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Thread: Superior Ink Condominiums - 469 West Street - by Robert A. M. Stern

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    Quote Originally Posted by lofter1 View Post
    Views from roof of the townhouses won't be all that sweet -- WestBeth is just across the street and rises to the same height as the new Superior tower (15 - 16 stories) so the view corridor will be fairly narrow to the west. Sunlight on the front of these townhouses as shown in the rendering will only occur the last hour or two before sunset -- and in winter might not reach those south-facing doors / windows at all.
    oh well - i guess i will have to just save my $10MM then! lol - I had not thought that through...

    From the looks of the pics, these will be smaller than your normal townhouse. Looks like 4 floors including a half underground first floor. At 24-29 feet wide though they will feel decently sized. Shocking that an elevator is needed for a 3 floor house - no wonder we have an obesity problem here.

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    Crane is up at Superior Ink




    Across the street, Christian de Portzamparc's 385 W12th.

    Asbestos abatement completed on the green building.


    What happened to the townhouses?

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    That 2-story green building ^ on the corner of West Street / W. 12th [ 489 West / 399 W. 12th ] was one of many properties held by William Gottleib in the far west Village (Owner listed at DOB was Gottleib's sister, recently deceased: "Mollie Bender, Executrix" ).

    A look through DOB / DOF documents indicates that it is NOT a part of the development going up at 393 - 397 W. 12th (at least so far).

    399 W. 12th housed a very happening restaurant back in the mid-80's, serving up some type of food and lots of liquor. My tequila besodden and somewhat dim memory believes (and is backed up by a 1987 news article) that it was called Gulf Coast ...

    ... Gulf Coast is a popular Text-Mex restaurant on the corner of West 12th and West streets that recently opened an upstairs room to accommodate its nightly crowds.
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    Yes, Gulf Coast had a really nice and eye-catching neon sign. Talk about "back in the day."

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    The Gulf sign makes an appearance.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ZippyTheChimp View Post

    The Gulf sign makes an appearance.

    You beat me to it

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    Default 2/24/2008

    This is where it is today...




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    Saturday, March 15


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    This one is probably going to look very nice. I sure hope so.

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    Default wandering around 3/22/08

    Progress photos...


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    And from across the Hudson:

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    Whats under construction behind this building along W 12th?

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    ^
    385 W 12th, Christian de Portzamparc.

    Facade going up at Superior Ink.


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    I'm speechless. Really nice. Beautiful artistry.

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