Proposed office building for 125th Street and Park Avenue in Harlem, which fits in with its surroundings perfectly. Very smart city planning. According to USA Today, Bill Clinton may be to blame.
Here's the latest from uptown:
The heart of Harlem is being reshaped - some say gutted - in a blitz of big-money real-estate deals, starting with nearly a dozen small shops getting squeezed out to make way for retail and office development.
While developers tout plans for hotels, condominiums, office space and national retailers, local businesses are getting left behind, store owners complained. The pressure of rising rents is being felt particularly along the entire length of the main commercial artery of 125th Street, where nearly a dozen projects, both proposed and under way, have sprung up.
However, there's still room for Harlem crap, Queens style!
This beauty is at 3 East 129th Street. They tried to disguise it with a fancy brickwork pattern, but all the style elements are there.
Rendering from Business Week
Graphic from NY Post