NYC developer makes changes in 'poor door' design
Aug. 29, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — A developer and city officials say some changes have been negotiated in a plan for a so-called "poor door" for less-affluent residents of a Manhattan skyscraper.
People who live in the pricey condos will still enter through the front lobby.
But The Wall Street Journal (http://on.wsj.com/1vt6fxt ) says residents of the affordable portion will now get shared access to a courtyard and a roof deck facing the Hudson River.
Executives from developer Larry Silverstein's company and its partner say they'll position that entrance to face a planned public park.
It also will feature custom wood and a lobby with a glass facade.
City officials call the project a model for integrating affordable and market-rate apartments. But they're also hoping for changes in the law to forbid separate entrances.
Information from: The Wall Street Journal, http://www.wsj.com