Who would've thought that the new residential building at 123 West 15th Street would end up looking so boring? That's our first reaction to the recently unveiled six-story building, which, don't get us wrong, is a pretty classy dame, but in another life (or better economic conditions) could have looked like this. Though the project is small, it set off one of the neighborhood's most bitter battles of the boom years, triggered in 2007 when a family tore down an old townhouse to build its Steampunk fantasy palace, dubbed "Valhalla." Then came the money problems, and a new owner. We're still not sure what's planned for these units (condos? rentals?), but we'll look to the stars for answers.
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