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Supposedly they are thinking about a high line style project in Queens. This being on a rail yard and it will stretch I think 3 or 4 miles. I think the success of this high line could be replicated. This being a nyc innovation. So popular, that even cities abroad are considering their own high line.

In terms of the crowds, it depends when you go. Early mornings or late evenings are the best time to go from my experience.
The Queens Way project is waaaaay more controversial than the High Line ever way (largely because the ROW it runs along has positive transportation value, despite its disuse).

I totally agree, by the way. The Reading Viaduct project here in Philly, there's one in Chicago I know of...projects like these are great ways of redeveloping outmoded rail infrastructure. But I would like to make sure the infrastructure well and truly is outmoded for its original purpose...
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Revealed: Morris Adjmi-designed High Line office building





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Morris Adjmi’s newest office building by the High Line in West Chelsea will be seven stories tall and have a three-story cantilevering addition, according to new renderings revealed by the architect.

The renderings, first published by New York YIMBY, also show that the new building will be about twice as tall as the current 50-foot-tall building, which houses an art gallery and a parking garage. The new building will have 80,000 square feet of floor space, the website reported. Morris Adjmi also designed the office building at nearby 837 Washington Street, which was leased in its entirety to Samsung. Asking rents in that building are $450 per square foot on the ground floor and $125 per square foot at the upstairs office space, according to the website.
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Adjmi is great. Always clean and smart.
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Construction Update: 505 West 19th Street



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Scaffolding is coming down from the east tower of Thomas Juul-Hansen's High Line-embracing condo building at 505 West 19th Street (h/t tipster). The two-tower building that's connected by a lobby underneath the High Line started getting glassed in in August. Sales in the building launched in March of 2014, and a rep for the project confirms that its three rather pricey penthouses will hit the market this spring. Also coming up, a model unit for the building.
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Earlier this week, YIMBY posted the first renderings for an office project underway at 520 West 20th Street, between the High Line and Eleventh Avenue. Now, we have a new look at the project courtesy of its architect, Morris Adjmi, which gives a much better idea of where the design stands. Eli and James Haddad (doing business as the Carolina Manufacturing Co.) are developing.

YIMBY also sent along some questions regarding prospective tenants and the overall look, and Adjmi described the project thusly:

The developer is looking for a single tenant to attach their brand and occupy what we believe to be a unique first-class office building in Chelsea. 520 West 20th Street will continue to respect the historic character of the neighborhood while embracing the exciting spirit that the repurposing of the High Line has created (like the Theory, High Line and Samsung buildings). We paid special attention to maintain soaring ceiling heights on each floor and created a multitude of outdoor spaces with views of the river, city and the High Line park.

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^ looks good. adjimi is the architect who best 'gets' the highline/meatpacking area and keeps the old structures and the context well in mind. i rarely say things like i'd like to shake that guy's hand, but he is one of them i feel that way about.

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Supposedly they are thinking about a high line style project in Queens. This being on a rail yard and it will stretch I think 3 or 4 miles. I think the success of this high line could be replicated. This being a nyc innovation. So popular, that even cities abroad are considering their own high line.

In terms of the crowds, it depends when you go. Early mornings or late evenings are the best time to go from my experience.
parisian innovation. certainly much more popularized via the mighty ny media machinery though.
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massive progress on 860 washington in the meatpacking next to the standard hotel






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What is happening with Related's Zaha Hadid site? Seems like progress is more than slow.
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Vickey Barron to head sales at JDS’ High Line condo project
14-unit building to feature terra-cotta, copper exterior

March 19, 2015
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Douglas Elliman’s Vickey Barron will be heading up sales at the copper-clad boutique condominium building that Michael Stern’s JDS Development Group and Largo Investments are planning near the High Line, a spokesperson for the project told The Real Deal.

A launch date has not yet been set, but Barron will be marketing the 14 apartments at 514 West 24th Street, between 10th and 11th avenues. The property is set to rise on a lot the partners purchased last year for $34.8 million.

