We figured the daring new architecture surrounding the High Line would be influential, but we had no idea imitators would be rise so quickly! Restless spotted the above Greenpoint building and had this to say: "The Exxon station and condo, on McGuinness Blvd. at the Greenpoint end of the Pulaski Bridge approach, go together like a truck stop and hot-sheet motel." Hot sheets aside, the gas situation is strikingly similar to that of Della Valle Bernheimer's 245 Tenth Avenue, no? (Seen in an outdated construction shot. It looks more like this now.) If the Greenpoint building gets wrapped in perforated stainless steel panels, we'll really have a lawsuit on our hands.
From 245 Tenth's rendering, it's hard to say how close it is to its friendly neighborhood petro merchant. Those tricky shadows! However, in another photo shot by Restless, our Greenpoint friend cannot hide the ugly truth.
· Truck Stop Condo [Restless]
· 245 Tenth Avenue coverage [Curbed]
· 245 Tenth [Official Site]