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.

West 184th St. and Overlook Terrace 2

West 184th St. and Overlook Terrace

181st St. A train exit at West 184th St.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I live in the building across from the subway enterance and cannot wait for the huge shaddow that will engulf my building......

It appears construction has stopped and a few construction guys are hanging around daily. Could they be going back to the drawing table to design smaller and less expensive units? Real estate prices are falling uptown and banks are not lending unless you have stellar credit so could this mean a hole in the ground for a very long time?