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    Here is another new one along Lafayette above Houston (it will be on the north end of the block with the building shown in the previous post) ...

    Destination NoHo: Shipping Containers On The Way

    CURBED
    April 19, 2006
    by Matt Lobron

    http://www.curbed.com/archives/2006/...on_the_way.php



    If glass is the new brick, then are shipping containers poised to become the new glass? That might be a little premature, but according to City Realty a developer has been given the go-ahead to use the containers for a new residential building in NoHo:
    The Landmarks Preservation Commission today approved a certificate of appropriateness for a new residential co-operative building with 8 units at 372 Lafayette Street in NoHo. The 6-story building is distinguished by its red-metal structural frame that houses shipping container boxes.
    No word yet on how the use of these containers affects the Dubai Ports deal and whether or not the development will require the approval of Homeland Security.

    · Shipping container apartments get landmarks approval [City Realty]
    · Are Shipping Containers Ready For The Spotlight? [Curbed]
    · The New Aluminium Siding [Curbed]
    Quote Originally Posted by krulltime / City Realty
    Another “contemporary” building for Bond Street in NoHo



    21-MAR-06

    ... Landmarks Preservation Commission approved with minor modifications an application for a certificate of appropriateness this morning for a new building in NoHo with an indented ground floor, a curved façade of perforated corrugated metal and another façade of hammered concrete.

    The project in question is a 6-story residential condominium building at 8-12 Bond Street on the northwest corner at Lafayette Street.

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    I predict Houston reverts to vacant lots after a few decades when most of these are proclaimed obsolete junk and torn down.

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    Landmarks commission approves design for new building in SoHo





    18-APR-06

    The Landmarks Preservation Commission today unanimously approved with minor modifications a plan by Adg-Soho LLC to erect a new 9-story at 325-9 West Broadway and restore two buildings behind it at 23-25 Wooster Street.

    The new building has been designed by Beyham Karahan and will have 29 residential condominium apartments. The approved design had been revised slightly to make its asymmetrical fenestration pattern align somewhat better with its neighbors.

    Commissioner Thomas Pike stated that it was a “wonderful design” and Commissioner Roberta Brandes Gratz praised it as a “terrific design” that is “dramatic and subtle at the same time.” Commissioner Richard Olcott said that the design was “very elegant.

    Commssioner Stephen Brynes also liked the plan but suggested that the rooftop setbacks on Wooster Street might be made less visible.

    The left third of the building’s façade is setback about two feet. The building’s top floor also has a cantilevered element that is a symbolic cornice.

    The mid-block building is between Grand and Canal Streets. It is close to the Soho Grand Hotel and many boutiques and restaurants.


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    Nice building ...

    BUT!!

    Soon there will be no parking lots left in the SoHo area, as they are all being built on.

    This would be fine IF there weren't more and more cars pouring into the area as reatail continues to take off.

    The city MUST do something about auto congestion ... and SOON.

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    Any more info / pics for these two new projects in Chelsea??

    232 W. 29th

    Site of a former 3 story building recently demolished.
    13 Story (original application stated "11", but was amended to "13" in a "post approval" application)
    Gross Bldg. Area: 71,541 Sq. Ft.

    Arch.: Gene Kaufman

    This building is almost complete (sad to say but what you see is what you get). It is a boring brick box, set way back from the street and rising in a dull progression of smallish windows. It has an institutional look (Hello, Mr. Kaufman -- what's up with your design crew?)

    From DOB records it seems to be an apartment building -- but by appearances it should be a DORM.

    261 W. 28th

    DOB INFO

    11 Story
    116' Height
    53 units
    Gross Bldg. Area: 68,125 Sq. Ft.
    Lot Size 99' x 105'

    Owner: Bronfman Fisher Real Estate Hold

    They are in the process of digging out the foundation for this one.

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    261 W. 28th

    DOB INFO

    11 Story
    116' Height
    53 units
    Gross Bldg. Area: 68,125 Sq. Ft.
    Lot Size 99' x 105'

    Owner: Bronfman Fisher Real Estate Hold

    They are in the process of digging out the foundation for this one.

    Is this on the northeast corner of 8th Ave and 28th street? I walk by there today and there was a whole in the ground.

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    ^ Yes, that's the one.

    Quote Originally Posted by lofter1
    Any more info / pics for these two new projects in Chelsea?? 261 W. 28th
    Found a site but it says the photo is coming soon, so I guess you can check back for updates.

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    Eliminating parking lots is a good start -- if it's harder to find parking, cars are less useful.

    Longer term, I think Manhattan will have to think about a London-style congestion charge -- perhaps $10 per day to enter Manhattan south of 96th St, with proceeds devoted to improving public transit. Yep, that means $16 just to enter lower Manhattan from Jersey.

