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Thread: Proposed: 110 West 57th Street - by Costas Kondylis

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    Default Proposed: 110 West 57th Street - by Costas Kondylis

    110 W. 57th St.
    Costas Kondylis and Partners LLP Architects
    Dev-Glick International Development Corporation
    Theatre/Residential/Commercial
    260,000 sf
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    I'm sure this is the Directors' Guild of America building site.
    Not sure though if this proposal is still active or not but let's just hope (and pray) it gets built.

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    I recently walked through some of 57th street. I believe the Director's Guild is on the south side of the street, and it didn't look like anyone was prepping for construction. There were a couple of sites on the north side, between 6th and 7th, that seemed ready for demolition and/or new construction. That is a beautiful design, by the way. And by Costas? A year ago I would have said that's surely a mistake, but he's been getting better.

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    110 West 57th Street is the Directors' Guild building. The deal to redevelop it fell through years ago. I had hoped that the skyrocketing real estate value, together with the availability of the adjacent site for Shelly's and the "antique" store, would have prompted the DGA to adhere to their civic service and sell this eyesore in order to permit the development of a nice tower. Presumably, the DGA won't do this (despite the fact that the building appears to have a lot of empty space), and sadly, Shelly's will be razed while this horrible eyesore litters 57th Street.

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    I agree about Costas. Lets hope this one does gets built, it looks very promising.

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    This an old, dead proposal.

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    The first design by Kondylis that's interesting, and it's dead. Good grief.

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    Probably because they collaborated with KPF.
    There are two threads on this already.

    http://www.wirednewyork.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3353

    http://www.wirednewyork.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3200

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    Ok off subject here... but in the Costas website, is the proposed Bank Of China Tower dead aswell?

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    Well, I still have hope.
    Besides, that DGA's building is a goner. Sooner or later, something is going to happen there. Let's hope they have enough sense to bring back this design.

    Wouldn't it be a knife through the heart, if later on we get an ugly ass H. Thomas O'Hara POS instead? :cringe: :shiver:


    Btw, Krulltime is asking about this one:



    Don't know, looks kinda low on the square footage category for it to be an office tower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krulltime
    Ok off subject here... but in the Costas website, is the proposed Bank Of China Tower dead aswell?
    I'm guessing it's new but I'm not sure where it is. Bank of China owns a nice, though small and way under-FAR, corner building at 410 Madison Avenue & 48th Street.

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    Bank of China is gorgeous! Very Hugh Ferris.

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    Quote Originally Posted by antinimby
    Wouldn't it be a knife through the heart, if later on we get an ugly ass H. Thomas O'Hara POS instead? :cringe: :shiver:
    I doubt Thomas O'Hara will ever be hired to design something of significance for a respectable client, on a street like 57th, though just the very thought is disturbing.

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    Someone should e-mail Thomas O'Hara a link to this forum, so he knows what we think.

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    If he has googled his name, he would know.

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