The wonky design for a new mixed-use tower just west of Madison Square, once left for dead but recently resurrected by developer Anbau Enterprises, is getting a mini-facelift. That plan from Carlos Zapata Studio will be presented to the Landmarks Preservation Commission on Tuesday, and offers a re-working of the condo entrance and facade at 22 West 24th Street. What's seen is mildly minimal, an expanse of flatness and offset banding that contrasts with the older buildings nearby. Apparently the 2007 design for the prominent Pope Hat set to rise over West 23rd is still intact. Which is more than we can say for that other wacky Zapata tower, about to get its face revamped over on the Bowery.
· Flatiron's Pope Hat Building Will Be Built After All, As Condos [Curbed]
· 22 West 24th Street coverage [Curbed]