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Old Posted Mar 23, 2013, 4:09 AM
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Oh this is a lovely little gem.
     
     
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Old Posted Mar 23, 2013, 4:47 AM
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This building really needs to be 200 ft. taller. Damn zoning restrictions and NIMBY community boards.

Oh, well, at least it looks quite nice.
     
     
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Old Posted Mar 25, 2013, 11:22 PM
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Sweet design...
that is so so sick, that cantilever literally makes me feel emotional, street treatment could be vastly improved though straighten the grade level out with a commercial wall and you've basically the platonic ideal of early 21st century architecture.
     
     
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Old Posted Apr 10, 2013, 8:13 PM
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Old Posted Apr 10, 2013, 8:36 PM
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Old Posted May 14, 2013, 8:23 PM
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I passed this building today, it looks like they are just starting on the tower portion. There was an army of concrete trucks on site and they were lifting buckets to what appears the beginning of a set back tower.

If you look close in the photo below, I think you can just barely make out the chamfered corner of the tower. Looks to be only one or two floors up.



Concrete trucks (there was a third hiding somewhere):


Lifting buckets of concrete:


Close up of the base:


(photos by me)
     
     
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Old Posted May 15, 2013, 12:25 AM
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Old Posted Jun 1, 2013, 3:56 AM
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The tower portion of this building is becoming more visible by the day. Good to see it rise!

     
     
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Old Posted Jun 1, 2013, 4:27 PM
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Absolutely hideous. Nasty design, nasty shape. Eww.
     
     
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Old Posted Jun 10, 2013, 1:56 PM
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Absolutely hideous. Nasty design, nasty shape. Eww.
Each to his/her own opinion...

Anyway, the tower portion continues (these photos are from last week):





Lots of construction on 15th Street (new school in the foreground):
     
     
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Old Posted Jul 15, 2013, 4:00 AM
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Meanwhile, just a few blocks away on 15th Street, 35XV is becoming more prominent from street level.





A bunch of new renderings were recently released for this building as well.















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Old Posted Aug 23, 2013, 12:14 PM
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http://archpaper.com/news/articles.asp?id=6816

In Detail> 35XV Residences
FXFOWLE rides the New York City zoning envelope with a high-end residential tower perched atop a school.






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In the middle of the last decade, Alchemy Properties built a condominium building at 50 West 15th Street. The architect on the project, incidentally, was FXFOWLE. In the process of clearing the building with the community, the developer got to know some of the folks in the administration of Xavier High School, one of New York City’s top Jesuit educational institutions. The school’s campus, which is across the street from the condo, includes some nice Italianate style buildings, including a church that faces 16th Street designed by Patrick Keely.

In addition to admiring the architecture, the people at Alchemy discovered that Xavier had unused development rights in the air above its mostly five-story complex and that it wanted to expand. Shortly thereafter, the 75-foot-wide lot at 35 West 15th Street opened up and Alchemy made a deal with the school to build it a new facility in exchange for permission to put high-end residences on top. The result of this only-in-New-York paring is 35XV.

Designed by FXFOWLE, the building expresses its twinned program with two distinctive, but related, architectural treatments that reflect the realm of the street and that of the sky. The first six floors, which house 38,000 square feet of space for the school, including a double-height gym, as well as the residential lobby, are clad with white Mount Airy granite. This light, bright material presents a modern face while at the same time fitting into the 19th-century streetscape. The vast majority of the granite has a thermal finish, giving it a rough texture but soft appearance, since it diffusely reflects light. The exception is within the window wells and doorway, where the granite has a high honed finish. The architectural notion is that this rugged base has been carved away with a very sharp, smooth knife.

The seventh floor is a transition zone to the realm of the sky. It contains the residential amenities and a sizeable terrace on a 20-foot setback. Floors eight and up (there are 25 stories overall and one cellar level) are occupied by one-, two-, three-, and four-bedroom luxury units, 59 total. This tower portion of the building is angled to follow the sky exposure plane established by the neighborhood’s zoning laws. In order to maximize usable square footage, it hangs off the back of the lower section, supported by angled “flying buttress” style steel columns that tie back into the podium.

A skin of silver-painted aluminum and double-glazed, high-performance glass clads the residences. The vertical portions of the curtain wall are articulated to resemble shingles or fish scales, while the angled portions are flush. The windows from level to level are also staggered, much like courses of brick, with a pattern that repeats every three levels. This staggered fenestration is also present in the windows of the lower part of the building, creating a common vocabulary that ties the two otherwise disparate sections together.

The tower is separated visually into two volumes—the angled street volume and the predominantly vertical rear volume—by a strip of the metal panels, thus breaking down the mass of the structure. The east face is completely covered in the metal panels, which conceal the building’s parti wall. The crown of the tower comes to a point, also clad with the metal panels, opening a dialogue with the Keely church below.

Structurally the building is also divided. The lower section is framed with structural steel, while the upper portion is cast-in-place concrete. The seventh floor features four, full-height structural steel transfer trusses. The concrete tower is fairly typical, except for the 12th floor, which is post-tensioned to handle the considerable forward thrust generated by the building’s sloped form.









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Old Posted Aug 23, 2013, 1:52 PM
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They're not just "riding" the zoning envelope, they're surfing it!
     
     
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Old Posted Aug 25, 2013, 12:19 PM
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^ You could say that. This will be another hidden gem in Manhattan, but one of the nicer pieces going up right now.
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The base is horrible beyond words but the tower looks decent.

I hope one day the 'cartoon whacky shape windows' fad will end and never return.
     
     
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Old Posted Sep 10, 2013, 1:56 AM
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^^ Cladding looks nice!

Another shot from Curbed today:
     
     
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Old Posted Sep 10, 2013, 10:48 AM
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This is going up nicely.
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Old Posted Sep 11, 2013, 4:44 AM
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It would have been the prefect building IMO if it was continuous/seamless glass all the way to the sidewalk, but it's still great.
     
     
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its moving along ok.



     
     
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