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    Default Chatham Green Apartments - 185 Park Row

    I really like the shape of this building, and I've always wondered what it's like to live there. It looks very high-density.

    Chatham Green Apartments
    185 Park Row
    21 Floors
    Kelly & Gruzen, 1961




    http://www.flickr.com/photos/32224170@N03/3378352349/



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    http://skyscraperpage.com/cities/?buildingID=57745
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    ^ For maximum enjoyment, it helps to have lived in Hong Kong.

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    Haha, zing!

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    I think they look awful. Belongs in Forest Hills.

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    Reminds me of a Burgess-inspired dystopian future vision, circa 1960. Horror show.

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    Why do the lower levels not have balconies?

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    Buildings like this are the reason it's so easy to get lost down there. It's a labyrinth wall, blocking off any semblance of a city. I think this neighborhood should be renamed little Fort Worth.

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    well, it was this...or five points, right?

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    If they had preserved the five points there, that would have been ideal. How cool would it have been to walk into a 19th century ghetto right next to the financial center?" If they preserved that all the way to the South Street Sea port it would have been a big cultural plus for the city. I'm sure you could have made up the units elsewhere. It's amazing how there is no mention of the five points down there. Not even a plaque.

    It's like they want you to think there were fast yuppies and fast dressing hipsters inhabiting New York in the 19th century.

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    There is a plaque in Foley Square.

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    Cool, never noticed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadly View Post
    It's a labyrinth wall, blocking off any semblance of a city.
    At least the residents can see through both sides of their "wall" .

    The asking prices don't seem particularly cheap .





    http://www.weichertmazzeo.com/Broker...=668611,608060











    http://tours.vht.com/Viewer/PhotoGal...4500&Style=DEN

    http://www.trulia.com/property/10790...5C-New-York-NY

    What Francis Morrone had to say in his book Architectural Guidebook to New York City.

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    Location Location Location.

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    It's NYC's Torre Copan. Lacking most of the elegance though. I like that a lot of the windows seem to be in continuous ribbons rather than bays, helps the horizontality.

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    Turning humans into a cliff-dwelling species. I assuem thsi began as public-sector housing?

    A tribute to the all-conquering power of location.

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