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    Made even more offensive by its short stature.

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    I first noticed the black cladding late saturday night as I was stumbling from a friends b-day at Soho house.
    Maybe it was the multiple martinis but I thought it looked sexy and modern.
    Then again the light of day and a sober mind could change my position.
    I think we should wait and see what type of glass they use.
    But then again from street level, nothing is sexy about a BofA and ANOTHER ****ING DUANE READE!

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    We have an obesity problem.
    Last edited by Derek2k3; June 14th, 2010 at 12:23 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by antinimby View Post
    The other space is still available so Duane Reade or some other pharmacy chain will probably end up taking that.

    What's so sad about this is that there were six diverse private retailers (no chains) that included restaurants and such.

    Exactly right, a Duane Reade.
    Perfect project for a "what's killing nyc" study that should be sent to city planning.
    According to zoning laws this is considered contextual.

    And people still think height is the main problem...
    Last edited by Derek2k3; June 14th, 2010 at 12:22 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derek2k3 View Post
    And people still think height is the main problem...
    ... and so much so that the clueless, badgered and doubtless intimidated architect (with his craven developer) sought to curry favor by lowering his building's right-hand element to two floors below the adjacent tenement!

    "See," you can almost hear him whimper, "I'm virtuous; I actually made my building shorter than my hundred-year-old neighbor." And the NIMBYs break into applause, along with most of the planners.

    Why?

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