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    This sucks. The masterpiece on the corner deserved a better neighbor than this rank POS.

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    ^
    Really? What's so good about gingerbread. And with the big windows, it's probably nicer to be in the new one.

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    The 99.99999 percent of humanity not in that POS, have to look at it.

    Of course those in the POS will have great views of the 2 lovely corner buildings.

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    Chang is a wang and a schmuck. I'd like to kick him in the nads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derek2k3 View Post

    It's rather hideous but could have been much worse.
    Thanks for the pics. IMO, the building could not be any worse - I see it as the absolute nadir of architecture - among the very worst of McSams and a frontrunner for worst building of 2010. A little shorter and it wouldn't overshadow its historic neighbor. Any amount taller and its horrid squatness would be alleviated. McSam orange and red patterns would almost improve on the depressing commie-block gray. This building looks worse in person. I have to avert my eyes whenever I'm on Canal.

    What a legacy Chang will have - doing more long-term damage to the physical beauty of the city than any terrorist could dream of... and he gets rich in the process! What a wonderful world!

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    I forgot about the magnificent Victorian building across the street from this rank POS and just noticed it in the corner of the photo. Chang's fetid, diseased POS really detracts from these gems. He should be sent to Guantanomo.

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    Pics from today:











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    Looking at those pictures makes me feel like I was punched in the gut.

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    The backside is even grosser looking, if that is even possible.

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    Seems Kaufman never got the word that the Robert Moses Lower Manhattan Expressway wasn't built -- and GAK & Sheraton have given us a standard side-of-the-freeway stack of junk. Thanks, guys.

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    Speaking of which ^ the exhibit of Paul Rudolph's scheme for the LoMEx on view at Cooper Union is definitely worth a visit.

    The Highway That (Almost) Ate New York [SLIDESHOW]

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    Chang deserves the Abner Louima treatment. What a schmuck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lofter1 View Post
    Seems Kaufman never got the word that the Robert Moses Lower Manhattan Expressway wasn't built -- and GAK & Sheraton have given us a standard side-of-the-freeway stack of junk. Thanks, guys.
    Exactly what I was thinking: That this rickety pile of prefab trash looks remiss without a parking lot surrounding it. Then again, maybe I should hold my tongue lest the Chang/Kaufman cell catch wind of that idea and destroy the surrounding buildings to provide their Sheraton the environment it needs.

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    The scene in post #378 makes me want to cry (and scream). That crap next to such beauty . The entrance alone is a huge disincentive to go further.



    It's Official: Nothing Can Stop Sam Chang

    December 1, 2010, by Joey Arak

    The real estate boom's most prolific cheapo hotel builder had a rough couple of years when the credit markets collapsed (even though he always stayed iced out) and Andrew Cuomo came calling, but Sam Chang is back with a vengeance. Well, he's probably back with a smile and a jovial demeanor, but clearly the eyesores put up by him and his aide-de-camp, architect Gene Kaufman, are some sort of retaliation for an unknown slight committed against them by the City of New York and its people.

    Bowery Boogie notes today that Chang's Holiday Inn on Delancey Street—which has been stalled for six months after some serious destructoporn—is now an active construction site once again. And that's not the only star shining brightly in the Changiverse.

    The Real Deal recently sat down for a chat with Gene Kaufman, who listed a bunch of hotel projects that are ready to get restarted, including Chang's LES Holiday Inn, his Hell's Kitchen Holiday Inn Express at 538 West 48th Street and his Hyatt Place at 210 East 52nd Street. Kaufman also said Chang intends to pull more of his development sites out of purgatory, so head on over to Kaufman's website, pick your favorite design and hope like hell that you've been nice enough for Santa to bring to you.

    Work Resumes at Sam Chang's Delancey Holiday Inn [Bowery Boogie]
    Hotel uptick drives Chang, Hidary to build [Real Deal]

    http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2010/1...chang.php#more

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    More from the Poon Chang Duo of Doom....



    This is the first 5 of 25 stories going up at 34 West 36th St. I really didn't even know this was being built, and hadn't heard about it on Curbed. Either way, I couldn't miss it on my way to the Gingerman the other night (which is why the photo is so stealth). There's almost no way this building will be any good.

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