Continuing the discussion from NEW YORK | “High Line District” (Special West Chelsea District):
BY: NIKOLAI FEDAK ON MAY 13TH 2014 AT 1:00 PM
Outdoor terrace of Penthouse N, at 508 West 24th Street
By Max Gross | August 12, 2014 | 11:04am
When offering NYP Home a sneak peak of the model unit at his latest building, 508 W. 24th Street a condo on the High Line with move-ins set for this fall, developer and architect Cary Tamarkin is able to differentiate himself from the competition pretty swiftly:
“Most buildings are screaming for attention,” Tamarkin says. “That’s not us.”
It’s true, the trend for buildings along the High Line has been to go for glam and glass (with a big name architect attached). There’s Neil Denari’s angular glass tower HL23 edging over the park; there’s Shigeru Ban’s Metal Shutterhouses, that looks like it has an metallic screen door protecting it; and when Frank Gehry designed an office building along its edges (the IAC Building) it was twistier, wavier and more different than any office building the city had ever seen.
Tamarkin, on the other hand, has a taste for the classics; when he put up his first building along the High Line, 456 W. 19th Street back in 2010, it looked like a throwback to the industrial loft buildings of SoHo or TriBeCa.
Tamarkin’s newest building is also in that spirit. “We like modern, classic, simple, old time,” says Tamarkin.