NEW YORK | The Emerson (500 W 25th St) | 125 FT | 10 FLOORS

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This is now under construction next to the high line. The on site massing shows a cantilever on the west side which did not appear to be on the renderings in the article above.

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The tree in the render strategically covers the falling apart auto body shop that still remains and is attached to that dirty parking garage.

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earlier today

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This is real ‘natural’ stone cut from a quarry - Alabama Limestone. I see that the prefabricated stone slabs use on many new facades look quite similar: I will make a point to view this in person. I don’t know if one or the other actually looks better: but you can bet which one costs a lot more. I would like to think that a commitment to top quality building materials, fine workmanship in construction, and good architectural design all result in higher profitability in the final sales figures: probably not… :thinking:

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The limestone facade looks great.

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Beautiful!!!

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that’s quality limestone.

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Yes, and nicely set-in-place too. The methods, material and craftwork that goes into the facades (curtain walls) of these various buildings vary greatly: some cheap, flimsy and unattractive, while others are substantial, high quality and sublime. I do hope the quality, craftwork and beauty of a facades like this is not overlooked by the average passer-by on the street.

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Interesting design detail mentioned in this article - “The chamfered window surrounds allow for better views to the west towards the High Line and Hudson River”.

This Architectural Design rates a ‘best’ on my good/better/best rating scale. I will make a trip to see this in-person when I am in the neighborhood. Which, fortunately, is tomorrow; maybe I will run into Frederik.

The building is a beauty.

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