Agreed, the new designs just keep getting worse and less contextual.
Lucky? A stack of glass that totally blocks the Bush Tower: Not so lucky for us.
just because something is the lessor of two evils (so sad it almost always comes down to what's at the bottom of the barrel),- either way we lose.
Just another variation of wrong/ugly, doesn't make us any more lucky- one way or the other.
I respectfully disagree. Of course, I'd like to see something of Torre Verre's calibre rise here. However, as that will not happen, at least a decent glass box would be preferable to a hideous 35-story monstrosity. Poon's pieces of S are tolerable when they're hidden on sidestreets. However, this eyesore will detract from a revived area.
both presentations are eysores (one just a little less than the other)However, this eyesore will detract from a revived area.
and poons piece's of S will hinder the areas they are in from ever being revived...completely intolerable - i'll respectfully agree to disagree with you as well.
new ugly shouldn't be tolerated on any street( no matter what degree).
Yep it should be a new design. The BBG designs were done when Istithmar owned the properties. Now this and the Knickerbocker are owned by Dallas based Highgate. Poon is the architect doing the Knickerbocker upgrade as well. I believe any exterior work on the Knickerbocker and the design of new building has to be approved by landmarks.
Poon the goon messing with two landmarks?
LPC better not drop the ball with this one.
21 April 2012
136 W 42nd St
136 W 42nd St
east of 136 W 42nd St
Isn't this where that nutty Evangelical broad used to hang out with her megaphone?
I shutter to think of the absolute POS Poon has planned for this site. Maybe the flea market wasn't so bad after all.