Rendering/Reality is a Curbed feature that considers the often unsubtle differences between what a building or apartment looks like in its renderings, and what it looks like when they get around to building the thing. Nominees to firstname.lastname@example.org.
[Reality photo: Will Femia]
William Beaver House, a new Financial District condominium building developed by star hotelier André Balazs that little has been said and written about, has really come far along. We'd rate the similarities to the rendering at a solid 70%. The yellow crap came out a little more "highway road markings" than "melted stack of butter," and we've yet to see any animé Wall Streeters and their Friday night conquests hovering near the construction site.
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· William Beaver House [Official Site]