EVG reader Doug, who shared these photos, noted the building's "High Line East vibes" ...
According to published reports this past fall, the building with floor-to-ceiling glass and private terraces has its first two tenants: Newrez, a mortgage lending and service firm, and Bain Capital Ventures.
No. 799 was the former home of the historic St. Denis building (not landmarked, unfortunately), which opened as a hotel in 1853. Normandy Real Estate Partners bought the property for somewhere in the $100 million ballpark back in 2016... and tore it down.
Our post on No. 799 from January 2020 has a little more background about the project and the concerns over this out-of-scale construction along this corridor.
There goes the neighborhood some more.
I'll take the old place over this Mitt Romney monstrosity any day
Sticks out like a sore thumb next to the church. Speaking as someone who is often fond of modern glass buildings, this thing is hideous.
I think it is interesting and beautiful. There I said it. Now give me shit for offering my opinion.
Very cool looking post-modern building. Nice change of place from the international style "glass box". Now all those rubbishy looking buildings to the left have got to go. Completely disingenuous to compare to the church across the street. One represents the 19th century looking back, the other represents the 21st century looking forward. Quite a study in contrast. I like that.
Love how the new residents are capitalist extractionists such as mortgate lenders and venturists. They replace a building that was full of healers and therapists, which we definitely need a lot more than additional vultures.
The St. Denis was where Marcel Duchamp had a studio and was where he completed his last artwork, "Etant Donnes", moved to the Philadelphia Museum of Art after his death in 1968. That alone was reason to landmark that building.
I'm betting in 100 years, the church will still be standing, but this cheap cracker box won't.
Thought about the building aside, between all the construction and pandemic related closings, this area has been beaten to death. Hopefully one less strip of scaffolding and construction mess gets things moving in the right direction.
Oh well..It will never stop!
The worst building of all time. A real block and neighborhood wrecker.
What an ugly building.
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