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Thread: 165 Charles Street @ West Street - by Richard Meier

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    The terraces are there so Martha and Calvin can hang their wet bathing suits to dry on the railings after coming back from a swim at Coney Island.

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    I would honestly think it odder to want to look at New Jersey than the other buildings.

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    ^ha! I think its the river they want to see! Can some one direct me to the thread about his brooklyn development if there is one please.

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    The whole "Hudson river view" thing is seriously overhyped. I can't stand in Riverside Park and look down at the river without being distracted by the glowing Target sign and hideous condo towers in Edgewater on the other side. New Jersey should have either left its Hudson shoreline pristine or mandated it be completely built up, a la Jersey City...its current state is deplorable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by czsz
    The whole "Hudson river view" thing is seriously overhyped.
    I think it's the view of endless sky to the west that makes these buildings so valuable and desirable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by czsz
    New Jersey should have either left its Hudson shoreline pristine or mandated it be completely built up, a la Jersey City...its current state is deplorable.
    Bingo! Either would be better than what we have, which is neither fish nor fowl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by czsz
    The whole "Hudson river view" thing is seriously overhyped. I can't stand in Riverside Park and look down at the river without being distracted by the glowing Target sign and hideous condo towers in Edgewater on the other side. New Jersey should have either left its Hudson shoreline pristine or mandated it be completely built up, a la Jersey City...its current state is deplorable.
    You'll only find that if you live in Inwood. An interesting little tid bit is that in building the Cloister's Rockefeller also protected the views across the river by buying the land on the Palisade's and restricting development there.

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    I think the draw is that the jersey waterfront is better than a wall across the street from your window

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    Pictures taken 8/1/05: (sorry for the delay)





    The view of the Jersey waterfront from that area:








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    Meier's towers: Variations on a Theme or Symphonic Metamorphoses?




    Are they all the same height due to regulations?



    Btw, to my eye they look sensational.

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    Well, you can't really call them variations on a theme, as the first two that were built are identical. The third one is somewhat of a variation, but not really. It's the same building, except with different glass and no interior finishes. I'm pretty sure the heights were restricted, but the fact that they all have the same height stems more from Meier's vision than from zoning regulations.

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    ^ Not really identical; one's wider than the other, and the balconies wrap around a bit more.

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    Wow. You're right. And all this time I was sure they were twins.

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    Man, those park shots are great. Boggles my mind how people would not want to see something similar go the length of the WSH.

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    the bottoms of the lamp posts look like an art deco proposal for some sort of factory.

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