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Old Posted Jan 21, 2013, 7:28 PM
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437 W 13th St is this, not sure about the other one but I think it's this one.
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Old Posted Mar 4, 2013, 8:18 PM
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http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article...TATE/303039989

Manhattan: High Line park developers will try a new tack
Parts of the final section will be only temporary as surrounding area takes shape.






By Annie Karni
March 3, 2013

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At West 30th Street and 10th Avenue, a locked metal gate separates the northern end of the High Line from the weedy stretch destined to become its third and final section.

Today, that stretch, which swings out to 12th Avenue before arcing around to its end at West 34th Street near 11th Avenue, is buried beneath 150,000 cubic feet of soil that has accumulated there since the last train—loaded with frozen turkeys—used it back in 1980 and the line fell into disrepair.

Workers are currently digging up the "urban fill" to get to the structure beneath. By June, the last of the decades-old dirt will be gone, and landscapers will be planting, and installing seating and lights. Then, finally, sometime next year the metal gate will come down and visitors will stroll the last half-mile of the world's most famous park on stilts—perhaps stopping at a new picnic area shaded by umbrellas spinning in the wind.

The northernmost leg of the line will be a major departure from the park New Yorkers and tourists have grown to love. For starters, more than half of it will be temporary when it opens. Second, the neighborhood the park will frame does not yet exist. Today, it is a 26-acre storage yard for the Long Island Rail Road. Over the coming years, the Related Cos. will build a platform with 16 buildings, including offices, residences and even a school. A grand new tree-lined Hudson Boulevard will extend northward to West 38th Street

Added value

Already, the developer and the park's designers are expecting to add value to each other. Late last year, Related began work on a 51-story headquarters for luxury-goods maker Coach. That tower will boast a multistory atrium designed to offer sweeping views of the High Line.

"The opportunity to build in the neighborhood—and to have the adjacency to the High Line—is something we're very excited about," said Jason Weisenfeld, senior vice president of global brand communications for Coach.

Park planners, meanwhile, are leaving room in their design for changes as Hudson Yards takes shape. "The High Line will adapt and change gradually with the neighborhood," said Peter Mullan, vice president for planning and design at Friends of the High Line. "It will be a unique vantage point from which to see the transformation of Hudson Yards." To preserve their options, High Line leaders are building more than half of the third section simply as an interim walkway. There, the current, unlandscaped vegetation will remain untouched.

"We will just put down a simple path in the existing landscape," Mr. Mullan said. "On the one hand, it's less capitally intensive. Also, we think it's exciting to allow people to see what the High Line was." That temporary section could remain for 15 years, depending on the pace of progress at Hudson Yards. But building a park in a neighborhood that is also under construction poses some unique problems. The corner of West 30th Street and 10th Avenue is a prime example. There, four building projects are going on simultaneously.

On the north side of the West 30th street, Tower C of Hudson Yards—the commercial tower that will be anchored by Coach headquarters—is under construction. On the south side of the street, a residential building is rising. Beneath the street, city workers are digging deep to install a new water main. And above all that, work crews are rebuilding the High Line. Still, park workers are plunging ahead to meet their deadlines.

"The big idea right now is to get to 34th Street as quickly as we possibly can," said Mr. Mullan as he gave Crain's a tour of the work site. "The big prize here is that the entire length of the High Line is going to be complete much quicker than anyone thought."

In the past two weeks, construction crews completed sandblasting the steel trestle and have begun applying thick coats of "greenblack," the High Line hue marketed nationwide by Sherwin-Williams. Nearly 800 gallons have been applied to the stretch that runs to 12th Avenue.
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Old Posted Mar 12, 2013, 9:30 PM
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http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2013/0..._high_line.php

This Glassy Tower Could Have Risen by the High Line





March 12, 2013
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Imagine if Frank Gehry's IAC Building weren't the only glassy structure to grace the intersection of Eleventh Avenue and 18th Street. Right now, it dominates that area, but Curbed dug up a rendering that's anywhere from seven to 10 years old (depending on who you ask, but we'll get to that) that shows a tower just south on Eleventh Avenue, between 18th and 17th streets, that rises to more than double the 10-story IAC's height. There's also a little mini-tower behind it, towards 10th Avenue, which looks like an appendage. A project Ulises Liceaga worked on when he was a member of the design team at Robert A.M. Stern Architects, the rendering above appeared as an example of Liceaga's past work on the website for his own firm, Fractal Construction, which he founded in 2006. On the same site now, which faces the High Line at its back (prime real estate these days!), is a parking lot and a Manhattan Mini-Storage branch. So what happened to this project?

