What better place to look for ideas to make NYC a better place to live?
Balazs would seem to have had his most supercharged fun planning the Beaver's lobby, which opens to the street and encompasses a driveway paved with the same marble used in the interior lobby. "A California idea," he says. "You drive through the lobby into the parking lot," a three-level garage beneath the building. Or, of course, leave it for the valet.
"It's perfect if you're heading out to the Hamptons," he adds. "You call down and your car appears in the lobby."
Everything about the description of this building seems to say: "You'll be insulated from the outside world".
Does this project benefit from any of the post-9/11 tax breaks?
This catering to the super-rich is verging on the obscene.