Robert A.M. Stern's septet of Superior townhouses on Bethune Street, nestled beneath the trees behind Related's Superior Ink pre-fab condo tower, are getting their bricks on, not to mention their lintels, pediments and bay windows. This row of uber-respectability has been compared to something out of Reston, Virginia. With the mish-mash of neo-Georgian goodies we can see where that's coming from. However Stepford could be the clearer connection. But considering what might have been built on this site we'll cease with the smart remarks.
· Superior Ink's Visions of Grandeur in Far West Village [Curbed]
· Superior Ink: Made in China? [Curbed]
· Gwathmey on Bethune [justinberzon.com]