Monday, March 20, 2006
West 184th St. and Overlook Terrace
Learning about the proposed but so-far-unrealized Fort Tryon Towers the other day got me interested in looking at the existing site again. Let's just not say it's not the most hospitable in terms of building. Check out all those rocks. If built, the structure would literally tower over everything around it, including, it would appear, the apartments up on the hill. The towers would probably compare closely in height at least to those ugly-looking apartment blocks over around 178th and 179th streets, near the entrances to the Cross Bronx Expressway and Harlem River Drive. At least this design is somewhat more attractive, and you've gotta give them credit for trying to make use of an otherwise weird corner.