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Old Posted Mar 3, 2015, 12:39 PM
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Roseland Ballroom's Slow, Painful Death For Condos Continues





March 2, 2015
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The process of dismantling beloved Manhattan "megaclub" Roseland Ballroom has going on since August. A tipster whose workplace overlooks the former music venue sent in the photo above,
which reveals exposed roof beams and the shreds of interior that are left. Department of Buildings permits show full demolition of the site has been approved, of course, and what's replacing
Roseland is a 62-story tower o' condos that may look like this. Four hundred twenty-six of them, to be exact, designed by CetraRuddy.

Jeremiah's Vanishing New York has another photo of the destruction, this time from above.

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And here's the same aerial view today, via Jon Ford, who took the shot from his office window up above. It's a bird's-eye peek into the long-loved ballroom, busted open and strewn with rubble:
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Old Posted Mar 10, 2015, 3:16 PM
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Here's the Tower That Will Rise on Roseland Ballroom's Grave

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
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New York's iconic mega-club, Roseland Ballroom, is officially gutted, making way for a big tower o' condos designed by Cetra/Ruddy. Though the new-building permits are still pending, earlier this year Cetra/Ruddy posted renderings for a 69-story tower ambiguously labeled "Midtown Project" but was assumed to be on the Roseland site. But now the architecture firm's website has been updated with more renderings of the same project—that facade is pretty distinctive, and now it's labeled 242 West 53rd Street, which checks out. It includes the first interior views of the massive apartment building.
Cetra/Ruddy's blurb about the project still puts it at 59 stories, with a total of 468,300 square feet. Here's more on the design:

[T]he building's massing responds to various site and zoning constraints, revealing inventive solutions that maximize the residential adaptability of the building through increased floor area, direct outdoor access and amplified views. Shaping of the form reflects changes in unit mixes, with larger units occupying the top of the building and smaller units occupying the bottom. Building amenities, located within the podium, take on a vertical hierarchy by locating the various amenities from short to tall around the tower, resulting in a series of cascading layers on the roofs above each space.
Permits filed with the Department of Buildings, which haven't yet been approved, say the proposed building will be 62 stories and 625 feet tall, with a pretty sizable 426 units. Other DOB paperwork allude to the amenities: a 45-car parking garage; bike storage; tenant storage; retail space on the ground floor; lounges; two swimming pools; a gym; a basketball court; an outdoor terrace and a roof; a golf simulator; and a private dining room. Some of the upper-floor apartments will be duplexes.

In the meantime, say goodbye to the last bits of Roseland's roof. Animal has a eulogy, taken by drone, in video form.










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Old Posted Mar 11, 2015, 12:27 AM
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Long article, but it talks about the tower, and its design:

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A mini-revolution in Midtown



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The designers over at CetraRuddy are nothing if not pluralistic.

Their latest project, an irregularly shaped tower at 242 West 53rd Street that looks like a mod pepper shaker draped in postmodern lace, is worlds apart from what is perhaps their best and best-known achievement to date, One Madison.

That building, completed in 2010, was initially reviled for the audacity with which it seemed to dominate Madison Square Park. By now, however, New Yorkers, many of whom did not initially appreciate the stern geometric rectitude of its mostly modernist idiom, have come around, and it is a welcome part of the Manhattan cityscape.

At 242 West 53rd Street, however, the same architectural firm has channeled a spirit that is more mod than modern, with elements of postmodern techno design thrown in for good measure, something rare, if not unprecedented, for the firm.

Developed by Algin Management, the new building will rise on the former home of the fabled Roseland Ballroom, which stood in the spot for more than half a century, and welcomed to its stage stars from Elvis Presley to Lady Gaga. The new arrival will reach about 60 stories, and will contain 426 one- and two-bedroom condo units, with two duplexes. The duplexes are among a trio of penthouses on the 58th floor. The plans also call for an 86-car garage and two swimming pools. There will be retail at street level and multiple outdoor terraces, including two that are tucked in on the third floor, between the base of the building and the point from which the tower springs upward.

CetraRuddy’s new tower will look very different from most of the other fare in this rather commercial part of Midtown. It stands nestled between a setback tower on a base, a nothing of a building to its east, and a white-brick residence from the 1960s, a drab remnant of pallid midcentury modernism, with its predictable, relentlessly rectilinear masses. And while a few newer buildings in the area have gone through a variety of postmodern poses, if the truth be told, it has been some time since anything of architectural distinction arose in this little corner of New York. That is not the case, by any means, on 57th Street, but this stretch of Midtown has been plagued by mediocrity for generations.

Perhaps the best way to describe the new CetraRuddy building is that it looks like a Downtown project, the sort of thing that graces the High Line and the Meatpacking district, but not, until now, Midtown West.

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The new building is intended to stand out, to draw attention to itself as it rebels against its terminally drab, midcentury neighbors. A tower on a base, it seems to make a point, at street level, of disrupting the street line. This is not actually the case, since the ground floor is flush with the adjoining buildings. But the next floor up, with its slightly loopy, post-industrial design, is cantilevered beyond the street-line in such a way as visually to muscle aside the two adjoining structures.

The curtain-walled base, about five stories tall, is surrounded by an emphatic white trim that looks like so much stretched plastic. Indeed, the whole building gleefully revels in the impression that it is fashioned, perhaps some time in the ’70s, from plastic. The defining feature of the tower itself is its web or lattice or filigree of window surrounds, cast in the same shade of white that was used at the base, but now forming a striking pattern that resembles brickwork.

Yet even here, despite the initial appearance of regularity, one sees more and more subtle variations and mini-rebellions the longer one looks. As the eye ascends, and especially at the summit, this apparent regularity becomes especially precarious. Part of the cause of this is the way in which the tower itself is irregularly formed, its four sides conceived as concavities that cause the building to bulge at the corners and slightly subside toward the center.
But even these pockets of subsidence are irregular, in that they can appear out of nowhere, at any time, on the surface of the building. Although the building has a base that is visually distinct from the rest of the building, the top of the structure intentionally denies the viewer any sense of finality or summation. It merely trails off into the ether.

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Roseland Ballroom Is Rubble As Its Slow Death Continues





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The Roseland Ballroom has been mid-demolition for a whopping eight months now. Why the beloved Midtown music venue's death has been so drawn-out is unclear, but its extended demolition has afforded plenty of looks into its demise; the most recent of which captures the building's historical uses, "The interior is really beautiful," John Zee, who illicitly snuck into the joint, tells Gothamist, "especially the vintage signage exposed from the ice rink days." Prior to its life as a music venue, the 1920s building housed a skating rink. The site will soon give rise to expensive condos.
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enh, i never liked roseland as a performance venue. the ruin porn is cool as it always is for anything and i guess at least the new condo is nice enough, if uninspired.

     
     
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According to a fellow New Yorker, digging at the site has started. Preparation stage.
     
     
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To the left: digging.
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Me too!

This is better than filler. It has the potential to be a real beauty. Let us hope that the developers avoid value engineering and use good quality cladding and glass!
     
     
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U/C! Thread should be moved!

It's not U/C yet. 52nd Ave filler space is being constructed but the main lot is still under excavation/piling.

     
     
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