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    Getting their glass in gear

    By STEVE CUOZZO

    September 8, 2009



    IF you're a High Line stroller baffled by the unfinished project at 450 W. 14th St., which straddles the wildly popular new park, you're not alone.

    We were curious, too, having written nearly three months ago that curtain-wall glass would soon adorn the 15-story structure that's now a steel skeleton. So far, no glass.

    High Line-goers might want to see naked people, like the ones who sometimes strut their stuff in the Standard Hotel's transparent windows, as The Post reported -- but a naked building?

    We wondered if owner CB Developers was having some kind of trouble completing the boutique office and retail mini-tower. The answer seems to be happily no. The delay has to do with a partial stop-work order issued by the Buildings Dept. on Aug. 3 over lack of a sidewalk shed at ground level. The order forbade any work above 40 feet.

    But the situation was a bit more complicated than most, as the Parks Dept. was also drawn into discussions. It's all been worked out, says CB principal Charles Blaichman; a new shed will be installed this week and that should lift the stop-work order, he said.

    He said the façade glass, which is now in storage, should start going up after a few more weeks of steel and concrete work.

    Two of the project's 10 office floors were already leased to Helmut Lang. Newmark Knight Frank's Brian Waterman, the office leasing agent, said a "hard" deal for two more floors is in place for a tenant he wouldn't identify, and a lease is out for another floor.

    http://www.nypost.com/p/news/busines...tOvL6FJkKHpJRM

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    High Line-Straddling Office Building About To Get Glassed

    March 2, 2010, by Sara

    The Post's Steve Cuozzo is ready to see some glass at The High Line Building, aka 450 West 14th Street. Happily, so are the developers! Developer Charles Blaichman tells Cuozzo that the glass will start going up on the MePa office building—10 stories on top of an existing brick meatpacking plant that straddles the High Line—by next Monday or Tuesday. Cuozzo isn't exactly hopeful, since it's the third time the developers have promised imminent glassing of the building. Plus, there's a mysterious request pending for a permit to pump up to 720,000 gallons of groundwater into the sewage system every day, which the developer says is in case of heavy rainful. In any event, Blaichman promises the mechanicals are done, and future tenants say they know of no construction problems other than snow delays. All shall be revealed next week.

    Show us some glass [NYP]
    High Line Building coverage [Curbed]

    http://curbed.com/archives/2010/03/0...et_glassed.php

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    So not worth the wait.



    What's with the wavy sheet metal?

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    High-Line-Straddling Office Building Finally Getting Glassed

    March 16, 2010, by Joey






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    There is no one High Line building but there is, however, a High Line Building, the name given to architect Morris Adjmi's glassy addition to a former warehouse that the elevated tracks run through at 450 West 14th Street. Helmut Lang has already signed on for two floors and construction on the Meatpacking District office building got underway many moons ago (we even got a look inside), but it's been a long slog without much visible progress. No longer! The Cuozz noted today that glass has started going up on the skeleton's south-facing side. Indeed, The Standard hotel now has some fresh glass reflecting all that naughtiness going on inside its rooms. Take a looksie.

    Realty Check [NYP]
    High Line Building [450w14.com]
    High Line Building coverage [Curbed]

    http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2010/0...ng_glassed.php

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    This and the new Grand Street hotel are like twins separated at birth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZippyTheChimp View Post

    What's with the wavy sheet metal?
    Exactly. That cladding between the windows is looking really bad in person.

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    ^ And it's Morris Adjmi; doesn't he usually do better than that?

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    Adjmi has designed some interesting buildings around the city, but he's hit & miss. HL Building / 450 W 14th looks better in the renderings.

    Adjmi has a potential HIT planned for Tribeca.

    An interesting PoMo take on downtown industrial style that he did get built in Tribeca at 408 Greenwich.

    Another HIT at 40 Gansevoort.

    I'm holding out hope that something else is going in on top of the metal that we now see at 450 W 14th (although the renders seem to indicate otherwise).

    Here's how it looked this last Saturday ...



















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    From last Week



    ^^^Makes me wonder what type of shenanigans we may see in this building...






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    Looking at the latest pics it seems that there's no way that the floor plate covers are the final pieces, and that something else will go in on top of the wavy, badly joined sections now in place.

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    Now neighborhood Transients and Permanents can flash each other.

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    Rode past it on the bike path today - as seen above I like the glass,
    and from that distance you can't see the wavy metal.
    Seems to work, we'll have to wait and see.
    I think it will be a crime however if that other planned building
    ever gets wedged in between it and the Standard.

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    The High Line Building is 203' tall; Standard Hotel is 233'. When the new ones go up that are planned for that corner of Washington / West 13th (~17 stories) and the Whitney Downtown (170') at Gansevoort / Westside Hiway -- not to mention whatever will rise at the recently cleared lot at 51 Little West 12th, height unknown, along with other lots west of the High Line near West Street -- then that whole stretch from 14th to Gansevoort will appear as something of a solid mass of buildings with little air between them. Fortunately the lots on the east side of Washington are in the Historic District, so there will be more restrictions there.

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    This should have been better.














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    I thought I was going to hate it and I don't. I think the design is fine and that it fits right in contextually.

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