Liceaga's firm replied that he had no information and that the rendering was "an [sic] schematic exercise that was done for a developer about 7 years ago." Robert A.M. Stern Architects declined to comment on the record about what happened to that building. Meanwhile, public records show that since 2004 the deed for that lot, which also includes 501-515 West 17th Street, has been in the name of Edison Mini-Storage Corporation and HLP Properties LLC (which paid $40.6 million for it, BTW), both of which trace back to Edison Properties. It's a Newark, N.J.-based landlord and developer that owns and operates a range of commercial and residential space, including Lower East Side luxury condo The Ludlow.
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Old Posted Apr 14, 2013, 8:06 AM
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^good find on the old stern project render for that parking lot. i believe that lot owner was one of the 1980s lot owners who wanted to tear down the highline - maybe not, i dont recall exactly.

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is there a render of this one?



or this?
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Old Posted Apr 14, 2013, 9:52 PM
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is there a render of this one?
No render, but there is a massing diagram from the DOB website.


Looks pretty boring, but its the same developer that did a 456 West 19th Street which turned out decently. So maybe the facade will be nice?

456 West 19th Street:

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or this?
I'm not sure what's going on that property (directly across the street from Avalon Chelsea), but I did notice a lot of demo going on when I walked past recently.
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Old Posted Apr 14, 2013, 10:48 PM
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sbarn good detective work - thx!
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Old Posted May 20, 2013, 8:16 PM
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it appeared the foundation for this one
right across the street from the standard hotel
was particularly toublesome, but
it's springing up at last:




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Old Posted Jun 5, 2013, 9:30 PM
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^ now its a couple twisty levels higher -- as of yesterday

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Old Posted Jun 6, 2013, 11:21 AM
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^ Lookiing good so far...


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Though not the tallest building in the city, I've always really liked this building. Unfortunately it was originally proposed at a slighter taller height, shown below before the article, but still thinks it'll be a fantastic addition to the Meat Packing District, which has some of the best modern architecture in the entire city. To put this into perspective, the Standard Hotel will be about a block north, the new Whitney will be across Washington St, and this beauty is bit further north along the Highline.


Image credit to NYCurbed.

Twisty MePa Tower Finally Approved by Landmarks Commission

Tuesday, July 19, 2011, by Pete Davies











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Twisty MePa Tower Gets a Little Love From Landmarks Commission



The original plan (L.) and the revised design from Morris Adjmi Architects.

Thursday, April 14, 2011, by Pete Davies





















The old version (top left) and the new truncated plan.



See through from the High Line.



From the High Line at night (Morris Adjmi Architects).















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Old Posted Jun 6, 2013, 1:09 PM
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Brilliant design. The brick, factory windows, and steel beams are all in the palette of the High Line area, but the twisting metal and glass makes this cutting edge. Top 1% building in the High Line.
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Old Posted Jun 6, 2013, 11:02 PM
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yeah 837 washington is another morris adjmi. he knows and gets the meatpacking district very well.
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Old Posted Jun 24, 2013, 8:42 PM
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didnt really have far up to go, but still - topped out!





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Old Posted Jun 24, 2013, 9:36 PM
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plenty of action here at 508w24th:





^ its 15 residences/10 storys

http://508w24.com/
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Old Posted Jun 26, 2013, 1:29 AM
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we have a render up for whats going into the old gas station spot under the highline at w14th st/10th ave:




here is a better view on the website -- beware it looks awful u r warned!

http://www.rkf.com/lease-property-de...tings&offset=8
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Old Posted Aug 15, 2013, 7:22 PM
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Some action looking west from the northern terminus of the High Line. It looks like they may be about ready to resurface this section.


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Old Posted Aug 16, 2013, 2:32 PM
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508 w24th this morning
up against the highline




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Old Posted Aug 16, 2013, 2:35 PM
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Some action looking west from the northern terminus of the High Line. It looks like they may be about ready to resurface this section.


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they are -- i talked to some guys doing the concrete work up on the highline this morning





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Old Posted Aug 17, 2013, 11:07 PM
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529 w29th st
about as inspiring as avalon west










heres a lot across the street about ready to go




finally, all quiet on the lot between avalon west & the highline



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Old Posted Aug 27, 2013, 6:32 PM
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There are some workers painting the upright beams a metallic silver. I wonder if that's the final color, or if that's just some kind of primer/treatment? You can also see the fresh concrete on the deck.

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Old Posted Sep 14, 2013, 2:46 PM
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yup how bout that? nice.






the spur will probably remain a staging area for the coach tower for quite awhile.



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