NEW YORK | 281 5th Ave | 705 FT | 52 FLOORS


#61

I’m not expecting much from Moishe Schuster and Bargman.

Feb 29th


#62

I snapped this shot of the site of 281 Fifth from in front of the site of 15 E 30th. HFZ’s W 29th/30th St tower will rise behind the old office building and church.

March 1st.


#63

March 10th


#64

Netting has gone up on 275. Hopefully, it will be the next domino to fall!

March 17th


#65

Don’t expect much here. I just spoke with someone from LendLease who said it basically looks like a 750’, glass version of 432 Park without the drum areas.

Of the 3 projects that will be rising simultaneously on this block, this will be the shortest and likely, the lamest.

I guess Moishe is looking to save some shekels on this project.


#66

I’m not surprised. It’s Vinoly.

750’ ? A slight height bump.


#67

He just described the shape. I thought the DOB filings said 750.


#68

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#69

So it looks like this Vinoly-special will rise.

Further, the developer’s buildings located at 273 and 275 Fifth won’t come down. 273 is nice, but 275 is not. Hopefully, it will be renovated.


#70

This was a good scoop by yim by.


#71


Credit: http://www.scdaarchitects.com/architecture/5th-avenue


#72

That’s not what’s rising. Fortunately, we’re getting a very similar tower by the same architect on E 59th.

Unfortunately, we’re getting a classic Vinoly-stick at this site.


#73

haha, why must he continue to bless us with his specials!


#74

Aw man. Thats a buzz kill. :frowning:

Well, win some, lose some. Plenty more projects to keep us distracted from banal architecture.


#75

Of the three projects in this immediate area, this, JD Carlisle’s 15 E 30th, and HFZ’s 4 W29th, this will be the worst.


#76

I agree, but the podium would be pretty interesting from street level.


#77

Hopefully thats not the final design. The podium looks nice, so maybe once better renderings come out, possibly the glass and box nature of it could work. There on a good start with the base, but the rest needs work IMO.


#78

I think it is. The design leaked by Yimby is on DG Equity’s website, and it matches the DOB filing.
http://www.dgiequity.com/?page_id=87


#79

#80

Great find, VG.

This thing is Lame!