A new construction at 145 West 123rd Street just east of ACP/7th Avenue is finishing up and is offering a bit of newness to the architecture scene uptown. We could do without the balconies on such a narrow structure but the wood panel facade and the industrial casement windows provide a look that we have not noticed with new constructions in greater Harlem. Overall it's interesting at most and not too offensive for this brownstone block. The plain brick building next door is an example of developers going the other direction which basically means a lack of design efforts. Since there was an empty lot here previously, this new addition is kind of refreshing for a change.