While we're taking it easy this week, the intel keeps piling up in the Curbed inbox. So, brace yourself for a double-dose of CurbedWire today. One now, and one to enjoy over cocktails at A60 later in the day.
FIDI—Regarding the astounding renderings from architect Costas Kondylis for a 60-story tower adjacent to the Woolworth Building at 99 Church Street, a highly reputable tipster bursts our bubble: "Your information is completely incorrect! SLCE will be the architect of record, and RAMSA will be the design architect." Whoa, Robert A.M. Stern heading downtown? We've asked for clarification from the supposed involved parties, but haven't got word as yet. Who among our august crowd of Curbed readers knows more? (Also: WTF is up with the weird pop-up warning that Stern's website is serving up? Anyone?) [CurbedWire Inbox]
TURTLE BAY—Writes a Curbed informant, "Tenants at 310 East 46th, aka Turtle Bay Towers (right), were told that over 20 sponsor units held by Rockrose are being released for sale. A list of prices was provided." Who's got numbers? [CurbedWire Inbox]
MORNINGSIDE HEIGHTS— Emails a tipster, "We just got the notice this week that our building in Morningside Heights/West Harlem is being converted into condos. We really didn't think Pinnacle was heading this way but now we know. Although we plan on buying our apartment or perhaps another (bigger) one, I doubt may in our building can afford to." The Pinnacle Group owns a bunch of buildings in the neighborhood, and its heavy-handed pressure tactics on tenants has been noted for awhile, most recently in a good Spectator overview of neighborhood issues yesterday. But we're not sure exactly what building we're dealing with here. Anyone? [CurbedWire Inbox]