Retail Space For Rent On Franklin Street!

December 1, 2008 by
Filed under: Abjectecture, Greenpoint Magic, Vomit 

WOW. 500 -3,400 square feet sounds pretty phat. As does 1,400 – 5,200 square feet of “professional space”. But there’s one hitch…

it hasn’t been built yet.

Here’s a photograph of floor one of Karl Fischer’s 200 Franklin Street Frankenfinger . It was taken November 27, 2008. Do you honestly think these clowns are going to have this floor (much less a second floor of “professional space” and the heap of crap above it) completed by February 2009? Really?

But I suppose hope GREED springs eternal.

Miss Heather


5 Comments on Retail Space For Rent On Franklin Street!

  1. dizzyman on Mon, 1st Dec 2008 3:25 pm
  2. i wonder if they scrapped the tower and will only do retail/office space in the bottom two floors.. wouldn’t be surprised..

  3. rowan on Mon, 1st Dec 2008 4:15 pm
  4. wasn’t this supposed to be some kind of 12-story glass n’ steel condominium haven? retail might be nice, as long as it’s not ANOTHER bar or Thai place. either way, it’ll be an eyesore being that tall. way to cast the Astral into shadow.

  5. rowan on Mon, 1st Dec 2008 5:31 pm
  6. let’s hope they scrapped the tower idea.

  7. superclam on Mon, 1st Dec 2008 7:06 pm
  8. While it would be nice to see a smaller building, dizzyman, I just don’t see it happening. Developers maximize the floor area ratio (FAR) of a given lot to get the most rent/sales out of that lot. Even now, they’ll probably build the tower on top, and it’ll probably be a glass & steel condo with giant windows & no character.

  9. rowan on Mon, 1st Dec 2008 8:38 pm
  10. maximizing the FAR like that often results in FARt.

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