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    Quote Originally Posted by Derek2k3 View Post
    I never understood all the hype that went into the building next to it, 520 West Chelsea. It's an ugly glass box with a corrugated metal base. Same applies to 46 Bond Street.
    Agree that the metal panels on the base of 48 Bond creates an effect that is less than terrific.

    However, the street level at Selldorf's 520 W 19th is not clad in corrugated metal, but rather trimmed with very nice black-glazed terra cotta tiles from a mold that creates a continuous wave (possibly giving the impression of galvinized metal roofing that has been painted glossy black) plus a nice rounded stack of similarly glazed tiles to form a column. It looks good.















    520 W. 19th

    [ me at 20,000 ]

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    Lofter finely drops his load!

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    From the highline, courtesy of meesalikeu.

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    Terra Cotta trim aside, 520 W 19th just isn't impressive at all.

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    I find it very odd that they are chopping up the spaces at MSH into narrow confines. They did the same next door at 520, where rooms facing 19th Street look to be about 15' wide.

    The lower floors (single height) are getting metal studs installed and now they appear to be fairly tight. They are also splittling the wide spaces of the upper floors into "rooms" that will be taller than they are wide, when it would seem that those spaces on the the north side facing 19th Street should be about volume -- loft like. Why not keep the smaller "rooms" at the "rear" on the south side?

    But what do I know?

    If Shigeru Ban cares to post a reply it would be most greatly appreciated

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    The "narrow" 14 foot wide "rooms" on the right are the West Houses - front to back duplexes with double-height (20') living rooms.

    The East Houses with two bays on the left will have 14'x28' (20' ceilinged) living rooms.

    On floor 6-7, East-West House occupies all three bays and has a 14'x46'9" !! living room - with the ubiquitous 20' ceiling.

    Floor plans at http://www.metalshutterhouses.com/





    Btw, Ban is a Cooper Union alum. He can probably be found around town giving lectures from time to time. I saw him @ the GSD a few years ago - smart and likable with an incredible sense of humor. Here he is [video 79:09] at the Architectural League of NY (Jan.2008).

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    I believe I was at the lecture linked. He is a really great architect to hear speak. His explanations of his buildings are perfect, concise and without the BS and pretension that plagues alot of the industry. He is one of the best.

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    Thanks for the clarification. A 14' x 14' room with 20' ceilings might feel odd when inside -- although having a big wall of glass on one end should remedy that.

    To my eye the lower floors appear to have more standard height floors.

    Info from the website shows that this one is completely sold out. It will be interesting to see what happens when closing time rolls around.

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    Those apartments are amazing. What a dream like space, all opened to the outside. Totally drool worthy! I don't even know what to say about the penthouse except...Wow.

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    From the Highline:



    Also, here's a project at 9th Ave and I believe 20th Street:


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    The front is getting the rails installed for the big sliding doors & glass is going in on the south facade ...













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    Interesting concept, but underwhelming.

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    Yikes. Underwhelming to say the least.

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    It looks like the sliding doors are perforated and will allow light to come through. So it should be more interesting at night (if anyone is home and has the lights on).

    Since these are on the north side of the building -- and therefore in shadow most of the time (other than early morning and very late evening in the summer) I'd think that many of the sliding doors will remain up during the day.

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