Thursday, June 28, 2012

51 Astor Place wants the skyline to itself

Our friend Pinhead sent along these before and after renderings of the Death Star 51 Astor Place...

The older one!



The newer one on the 51 Astor website now...



Notice anything different? Or missing?

Let's go the the Grievestrator...





As you'll notice, the new rendering does away with that pesky 19-story white-brick Saint Mark apartments ... (Joey Ramone lived there!) ... If 51 Astor Place wants to do away with some buildings around here, then we have some suggestions...

8 comments:

Alex in NYC said...

Aye Carumba.....

esquared™ said...

And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; ...

Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the Lord did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the Lord scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.


Sorry for pulling a Jimmy Swaggart and Tammy Faye Baker on this...

Goggla said...

They've also removed the traffic light.

Also, now that I look at this closer, are those trees in the foreground inside an atrium? Or are those just reflections of trees? I'm just wondering if they plan an indoor park space or if I'm just dreaming.

Anonymous said...

YEAH!!!!!!!

HippieChick said...

What a joke. It would be lovely if they just made a park there...

Crazy Eddie said...

"All history was a palimpsest, scraped clean and reinscribed exactly as often as was necessary."

Anonymous said...

It's like those games where they have 2 seemingly identical pictures and you have to point out what's different- So while we're at it look at the lower right corner- the small group of buildings is different/ missing/ covered by a large old-growth tree?! that sculpture looks like the "children x-ing" signs outside of elementary schools- it's nauseating for some reason

THE NOTORIOUS L.I.B.E.R.A.T.I.O.N. said...

In the new rendering the surrounding buildings also appear to be more shaded than the Death Star.