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    Quote Originally Posted by Drexel
    So there will be development on the east , north and west side of this project. The one on the West side on 11th, this could be a very large project.
    The building to the west (West St. between 42 / 43) is the Chinese Consulate, which has just recently completed a complete renovation of the building (it was formerly and originally a hotel). So it is doubtful that anything new will be going up on that site anytime in the near future.

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    Is it the consulate itself or the residence attached to the consulate? (i.e. a dorm for Chinese diplomats?). I thought it was the latter.

    Quote Originally Posted by lofter1
    The building to the west (West St. between 42 / 43) is the Chinese Consulate, which has just recently completed a complete renovation of the building (it was formerly and originally a hotel). So it is doubtful that anything new will be going up on that site anytime in the near future.

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    Every link I've checked shows that this building is the Consulate: http://www.nyconsulate.prchina.org/eng/

    No doubt that it also serves as housing as you noted.

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    Emporis has pics showing the original Morris Lapidus 1960's architecture, back when it was a hotel (as well as more photos from after the renovation into the Consulate): http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=114151

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    had a meeting with the sales office over the weekend. 1bed room on the 27th fl (not a corner unit) with approx 675 sq ft priced at $875K. Is 43rd street b/w 11th and 12th ave demanding this much now??? $1300/sq ft? Still in sticker shock..

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    Quote Originally Posted by lofter1
    Every link I've checked shows that this building is the Consulate: http://www.nyconsulate.prchina.org/eng/

    No doubt that it also serves as housing as you noted.
    Oh, it's the consulate, all right. I've been in there. Plus, the Falun Gong people are always across the street meditating.

    I'm sure the building serves as housing too, but there is actually another consulate housing buildling not far away, I think it's on 43rd between 10th and 11th.

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    april 2, 2006




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    Nice ^^.

    Did you take those from the top of the "zebra" building?

    Good shot of the cleared lot at River Place, also.

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    Gimme more streetwall.

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    ^^^^^

    With this kind of developement, will this area ever have real street life?

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    nice shots, what's going on with River Place II?... I expected more activity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derek2k3
    nice shots, what's going on with River Place II?... I expected more activity.
    Doing the brownfield cleanup is what I'm reading.

    As for the Atelier, I swear it's taking the longest time to put up the facade. On other buildings (325 5th Ave. for example), the facade is usually only a few floors behind the highest floor completed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fabrizio
    ^^^^^

    With this kind of developement, will this area ever have real street life?
    The area resembles the neighborhood East of Michigan Ave in Chicago (Around the new Calatrava tower). Hit (Orion, Atlier) or miss (everything else) developement that completely over powers the streetscape without any transitory buildings, and dominating bases that offer little or no character. I suspect this stretch will always be foreboding to the pedestrian- especially with blunders like the Zebra building occupying space.

    Actually, come to think of it, this stretch resembles downtown Chicago (sans The Loop) to its fullest. Proof that tall towers do not always make a neighborhood great.

    Thankfully, this is certainly not the NYC norm

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    Quote Originally Posted by kurokevin
    Actually, come to think of it, this stretch resembles downtown Chicago (sans The Loop) to its fullest. Proof that tall towers do not always make a neighborhood great.
    The tall towers themselves have nothing to do with it. It's the design of the bases. If you were to take away the tower portion and left the bases there, you would still have the same un-intimate feel. Likewise, if the bases were done correctly (i.e. divided up into smaller spaces, less blank walls, varying facades, etc.), the tower portions won't matter one bit. I've known this all along and I'm not even in this field. I'm just surprised that in 2006, these f****n New York design firms still don't know this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lofter1
    Nice ^^.

    Did you take those from the top of the "zebra" building?

    Good shot of the cleared lot at River Place, also.
    taken from the roof deck of the victory.

    the facade on the side of the atelier is going up slowly - it is very different from whats in the middle.
    the middle facade, which is the majority of the outside area, is more than halfway up, with the windows to be added later.

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