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    Quote Originally Posted by Derek2k3 View Post
    The 23rd Street building in the center of the lower third of this photo is in my opinion the single most awe-inspiring building in New York from street level.

    It offers a vision of infinity. Babylon was never so magnificent.



    (This building understands perfectly the obligation that comes with occupying an entire city block. The only other building that comes close is the white brick SOM Modernist monolith on the Upper East Side. You know: the one Fabrizio likes so much ... where Joan Crawford once lived.)

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    I agree it's a great building. I used to walk by it alot. I believe it is called London Terrace.

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    It's currently getting it's face re-done -- all the terra cotta is being cleaned and repaired and the beautiful brickwork cleaned and repointed.

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    ^ Hope they don't ruin it with good intentions.

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    Seems to be looking good.

    But they do have their problems at London Terrace Gardens.

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    The density is just so incredible and New York.

    Of course, if it was proposed nowadays, everyone would come out to protest it as being too dense, cause too much traffic, overwhelm the schools, sewers, etc.



    Look, nary a gap in the streetwall...


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    To be nit-picky, it does play with the streetwall, with setbacks from the sidewalk at numerous intervals, bumping in and out, but not drastically. That creates a terrific visual rhythm along the block and allows space for small plantings out front between the building and the sidewalk (which also break up the mass). On the opposite side, along W 24th, the corner blocks of the building meet the sidewalk but 3/4 of the building at the center section (probably a 500' stretch) is set back from the sidewalk ~ 20 feet.

    It's very civilized -- and, as you say, very New York.

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    Fabulous views of London Terrace from the High Line .



    http://wirednewyork.com/forum/showpo...&postcount=310

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    Love that last one ^

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    Well, this is different (large image).

    The Best Aerial Image of New York City You'll Ever See


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