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Thread: St. Vincent's Hospital (7th Ave) - Redevelopment Plan

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryan View Post
    There will come a time when people regret all the mid-century architecture we're losing right now. Just like we love the Victorian buildings our parents and grandparents hated, later generations will value your hideous eyesore.
    That's right; this building shows the same stylistic tendencies (questioning of Bauhaus Modernism) as its exact contmporary, 2 Columbus Circle, now lost.

    When I lived in the Village, I saw it in the same light as MidtownGuy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryan View Post
    There will come a time when people regret all the mid-century architecture we're losing right now. Just like we love the Victorian buildings our parents and grandparents hated, later generations will value your hideous eyesore.
    I don't think so. There are buildings from every period that are simply mistakes. This is one of them in my opinion. Nevertheless, while I am not a fan of 50's and 60's architecture, they're obviously are some very nice white brick buildings from that period. From my perspective, however, this is not one of them.
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    My sister was working in this building last year: I used to visit here there once in awile. See told me her co-workers refered to this building as the "Teeth Building".

    Very appropriate metaphor .... because that building really BITES!

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    Quote Originally Posted by londonlawyer View Post
    There are buildings from every period that are simply mistakes.
    And to think...most of them were probably designed by architects who "knew what they were doing." Makes you wonder how today's buildings will be judged 50 years from now.

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    So hopefully they destroy that horrible building across the street and half a block south...






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    And to think...most of them were probably designed by architects who "knew what they were doing." Makes you wonder how today's buildings will be judged 50 years from now.

    Possible solution?

    Excerpt from website - "Move away from traditional ways of doing business, which are restrictive and confrontational" This is just one of many good ideas that I found in this report!
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    Ok here is the whole building...






    Here is a big shot of the emergency entrance...




    I always hated this building. Hopefully this one will go!

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    There is art to the white building, so like it or not, there are valid reasons for saving it. But no ones going to get sentimental over the brick thing across the street...although I did pass out one day and had to be taken there. (back in the late 70s it was pretty normal to pass out now and then.)

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    My Dr. is in the tooth building.

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    The brown brick one truly is a POS.

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    ^^^ methinks it defines POS

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    So which one are they talking about here?

    Is it the white one or the red brick one?

    The article on Real Deal seems to indicate that it's the brick one.

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    Sounds like they are considering any and all of the SV Hospital buildings in the Village ...

    St. Vincent's has retained the service of real estate advisory firm CIT to help them evaluate all options at their Downtown campus, anchored on West 12th Street and Seventh Avenue in Greenwich Village.

    "Currently, we're keeping all of the options on the table as we look to modernize our facilities," Fagan said. "As part of our plan to update, we've retained CIT to help us consider the whole hospital in Greenwich Village, how to best utilize space and how to best make infrastructure improvements."

    Fagan said that St. Vincent's would consult with area residents and city officials before making final decisions on whether to sell or refit any of its buildings.

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    The brown one on the corner of 11th & 7th Ave (the one containing the emergency room) has had major renovations inside and serves a major trauma center in the city (which I think is due to be renovated as the "Rudolph Giuliani Trauma Center"). I doubt it is going anywhere. It is ugly, but I've had a few stays there and some floors are actually very nice.

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    It was the main triage building on 9/11. I think they will keep it open just in case.

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