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    Quote: "That's the most flattering photograph of Skyhouse that I've seen... like an undetailed Downtown Athletic Club"

    Yes, the Downtown Athletic Club: with windows. (LOL)

    The last few photos shows that the architectural design of this new condo manages to be very respectful of its' neighbors; much more so than most of the new condos anyway, particularly those of the glass/metal variety. A handsome building; I would easily rate this one as "good architecture".

    Thankyouverrymuch for the photos folks.

    Cheers.
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    Your welcome, although I don't really think it's good architecture.
    To the credit of the architects, they did the best they could to make the tower contextual given the limitations of the site.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Derek2k3 View Post
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    To the credit of the architects, they did the best they could to make the tower contextual given the limitations of the site.
    I disagree -- if this is their best then they should have stayed home.

    The "limitations" included the fact that it overlooks one of the most charming churches and gardens in NYC. What did they give us? An unrelenting set of vertical walls rising above the block with little to no visual or architectural interest.

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    And viewed from the east, there's that giant blank concrete wall...

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    Good architecture, indeed...


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    ^ There ought to be a law against having an exposed wall of concrete that large and visible. Just plain ugly!

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    The wall exists because the adjacent site will be developed.

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    Let's hope not. Those buildings abutting the blank wall are beautiful.

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    That raw concrete wall is an odd, and surprising, sight to see. Most buildings do not - and need not - aspire to being artful architecture: sky house obviously does. The extensive use of brick - and that alone - clearly indicates that the developer had a desire for this building to be something more than merely a prosaic work of architecture.

    Then all-of-a-sudden; they drop the ball. (I mean drop the BRICK) LOL

    I'll go with the idea that the adjacent site will not only be developed: but, the architect/developer knew that the plans to develop the adjacent site were already in the works. Hence, they left it raw for what will be only be the interim before a the new building is constructed.

    However, I will not to take bets on that claim.
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    There are THREE buildings along Madison Avenue which would have to come down in order to fully cover the raw concrete of the Sky House's east facade. It's not likely to happen any time soon. The two buildings which book-end the block are solid ~ 20-story pre-war steel-framed brick buildings -- and right in between is one sweet little building (it currently houses a restaurant).

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    For some strange reason Sky House reminds me of a mental hospital.

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    I bought in Sky House, live in my condo, and am happy with my purchase. I'm happy to answer questions. You can email me at:

    skyhouseowner at gmail dot com

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    Quote Originally Posted by skyhouseowner View Post
    I bought in Sky House, live in my condo, and am happy with my purchase.
    Any chance you are Veronica; another happy camper in the sky.

    http://ny.therealdeal.com/articles/i...g-the-clouds-2
    Excerpt - Architect Bruce Fowle, senior partner of FXFowle Architects, says he designed Sky House in a way that would complement the Church of the Transfiguration, built in 1849. That meant building a narrow tower constructed of brick masonry similar to that of the church. The tower, which narrows a bit at the top and is reminiscent of a campanile, houses the elevator core and staircase, surrounded by a lot of glass.
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    Did the penthouse or any of the full-floor homes sell here?

    Looking at Streeteasy, I would assume not, but I'm not sure about any inaccuracies.

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