Thursday, April 21, 2011

360 Smith Street Gets Landscaped






Yesterday afternoon, a crew was busy planting trees, shrubs and plants in front of 360 Smith Street, the new 7 story building at First Place. The greenery does make the building just a bit more palatable.
The subway plaza to the F train station which is slate to reopen is looking almost done now. The plaza has been paved with slate and planters have been installed to separate the entrance to the building.
Miraculously, some of the plaza's original trees have survived. If I am not mistaken, they were mimosa trees. Does anyone remember?



Anonymous said...

why plant all that sea grass that won't survive the winter? I say plant poison ivy to keep people from moving into that behemouth. Blah.

Anonymous said...

Why is there such hate towards 360 Smith? Because it's not a brownstone or townhouse?

I like it. We live in one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world. It's not like this is a skyscraper, a 4th Ave-style monstrosity, or a Richard Meier money magnet. It fits well enough. And, really, it's these mixed urban spaces that make neighborhood life a little more interesting -- any of you walk past 4th Pl or close to Gowanus any time recently???