March 6th, 2012, 11:37 PM
March 6th, 2012, 11:59 PM
So much for the era of no slivers allowed.
March 7th, 2012, 12:06 AM
Yep, DOB shows Hotel with 128 rooms.
Architect: Gerald J. Caliendo
From the look of the firm's project portfolio we shouldn't get our hopes up.
March 8th, 2012, 06:33 PM
They seem to specialize in McMansions.
March 10th, 2012, 04:26 PM
In the long run...
It's a shame that the little POS next to it won't come down.
April 23rd, 2012, 07:24 PM
April 24th, 2012, 08:09 AM
Wow. Well, ignore my other post. Excellent find!
April 24th, 2012, 07:13 PM
Aside from unfortunate exceptions that suffer because of their design, in general, slivers rule. They combine the best of many typologies - small footprints are scaled for pedestrian use, narrow floors allow for greater sunlight and views, and tall height increases density and skyline appeal. Of course, slivers can't replace, say, cash making office towers, but there is usually never a single, universal solution.
Originally Posted by lofter1
April 24th, 2012, 09:13 PM
Slivers are awesome. Manhattan needs far more slivers.
They maintain the visual interest at street level while adding the density on difficult sites. They're also valuable tools for preservation, allowing for both economic growth and maintenance of existing structures. Much better than giant blockbusters, and much better than clumsy bureaucratic anti-growth zoning like downzoning or blanket landmarking everything.
April 25th, 2012, 12:35 PM
They're also only slivers until everything else on the street gets built to that height (inevitable). It's not much different then all of the great photos from the early 20th century as apartment houses on the upper west side were built around 1 and two story ramshackle buildings.
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