Monday, March 16, 2009
It's official folks, where there is no glass for blocks and blocks in either direction, there is glass now! Where? Park Avenue and 87th street, home of a highly unusual "sliver" building at 1055 Park Avenue. The super slim lot at 19' wide x 102' deep abuts 1049 Park Avenue and eliminates 7 floors worth of lot line windows at 1049- man, they must have been pissed! Despite that, and the design, that as neighbors interviewed called "inconsistent with the neighborhood", all it took was a year in court to get the project moving. Talk about a New York miracle! Well, the residents at 1055 Park will have no shortage of windows, that's for sure. The blueish-green glass is reminiscent of 300 East 79th. The Eleven story building will be divided into 5 "unique" residences. Pricing is not yet available.