That's pretty harsh, I like 205water and 5sl, both from Toll.
The NY TImes recently reported that the junky little building across the street from here with the paint store in the ground floor is for sale. Hopefully, something nice will be built there too.
01.28.12 How do they get the crane out hmmm...
When the building tops out, they erect a smaller derrick on the roof (that can come down in pieces in the construction elevator). They use this to lower the big crain down in chunks.
Suggestion to mods: perhaps The Touraine, 65th Street & Lexington Avenue. thread could be merged with this one and "Touraine" included in the title, or the reverse and keep the more useful title?
If the rendering is anything to go by, this is going to look lovely when it's done.
Toll Brothers' Touraine Grows Steadily on Lexington
by Sara Polsky
A year ago, Toll Brothers' new Touraine condo building at Lexington Avenue and East 65th Street was but an empty lot. Today, it looks like this! The majority of the building is already in contract; the building website has floorplans for the A- and B-line apartments and the four penthouses. We predict a strong resemblance between rendering and reality once this one's done.
And here's the rendering:
Official website: The Touraine [thetouraine.com]
Surprisingly, so far this building is actually looking a lot like what the various 'artistic renderings' have promised: all too often the 'as-built building' does not live up to the 'as-advertized building'. I agree with what was said in the above posted article: quote - "We predict a strong resemblance between rendering and reality once this one's done".
p.s. - Threads merged as requested - thanks for the recommendation.
Last edited by infoshare; March 31st, 2012 at 09:40 AM.
Real Estate & Architecture scouts everywhere knows this 'beauty' is highly unusual for a Toll Brothers development, most everything else they do is pretty much 'building-standard' boring boxes; this may be a sign of better things to come from this developer - look out Hines. LOL
About Hines Development - http://www.hines.com/about/
excerpt: Since its inception in 1957, Hines has created projects of the highest quality, aesthetic relevance and enduring value for its investor partners, clients and local communities. Working with such notable architects as Cesar Pelli, Frank Gehry, I.M. Pei and Philip Johnson, Hines has redefined the way developers interact with and treat architecture, promoting a balance between function, beauty and sustainability and reshaping skylines around the world.
Last edited by infoshare; March 31st, 2012 at 02:34 PM.
Not bad. Not much to complain about here, especially considering that it's a Toll Brothers project.
I only use the term "cynical" as a compliment. You guys have high standards and in most cases I think I share them. The Touraine is a winner in my book.