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Preview Tribeca's Tower O' Garbage, Which Isn't That Bad

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The full-block building that's almost complete at 353 Spring Street and the river has been the absolute bane of Tribeca and Hudson Square residents' existences for oh-so-many years now. Derisively dubbed the Tower O' Garbage (and sometimes the Garbage Garage), it's meant to house parking for 150 garbage trucks, places for them to be cleaned and repaired, offices for three Department of Sanitation districts in Manhattan, as well as some UPS vehicles formerly parked on the site. Construction blog Field Condition took an in-depth tour of the facility before it opens later this year, and reports back that hey, it doesn't actually look so bad. Or at least as bad as neighbors—among them celebrities—feared. And definitely not as bad as earlier renderings made it out to be, which basically befit its name. Dattner Architects and WXY Architecture & Urban Design built a structure with a brick bottom and a metal and glass top and it's gunning for LEED Gold certification.

Does this mean it's time to start complaining about the salt shed, planned for across the street?
· Manhattan Districts 1/2/5 Garage [Field Condition]
· All Tower O' Garbage coverage [Curbed]