51 Astor Reimagined

Curbed asked its readers to redesign the office building that developer Edward Minskoff is bringing to 51 Astor Place. The results are alternately funny and inspired, and worth a look: the winner of the contest (and a $100 gift certificate for the St. Mark’s Bookshop) proposed a building that “would be composed of fragments of lost East Village landmarks. An unfinished work, the building would be continuously assembled, growing taller and more visible as the neighborhood continues to vanish.”