Two years ago, ODA Architecture founder Eran Chen leaked the rendering for the firm's 1444 Third Avenue project, revealing an adventurous design of vertical limestone and glass stripes. Now, as the structures that currently stand at the site are being dismantled to make way for the new building, Andrew Fine wonders if the rendering will indeed become a reality. So far, there don't seem to be many indications in one direction or the other—the developers seem to be having trouble getting new building permits approved, but the reason for that is unclear, nor is it clear whether or not potential changes to the massing would effect the overall design concept.
· On East 82nd Street 1444 Third Avenue Begins Demo, But Will Rendering Become Reality? [AFB]
· 1444 Third Avenue coverage [Curbed]