Yeah I was thinking the same. Or maybe it was never original land? Maybe it was landfill at some point in the past and they have to put in deep caissons to support these buildings? Wonder if it is a similar situation under phase 2 of HY? Could be extra tricky there with even more tracks and less space to put caissons if that is even an option there.
Click on the area in question. Light orange indicates landfill. Green is original shoreline.
Should we split up these 2 towers into individual threads or keep them as 1?
Lalezarian site is now starting excavation.
Just one. Similar to the Manhattan West or Tishman LIC Tower parcels. Just makes things less confusing and more centralized. One being 601 West 29th Street the other being 606 West 30th Street. Given proximity, we’ll keep it as one.
202005086 New York City Chelsea by taigatrommelchen, on Flickr
Aerial rendering with 601 W 29 at the center. Courtesy of FXCollaborative.
Another austere, uninspired and shiny rectangular slab. Don’t be fooled by the angular renders and the desperate attempt to create some sort of highlight or selling point with this high-in-the-sky terrace with trendy greenery. That by the way is not even facing south. It’s just sad to have this clean slate and just fill it with whatever comes along with no vision or strive for architectural vanguard and quality.
It’s a very boring design, but I like that they’re inserting vegetation to the tower. I would love to see a skyscraper in NYC covered with greenery