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Thread: The new Fiterman Hall - 30 West Broadway - by Pei, Cobb, Freed

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    Quote Originally Posted by ablarc
    Not just that, but it's a pretty nice building.
    Yes it is. It is the last historic pier left in all Manhattan, possibly all of NYC -- the last vestige of what was once the premier port of trade in the world. It is an elegant Victorian structure with a clock tower in the end. It sits between Battery Park and Battery Park City, some of the most-heavily traversed space in the City. In the hand of anyone but the incompetent City of New York, it would have been put to adaptive reuse along ago. That is one of the reasons why, when the Mayor claims he can speed up the development of the WTC site, I think he is full of it.

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    ^ What say they just sell it to Trump?

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    He can cover it in dark glass with brass trim and pink marble and build an extension on it in order to install the TRUMP name on it in fifteen foot letters.

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    Pier A has its own not-much-happening-here thread.

    http://www.wirednewyork.com/forum/sh...ghlight=pier+a

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    Fiterman Hall rendering.


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    I walked by this evening and was going to ask someone to post a picture of the rendering. It will be nice having another new building on the border of the park in from of 7WTC. It looks ok, but there is little info on it. I wonder if that is the final design.

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    This is a very oblique rendering. What exactly is the main body of the building sheathed in? Is that smoky glass? Steel? Precast concrete? Assuming classrooms will be a component, I can't imagine 85% of the structure being closed off to light, so I'll assume that it's glass. The design itself is borderline underwhelming.

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    Looked like pinkish brick or stone with the huge bronze windows. I could be wrong, but "underwhelmed" beats what we have now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrooklynRider
    pinkish brick or stone with the huge bronze windows...
    That sounds so late 80's

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    Who cares? Let's get this ruin torn down and rebuilt. We can put great architecture somewhere else. For this site, anything not left over from 9/11 will suffice.

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    Here, here

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    What happened to all the City Is Interested in Quality Design talk?
    I guess there is interest, just not here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZippyTheChimp
    Fiterman Hall rendering.

    This is a pleasant surprise. It will be nice to have students and higher-education right at Ground Zero. I hope this one starts construction soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kznyc2k
    This is a very oblique rendering. What exactly is the main body of the building sheathed in? Is that smoky glass? Steel? Precast concrete? Assuming classrooms will be a component, I can't imagine 85% of the structure being closed off to light, so I'll assume that it's glass. The design itself is borderline underwhelming.
    It looks like opaque glass surrounding transparent glass. Through the transparent glass there appears to be a spiral staircase. With the block bases of the FT and 7WTC it will be nice to see transparency at groundlevel and the students scurrying about, exposed.

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    Default Moving along....

    April 2006 Update:


    -Contractor bids for remediation and demolition are due on May 9, 2006, and a contract award is expected to be made by the beginning of June.

    -EPA's comments on the preliminary plans were received on April 14. DASNY, CUNY and their consultants are reviewing the comments and will revise the plan. The selected general contractor will add to this revised plan, which will be submitted to EPA this summer.

    -Depending on the EPA approval process, decontamination work is anticipated to commence in the early fall of 2006.

    -Decontamination is expected to take four to six months after EPA approves the plan and the general contractor is prepared to start

    -Deconstruction is expected to take four to six months.

    -Construction of the new Fiterman Hall is expected to be completed in 2009.

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