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    I thought it might be the site that currently houses a deli and some other stores in a two-story building on the west side of 7th.

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    Here's some great news about an AWESOME project!

    50-story hotel and condo tower planned for West 45th Street 02-JUN-06


    A 50-story, mid-block, mixed-use tower has been designed by TEN Arquitectos to replace three low-rise buildings on West 45th Street.
    Retail spaces in the buildings have recently been closed. The site consists of the 4-story building at 66 West 45th Street that housed the Vega House Chinese Restaurant, the 5-story building at 68 West 45th Street that housed Kitchen Provance, and the four-story building at 70 West 45th Street that housed Pizza Paradise.

    A full-page, color rendering of the planned tower appeared today in the June, 2006 issue of New York Living Magazine in an article by Steven Cutler on Enrique Norten, the head of TEN Arquitectos. The article said that the building will have a 40-room hotel and 88 condominium apartments and that construction is expected to begin in the fall.

    TEN Arquitectos has several other major projects underway in New York including One York Street in TriBeCa, Harlem Park, a mixed-use project on Park Avenue at 125th Street, and a new Library of the Visual and Performing Arts on Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn.

    The article also indicated it is designed “an ultra-high-end residential tower at 11th Avenue and 24th Street overlooking the Hudson River.

    The firm was founded in 1986 in Mexico City and opened an office here in 2001. It was the subject of a major exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York last year.

    The rendering of the 45th Street project indicates that it will have a low-rise base that holds the street-wall on 45th Street and a set-back tower that is white with an asymmetrical fenestration pattern that includes corner windows on alternate floors. The asymmetrical fenestration pattern, which has not yet been finalized, is somewhat reminiscent of the design by Bill Pedersen of Kohn Pedersen Fox for 122 Greenwich Avenue, a residential project of Hines Interests and Aby Rosen.

    The 45th Street project is two doors to the west of the Sofitel Hotel and it is across the street from the black skyscraper at 1166 Avenue of the Americas, which has a large and lushly landscaped mid-block plaza.

    Further west, Extell Investment Management was recently reported by The New York Sun to be assembling a site at 131-139 West 45th Street for a luxury hotel.

    According to records at the Department of Buildings, the buildings at 66, 68 and 70 West 45th Street, are owned by Waterscape Resort LLS, which has a New York address in care of Jump Shot Sportswear Inc., at 15 West 34th Street of which Salim Assa is a principal. Waterscape Resort acquired the three buildings late last year for more than $20 million. The planned building is "as-of-right," that is, it can be built within existing building and zoning regulations. CityRealty.com placed a call Mr. Assa today but it was not returned.
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    ^ That Condo/Hotel looks really awesome!

    Further west, Extell Investment Management was recently reported by The New York Sun to be assembling a site at 131-139 West 45th Street for a luxury hotel.
    Another one? Wow! We need more luxury Condo/Hotels, rather than those rat-cheap-uninteresting motels poping all over the city.

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    londonlawyer....do you know anything about the buildings we're losing on W 45th? Are they crap?

    Honestly, either way this is a fantastic project.....one of the best proposed currently in NY. I'm impressed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfenn1117
    londonlawyer....do you know anything about the buildings we're losing on W 45th? Are they crap?

    Honestly, either way this is a fantastic project.....one of the best proposed currently in NY. I'm impressed!
    I know the buildings that Gershon Barnett is tearing down on 45th between 6th and 7th, and they are not crap. They have all of the moldings and could (and should) be restored. One of them is really beautiful. In a city with so much mierda, it's sad to lose nice structures while the mierda remains unscathed.

    I think that I know the buildings for the Ten Arquitectos project. If I am correct, they're on the south side of 45th just east of the corner of 6th. They are dishevelled, but, once again, their cornices are intact, and they could be restored.

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    Judging by this photo, they probably once were nice but alterations have made them aesthetically irreparable.

    http://www.propertyshark.com/mason/R...?propkey=20412

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    This is great news. I've walked across that block several times in the past few weeks, and it will definitely benefit from a development like this. I've eaten at the Paradise Pizza in the past, which has some excellent pizza, so I'm a little upset about that, but not enough to not want this project to move forward. It's always amazed me how run-down some of the streets in this area look. 46th between 6th and 5th (also known as Little Brazil), is especially filthy and run down, while 47th (also known as the Diamond District) looks positively third-world. This is a great project that will hopefully spur others in an area where there are a lot of old, worthless buildings.
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    Still waiting for that absolutely knock-out, drop-dead gorgeous thing of beauty that seems to be so elusive in this city.
    This one looks okay.
    Reminds me of a taller version of this:


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    Anyone notice there's an increase of new construction featuring "asymmetrical fenestration patterns?" There's this.....101 Warren....One Ten 3rd....Porterhouse in the meatpacking district.....as well as a small condo on Spring st.

    Is this going to be the new wave of new construction? They almost look like a form of brutalism. I'm liking these new buildings, personally. Thoughts?

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    I was thinking they have that early '60's vibe as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfenn1117
    Anyone notice there's an increase of new construction featuring "asymmetrical fenestration patterns?" There's this.....101 Warren....One Ten 3rd....Porterhouse in the meatpacking district.....as well as a small condo on Spring st.

    Is this going to be the new wave of new construction? They almost look like a form of brutalism. I'm liking these new buildings, personally. Thoughts?
    And let's not forget to add Avalon Chrystie Place 2 to that list. What condo on Spring St. are you refering to? Has it been posted on this site?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pianoman11686
    This is great news. I've walked across that block several times in the past few weeks, and it will definitely benefit from a development like this. I've eaten at the Paradise Pizza in the past, which has some excellent pizza, so I'm a little upset about that, but not enough to not want this project to move forward. It's always amazed me how run-down some of the streets in this area look. 46th between 6th and 5th (also known as Little Brazil), is especially filthy and run down, while 47th (also known as the Diamond District) looks positively third-world. This is a great project that will hopefully spur others in an area where there are a lot of old, worthless buildings.
    46th and 47th will change with Gershon's new diamond center building. Also, these side streets have some really magnificent old buildings. 45th Street is an example. There are some spectacular buildings on it between 5th and 6th. The addition of new ones like this will hasten the gentrification of the old towers.

    I've walked by these three little buildings many times and wondered when they would be razed.
    Last edited by londonlawyer; June 4th, 2006 at 12:12 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derek2k3
    Judging by this photo, they probably once were nice but alterations have made them aesthetically irreparable.

    http://www.propertyshark.com/mason/R...?propkey=20412
    True. I've walked by these three little buildings many times and wondered when they would be razed even though they could have been restored with effort.

    The ones that Gershon is razing farther west on 45th are much nicer though.
    Last edited by londonlawyer; June 4th, 2006 at 12:14 AM.

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