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    India House is definitely one of my favorite 50 (maybe top 20...) buildings in NYC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luca View Post
    India House is definitely one of my favorite 50 (maybe top 20...) buildings in NYC.
    You may be interested to read the History section on this site.

    http://www.indiahouseclub.org/

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    Great building; God-awful restaurant.

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    Thnaks, Brianac.

    Never had lunch there, BPC, but I did have a drink there once and it was well made.

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    Now open, this plaza is fairly underwhelming and doesn't do the renderings justice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RandySavage View Post
    Now open, this plaza is fairly underwhelming and doesn't do the renderings justice.
    Open. With or without the sculpture?

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    Without. It's open, but not finished.

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    Thanks.

    I doubt we will ever see the "sculpture".

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    British Memorial Garden at Hanover Square


    As part of a process that began last May, one of the city’s oldest public squares is being revamped. Hanover Square, named in 1714 for King George I, Elector of Hanover, is being rebuilt by the British Memorial Garden Trust to commemorate 67 Britons who died in New York on September 11, 2001. The new park space will feature hand-carved stone from Scotland, plantings from Prince Charles’s estate, and iron bollards from London. To learn more about the British Memorial Garden, located at William and Pearl Streets, click here.
    Locate this project on the Interactive Streetwork Map.

    Daily Activities
    *The following information was last updated on April 21, 2008.
    • Final plantings in May 2008
    • Final paving and bench installations will be complete in June 2008
    © 2007 Lower Manhattan Construction Command Center/LMDC

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    No mention of the sculpture ^

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    I think that's a lost cause Lofter.

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    Prince Harry's Secret Garden Exposed!

    Friday, May 29, 2009, by Joey



    With his whirlwind trip to NYC having just kicked off, Prince Harry is getting a lot of publicity for his visit to ground zero and polo match on Governors Island (press tour today!). But HRH Prince Henry of Wales is also in town to dedicate the British Garden at Hanover Square in the Financial District, which leads us to an important question: What the heck is the British Garden? Luckily, just as the ceremony is set to begin, the Broadsheet Daily lands in our inbox with both a picture of the pocket park and an explanation of the recent turbulent history of this memorial to the British citizens killed in the 9/11 attacks:
    At the May meeting of Community Board 1's Financial District Committee, some members expressed their extreme displeasure with how things have been handled. "Time frames were misrepresented," said Megan McHugh. "Contractors walked off the job; there were liability issues with the benches," said Joel Kopel. Committee member Michael Ketring wanted to know who would replace the benches in the park if they cracked "sometime down the road." Financial District Committee Chair Ro Sheffe asked Camilla Hellman, President of the British Memorial Garden Trust, to give the committee a time line with her "best guess" as to when the next phases of the garden will be completed, which she agreed to do.
    At Community Board 1's full board meeting on Tuesday night, Mr. Sheffe reported that, "After three years of foot dragging by the Parks Department, suddenly things are speeding up because Prince Harry is showing up!"
    You don't say! Just imagine how quickly that thing would have been finished if it had been Prince William that was due for a visit. So dreamy!

    · Prince Harry to name Hanover Square's British Garden today [Broadsheet]
    · British Memorial Garden New York [britishmemorialgarden.org]

    http://curbed.com/archives/2009/05/2...en_exposed.php

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    The Kapoor is kaput?

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    The ring of accent lighting is there, but the website Spring Press Release states "as the finishing touches to the park are being undertaken..."

    I thought the sculpture was the focal point.

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