MADISON SQ. PARK?A Curbed tipster sends in the above photos of a hawk keeping watch over new 23rd Street skyscraper One Madison Park. Just don't fly into it, little guy! Also, the same tipster refers to the building as "Parkitecture," which we are loving. [CurbedWire Inbox]
RED HOOK?Perhaps you saw our reveal of developer Thor Equities' mega-mall on the Red Hook waterfront? Thor Equities sure did. Though we stated in the story that the renderings are preliminary design concepts, a Thor spokesman issued this statement to bang home the message: "The images made public today are simply draft sketches and do not accurately represent Thor Equities' proposal for the 280 Richards Street site."
Thor is committed to ensuring that its proposed commercial project compliments the revitalization already underway throughout Red Hook, including the continuous public waterfront access that began with the six-acre esplanade adjacent to Ikea Brooklyn. We look forward to working with City officials and the community to ensure that our plans work seamlessly with other developments to revitalize the Red Hook waterfront.
All righty. That said, we'll lay even odds the final Red Hook Mall proposal end up with a nearly identical site plan and a strikingly similar architectural look. Anyone want our action? [CurbedWire Inbox]