73 Pineapple Brick-a-Riffic

Well, here it is – the all bricked up 73 Pineapple Street. It’s come a long way since Karl Junkersfeld filed a video report about its early stage progress. Wonder what the apartments will eventually look like.

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  • Demonter

    The windows are awful. The facade could have been much plainer for a better effect.The dreariness of the neighboring fire escapes work to visually offset 73’s lack of elegance…looks like ho-hum building from lower Manhattan.

  • Andrew Porter

    The brick has been finished for MONTHS. However, the facade on the first floor, the stone, was only done last week. Don’t know when the spaces below the windows and below the lintels will be done.

    This is taking so long to finish—75 Clinton Street, a project a hundred times larger, will be done before this is.

  • nabeguy

    Andrew, those spaces are where the Fedder’s go in. I actually do not hate this building except for the disconnect between the ground floor treatment and the floors above. I realize that it reflects the property to the east of it, but two wrongs don’t make a right IMHO.

  • stuart little

    I think this is an attractive design. It is traditional yet contemporary. I assume one will not see Fedders – the Landmarks board would not approve that.
    My question is who is building this? why is the construction on again off again? cash flow issues? A conversation with the developer would be an interesting feature here.

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  • Andrew Porter

    Nabeguy, I know you’re wrong, because the unfinished portions are across the entire facade just above the ground floor, and along the entire width of the building between the 4th and 5th floors. Note that there are no spaces for A/C boxes on the top floor, either. Not for A/Cs, unless they’re making them in coffin-width sizes. I think the A/C units will likely go into the back facade, not visible from the street.

  • nabeguy

    Andrew, it was a joke. And you bit.