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    CURBED has a photo report today ...

    Construction Watch: 350 West Broadway Getting Glassed

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    why in the world would they put something like that on west broadway??

    maybe i am out of the loop but i have not seen much in the way of marketing for this one either

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    Why? Because the marketers decided that probable buyers like the milky-white / all window look -- but of course those decisions were made two years ago and already it looks tres passe -- oh-so 110 Third / 2008. Check out the SoHo Mews one block down on West Broadway. That looks like this one's big sister -- similar geometrics + colorization. Aiming for the professional mom with a kid or two.

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    Is the glass a total-white-lite or with some designs on? From the pics it seems not "just white"...

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    From the street it looks o be a uniform soft white. Not fritted. But what we're now seeing could be influenced by protective film on the inside of the glass.

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    I hope that's film on the spandrel panels too...

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    I think there's film only on the vertical windows. But I'm glad they didn't go with clear glass floor to ceiling.

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    I can just see me standing there in my underwear, drinking milk out of a carton, scratching myself.

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    EDIFICE REX:

    An excerpt from the project website - "Chill frenchy; your starting to sound like toga boy."


    LE CORBUSIER (a.k.a. Frenchy)
    "And yet its muscularity possesses a musicality. Notice how the interplay of glass, textures and colors
    creates a language, a specific vocabulary, I daresay — a poetry — whose gentle rhythm is echoed by
    its cast iron neighbors."
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    That's fairly ludicrous statement given that almost all of the visible neighbors to 350 West Broadway on and around the intersection of Grand Street + W. Broadway are not fronted with cast iron but rather show brick and masonry facades.

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    Question: Does its muscularity not have at least (some) musicality? If so, the entire statement is not ludicrous.

    Now this - is ludicrous.
    SOPHOCLES (a.k.a Toga Boy)
    "O sweet wealth and empire! It thrusts upward into the sky like the fist of Zeus!"


    p.s. HINT - The title of the work I am "quoting" is called EDIFICE rex. I hope you realize it is a work of SATIRE. I did add a 'wink' graphic icon to my original post.
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    Excerpt from the website: very cleverly written satirical dialogue. .

    SOPHOCLES
    (upon seeing 350 West Broadway)
    I’m not worthy to step foot into an edifice as glorious as this!

    LE CORBUSIER
    (looking at the building on the screen of his phone)
    It’s as though I’ve died and gone to heaven.

    FREUD
    (lighting a new cigar with his old one)
    You’re both delusional.

    " .............. "

    LE CORBUSIER
    The mullions are the work of a master.

    AMPLIFIED VOICE
    (coming from a loudspeaker on the tour bus)
    Please return to your seats. Next stop the World Trade Center and Century 21. (LOL, best line!)

    FREUD
    C’mon, Soph. This is your chance to get a suit. You’ll never get lucky in that outfit.

    LE CORBUSIER
    You two go on without me. I’m going to Felix for a cappuccino . My head is spinning. I need to sketch
    some ideas while the muse is with me.

    SOPHOCLES
    (climbing onto the bus behind Freud)
    You know, Sigmund, this could be the beginning of a beautiful relationship.
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    ^ Ew. Was this stuff, by any chance, written by the guy who posted the joke about the cat going to the retail store?

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