hey everyone -- we have a long running thread with lots of highline news, commentary and tasty development pics here:
here are a couple of the latest additions as from 7/10/08. i am sure by now you are all aware of the up close views of the standard via the new roofdeck of the brass monkey, yes? ps -- i live nearby so if anybody wants more standard or highline pics let me know!
Construction Watch: On the Down Low at The Standard
Thursday, September 4, 2008, by Joey
Given the lengthy construction process at André Balazs' hyped Standard New York (scheduled to open sometime before the sun dies out), it's not surprising that the construction plywood surrounding the boutique hotel—which, oh yeah, is being built on top and under the High Line—is showing some wear and tear. Thanks to an open door and at least one gaping maw, a special Curbed tipster was able to snap some ground-floor shots of the future hotel/nightlife hub at the corner of West 13th and Washington Streets in MePa. Not as exciting as the view from The Chair, of course, but this is a revealing look at how the fabulous will enter the belly of the beast. As for a completion date, the Standard website still cheekily says "coming soonish." Oh, André.
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Last edited by brianac; September 5th, 2008 at 05:55 AM.
I saw the street-level brickwork earlier this week. Out of character and disappointing. Looks like faux colonial suburban.
Did Premier Veal's land become more "Premier" than their business?
I noticed it's now fenced off with trailers out front?
Last edited by scumonkey; September 16th, 2008 at 10:25 PM. Reason: correct name of business
actually- it is at 555 West st, in the morning shadow of the Standard.
from this afternoon 10/5/08:
if you look close down on the right you can see the top of the new bank of america building up at bryant park from here too
i tried to get it as edge-on as i could
Does anyone know if all of the buildings in the foreground of this photo will be razed for the new Whitney or just the one on the right? (I know that another parcel on Washington St. will be razed too, but I'm curious about the West Street side.)
I don't think any of those existing meat-related buildings right along that semi-circular roadway fronting onto West Street are coming down as part of the Whitney -- or any other project now in the works.
I thought that Premier Meats at 555 West Street was part of the site.
Sorry, seems I'm wrong ...
The Whitney Museum project covers sites at 555 West Street (The Premier Veal Inc. building which fronts onto West Street / Tenth Avenue) and 820 Washington (which abuts the 555 building). Both buildings front onto Gansevoort Street on the south side and together they take up the full southern half of that block.