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    That's a whole lot more interesting.

    With all the development occurring along the W. Side Highway, it would be nice to have a light rail line running there, ala the Embarcadero in San Francisco. If it connected with the PATH at Christopher St. and the 7 at 42nd it would quickly become an integral part of the transit network.

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    Quote Originally Posted by czsz
    W. Side Highway ... light rail line running there, ala the Embarcadero in San Francisco. If it connected with the PATH at Christopher St. and the 7 at 42nd it would quickly become an integral part of the transit network.
    Here here. It was a huge missed opportunity not to have included a light rail when the WSH was rebuilt.
    Quote Originally Posted by PHLguy
    Where exactly is it located again?
    Opposite the Chelsea Piers on the WSH.

    This building is going to be F***ing Awesome.

    And something great to see from the Jersey side of the Hudson.

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    I keep thinking this building will be New York's Fred and Ginger Building, one of my all time fave's.

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    West Street @ W 18th / W 17th

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    Quote Originally Posted by antinimby
    A reminder of what it'll look like:



    A landmark in the making?
    no

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    Im just happy its rising, but since it was anounced Barry Diller has sold and spun off some of his Interactive corp. I wonder if they will need all the space. AS for whatthe outside facade will look like, ive been told if you go up to East 57th street between Madison and Fifth and look at the c Dior store and small office tower above it, thats what the facade of this building will look like

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    Is it this one? Looks nice.


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    IMO this Ghery building works (at least from the rendering) because the sail-boat imagery is right for this sight, so close to the water. If anything, it´s spirit calls to mind the Sidney Opera house. The building looks delicate...subtle... not the usual Ghery train wreck.


    (BTW: the Vuitton building up above shows workmanship that is up to the task. Just beautiful. And look how nicely it sits next to it´s old neighbor to the right.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fabrizio
    The building looks delicate...subtle... not the usual Ghery train wreck.
    Subtle. My thoughts exactly. This looks like it will be one of Gehry's best buildings. The form is dynamic and fluid but not as seemingly arbitrary as much of Gehry's other work.

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    Im hearing gehry will be designing two resindential buildings that will be built right near this site. Good news is that since its only 9-stories and is not going to be built of steel, facade work could start by the spring
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    I wish they would space these Gehry and Meier buildings throughout the city.

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    I think the building is already under construction. It's right across from Chelsea Piers, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stern
    I wish they would space these Gehry and Meier buildings throughout the city.
    They are, so you've got your wish. Gehry at Beekman and Atlantic Yards while Meier will be doing the east side Con Ed site.


    Quote Originally Posted by LeCom
    I think the building is already under construction. It's right across from Chelsea Piers, right?
    Yup. Go back to post # 63 to see the latest pic.

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    Don't know if this article has been posted before but 155ft is pretty tall...

    Chelsea By Albert Amateau


    A rendering of the IAC project by Frank Gehry between 18th and 19th Sts.

    Groundbreaking will begin next week on a nine-story tower with a sculpted glass facade, designed by the architect Frank Gehry on West St. in Chelsea for the new headquarters of IAC/InterActiveCorp.

    The project between 18th and 19th Sts., across from the Chelsea Piers sports and entertainment complex, is scheduled for completion by the end of 2006.

    IAC/InterActiveCorp is the parent company of several Internet-based commercial enterprises including Expedia, Inc., Hotels.com, Hotwire.com, Ticketmaster, Citysearch and LendingTree.

    The company, headed by Barry Diller, has 116 locations in 31 states and 20 countries and has more than 25,000 employees. The Georgetown Company, a real estate developer and management firm based in Manhattan, is a development partner in the project.

    The new IAC headquarters on the 29,380-sq.-ft. site on the east side of 11th Ave. will have underground ancillary parking for 70 cars and rise 155 ft. from the sidewalk level. The glass facade of the concrete structure will be insulated and have special coatings and patterned ceramic particles imbedded in it to improve energy efficiency.

    The ground-floor public space will include a restaurant “that will reflect and utilize all of the IAC brands and be as interactive as the company and Frank Gehry can conjure,” according to a company statement.

    “We are pleased that New York City both affords us the opportunity to build a unique and landscape-defining edifice, and benefits from the investment IAC is making in developing a corporate presence in Chelsea,” Diller said in a statement about the project.

    Gehry, a Los Angeles-based architect, has won more than 100 awards from the American Institute of Architects. Among his buildings is the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain.

    Gehry’s sculpted glass facade tower on 11th Ave. for IAC continues the trend that includes Richard Meier’s two recently completed glass residential towers at Perry at West Sts. and another to rise next to them on Charles St. On Greenwich St. between Spring and Canal Sts., glass facades distinguish an 11-story residential tower designed by Winka Dubbeldam and a 14-story residential tower designed by Gary Handel & Associates. In the works is an 11-story Philip Johnson-designed residential tower with a glass facade at 328 Spring St. at the corner of Washington St. planned by developer Nino Vendome.

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    From W18th St

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