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Yeah, but aren’t all renderings just lies?

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Toren
150 Myrtle Ave.
The building remains breathtaking, but the lush meadow that’s promised in the rendering is nowhere to be seen.
500 Fourth
500 Fourth Ave.
The real deal fails to recapture the supernatural glow of the rendering, which appears to be a modern-day Valhalla.
The Edge
22 N. Sixth St.
There’s public access but no pier just yet.
Novo
343 Fourth Ave.
The rendering’s heavenly incandescence is replaced with real world banality. There’s a lot fewer trees and balcony shrubbery.

The rendering of the building at the corner of Smith Street and Second Place is hardly alone as an example of artifice trumping actuality. Here are some other examples:

Updated 5:24 pm, July 9, 2018
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