Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Dwell95 fiddled after Wall Street burned

About 90 minutes after the Dow closed yesterday, the big doings began at Wall and Water Streets. As Curbed reported yesterday, the Moinian Group, in some unfortunate timing, had scheduled the launch party for their Philippe Starck-designed luxury rental conversion at 95 Wall St. last night. Uh, oops? No matter! Despite a 500-point tumble (collapse?) on the NYSE, the mood was festive at the location known as Dwell95! A tux-clad musician with an electronic fiddle was on the red carpet delighting all who walked by, mostly confused tourists at the onset.

To hold space for the incoming town cars, Dwell95 planners implemented those festive "do not slip" signs indigenous to maintenance crews.

Meanwhile, here's a snippet of the energetic fiddle player's performance. (Oh, yes -- it's "La Bamba.")

I didn't stick around long enough to hear if he did "The Devil Went Down to Georgia."


Jeremiah Moss said...

holy cow. and is that a clear lucite starck-designed violin?

Anonymous said...

Don't know! I was busy dancing to "LaBamba."

esquared™ said...

The tux-clad musician playing La Bamba in violin is eerily similar to when the Titanic Orchestra was playing Songe D'Automne as the unsinkable ship sinks; much like how the mighty Wall Street is sinking now, while this tux-clad violinist plays a festive song.

Anonymous said...

esquared, the mighty wall street is sinking and emerging as cute apartments!