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    Well, they're not as slender.

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    It does have to say 2003, thanks I have just copied the code from the first picture of this thread that, incidentally, was 8 June 2002, so I only had to add 2 to make it 28.

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    Here are the photos from Richard Mier's & Partners website...




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    Is this going to happen any time soon, really?

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    The site looks busy.
    So, I guess the answer is yes.
    Unless they build a temporary parking lot...

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    I doubt they'd be excavating for a parking lot.

    When the work permit goes up, somebody hurry over there.

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    What are these crooked buildings? Are they melting? Have they been hit by an airplane? Are they economical and waterproof? Will they be admired? Will they be eyesores? Will it enhance Richard Meier's reputation that late in life he is jumping on to someone else's bandwagon?

    Richard, you did such a fine job on the other River.

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    Don't hold your breath waiting for anything to happen on 1st Avenue and the river.

    In the first place, all the glossy pictures (which either impress or repulse, depending on your perspective) presuppose demolition of the ConEd powerstation that is now sitting there, puffing away. *ConEd has to build another station to replace the giant that now sits on the East River. *And guess what? *No neighborhood wants its successor. *So bank on ten years -- if you're an optimist -- for the 1st Ave station to go bye-bye.

    Now, as for 708 First Avenue...yes, there's a big hole in the ground sitting at that spot. *Yes there are steam shovels and dump trucks moving earth around. *But there's a big difference between a hole in the ground and a tower in the sky. *(Cf. the "Alexander's" site on Lexington & 59th: 5+ years between immense crater and Bloomberg Tower.)

    So...keep your ears open, but don't visit the site too often expecting to see much.

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    Ladies and gentlemen, our own little dissenting ray of sunshine. *With an Elmo avatar, no less

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    Quote: from ablarc on 1:49 pm on June 30, 2003
    What are these crooked buildings? Are they melting? Have they been hit by an airplane? Are they economical and waterproof? Will they be admired? Will they be eyesores? Will it enhance Richard Meier's reputation that late in life he is jumping on to someone else's bandwagon?

    Richard, you did such a fine job on the other River.
    Eisenman, not Meier.

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    Thank you, Christian; my faith in a pretty good architect is restored. Didn't think he could actually do an eyesore.

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    Don't worry, he's likely to keep on doing his old repetitive thing for the rest of his career. A champion of consistency.

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    He is trusty and faithful, like an old dog.

    And like a faithful old dog, he can be trusted not to bite.

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    {From JD: ConEd has to build another station to replace the giant that now sits on the East River. *And guess what? *No neighborhood wants its successor. *So bank on ten years -- if you're an optimist -- for the 1st Ave station to go bye-bye.}

    Wrong on that point. *Additional capacity is being added to Con Ed's 14th Street station (on the East River) to replace the Waterside plant. *This construction, visible from the FDR, has been ongoing for some time. *Waterside itself is scheduled for decommissioning in 2006.

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    I saw the work permits today at the site. *They are all specific to the demolition work, nothing about any new construction.

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