2002-2003 News Articles
Compliment, but Don’t Flatter by Marvin H. Meltzer
The old saying has it that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Yet, from the adjectives that we often apply to it – shameless, shallow, base, empty– it is clear we consider flattery anything but sincere.
On Tiny Plot in Chelsea, A 12-Story Condo Rises by NADINE BROZAN
At first glance, the Paradigm, a 12-story residential condominium going up at 146-148 West 22nd Street in the heart of Chelsea, bears little resemblance to the structures shoehorned into narrow plots by developers in the early 1980’s.
Meltzer/Mandl Architects wins excellence award
Meltzer/Mandl Architects of NYC were presented with the Award of Excellence in the New York Council Society of American Registered Architects Eighth Annual Design Awards Program on June 24. The awards ceremony was held at a gala reception at the 200 Fifth Club, 200 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.
48 Low-Cost East Harlem Apartment by NADINE BROZAN
Selected from an unusually broad
spectrum of low- and moderate-income candidates, the first tenants are expected to move into 235 East 105th Street in East Harlem soon.
Life Time Achievement Award From the New York Society of Architects
The chrome and glass lobby of Meltzer/Mandl Architects is but steps away from the wintry circus of Union Square, with its Greenmarket stalls filled with the harvest of apples, pears and potatoes and its booths set up for the upcoming Christmas holiday.
Luxury in TriBeCa - 390-unit Loft-Style Redevelopment
Twenty months and $160 million went into the spacious, amenity endowed loft-style apartment house carved out of two non-descript mid-century office buildings.
Looks Do Matter by Anthony Garritano
Whoever said looks don’t matter, didn’t have hip New York urbanites searching for a home in mind. In today’s market, New Yorkers are seeking luxury buildings packed with all the bells and whistles, from the highest-quality finishes to the most luxurious lobbies. And the consumer is willing to front the cash in order to live the high life.
Living in Luxury Downtown by Nicholas LaPorte, Jr.
Those moving to 50 Murray Street were attracted by the building's media room with home theater, game room with billiards and air hockey, and toddlers play room with puppet theater. They were probably also swayed by the bamboo garden and a 5,500-square-foot sun deck with 360 degree city views.
Former I.R.S. Office Downtown Becomes a Loft Rental
For those who suffered at the hands of the Internal Revenue Service at its old location at 120 Church Street, the conversion of the nondescript office building and its next-door neighbor into apartments may not come as exciting news.
A Wave of Development Washes Over Essex St. by RACHELLE GARBARINE
Reflecting the changes transforming the Lower East Side over the last few years, three residential developments are under way on Essex Street that will produce 63new or refurbished apartments.
Affordable housing poses many challenges for developer by Marvin H. Meltzer
The New York Area faces one of the most serious housing shortages in the nation, one that would cost $10 billion over 10 years to correct, according to local advocacy coalition HousingFirst!