6. 25 Bond Street
Between Bowery and Lafayette Street
The two blocks of Bond Street have it all: antebellum gentility, nineteenth-century decrepitude, industrial energy, decay, and now extreme wealth. One of the new celebrities: BKSK Architect’s No. 25, with its softly glowing façade of blond Jerusalem stone.
7. Palladium Residence Hall
140 East 14th Street
NYU’s dorm preserves the name but nothing more of its namesake concert hall turned nightspot. In place of an ecstatic mural and giant video screens, Roche Dinkeloo gave us stolid brick. Too bad, because one thing New York could use more of is good architecture of sin.
8. Scholastic Building
Few works of architecture offer a subtler reading of a historic New York street than Aldo Rossi’s delightful little Soho office building, wedged between cast-iron lovelies and replacing a one-story lumberyard that could only ever have been temporary.