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    Quote Originally Posted by Fabrizio View Post
    That is a beautiful, beautiful block.
    I agree. Also, an insider showed me a rendering of the hotel that will rise, and it is an ugly box.

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    That whole set of storefronts is EXACLTY what Tishman attempted to recreate in the design on the E-Walk complex on 42nd Street.

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    I've only seen massing studies. Looks to be 32 storoes or so on a large plot running fron the 8th Avenue frontage down a large portion of the north side of the block. Height is around 340-feet, 32 stories, most likely in the Starwood chain.

    I do not think their is a design as much as there is a program at this point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrooklynRider View Post
    I've only seen massing studies. Looks to be 32 storoes or so on a large plot running fron the 8th Avenue frontage down a large portion of the north side of the block. Height is around 340-feet, 32 stories, most likely in the Starwood chain.

    I do not think their is a design as much as there is a program at this point.
    I hope that you're correct. I saw a green glass box that looked like crap. I was surprised because Tishman hired Architectronica to design its other NY hotel.

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    And look at that. It is certainly a fairly reviled building here at WNY.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrooklynRider View Post
    And look at that. It is certainly a fairly reviled building here at WNY.
    I like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by londonlawyer View Post
    I hope that you're correct. I saw a green glass box that looked like crap. I was surprised because Tishman hired Architectronica to design its other NY hotel.
    I actually just read a article that stated that the Westin was awarded the worst design in NY by the magz readers, ill get the publications name.

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    Worst than the Gene Kaufman McSam's? I wouldn't put too much faith in those reader's ability to discern good architecture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kliq6 View Post
    I actually just read a article that stated that the Westin was awarded the worst design in NY by the magz readers, ill get the publications name.
    I know Time Out New York called it a "blight" last week.

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    It's a whimsical bit of color with a dash of glitz that causes no harm whatsoever ...

    Once we get the additional glass boxes which will line Eighth Avenue from 42nd Street north the Westin will be a welcome bit of pizzazzz.

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    Now all under a shroud of protective black netting ^

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    The Playpen came down this week ...

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    While this is sad, particularly in light of the Macklowe-Zuckermanesque POS that will rise here, I am elated that, as per today's article in the NYT, the horrible, 3 story, yellow brick POS on the west side of 8th between 44th and 45th will be razed. I would take a Macklowe/Zuckerman box over that filthy eyesore any day.

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