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    I understand there is a high rise going up on the Southwest corner. Many of the retail stores have closed. Does anyone have any information on this?

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    That would suck. There's a nice old building on that corner. The piece of shi.t with Gray's Papaya and Sleepy's should be torn down.

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    Sorry, Gray's Papaya is a landmark and should stay at any cost.

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    They could relocate. The building that it's in is disgusting.

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    I don't think that any historically significant structures could be demolished, since almost every building on 72nd St is classified as a historic district. The Landmarks Preservation Commission would have to approve any demolition first. Can you please tell me an address of the shops that are being vacated, & if any permits are posted on the site? Thank you!

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    I've seen renderings online. This will be a great looking new building.

    I can only hope the Sleepy's/Gray's site is built on next. If that is finally developed, 72nd/Broadway will be a fantastic intersection, worthy of its status as the Upper West Side crossroads.

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    ^ Maybe, but that cheesy new-ish building on the NW corner certainly doesn't help.

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    Alexandria = layered CHEESE cake.

    Sorta like something out of Disneyland's version of Paris / New Orleans with all those layers of mini-terraces & balconies rising up in a very pale imitation -- the Alexandria folk would probably say 'homage' -- to the great Ansonia ...

    The Ansonia


    The Alexandria

    <IMG alt="The Alexandria > 201 West 72nd Street" src="http://www.cityrealty.com/graphics/photos/7/72w201.01.photo.jpg" border=0>

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    Default Alexandria a great building to live in

    I have an apartment there and it is wonderful, particularly in terms of service level.

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    A show of hands please....

    A: Would you rather live in a neighborhood with the building shown in Krulltime&#180;s post ( cleaned and restored)....low-rise, noble materials, historical charm....

    B: Or the usual brick, exposed floor plate, open-drawer-style balconied 30 story home to Duane Reade and Staples that will most likely take it&#180;s place? (Or God forbid.... something like the ridiculous Alexandria?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fabrizio
    A show of hands please....

    A: Would you rather live in a neighborhood with the building shown in Krulltime&#180;s post ( cleaned and restored)....low-rise, noble materials, historical charm....

    B: Or the usual brick, exposed floor plate, open-drawer-style balconied 30 story home to Duane Reade and Staples that will most likely take it&#180;s place? (Or God forbid.... something like the ridiculous Alexandria?)
    The replacement building looks like neither. It's a pretty simple, modernist design.

    The renderings are online. I'll try and find the website again.

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    This really ... sucks. Once again, a nice (albeit dirty) building is being torn down, and a piece of sh.it will remain standing across the street (i.e., the Gray's Papaya/ Sleepys Building). Also, the piece of dung just south of it that's apparently owned by the NYPD should also come down. It's a real kick in the nuts that Gray's will stand, and this will be torn down. Also, it will be a further kick in the groin when a crappy box rises in this building's place.

    These a-hole developers are trying to Chicago-ize NYC. If they had it their way, NY, like Chicago, would be a sea of modern buildings with a limited sprinking of old ones. That's BS.
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    I doubt that horrific Sleepy's/hot dog building will last much longer. That has to be the ugliest building on the Upper West Side.

    I pray a developer is assembling the site.

    Also, I don't get the Chicago thing. The Upper West Side looks nothing like Chicago and the modernist buildings going up in NYC right now don't look anything like what's going up in Chicago. Chicago buildings have a different look, with bulky bases (parking garages) and postmodern facades.
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    I agree with you about the Gray's building.

    My point about Chicago was facetious since NY has loads of areas with old buildings that will never be torn down. What I was getting at is that the area around North Michigan Ave. is almost all newer buildings with a few old ones here and there (like the Wrigley and Tribune towers and the old Water Tower). Because NY has so many old buildings that will never occur here, but it still pisses me off when nice old ones are destroyed (e.g., The Drake, YMCA, McHale's and this one) when there's so much sh.it that can (and should) be leveled. Obviously, the sh.it will be developed one day, but it sucks to see nice buildings razed.

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