Urban Glass House: Half Full?
"Philip Johnson is gone, but not forgotten. A slick sales campaign by real estate marketing firm The Sunshine Group tells us that the Urban Glass House, a vestige of the final projects designed by the late, renowned architect, is rising as we speak in a fast-changing urban industrial outpost at the western edge of SoHo and just north of Tribeca...
...Interwoven into the mixed-up tale of Johnsonâ€™s legacy is the story of this morphing neighborhood. Vendomeâ€™s initial vision opened the doors for a suite of high rise residential projects that ultimately beat him at his own race to set the tone for the neighborhoodâ€™s future, and actually set the stage for the rezoning three years ago of the 19th-century industrial district for residential use."
Thanks to Peter Slatin