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    not a huge fan of the horizontal lines, but nevertheless this building gets an A

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    ^ Fat, gross thing in the middle of the photo.

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    Name Changes?

    ALEXANDRIA CENTER FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    AT EAST RIVER SCIENCE PARK

    http://www.alexandrianyc.com/ersp.html

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    An "Alexandria Center" sign has been in the north facing windows for a few weeks.

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    http://www.alexandrianyc.com/



    The E. Side skyline will change dramatically. Hopefully not into a sea of blue boxes which seems to be the direction its going. All these will make a big impact from the river:

    From south to north
    The 1MSF Hunter College site Development
    East River Science Park
    NYU 34th St. Tower
    Solow's Turtle Bay South
    10 UN Plaza
    250 E. 57th Street
    Sutton Place North Tower II
    1133 York Avenue
    The Charles
    Weil Cornell Biomedical Research Building
    1393 York Ave.

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    This spectacular location along the river needs some exciting and fantastic buildings -- something other than the previously mentioned blue glass boxes would be a welcome addition. For now, below 42nd Street, the East River waterfront is one big yawn.

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    So how long do you think we'll have to wait to get those 4 ugly apartment towers to be glassed?? (wishful thinking)

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    You don't like waterside plaza? I think they're pretty cool looking (A), and (B) they're built on landfill so there's no worry that they took the place of something better. I could maybe see new windows on the building, but definitely not a full-glass reclad.

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    Research Unit Boosts A Science Complex

    By ELIOT BROWN

    A developer has broken ground on an East Side office tower stalled by the downturn thanks to a recent decision by Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche Holding AG to move a research unit from New Jersey to Manhattan.


    Andrew Hinderaker for The Wall Street Journal Alexandria subsequently turned a fallow
    concrete slab into a temporary urban farm, where tomatoes and lettuce grew in crates.


    Roche, a major manufacturer of cancer drugs such as Avastin, last month signed a deal with Alexandria Real Estate Equities Inc. to lease 60,000 square feet in the planned tower.

    Now Joel Marcus, Alexandria's chief executive, said last week the company is starting work on the roughly 400,000-square-foot building geared toward life-sciences jobs, with completion expected by the end of 2013. He said a biotech company—which he declined to identify—also has agreed to take a similar amount of space as Roche.

    "You need a catalyst and now we've got two," Mr. Marcus said.

    The building is to be the second tower in the East River Science Park, a complex on city-owned land east of First Avenue, along 29th Street that city and state officials have sought to build up as a cluster of biotech and research companies.


    Andrew Hinderaker for The Wall Street Journal
    The site of a planned tower for the East River
    Science Park currently holds a temporary urban garden.


    Alexandria broke ground on an initial 310,000 square foot tower in 2007, intending to follow shortly after with a second tower. But it shelved plans for the subsequent building when the economy turned, although it built out the foundation for the tower and ordered materials.

    Since then, the site has sat as a fallow concrete slab, which Alexandria subsequently turned into a temporary urban farm, where tomatoes and lettuce grew in crates between steel beams that stuck up from the foundation.

    Alexandria's success in attracting Roche reflects a shift in thinking in the pharmaceutical industry, which for years put its research workers in the same complexes as its manufacturing plants. Now, drug companies are putting drug development scientists in so-called research clusters, typically around universities, with the theory that more interaction between scientists will spur better research.

    Roche announced in June that it would close its manufacturing and research facility in Nutley, N.J., and relocate a research unit in the area. The company considered keeping those 200 or so jobs at a new location in New Jersey, but ultimately chose Manhattan site, largely because of its location in a cluster of other research companies, said Darien Wilson, a spokeswoman for Roche.

    The site, she said, would "allow us to be in the midst of that scientific talent."

    City officials originally expected the East River Science Park would be filled by small biotech start-ups, said Seth Pinsky, president of the city's Economic Development Corp. But between Roche and the tenants in the first tower including units of Eli Lilly & Co. and Pfizer inc., the complex has attracted research and development units from large pharmaceutical companies.

    "That's a part of the bioscience industry that we have not traditionally been able to capture," Mr. Pinsky said.

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000...NewsCollection

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    Quote Originally Posted by lofter1 View Post
    This spectacular location along the river needs some exciting and fantastic buildings -- something other than the previously mentioned blue glass boxes would be a welcome addition. For now, below 42nd Street, the East River waterfront is one big yawn.
    This portion of the skyline cannot be overwhelmed by a sea of blue boxes any time in the forseeable future. The dull, stalwart Bellevue Hospital box and expressive sculptural brick forms of the Waterview Towers, flanked by the Stuyvesant/Peter Cooper megacomplexes to the south and less-than-impressive midrises to the north, dominate the skyline and will be very difficult to negate. Of all areas, some blue boxes are actually welcome. At the very least it's something to block Bellevue's concrete mass.

    But I agree that this location could use some more eye-catching architecture, or at least something that would break the level skyline plateau. Sure, this area is mostly a medical/science campus and their buildings don't tend to be tall, but Mount Sinai Hospital uptown pulled off a successful combo of a medical building topped with a condo tower, so why not replicate something of that sort here? It's not like East River views just south of Midtown are undesirable.
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    I was passing by on the M15 bus today and it looked like it's already about 4 floors off the ground.

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    Of note, Riverpark over here is a lovely meal if you ever feel like trekking to the area. Once the weather is nicer I'll probably swing by to take pics.

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