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    Default 38-44 West 36th Street

    These four old buildings are being demolished and a new motel will go in their place.
    http://therealdeal.com/blog/2012/01/...ite-for-19-6m/

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    The old building on the right is not being demolished. It will become a holdout - one of two on this side of the street on this block. The other you can see here: http://wirednewyork.com/forum/showthread.php?t=25422.

    The two holdouts will stick out on this block (asuming 38-44W36 is set back like 52-54W36) and it will look absurd and obscene.

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    and it will look absurd and obscene.
    ...and that's putting it mildly.

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    The gap toothed smile -

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    Looks like a set back - yuck!

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    That poor little hold-out must be wondering what the hell is going on.

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    It doesn't look too bad, particularly for a side street. Also, the holdout was the nicest of the bunch that were razed, so it's good that it survived.

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    Quote Originally Posted by londonlawyer View Post
    It doesn't look too bad, particularly for a side street. Also, the holdout was the nicest of the bunch that were razed, so it's good that it survived.
    Have you been by there in person? It looks like the architectural equivalent of a Dr. Frankenstein surgery gone horribly awry, with a schizophrenic streetwall, heights and especially architecture. Used to be a fairly beautiful - if in need of a power-wash - row.

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    This is upsetting.

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    Just wait for the OTHER 40-story Poon set to rise down the block.

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    I met a colleague recently who was staying in one of these new Hampton Inn/Garden Inn places in the Garment District. I asked how much his company paid for the room, expecting to hear $200/night. It was $360! I was shocked.

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    The latest rendering looks a little better than the one that Derek posted
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