Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Here's the rest of 219 First Avenue

Yesterday, we posted photos of the penthouse peeking out of the top of 219 First Avenue at 13th Street... workers continued to strip the netting from around the former four-floor building... here's how it's looking this morning...



Hmm. Thoughts on this now that you can see the more of the renovated building...?

10 comments:

John M said...

Feh.

LvV said...

Thoughts? This does not bode well for the one-story NW corner of 14th and 1st, or the Stuyvesant Grocery lot on 14th and A. I fear we'll be surrounded by these glass shitshows soon enough. Goodbye, sun.

Anonymous said...

So. Random. However, I believe this was the developer/zoning compromise - taller buildings on the Avenues so the mid-blocks could be preserved.

Joe said...

The glass wall is a monument to Mee Noodle Kitchen. The cutout matches up with the collapsed wall that closed them down.

Anonymous said...

It's a shame that this is so boring. They had the opportunity to do something interesting here,to marry the old and new. To make a statement on the changing face of the neighborhood. Instead they have merely added the ubiquitous glass building from Anywhere, USA to the remaining stripped down homogenized facade.

Building after building, they keep popping up, boring us all to distraction!

starzstylista said...

I wish someone would explain to me why on earth someone would want to live in a penthouse there of all places. It's noisy, and there are virtually no amenities.

It's the same thing with David Schwimmer. I would live almost anywhere else in the city if I had that much money.

LIBERATION said...

I know I ask this all the time so forgive me, but with these glass walled apartments, where does one hang art? Or is it understood that the people who will live here don't care about stuff like that and would prefer their living room to be one big draped wall at night?

Anonymous said...

um...I kinda like it, the sections of brick are unique. Haven't seen anything quite like it before

Anonymous said...

Why have the original rendering if the final product is not going to look much like it?

Anonymous said...

Whatever happened to style?