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

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    Default I dig the south towers, dislike the north tower

    The south towers are light, airy, and visually interesting. Far superior to the north tower.

    The north tower is a massive wall, I think the structure is overbearing, intrusive, and out of scale with the rest of the development, I detest the side that faces the bridge. It looks like a a virus like parasitic 'monster' is attacking the bridge. It ruins what is a very beautiful bridge, while the other two towers complement the Queensborough. Ok, I get the literal reference to the cross bracing from the bridge, but unlike the structure of the bridge which is light, ornate and almost lace like with it's built up plates, the North tower structure is just clunky. If they were to build the Queensborough today in the same size and shape, you can imagine they would use ugly massive solid bracing, just like whats in this North tower.
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    I like the design overall. And, I may be in the minority here, but I think that the more of the Queensboro Bridge that gets hidden, the better.

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    Silvercup won't be built until early next year.
    Stupis con ed

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    This is one projet I am really looking foward to. This is gonna be a great looking complex off the waterfront.

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    i couldnt agree with you more but stupid con-ed slowing the growth down in LIC again

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    I hope the nimbies don't downsize the project due to its proximoty to the bridge.

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    I really hope not, i think it really compliments the bridge, im really looking forward to this project.

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    There really are no neighbors to this site, only light industrial/manufacturing. The other side of the bridge has public housing.

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    My understanding is that the community is behind it, which doesn't even really matter because the project is approved.

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    Yeah, it's past that point already. I believe it is currently undergoing an EIS.

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    Yup, they got approval awhile and only Con Ed is slowing the project development. I'd be surprised if they start on it early next year. Con Ed is going to fight tooth and nail to keep its temporary generator(s) there.

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    This will look great next to the bridge, I'm so glad it is going forward.
    Plus, imagine how amazing this is for New York in terms of the studio and production space. The public gets a spiffy river esplanade as well. Yay!

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    I wonder if Rogers' plan for the East River esplanade is going forward.

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    Whats going on with this, its one of my fav projects on the go.

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