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Thread: Proposed - Silvercup West - Vernon Blvd @ 43rd Ave (Astoria) - by Richard Rogers

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    I don't know any recent details. I think that this plan or something similar will happen - it's just a matter of how many year until.

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    Ummm?...nope.


    Imagine LIC's Skyline With This Whimsical Silvercup Addition

    by Zoe Rosenberg


    All renderings via LEESER Architecture.

    As it turns out, the expansion of Long Island City's Silvercup Studios to include Silvercup West, a mixed-use extension of the famed production studio, hasn't been a dormant project after all; in fact, LEESER Architecture has been busy creating a plan as an alternate to the originally-proposed Richard Rogers design. LEESER's proposal was created in 2013 for a "potential investor," and one-up's Rogers's design by working within the site's existing zoning restrictions. Rogers's design recently resurfaced when Silvercup filed a special permit renewal extension for the design that includes a 2.2 million-square-foot complex with eight sound studios, an office tower, 1,000 apartments, a 1,400-space parking garage, and cultural and retail space.




    A view form the top of the proposed structure.


    Imagine looking up in the building's atrium and seeing this.






    According to Brownstoner, Queens Community Board 2 will review the original project's application for development tomorrow.

    Silvercup's Tower-tastic $1B Expansion Makes a Comeback [Curbed]
    LEESER [official]

    http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2014/1...p_addition.php

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    This was always a matter of when, not if. Every one of these sites along the water, from here to the Williamsburg bridge will be built in the next decade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merry View Post
    Is this what a Smurf baby sees on the way out?

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    We all know it'll never get built in that form in this town anyway. Why even bother discussing that design?

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    Community Board Approves $1B Silvercup Studios Expansion

    by Rowley Amato


    [Renderings from 2006 by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners LLP]

    It's been just a few weeks since the announcement that the long-delayed expansion of Long Island City's Silvercup Studios was back on the table. Now, the proposed Silvercup West has cleared the first hurdle, with Queens Community Board 2 voting near unanimously to approve special permits for the $1 billion project.

    The proposed 2.2 million-square-foot film studio/mixed-use complex would flank the Queensboro Bridge. It would include eight sound stages, an office tower, 1,000 apartments (20 percent of which would probably be designated affordable), and a 1,400-space parking garage, as well as cultural and retail space. As for the replication of the iconic Silvercup sign, the CB is pushing the developers to use original rather than modern materials for preservation purposes.

    Now, Silvercup West must gain the approval of the Department of City Planning, which—along with the Queens Borough President and the City Council—supported the initial proposal back in 2006.




    "Community board approves Silvercup Studios expansion permits" [QC]

    http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2014/1..._expansion.php

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    Kinda liked the Rogers one better, more contextual to the bridge...

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    Quote Originally Posted by antinimby View Post
    We all know it'll never get built in that form in this town anyway. Why even bother discussing that design?
    Way to call it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by antinimby View Post
    We all know it'll never get built in that form in this town anyway. Why even bother discussing that design?
    It's just too interesting isn't it.

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    I don't know, I've always been really partial to the Rogers design. I fear it too won't be built as such, but i think it'd be really great if it were. I'd like to see a package of improvements implemented to the myriad of bridge underpasses this is next to, but that's probably too much to ask.

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