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    The only thing I would complain about is that the entrance is only identifiable because a canopy is there, this shouldnt need to be the case in a good design IMO.

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    Walked by yesterday, saw the fresh chisle marks and endpoint where he stopped that day, and he's almost finished. Cool to see the work in progress. The random, curvy pattern echoes the graffiti fence along 40 Bond across the street and the old-style granite canvass weaves the whole block together.

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    Hiratsuka's done a fence as well.


    One Line Forged Fence (1999)
    Private Commission for landmark brownstone
    West 89th Street, New York City

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    25 Bond Street

    NY TIMES
    By JOSH BARBANEL
    January 20, 2008

    Big Deal

    Most developers aim to sell out their condominiums from the bottom up, starting with the bread-and-butter apartments on the lower floors. Then, when everything is nearly sold out, they market the grand penthouses with those king-of-the-universe views.

    Tony Goldman, a developer and pioneer in SoHo and in South Beach in Miami, tries to think outside the box. At 25 Bond Street, a new eight-story loft-style building with a glass and stone front in NoHo, Mr. Goldman said he first put together “a group of people all wishing to aspire to dream houses” and then began a search for a site, perhaps a historic building, to put them.

    Eventually, he said, he decided on a new building. He found the site of a 100-foot-wide garage on cobblestoned Bond Street and bought out another developer for $26 million who, he said, wanted to build 48 apartments on the site. The number of units was quickly pared down. It went from 23 apartments, according to an old filing in the Department of Buildings records, to 12, and finally to 9 huge apartments, including a triplex and a duplex, each with a private rooftop pool.

    The marketing campaign was understated: the building’s minimalist Web site showed only a rapidly flickering series of small images in a black box, ending with a message inviting those with “discreet inquiries” to leave their names. The building, therefore, attracted little notice, especially compared with the splashy launching of Ian Schrager’s 40 Bond Street, with its greenish-glass facade down, the street.

    Mr. Goldman appeared to quietly compete with his nouveau neighbor, creating a hand-chiseled Egyptian limestone facade protruding in front of a bronze and glass window wall. He commissioned the Japanese sculptor, Ken Hiratsuka, to create a work on the granite sidewalk in front of the building (with the permission of the New York City Arts Commission) and to create a sculpture for the lobby.

    But now, Mr. Goldman said, with all the other units long since sold, he is putting the two lowliest apartments in the building on the market for the first time, for just under $9 million each. The listing for one of the second-floor units with Lauren Muss of the Corcoran Group, shows that it is a three-bedroom with 3,722 square feet of space with a huge loftlike living room, a kitchen finished in aluminum and walnut, and two parking spaces.

    Mr. Goldman said he didn’t want to put these lower-floor units on the market until the building was finished and buyers could actually walk through them. Was that because the second floor apartments were so close to the noisy streets? On the contrary, he said, it was so buyers could see how close they were to the stone-walled communal garden out back.

    Copyright 2008 The New York Times Company

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