36. 80 Metropolitan
80 Metropolitan Avenue, Williamsburg
Rather than renovate, Steiner NYC tore down the rather fancy Old Dutch Mustard plant and worked up a new six-story residential complex, currently under construction. There is no evidence that it will be marvelous enough to take the bite out of the loss.
37. Millenium Hilton
55 Church Street
Instead of amicably rubbing shoulders with the 1916 AT&T building at 195 Broadway, Eli Attia’s 55-story black-glass financial-district hotel turns a cold shoulder to its stately blockmate. A little extra light and air on that street of skyscrapers was preferable.
38. One Union Square South
Davis Brody Bond’s apartments are basically a support for Metronome, the ever-puzzling steam-¨breathing artwork that tells time but remains silent about history. The legendary Union Square Theater stood on this site and should never have been allowed to rot.