Barron, who led sales at JDS’ condo conversion of the former Chelsea Verizon building Walker Tower, did not respond to a request for comment.

The 10-story building will be designed by architects Roman and Williams, the firm that designed the interiors for the Ace and the Standard High Line hotels, and the exterior will feature a terra-cotta and copper design.

The property’s next-door neighbors will be the Related Companies’ block-through rental building on 23rd Street, the Tate, and Cary Tamarkin’s 508 West 24th Street overlooking the elevated park.

JDS and Largo are also partnering on 626 First Avenue, the pair of SHoP Architects-designed rental towers on the East River. - See more at: http://therealdeal.com/blog/2015/03/....yl4YXB6U.dpuf
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What is happening with Related's Zaha Hadid site? Seems like progress is more than slow.

your wish is my command lol - also from yesterday - slow progress?







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Meatpacking District’s Next Act Includes an Influx of Office Space and More


860 Washington should be ready for occupancy by the end of the year. Credit Chang W. Lee/The New York Times

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The meatpacking district in Manhattan is about to grow even busier, as office towers and Samsung move in and add a layer of transformation to an area that once reeked of slaughterhouses and literally vibrated with railway commerce.

New arrivals include two commercial structures — a 10-story glassy tower and a six-story Samsung flagship building — across from the Standard Hotel at Washington and West 13th Streets.

On May 1, the Whitney Museum of American Art’s new building, designed by Renzo Piano, will open along the High Line, drawing even more pedestrian and tourist traffic to the area.

And construction could begin next year on Pier 55, a $130 million park and performance space planned on the Hudson River between West 14th and Little West 12th Streets.

“There are really few neighborhoods who’ve had as many next acts as the meatpacking district,” said Lauren Danziger, executive director of the Meatpacking District Improvement Association. “We’re absolutely on the cusp of something really special.”

By the end of this year, tenants could begin moving into 860 Washington Street, the 10-story tower, which was developed by Property Group Partners in partnership with Romanoff Equities. Designed by James Carpenter, the building will have two floors of retailing, with the second aligned with the High Line walkway so shoppers can see the park from within. The eight higher floors will be leased for office space.

The tower replaces a squat, two-story meat-cooler facility that at one point opened directly onto the High Line, receiving deliveries from the refrigerated train cars that traveled along the elevated platform. Diagonally across from the tower is 837 Washington Street, a new trapezoidal brick, glass and steel structure built atop a historic brick facade. Last summer, Samsung leased the entire six-story building, with plans to showcase its mobile products and house its brand marketing team there.

Critics have worried that the district’s lingering historic character, reflected in its Belgian-block streets and converted meat coolers, will be marred by a deepening invasion of office workers and glassy commercial buildings. (The district’s association estimates that 600,000 square feet of commercial space will be added within three to five years, including a hotel, retail and office space and an expansion of Chelsea Market.)

“This next stage of its evolution to a high-end office district I fear will make the meatpacking district feel even more indistinguishable from Midtown,” said Andrew Berman, executive director of the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, which has been critical of the size, scale and design of the 10-story tower at 860 Washington Street. “There is no denying that the district has traveled a long way from its workingman roots, and there is no turning the clock back.”

Retail changes are also altering the area, with neighborhood institutions continuing to disappear. The Rockfeld Group does not plan to renew the lease of the Gaslight Lounge, a neighborhood fixture with heavy red drapes and antique furniture at 400 West 14th Street, when it expires in 18 months. Instead, Rockfeld hopes to market the ground floor of the five-story landmark building to a high-end retail tenant.

“Kind of like what happened in SoHo, the first guys to come in are the restaurants and the bars, and then the restaurants and bars get priced out,” said Steven Feldman, a managing partner at the Rockfeld Group, a family-held company that has owned the building for 85 years.

Last fall, Restoration Hardware signed a 15-year lease for 9-19 Ninth Avenue, a building that previously housed Keith McNally’s French bistro Pastis.

