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    Damn shame:


    From Forge to Skyscraper: the story of 120 Park Avenue
    by benjamin waldman

    http://newyork.untappedcities.com/20...0-park-avenue/









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    Hopefully a great tower will rise in place of that POS and placate the loss of the great buildings that formerly were on the site.

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    Great article, Derek!

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    Couldn't find this anywhere else.

    404 Park Avenue South Reveals Its Future Facade Design

    by Sara Polsky



    Some early hints regarding 404 Park Avenue South trickled out last year: that floors 2 through 16 would be reconfigured into 65 luxury apartments by Dutch designer Piet Boon. Turns out that information was partially true. Boon is working on the building, but the early renderings we saw are inaccurate and are no longer on the designer's site. What we know about the building now is the exterior look, thanks to a rendering displayed…on the building's construction netting! (Developers, why don't you all do this?) The building will have about 60 units, and sales should start in a few months. And when we said there was a Dutch designer, maybe we should have said there's a full-fledged attempt to restart New Amsterdam happening here.

    The developer is the Dutch Kroonenberg Group, which has a bunch of residential projects in Amsterdam in its portfolio. Any Dutch pottery experts in the audience might also note that the blue and white design on the 404 Park Avenue South netting kinda sparks thoughts of Delftware, a type of 16th-century pottery from the Netherlands. And if not, well, hopefully you like blue and white anyway. Because here's that same facade image on pieces of blue and white tile:

    http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2012/0...ade_design.php

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    Walk by here 2 days ago, construction is also in full swing at 400 PAS.

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    That's good news.

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    Park Avenue South's New Dutch Condo Gets New Dutch Name

    by Sara Polsky

    The team behind 404 Park Avenue South, which began its reveals by putting a rendering of the finished building on the construction netting, is ready with its next teaser: a name! Continuing the building's whole New Amsterdam theme—Dutch designer Piet Boon is involved with the project, the developer is also Dutch, and the blue and white design is similar to Deltware, a 16th-century pottery from the Netherlands—that name is Huys. It's pronounced just like "house," the building's website explains, and comes from Stadt Huys, an old, yes, Dutch spelling for City Hall.

    The site also tells us the building will have 58 luxury condos, 1BRs through 4BRs. The building will launch sales sometime in spring 2013.



    Official site: Huys [huys-nyc.com]

    http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2012/1...dutch_name.php

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    Does anyone else here fantasize about getting to do marketing for these new buildings?

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    Developer May Build Tall Condo Tower on Subway Inn's Grave

    June 18, 2015, by Jeremiah Budin



    An assemblage of six contiguous buildings, including the one that used to house beloved dive bar Subway Inn, on East 60th Street is in contract to sell to Chinese private equity firm Kuafu Properties for more than $300 million, The Real Deal reports. The buildings, which stretch from 143 to 161 East 60th Street, were acquired by the World Wide Group over a nine year period starting in 2005. The site could accommodate a 280,000-square-foot tower that could rise to 1,000 feet, making it the tallest building in Midtown East. (The site is basically on the border between Midtown East and the Upper East Side.) Kuafu is also developing the Hudson Rise hotel in Hudson Yards, which is not going so well.



    Kuafu to buy UES development site for north of $300M [TRD]

    http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2015/0...inns_grave.php

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    ^^ Very unfortunate. A lot of nice buildings in the grouping the Chinese developer has bought up. Some of them need a sprucing up; others - the carriage house that used to be Desmond's - are in great condition and truly gorgeous.

    Also a lot of retail diversity that will be stamped out for the sake of a large entranceway with one door and lobby windows, maybe a loading dock, and maybe in a best-case scenario the sort of retail these new mid-rise condos attract (TD Bank, Chase Bank, CVS, Chipotle).

    No landmarks/ historic designations preventing this sad razing of the city's history?

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    For want of a better place...

    I'm surprised no one's posted this already, with commensurately sarcastic and/or humorous remarks .


    ODA's Futuristic Midtown Tower Features 'Private Sky Gardens'

    November 11, 2015, by Tanay Warerkar

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    All renderings courtesy ODA New York

    ODA Architecture is throwing back to the Space Age with its latest designs for a tower at 303 East 44th Street, which is being developed by Triangle Equities. The top half of the building will feature 16-foot gaps between every two floors that are separated by white beams, The Real Deal reports. The spaces between the floors will be turned into private, outdoor sculpture gardens. "There's going to be a time in New York City where living without a substantial outdoor space is just going to be unacceptable. It's going to be like living in the suburbs without a backyard," ODA principal Eran Chen told TRD. "All these towers that don't have them are going to lose their value."



    The 600-foot-tall building will have 41 floors, with the lower half of the building devoted to one- and two-bedroom apartments, and full-floor units starting on the 23rd floor. Five of the outdoor private gardens are separated by two floors each, and those apartments have about 2,800 square feet of space, while the garden measures 1,400 square feet. The penthouse has access to the sixth garden.



    When Curbed first took a look at this project in April, the designs were slightly different. While the outdoor gardens remained, the apartments were a combination of brick and glass, whereas the full-floor apartments are now all glass, as is the rest of the building.


    Apart from this tower, ODA has dozens of projects in the works all throughout the city, many featuring similar futuristic designs. This partciular project is expected to be completed sometime in 2017.
    A new glassy skyscraper in Midtown East will look like it's being pulled apart [TRD]

    http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2015/1...rdens.php#more

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merry View Post
    For want of a better place...

    I'm surprised no one's posted this already, with commensurately sarcastic and/or humorous remarks .
    Did you see this? It's not particularly humorous though...

    http://wirednewyork.com/forum/showth...l=1#post458850

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