Monday, November 10, 2008
(image credit:Gilman Architects)
"The Prism" (near), "One Hunters Point (far)
Thanks to the commenter who asked me to look into the building which is rising just West of One Hunters Point. A fantastical building it will be. "The Prism" (working name for now), an 81 unit condo, will rise 125 feet on Borden Avenue between 5th Street and Vernon. This is no ordinary condo- this one comes with a 24 hour color light clock. As you can see from the rendering (which will soon be updated), there is a gap in the middle of the building that gives the illusion of a twist. That gap will be filled with a 24 hour light display with one color for every hour. If your building is cool blue, that means it's probably 3 in the morning and you've had a good night. Bright Red? Well, it's probably 11 am and you are late for work! The colors will slowly change hour by hour. The developer is also in talks with the MTA to see if it can project colors onto the monolith that houses the ventilation for the Midtown Tunnel a tad West of the new condo.
a water feature with a bridge to the lobby
glass curtain wall
marketing expected to start just around the new year
pricing yet to be revealed
Tom Gilman, founder and principal in charge of Gilman Architects, is the brains behind this project. I have to hand it to him, the project is imaginative and the antithesis of the plain jane condos that have become all too common in LIC. For once, it looks like the creative spirit of LIC may be properly reflected in one of its projects. You can add this to your list of colorful characters in LIC!