Friday, January 10, 2014
☞ ARCHITECTURE: 1800 Park Avenue Revealed
A DNAinfo article on the development of the empty lot at 1800 Park Avenue has revealed the dramatic design of the 32-story two towers. The debate now is that Community Board 11 wants more affordable units in the new construction so that the building reflects the community at large. Currently 70 units are being planned for just one tower but the request would be for more affordable apartments planned in the other building. What the article does not point out is that any affordable units made available would cater to the working class from all parts of the city and will ultimately change the economic demographics of the immediate neighborhood.
East Harlem's population increase in the past decade has been from the outside with a large Mexican and Chinese community that have been arriving rapidly over the years and not from growth of the traditional demographics associated with El Barrio since the mid century. More details 1800 Park in DNAinfo: LINK