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    This is a terrific development for this block.

    The River Lofts is one of the best looking of the new buildings. Completely in character with the area but great modern touches in design. The depth of the window recesses is a huge plus. Plus the treatment of the penthouse floor is perfectly proportioned.

    Gotta wonder if the huge billboard on top of the building just to the north (same block) will come down any time soon.

    And the rerfurbishment of the old building on Washington was a long time coming. That building had been gutted and falling apart for years.

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    The warehouse is the key to development of the area. The sidewalk had been fenced off for years, and it was park at your own risk because of falling bricks.

    In not too many years, a school will be needed here. The city should start looking for a site now, maybe a mixed use development.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZippyTheChimp
    4. Another development, 88 Laight St.
    I don't know about the slanted windows...in NYC they'd be dirty all the time. But I guess if you can afford $3.5 M then you wash your windows on a daily basis.



    The new building at 497 Greenwich (near Spring) with the undulating glass facade is always dirty and has been since it went up a couple of years ago.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ZippyTheChimp
    In not too many years, a school will be needed here. The city should start looking for a site now, maybe a mixed use development.
    The block to the north (with the one-story yellow buildings along West St.) is a prime location, although I wouldn't want to see anything too tall right up aginst West Street.


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    Quote Originally Posted by lofter1
    The new home of Meryl Streep.

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    Some good photos of River Lofts here: need to scroll a bit through other photos http://testofwill.blogspot.com/
    Did not know these two bldg. were "one" project.....nice. - http://www.riverlofts-tribeca.com/
    This is a vidio....great - http://www.riverlofts-tribeca.com/dvdpromo.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by lofter1
    The new building at 497 Greenwich (near Spring) with the undulating glass facade is always dirty and has been since it went up a couple of years ago.

    Pretty much instant decrepitude. This one stayed nice just long enough to move the units. Architects are supposed to foresee such things.

    This was a dumb building from the get-go. And we cheered so loudly for this building, as I recall. Anyone ready to learn something?

    Anything for novelty.

    I bet Gwathmey's Astor Place building looks better than this two years from now.
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    That's why we have window-washers and/or the equipment to do it mechanically, no?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TLOZ Link5
    That's why we have window-washers and/or the equipment to do it mechanically, no?
    On this one, do we?

    How would you clean it with either one?

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    And if they do have mechanical washers there they sure ain't using them ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by lofter1
    And if they do have mechanical washers there they sure ain't using them ...
    Wouldn't want to be the engineer to have to design one for this building. The cost of that little item might cause folks to prefer dirty windows.

    Now that the new has worn off: how good is this building, really?

    Sure were a lot of people who made fools of themselves by rhapsodizing over this building.

    It was always pointless.

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    Is the Glass_Condo on Laight Street (positioned between the new River Lofts block on West St. and the refurbished River Lofts block on Washington) a separate development?

    It's an odd building, described on the website as "mega-lofts". The building seems very narrow (although 60' long per the website). Big outdoor spaces, but it seems tucked behind the River Lofts building.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lofter1
    Is the Glass_Condo on Laight Street (positioned between the new River Lofts block on West St. and the refurbished River Lofts block on Washington) a separate development?
    I dont know,,,,but that bldg is news to me......I like the website....simple, and a nice link to maps of riverside park.

    This one has got my interest....I will get a sky view a map location and post here.

    p.s. love those WORD hyperlinks Lofter

    cheers

    Address 88 Laight Street - http://gis.nyc.gov/doitt/mp/Address....492807B9337563

    (update) here is somthing to obsess on ...... the lots for these new condos are a real puzzle!
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    Quote Originally Posted by infoshare
    p.s. love those WORD hyperlinks Lofter
    tks --- my new obsession

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