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Superior Ink Update: Stern Awakening

We've been on a desperate search for renderings of the residential development that's going to rise where the Superior Ink building in the far West Village is coming down. Lo, a Christmastime miracle! Via this photo, taken at a Community Board 2 meeting last week, we score our first glimpse at the Robert A. M. Stern-designed 15-story building (left) and its accompanying three-story townhouse row on Bethune Street (right). More details, per City Realty:

The new design has more masonry than the previous design that employed a lot of glass. Apartments are smaller but the number has increased from 64 to 84 and commercial space on the ground floor of the tower has been eliminated and basements have been added to the townhouses that will now have different rather than similar facades.Glass out, masonry in? That's a trend for 2007 we can live with. Too bad the design here is dull as used sandpaper. Regardless, this baby's a go: CB2 unanimously approved Stern's design last Thursday.
· Board 2 approves Related's design changes at Superior Ink project [City Realty]
· CurbedWire: 'Fresh Tease' for Superior Ink [Curbed]
· CurbedWire: Superior Ink Comes Down [Curbed]