No, it houses the mechanical equipment and the window washing unit (as clearly seen).
iPhone shot from the Civic Center on 07.15.11
Seems like Ratner is taking his sweet time finishing off the facade panels on the construction lift path.
I could get lost looking at this towers beautiful folds all day. This building truly is exceptional.
Don't know when these photos are from, but as of this morning, they're more than halfway up the final setback. That said, they have not put any of the boarded up window panes in yet on the sides of the lift opening.
From atop the High Line last evening as the sun was setting this tower was positively aglow in the distance.
Has anyone seen the new plazas?
The plaza along William Street fronting onto the school and hospital is nearly done and very, very bleak.
That stinks. Que sera. At least we got a great building!
Not sure if it's left mainly unplanted because of the former stretch of William Street there.
That bit of William Street was de-mapped:
The site is adjacent to New York Downtown Hospital, bounded by Spruce Street to the north, Beekman Street to the south, a private portion of William Street to the east (which was de-mapped by the city of New York and for which FCRC has an easement) and existing Landmark Historic residential buildings at 140 and 150 Nassau Street to the west, FCRC explains.