Also of interest ...
Pacolet Milliken Enterprises, Inc., the group which purchased the above-noted properties from textile manufacturer Milliken & Company, is an investment company whose President, Richard Crawford Webel, is a well known and successful landscape architect, as is noted in a May 2008 NY Times wedding announcement for his son ...
Pacolet is the name of the South Carolina town near where Milliken founder, Seth Milliken, set up a manufacturing facility at Pacolet Mills in 1884.... Richard Crawford Webel of Locust Valley, N.Y. ...
...a landscape architect and the chairman of Innocenti & Webel, an architecture and landscape architecture firm in Locust Valley, and the president of Pacolet Milliken Enterprises, an investment fund in Spartanburg, S.C. As a landscape architect he has worked at the Augusta National Golf Club and at the BMW of North America assembly plant in Spartanburg.
The bridegroom’s grandfather, the late Richard K. Webel of Locust Valley, was a landscape architect and a founder of Innocenti & Webel. He designed the landscaping at the Governor’s Mansion in Albany; Wellesley College; Aqueduct racetrack in Queens; and Blair House, the presidential guest quarters across the street from the White House, a project on which his son collaborated.
Pacolet, South Carolina
Eyesore yes, but that little deli on the corner is a great place to stop off for a cold beverage.
From today. Looks pretty much the same.
Thanks for the update, Derek.
It sucks about those crappy buildings not being razed ASAP though.
WHITE ELEPHANT FACES ITS DEMISE
March 18, 2009
By: L. Weiss, NY Post
AND another one bites the dust.
The white modernist, single-purpose Milliken Building at 1045 Avenue of the Americas, across from Bryant Park, is turning into vacant land....
Does anyone know what's going on here?
Last edited by londonlawyer; November 21st, 2009 at 12:37 PM.
If they truly are honest about that, may I suggest that they (Milliken) commission one of these great architectural firms to do the design in the future: Norman Foster, Jean Nouvel, Christian de Portzamparc, Robert A. Stern, Herzog & de Meuron or Santiago Calatrava?
You can't go wrong with any of those firms.
Another hole in the ground in midtown? This can accurately be described as developed blight. Between this, 57th Street, along Sixth, etc., Midtown is starting to depress me.
Who knows when this will be demolished. I hope soon. I'd rather have a hole in the ground than these three ugly eyesores.
^I think the dump they're referring to is included in the picture contained in your post. It's the dump with the dumpy green awning.
BTW, does anyone have any idea what Milliken ever used a windowless building like this for? Was it a mill? Or some kind of super-secret textile prototype development site?
Maybe this is where they did the top-secret work that lead to "ultrasuede". If so, it would be a crime to tear it down...like tearing down Edison's workshop.
I'm referring to the dump with the green awning. Demo permits were filed in June, and I can't wait to see this eyesore gone.
The following was filed two months ago for 1053 6th Ave., which I assume is the dumpy little building on the corner:
Last edited by londonlawyer; November 21st, 2009 at 12:50 PM.