The three things you need to know about this photo of 524 West 19th Street, aka Ban's Bodega Building, aka Metal Shutter Houses:
1) Huzzah! Ground has finally broken!
2) Against our wishes and pleas, the bamboo fence was not followed up by a bamboo bulldozer.
3) This photo was taken from inside Frank Gehry's IAC Building, a detail our tipster was more than happy to point out.
It'll be interesting to see which piece of the West Chelsea Starchitecture District will be the most championed when all the projects are complete, but we've got quite some time before that day arrives.
· Metal Shutter Mania: Ban's Bamboo and a Sales Office Too! [Curbed]
· Metal Shutter Mania: Ban's Boxes on Display, Selling [Curbed]
· Metal Shutter Houses [Official Site]