The developers of 860 Washington are seeking top prices for leasing, $600 a square foot for ground-floor retail space and $300 a square foot for the second floor, a premium in the neighborhood. The average asking price for ground-floor retail space is about $340 a square foot, according to Karen Bellantoni, an executive vice president at the brokerage company RKF.

People familiar with the market are skeptical that retail space could fetch prices approaching those in well-trafficked neighborhoods like SoHo. “I think the retail is inflated,” said Jeffrey Nissani, an associate broker at Marcus & Millichap. “The thing in the meatpacking district is the foot traffic is not that high, other than at night.”

While the district is certainly a popular weekend and evening destination, some developers are banking on an increase in daytime visitors.

For example, now that the Whitney Museum’s new home will be twice the size of its most recent one, the Marcel Breuer building uptown on Madison Avenue, it is expected to draw far more visitors than the 350,000 a year who viewed its exhibits on the Upper East Side.

Aside from tourists and art devotees, office workers — including an expected 400 at 860 Washington — provide a growing presence.

The neighborhood already has a sizable number of office workers, particularly in the technology industry. The Apple retail store at 14th Street and Ninth Avenue has been a neighborhood anchor since 2007.

Chelsea Market, which spans Ninth and 10th Avenues between 15th and 16th Streets, is home to several technology companies — including Google, which expanded its offices there last year.

Google’s New York City headquarters are nearby, at 111 Eighth Avenue, and it also has offices at 85 10th Avenue. And Palentir, a computer software company, has offices on Little West 12th Street.

The developers of 860 Washington hope to draw companies more typically associated with Midtown, including finance and law firms.

“The neighborhood has become a magnet for the financial tenants,” said Stuart Romanoff, a vice chairman at Cushman & Wakefield, which is marketing the development. Mr. Romanoff is a member of the Romanoff family, which has owned the site for decades.

“Tenants today want the ability to attract employees, they want lifestyle, they want entertainment, they want the restaurants, they want the hospitality and they want the park,” Mr. Romanoff said. “The unique thing about the meatpacking district is it has all those elements converging.”

With vacancy rates for prime office space at 3.4 percent in the district in February, according to the real estate consulting firm Jones Lang LaSalle, tenants looking for space in the district have few options. With floor-to-ceiling windows, 860 Washington will offer tenants unobstructed Hudson River and city views. The fourth floor has a 1,600-square-foot private terrace.

“It’s going to have a huge impact on the market,” said Steven Rotter, a managing director at Jones Lang LaSalle. “A lot more companies are going to see that this is a great place to work now.”
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^ well there goes my neighborhood. again.
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^ well there goes my neighborhood. again.
Whats going to wind up happening is that as land becomes scarce, and its almost critical at that point, you will see some of these lowrise neighborhoods become a mix of high and mid rises. Nothing too too dramatic but they will look different. 10th to 20th street from East to West is ripe for high rise development.

It wouldn't a bit surprise me if we start seeing some zoning amendments to neighborhoods that have historically been mid to low rises in Manhattan. This being down the line as the Island runs out of precious room and needs to build upwards. While the outer boroughs are desirable, most want to be at the center of it all.

Some of these zoning changes are already happening in places such as Inwood and Washington Heights. Density must increase for the city to be competitive. These changes though are not on the level of what we see in Upper Midtown, but enough room to nudge 12 to 16 floors as opposed to the usual 6 to 8 which tend to go up in those areas.
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^ its true all the new stuff is taller than previously typical and then there are the add-ons like for example 520 w20th as seen above.
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Superstructure has reached the final floor, marking the topping off, at 860 Washington in the Meatpacking District. Designed by James Carpenter, the ten-story, 113,848-square-foot structure flanks the High Line park's eastern edge at West 13th Street. When completed, the low rise tower will bring eight floors of office space and two floors of retail at the base. Given the all-glass composition of the exterior wall on all but the northern facade, building occupants will have dramatic views of the High Line and the surrounding Meatpacking neighborhood. The building is targeting LEED silver and is projected to open in the third quarter of 2015.








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here it is this morning as seen from the highline park



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