That was my old hood too lived on 66th between 2nd and 3rd. Used to go down to that little park across from this development and watch the sexy nannys while I have lunch
How so? I may not be an environmental expert but just using common knowledge we can deduce that stone fašades actually is more environmentally friendlier because in warmer months, glass lets in sun, which increases heat inside the units, which then requires energy to cool down.
During the winter, heat from inside the units escape from windows (and thus glass) far more easily. So if I had to guess, I would say glass actually is poorer for the environment.
(new)glass is pretty good at insulating and not letting heat out. during the winter you can heat your whole room just opening the windows and letting the sun in. during hot days you can just close the blinds or sun shield. its pretty easy to manipulate room temperature by just using glass and sunlight.
Glass doesn't just grow out of the ground right beside the building all ready for installation. It requires processing and shipping as well and logic tells us that it requires more processing than stone.
The winter sun is too weak to heat up an apartment but throughout the night is when it lets out all the heat inside, making it colder during winter and thus require more energy to keep the apartment warm.
Whatever heating you get during this time, light from ordinary windows will do the job. Doesn't require floor-to-ceiling windows as that is excessive.
During the summer, when the sun is very strong, the glass will only let in more light/heat (think greenhouse), just exactly what you don't want.
New glass isn't all that it's cracked (pun intended) up to be. See this discussion here. Already folks are having doubts.
I was wondering if anyone knows if the road construction in front of this building, on the corner of 67th st and 1st avnue, is related to the construction of the Laurel?
The road on 1st ave right in front of the construction of the tower has been worked on everyday for the last 2months and I cant find any information about it on public records?
Does anyone have information of this!? I am trying to figure out when the road work is intended to be complete or if it is inconjunction with the construction of Laurel.
Any direction you can point me in would be greatly appreciated. thanks
Updated On 11/06/08 at 03:36PM
Laurel and mag brand hosting gala
Rendering of the Laurel
Developer Alexico Group and the Hearst Home Group will be hosting a gala tonight for the Laurel, at 400 East 67th Street. Several Hearst magazines, including House Beautiful and Town & Country, designed residences in the 129-unit building, and those units will be available for sale, Alexico announced. A donation is expected to be made to the Worldwide Orphans Foundation following the event. Alexico is offering studios through six-bedroom residences from 460 to 4,000 square feet at the Laurel. Prices begin at $820,000, and amenities include a fitness center, screening room and catering kitchen. As of late October, 62 of the building's units were in contract. TRD