Our public demanded it, so here it is. In yesterday's Linkage, someone commented that we should cover the GiraSole (and then called us "hoes"). The GiraSole? Ah yes, the GiraSole! Visitors to the Javits Center may have notice a huge walled-off pit across the street, with Moinian Group signage all over it. The plot will be the latest in a group of new high-rises surrounding, and occupying, the Hudson Yards. The above, as pointed out by the eagle-eyed SkyscraperPage forum users, is what architecture firm FXFOWLE suggests occupy that pit, at 555 West 34th Street. But if this mixed-use monster gets built, don't expect the view to remain the same as the above rendering.
First, the facts on the building. According to FXFOWLE, the GiraSole will be completed in 2011. The thousand-foot office/condo tower will also be green as hell, with "sky gardens" and a solar power-generating crown. LEED Platinum certification is also on tap. Pretty exciting stuff, but can it steal the spotlight from its various upcoming neighbors. A SkyscraperPage member put together this graphic, showing all the new gigantic developments in the immediate area, including architect Steven Holl's Towering S.
There can never be enough PAX, 'wichcraft, Cafe Metro and Pronto Pizza locations to cater to this influx of office drones. That 7 Train stop sure is going to be a party, though.
· Thread: The Girasole - 555 West 34th Street [SkyscraperPage]
· FXFOWLE [fxfowle.com]