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Thread: One Carnegie Hill - 215 East 96th Street - Rental - Condo - by HLW International

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    Quote Originally Posted by czsz
    Egad, look at the base. What disrespectful trash this is.
    Thank God for trees....

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    Too bad they won't be of much help while walking alongside it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derek2k3
    To think people sell and accept this as luxury.
    Anything with a dishwasher is luxury.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fabrizio
    Hideous. This neighborhood is being quickly destroyed by this disruptive kind of junk. Again, wanna bet the PR department will pitch the building´s proximity to intimate low rise buildings and brownstones as a plus. So basically the building is destroying one of the main reasons why people like the neighborhood in the first place. And big deal, the apartments will have a few thousand dollars worth of European kitchen appliances, some thin sheets of marble (or whatever) in the lobby, and all the rest.... but architecturally (despite some tacked on looking glass walls) it still looks like the dreary 1970´s high rises over on Amsterdam.
    The neighborhood was pretty crappy to begin with.

    The building is being built on land that was previously a parking lot before being demolished a few years ago for what was originally going to be a freestanding Islamic school. The exterior was even built but I guess they ran out of money and then sold the land.

    It's unfortunate though that the area will now be a solid wall of ugly brick buildings. The Monterey is quite ugly, although the curve makes it bearable, while the Normandy apartment building across the street is hideous.

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    Developers who produce this crap should be shot...or as someone suggested a while ago on this forum...be forced to live in the building.

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    No, forced to live across the street and have their window outfitted with blinders so they must stare at it constantly.

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    8/05... all August pictures turned out crap, this one excused by the windshield in the way


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    This is what was planned for the site before...





    http://www.rbsd.com

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    You would think the developers of this luxury building would like to be set apart from the projects nearby. One of the worst buildings since the turn of the millenium.

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    As a resident of the Carnegie Hill, One Carnegie Hill is just another eye sore being added to the neighborhood. The name is misleading considering the fact that it lies outside of the Carnegie Hill border. The building is a monstrosity and cant think of anyone that would actually want to live there due to numerous reasons. 1) A mosque is right next to the building. I dont think anyone would like to be under watch while the CIA is doing surveillance work; 2) Projects are right on the next block (although I must say the area is safe); 3) There is a high school a block away filled with students that arent of the "highest caliber;" and 4) Rush hour is like hell in that intersection.

    I would personally like to shoot these developers. First, there was Normandie Court, Then, the Monterey. Then, those two disgusting buildings on 97th and Lex. Now this. I just cant wait until a developer buys the parking lot between Lex and Park.

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    I admit it isn't too pleasing to the eye, but anything that can help that neighborhood out is a plus. Many of the rowhouses in that area have fallen into disrepair and it'll take high rises like this one to maybe turn this area around. The gentrification further uptown has already taken place, so it was only a matter of time before developers start realizing that hey, there is life above 86th st and if we build it they will come.

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    From http://cityrealty.com:

    One Carnegie Hill topped out 19-AUG-05

    The 42-story, red-brick, mixed-use tower known as One Carnegie Hill on the north side of 96th Street between Third and Second Avenues has been topped out.

    It has been developed by The Related Companies that also build the large, curved apartment tower known as The Monterey on the northwest corner of 96th Street and Third Avenue.

    The two buildings now nicely frame the Islamic Cultural Center, which is on the northeast corner of 96th Street and Third Avenue and the new tower incorporates a 63,000-square-foot community facility for the center that has its own entrance on 96th Street. The Islamic Cultural Center was designed in 1991 by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and its minaret was designed by Swanke Hayden Connell. The mosque is oriented towards Mecca.

    The new tower, which is the tallest on East 96th Street, has rental apartments in its lower half and condominium apartments in the top. The 475 rental and condominium units share a common lobby, which is unusual.

    HLW International is the architect of the new tower.

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    One Carnegie Hill and Circle Line boat. 9 October 2005.


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    It's not looking as bad as I expected it would.

    If they had just done glass on the entire tower and cut out the brick, this tower would have been much better.

    It's height perhaps makes up for its ugly appearance in an odd way.

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    ^ The borough of Queens should sue for having to look at this this ugly patch of urban crap.

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