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    Trump is spending a lot of time in legal wranglings lately.

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    Can we get a better render of the site plan please?

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    Now Showing! Extell’s Portzamparc-Designed Riverside Center

    by Eliot Brown
    1:46 PM November 25, 2008

    Extell via NYC DCP.
    Extell's proposed Riverside Center, between 59th and 61st streets, along the West Side Highway.

    Long in the planning stages, Gary Barnett and his Extell Development Co. have finally let loose images of Riverside Center, their planned 3.3 million-square-foot mostly residential complex at the base of the West Side development once known as Trump City. The Department of City Planning put on its Web site today an environmental review document for the project, a draft scope, which outlined the specifics of what Extell wants to put on the site, currently a series of parking lots.

    The plan calls for five buildings, designed by Pritzker-winning Christian de Portzamparc, each a skinny tower that would run east-west on the two-block superblock [more details from a prior community presentation here].
    In all, the complex would have 2.75 million square feet of residential, 209,000 square feet of retail, and 239,000 square feet of hotel space, along with a few other uses.

    The plan will ultimately need approval of the City Council and City Planning Commission, and there certainly is some strong resistance so far among West Side residents and elected officials. Extell is reopening a development agreement from the 1990s crafted after a multi-year battle between the site owner at the time, Donald Trump, and a set of civic groups and elected officials.

    Mr. Barnett says the zoning, which was intended for a 150-story NBC world headquarters tower, is no longer relevant, and thus he wants to change it to residential. However, he also wants to increase the amount of density he can build on the site by about 700,000 square feet, an ambitious request that will likely be strongly contested.

    In any event, the scoping document is an early first step in the public approval process. A hearing on the document is slated for Jan. 8. The formal seven-month approval process typically begins several months after that.

    More images from the scope:

    The view from the Hudson


    Looking from overhead:


    Looking from Jersey



    http://www.observer.com/2008/real-es...verside-center

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    They dont look very interesting.

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    They kind of resemble the proposed buildings for the Con Ed site on the Eastside.Too bad nobody is following Moma's lead on unique designs.

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    Buildings 3 and 4 look really nice to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by londonlawyer View Post
    Buildings 3 and 4 look really nice to me.
    cocaine is a helluva drug

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eugenious View Post
    cocaine is a helluva drug
    LOL!! This is like 6 new buildings if you count the two to the north. We may need another rail line on the west side soon.

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    I agree - #4 looks like a chiseled diamond, nice. I would say that it makes a nice contrast to the brick buildings nearby.

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    Towers in a park.

    Why is this good?

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    Rather than spectacular, the proposal only adds density.

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    It seems this plan is an improvement over the blocks to the north which, in an effort to avoid the dreaded "Towers in the Park" by leaving no space around the new buildings but instead building right to the sidewalk, have nevertheless created a veritable dead zone at street level.

    The large open space shown in the rendering very logically opens up to the new Riverside South Park just to the west.

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    Why does it need to open up if there is park next to it, never mind the huge open space that is the river.

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    at a glance i'm more dismayed at 'the tower in the park' settings than the aesthetics of the buildings themselves (those are placeholders). i mean will ya look at that overhead view? it's useless and custom built for winter wind to whip around in. i cant even tell if the street view goes though to the river? looks like no

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    Quote Originally Posted by futurecity View Post
    I agree - #4 looks like a chiseled diamond, nice. I would say that it makes a nice contrast to the brick buildings nearby.
    Also, check out the wavy, north facade on building 3. It looks great.

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