been no further action on the previously Disapproved application for the New Building by Zapata.

    Interestingly, but seemingly unrelated, a 4-story structure on West 24th Street abutting this building lot collapsed during the night of 10.27.07.

    Or is there a connection?


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    Seems to have the same owners. Horizen Global have updated their site too. Apparently this will now be a hotel.

    http://www.horizenglobal.com/portfol...n%20Tower.html



    Is that ominous looking walk-up what collapsed this morning?

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    After seeing how good the Cooper Square Hotel has turned out, this has the potential to look even better. Thank you to the LPC for approving such a modern design.

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    Yes ^^^ The collapsed building can be seen in the photo at the far right.

    Department of Finance shows that a Mortgage change for this property took place over the summer, and a new party -- "CIF 23rd Street Lender, LL" -- is now in the picture. But docs seem ito indicate that it is just another arm of Horizen, not a new owner.

    If anyone has some knowledge about financial documents and wants to take a look: those documents can be accessed at the NYC.gov / Property page. Click "Acris Property Records" on the right of that page. Then click "begin using Acris" at the middle of the page. Click "Search Property Records". Click "Parcel Identifier" (this < link will take you directly there). On the next page enter property info; for this one it is Block: 825 / Lot: 20 (Block / Lot numbers can be fournd by entering the adress for any NYC property on the Department of Buildings page).

    That will bring up a list of recent documents for the property recorded at DOF. Click the "img" icon on the left for a detailed page-by-page images of the document(s).

    Meanwhile, here's more info from the Horizen website:

    HORIZEN TOWER

    Property Type: Boutique Hotel

    Architect: Carlos Zapata Studio

    This five star boutique hotel designed by world renowned architect Carlos Zapata is currently in the pre-development phase. The beautifully articulated development brings the mid-block of 23rd Street and 24th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues into the context of the beloved Flatiron Building and the highly acclaimed MetLife Insurance Tower-both recognized as sculptural icons of the early twentieth century.

    The tower will have 170 rooms and suites, including a penthouse suite with a private garden, a 100-seat restaurant and bar, an additional patio bar, a screening room, banquet space and a Jacuzzi bar. Nestled within the Flatiron district, the hotel is in immediate proximity to the galleries and nightlife of Chelsea and is easily accessible to all parts of Manhattan. The development is poised to serve as a gateway to downtown Manhattan.

    This magnificent building is a contemporary expression, representing an optimistic view of the future and the culture of the time in which it was built. Ultimately, this building will define luxury living and hospitality for the 21st century.

    HALLELUJAH!!!

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    Lofter,

    Is this superb tower likely to be built? I hope so!

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