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    Default Garages of New York

    Streetscapes | Former Garages

    A Mansion for Me, Another for My Cars

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/14/re...ref=realestate
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    Wow, the guy hired C. P. H. Gilbert to design his garage? That's impressive.

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    awesome thread. i did one on this topic last spring, but it was just random:

    http://www.urbanohio.com/forum2/inde...c,15869.0.html

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    For the Car, and Far From Pedestrian

    By CHRISTOPHER GRAY

    slide show

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/12/re...apes.html?_r=1
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    Wow.

    Some of the older industrial garages look just as depressing back then as they do now! (Some remind me kind of the Automated Food places... Automats?).

    But the Rich-folk garages? WOW!

    I love and hate those things. After being in Newport and looking at what money could buy (Platinum coated walls. Really. PLATINUM) it both impressed me with the workmanship (marble staircases) and sickened me in the disparity of wealth that allowed some to live in SUCH wealth that a single room in their SUMMER HOUSE was larger than what many of their worker families lived in.

    The wooden doors on that one garage are heart stoppers. I may hate the disparity that allowed these to be made, but I can't dispute their obvious attension to quality.

    Not only that, they are pretty damn cool when converted into things like shops or restaurants. I believe there are quite a few more down inthe West VillageMerry... You may want to take a stroll down there and take a look! (Or... since I see you are a bit far away to do so, ask Lofter to take some shots for ya!)

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    OK, this is just taking the whole garage thing too far.


    An En Suite Sky Garage, New York City’s Most Expensive Parking Spot

    by Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan


    Librado Romero/The New York Times.

    Last Friday the New York Times showed us the inside of 200 Eleventh Avenue, the otherwise-unremarkable condominium tower on New York’s West Side featuring an unusual amenity: the En Suite Sky Garage™ (yes, it’s trademarked technology). The Sky Garage is a car-sized elevator that lets tenants drive their cars directly into the building and up into their so-named “Limited Edition” units.

    The Sky Garage clumsily maps a standard of suburban luxury onto a vertical urban condition, at huge cost (according to the NYT, the parking spot itself costs about $800,000, while the 3-bedroom unit is priced at $3 million). Ironically, the building sits less than a mile away from New Jersey, where such luxury is afforded to even the humblest home buyer. Whether or not the Sky Garage™ is money well spent? Until Range Rovers can talk, we’ll never know.





    http://www.architizer.com/en_us/blog...ky-garage-nyc/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merry View Post
    OK, this is just taking the whole garage thing too far.


    An En Suite Sky Garage, New York City’s Most Expensive Parking Spot
    Useless, I need at least a 3 car apartment

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    Who cares... the building is pure eye candy for the area- I'll take a dozen of these over almost
    anything else that has been thrown up in this city over the past building boom.

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    Great photo, SM . I agree (I was just joshin' ); it's a stunning building.

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    They should plant a couple of trees out front along Eleventh Avenue to hide that god awful expanse of black. And too bad they cheaped out on the windows and didn't use arched frames to match the base facade. Other than that it's fairly stunning.

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