Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Have you seen the glass tower in the works for Lafayette and East Houston?



So there are BIG plans in place for the busy instersection of Lafayette and East Houston. The property owner has designs on demolishing the bar Puck Fair (ever been? I haven't) and the BP station, as DNAinfo first reported on Monday.

Plans for the 7-story, 60,000-square-foot office-retail space were unveiled Monday night during Community Board 2's landmarks committee meeting, as reported by Curbed.

Here we go.



And! An upclose view...



I just fell off the rendering's balcony.

There are still a lot of hurdles to get this through city planning and all that. Read the details at Curbed and DNAinfo.

Anyway, if it all works out, then these new tenants will have the best views of the Calvin Klein billboard — and its rotating batch of ballsacks and boobs — in the city...




[Renderings up top: dbox for COOKFOX]

15 comments:

Vercingetorix Redux said...

7 stories can hardly be called a tower.............

pinhead said...

...rotating batch of ballsacks and boobs...*

*Wordsmith Hall-of-Fame Alliteration Award Winner

Anonymous said...

Can I please incorporate your phrase into my vocabulary? Maybe as "beguiling batch of ballsacks and boobs."

EV Grieve said...

Ballsacks and boobs for everyone!

[Snaps fingers]

For equal representation, I do have some Calvin Klein boob photos somewhere, like the one of Eva Mendes. I'd post that one, but am afraid Ryan Gosling will come after me...

Spike said...

Puck Fair is ok..Same owners as Swifts (and Ulysses downtown). Bonus point for 20 oz pints, which is a dying art in NYC. Not a quiet place to get a drink, but they always hire good staff at those bars.

Pinch said...

Personally, if we're voting (aren't we voting?), I enjoyed "I just fell off the rendering's balcony" the best. Also (we're still voting, right?), I also enjoy having placed before me upon the bar the lost art of the 20oz pint

Anonymous said...

Boooo! I like that gas station! Not that I have a car, but there's hardly any place left for cabs to get gas down there.

James Taylor said...

Bring back Gaseteria!

esquared™ said...

"ballsacks and boobs", that'd be a new artisanal drink, prepared by a mixologist with ballsacks and boobs...

Rendering reminds me of Minority Report.

As for Puck Fair, what Spike said, esp. for the 20 oz. pints and good staff. Went there for a 2010 World Cup match when the rest of the usual suspects of bars showing the matches were packed. They also used to 'shuttle' patrons between the three bars back then. Don't know if they still do. I usually just stay at Swift's. I digress...

bowery boy said...

Walking east on Houston St. one gets a beautiful view of the incredible Puck Building. Put a building there and this view will be gone. That's sad.

Makeout said...

Dude! Are you O.K? Put some ice on it...

BabyDave said...

And a perfectly good auto-body shop disappears, too?

Anonymous said...

Here is an old General public video (shot inside the Puck building, that shows the "Amoco"station at Laffayette and Houston.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03Auw4hfZSI

Crisdale Yapac said...

i like the third picture where the balcony is expose to the sunrise
Auto body shop Phoenix, AZ

Anonymous said...

What? Puck Fair will be no more? It's a great pub. No attempt to be trendy, and that's a good thing in this overly trend-conscious town. Spacious, lots of regulars, friendly staff (Irish and otherwise), great mix of rock music (even on weekends, a rarity in this top-40 lowest common denominator nightlife era). If it's truly doomed, then do check it out before it's gone....