Thursday, August 6, 2009
Chatham Square - a new glass building,
The corner where the HSBC Bank once stood will now be home to yet another boring glass office building.
Architect David Hu has designed a characterless glass wedge. This matches the characterless glass sliver on Mulberry St. across from Columbus Park, which we have learned is a hotel.
The trend that was predicted by opponents of the Lower East Side rezoning plan is coming true faster than anyone could have predicted. Contrary to what rezoning advocates had said, the building South of Delancey St. not only continues through the recession, it seems to be accelerated. Chinatown, considered ripe for the picking is seeing its share of ugly towers sprouting like mushrooms.