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Winka Dubbeldam in Manhattan

ArchiTectonics Winka Dubbeldam

America settentrionale | New York

Housing has long been a strategic issue for New Yorkers, a practical and political concern for those on modest incomes and a complex game of location and style for those with choice regarding where and how to live.  Many of Manhattan’s finest apartment buildings, dating from the Beaux Arts and Art Deco periods, greatly help to define the cityscape.  In recent decades however, despite the talents of local architects, few interesting apartment buildings have been built.  The situation may now be changing with two elegant, skeletal towers - by Richard Meier & Partners - at Perry Street overlooking the Hudson River and The Porter House with its multi-storey cubic penthouse - by SHoP (Sharples Holden Pasquarelli) - in the fashionable Meatpacking District.
South of The Porter House and immediately north of TriBeCa (Triangle Below Canal), Greenwich Street is in an eclectic...

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