    Traffic enforcement is also pretty lamentable. I'd like to see a $300 fine for "blocking the box" and traffic officers with the ability to essentially write instant tickets by taking digital photos of the "crime" (including license plates) and following up later in the mail with a ticket.

    And (I can dream, can't I) I'd like to see us go to a London-style taxi regime, where we do away with medallions, and the number of taxis is not limited except by (higher) quality standards.


    Quote Originally Posted by lofter1
    Nice building ...

    BUT!!

    Soon there will be no parking lots left in the SoHo area, as they are all being built on.

    This would be fine IF there weren't more and more cars pouring into the area as reatail continues to take off.

    The city MUST do something about auto congestion ... and SOON.

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    Can we just tax every Porsche SUV that enters south of Houston St.? I think that would take care of half the problem.

    It's rather lamentable that Broadway is such a heavily trafficked artery in this area...if that volume could be transferred to Lafayette, perhaps, the street could be made more pedestrian friendly, as befits such a thronged shopping district.

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    The problem there is that Lafayette runs one-way north from Spring St. but then switches to one-way south at that point (where northbound Centre St. -- for one short block named Cleveland -- comes together with Lafayette at the derelict Lt. Petrosino Square).

    So all southbound traffic trying to get from Broadway to Lafayette must cut over on either Spring / Grand -- and that just jams up those smaller side streets.
    Last edited by lofter1; August 26th, 2007 at 11:23 AM. Reason: wrong street name: replaced the incorrect "Cumberland" with "Cleveland"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stern
    Globe Street:

    Tribeca Development Wins $120M in Liberty Bond Financing

    Thursday, February 3, 2005
    By Barbara Jarvie

    NEW YORK CITY-A Tribeca site under a 99-year lease received Liberty Bond and other financing in the amount of $120 million. The 386,000-sf site at 88 Leonard St. will be redeveloped by Boymelgreen Developers and Africa Israel Investments into 352 apartments as well as retail and office space and parking. Edison Properties owns the site.

    The Singer and Bassuk Organization arranged the financing. Richard Bassuk, president of SBO, tells GlobeSt.com that the transaction is the first of its kind with Liberty Bond funding on a leased property. “It was more complicated.” James O’Reilly and Evelyn Savino worked with Bassuk on the transaction.

    SBO arranged the construction leasehold financing including financing provided by low-floater tax-exempt and taxable bonds issued by the New York State Housing Finance Agency under its Liberty Bond Program, together with credit enhancement in the form of a $120-million Letter of Credit for the HFA bonds provided by Eurohypo AG, New York Branch. The residence is expected to be completed in 2006.

    Shaya Boymelgreen, president of Boymelgreen Developers, says SBO “helped us navigate the Liberty Bond Program in a highly efficient manner coordinating all negotiations between HFA and Eurohypo.” The completion of the financing for the 88 Leonard St. project is just the latest SBO has worked on under the 80/20 and Liberty Bond Programs. Other recently completed transactions include the $104 million financing for Chelsea 27th Apartments under New York State’s 80/20 residential program, the $145.2-million construction loan for 63 Wall St. under the Liberty Bond Program with the New York City Housing Development Corp., and the $82.9-million construction loan for 90 Washington St. under the Liberty Bond Program, also with HDC.

    The Brooklyn-based Boymelgreen was founded more than a decade ago. He teamed with Lev Leviev and Africa Israel Investments to form AI & Boymelgreen. Today, the firm controls an estimated $1.5-billion portfolio. Last year, the JV purchased the JP Morgan complex at 15 Broad St. and the adjacent 23 Wall St. for $110 million. Both are earmarked for residential conversion.




    So is this getting built at all?

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    How about this one?



    Canal building design unveiled





    Volume 17 • Issue 14 | August 27 - September 02, 2004
    Downtown Express

    Pictured above is a model of the planned condominium complex scheduled to be erected on an abandoned triangular lot at 500 Canal St. Property owner Fabian Friedland and architect Shael Shapiro won over Tribeca residents in June after scaling back the building height from 111 to 98 feet, and reducing the setback from 85 to 75 feet. The building, located at the intersection of Greenwich and Canal Sts. is expected to include ground floor retail space, with 19 to 21 units in the floors above. The project is expected to take approximately 18 months, although a start date has not been set.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krulltime
    So is this getting built at all?
    That pile of bricks is almost done.

    Go HERE

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    Quote Originally Posted by krulltime
    How about this one?
    Latest I saw for this site was a smaller and more modernist building...

    Go HERE

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    Cool thanks alot Lofter1!

    So much for that rendering on 88 Leonard Street.

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