Thursday, May 13, 2010
Pics courtesy New School and Skidmore Owings Merrill
65 Fifth, between 13th and 14th Streets has been in full demolition mode the last few months and now comes a clear view of exactly how the new structure will look. Funky and woody to say the least (it's actually brass)! But before you start calling this the world's largest Lincoln Log project, there are some real positive. The building was built as-of-right and required no variances (as opposed to an earlier plan). It also has a substantial setback on the 7th floor a bow to community concerns. Finally, the building is expected to be built to a minimum LEED gold standard, so we are talking green here! When it is done the structure will stand 16 stories, encompass 365,000sf and house 608 dorm beds, an auditorium, library and other university facilities. I guess "Joe- The Art Of Coffee" will have even better days ahead!
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