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    Quote Originally Posted by BrooklynRider
    We are in a building boom and the only consideration in the whole process is money - nothing else. There is no planning, beyond money. No planning beyond ROI. No planning at all.area.
    i take exception to that statement. Take a loolk at the hudson river water front starting from about canal street all the way to the GW Bridge. There are many "not-for-profit" and mostly park - just a very few "businesses. Then look a accross to NJ waterfront (all DEVELOPMENT) propetties there.

    I think NYC has done something quite remarkable in providing for many non- profits to have space allocated at the harlem piers (a recent development) for a community arts program and public boating. Also, the trapese shools, the River Project, the soccer fields, the many public boating facilites and parks that comprise more than 90% of that 550 Acres of nyc waterfront.

    That is (to some extent) a good thing - I think you would agree. So its not all that bad.

    And a case in point - the is an open air aquarium in the works - to be place on the hudson rive walkway: See this months front page of the downtown express. http://www.downtownexpress.com/

    Nyc is very big on "cultural enhacements" and that is great.

    AND - BTW, that is me leaning on the waterfront rail in the front page photo.........taken my an "unknown" photographer.
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    From cityrealty.com:

    LCOR plans 37-story condo tower in Flower District 05-JAN-06

    LCOR is planning to build a 37-story residential condominium tower on the west side of the Avenue of the Americas between 24th and 25th Streets.

    The site is now occupied by a parking lot that had been used by Con Edison and a low-rise structure that will be demolished.

    The new tower will contain 199 apartments.

    It has been designed by SCLE Architects.

    David Sigman, senior vice president of LCOR, told CityRealty.Com today that the project will have about 16,000-square feet of ground-floor retail space. He said ground should be broken for the project in about 60 days and that it should be completed next year.

    Mr. Sigman said the development is “as-of-right,” that is, within existing zoning and building regulations.

    He said that its address will be 101 West 24th Street and that it will have a roof deck and catering and entertainment facilities for the residents as well as a basketball court.

    The new tower will have a five-story base and many balconies. The north and south ends of the tower will be gently curved and faced with a gray-tinted glass.

    LCOR, whose corporate office is located in Berwyn, Pennsylvania, has about $8 billion in developments completed, under construction or in pre-development and has developed more than 20,000 residential units and more than 16 million square feet of commercial space nationally.

    The new project will join a phalanx of apartment towers that have recently transformed the city’s former Flower District along the avenue in the heart of Chelsea. There is excellent public transportation in this area, which is close to the Flatiron District and Madison Square Park.

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    Quote Originally Posted by londonlawyer
    It has been designed by SCLE Architects.
    Nauseating with a capital N.

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    This rendering goes with londonlawyer's LCOR post above:



    Not bad, but I still stand by my comment above regarding SCLE.

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    At least the base doesn't look like a half-assed fortress (cough, 310 East 53rd, cough).

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    I'm surprised balconies aren't considered a security risk to the city.

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    More info on this tower...


    735 Sixth Avenue:


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    The block just south of this (between 23rd and 24th Sts on the west side) is getting kind of seamy -- there's a porno shop and there are always sketchy looking guys selling stuff on the sidewalk.

    Hopefully putting this building in will help to displace that and raise the tone a little bit.
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    Here is the site... You can see that the small building at the end is getting demolished.

    February 6, 2006:



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    What's up with that blank section ^ at the lower left?

    Doesn't this building take up the entire block-front?

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    It may be the view from the side street rather than the avenue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lofter1
    What's up with that blank section ^ at the lower left?
    Doesn't this building take up the entire block-front?
    Yes it does take up the entire block from 24th to 25th streets. That rendering shows the building's entrance on 24th street. The blank section is a neighboring building (look in the photo just above it, it's the building w/ the blue Montauk sign).

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    OK thanks ...

    Looks like this new one will cantilever over that one to some degree.

    Not a fan of that practice ...

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    Default recently, this one got financed

    http://www.singerbassuk.com/press/globest_4_25_06.html

    Looks like it should be nice. Taller than other buildings in the area it seems, but I think it should help fill in some of the gaps nicely.

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