New Roosevelt Island Trellis Exterior Design Renderings - Owner Alex Razaghi Wants To Reach For The Stars To Do Something Unique, Original And Wow You
The exterior facade of Roosevelt Island's Trellis Diner
is going to look quite a bit different following the planned renovation by owners Kaie and Alex Razaghi.
During the August 21 Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) Real Estate Advisory Committee meeting (audio web cast of meeting here), Alex Razaghi told the RIOC Directors that he designed the new Trellis exterior facade with the aim to:
... reach for the stars and try to do something unique and original...and he:
... took it as a personal challenge to wow the residents...The Trellis owners presented these renderings of the planned new exterior facade to the RIOC Directors
... was there a reason for this sort of space ship design next to historic building...Alex Razaghi answered he was:
...trying to create something iconic, an attraction on the Island... I wanted to do something new... it wasn't done in terms about being next to Good Shepherd, its just about creating something unique...RIOC's permission is needed by Trellis because the facade renovation includes a gradual incline reaching a peak approximately 3 feet over the sidewalk property of RIOC though it does not interfere with pedestrian access to the sidewalk and stays within the footprint of the premises.
RIOC seemed inclined to approve the Trellis request but needed to review the plans before granting permission.
Here's the full discussion.