Cube House / Plasma Studio

first_img Year:  Save this picture!© Cristobal Palma+ 17 Share Houses ArchDaily Cube House / Plasma Studio Cube House / Plasma StudioSave this projectSaveCube House / Plasma Studio ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” photographs:  Cristobal PalmaPhotographs:  Cristobal PalmaSave this picture!© Cristobal PalmaRecommended ProductsWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82DoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20Text description provided by the architects. The major constraints of this project, its steep site, compressed between existing buildings and very limited allowance of development volume have shaped the form of this house. It is inserted into the earth with 2 covered parking spaces to the front from where a small stair case leads up to the main living zones in the first floor and further to the bedrooms in the second floor. Save this picture!© Cristobal PalmaCompact circulationBecause of the limited available floor area the staircase and circulation had to be designed in a very space saving way – this lead to the continuous organization in the first floor: The single functions cooking/ eating and living are positioned around the circulation core in order to give connectivity and privacy at the same time to the single activities- the staircase and built in furniture piece which is storage, oven and services cavity at the same time divides and connects as a short cut at the same time. In the second floor the single sleeping rooms are connected to each other in the shortest possible way.Save this picture!© Cristobal PalmaView and Shelter Given prominent location of the site directed towards the South and the dolomites we opened the façade as much as possible in order to widen up the tights interiors – on both main floors ample balconies and terraces double the available floor area and offer great places to play for the kids and rest for the parents. In order to provide shelter from the views of the passing- by road a layer of wooden sticks was wrapped around the big openings directed to the South – depending on the varying size of the openings they provide different degrees of shelter and intimacy.Save this picture!DiagramProject gallerySee allShow lessCAN MANA / Atelier d’Architecture Bruno Erpicum & PartnersSelected ProjectsUpdate: Aspen Art Museum / Shigeru Ban ArchitectsArticles Share Year:  Photographs “COPY” Area:  220 m² Area:  220 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2008 CopyHouses•Sexten, Italy ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Projects Architects: Plasma Studio Area Area of this architecture project Italy 2008 CopyAbout this officePlasma StudioOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSextenHousesItalyPublished on August 11, 2013Cite: “Cube House / Plasma Studio” 11 Aug 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Abstract EarthPartitionsSkyfoldMarkerboard Finish for Folding WallsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesKingspan Insulated PanelsInsulated Wall Panels – Designwall R-seriesWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMBricksNelissenSpecial Bricks – Slips and HalvesCeramicsTerrealTerracotta cladding in Le TrèfleEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEASideboardsUSMLow Shelving – HallerTable LampsLeds-C4Lighting – ElampMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Dell money must not be eaten in administration

first_imgTwitter Previous article‘Yes’ to rate drop and ‘no’ to service chargesNext articleDeath of missionary priest, Father Aengus Finucane admin A MEETING to discuss the administration of the recently announced 15 million euro payment for redundant Dell workers, has been arranged by the Labour MEP for Munster, Alan Kelly.The meeting will also include officials from the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up He said the purpose is to examine how exactly the fund will be administered and to clarify the benefits it will bring to the former plant workers.“It is hoped that Dell workers can be represented on any committee that is administering the fund and it is important to remember that the money is not yet cleared by the European Parliament and the Council, but I expect it to be and will be lobbying to ensure it is,” he said.Emphasising that the money must be used for the benefit of the workers in areas of retraining and re-education, the MEP cautioned against it being “eaten up in administration”.Commenting on the importance of the fund for the Mid West region, Mr Kelly said the region is currently on its knees and it is vital to make the very most of every single cent from the fund. NewsLocal NewsDell money must not be eaten in administrationBy admin – October 8, 2009 727 Advertisement WhatsAppcenter_img Linkedin Print Email Facebooklast_img read more

Tumelo Skin Care Introduces So Sensitive! Body Lotion

first_img Twitter Facebook Pinterest Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 8, 2021 center_img Local NewsUS News Facebook Tumelo Skin Care Introduces So Sensitive! Body Lotion TAGS  REDMOND, Ore., Feb. 8, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Lampella International, LLC, a skin care company, is launching its So Sensitive! Body Lotion, the first in a range of premium specialty body care products. So Sensitive! – which retails for $19.99 – is formulated to soothe parched, itchy, sensitive skin. A nutrient-rich blend of Macadamia and Coconut oils combined with pure plant extracts aids in calming and restoring insanely distressed skin. So Sensitive! boasts promising visible results in restoring skin’s moisture balance and suppleness at a cellular level. “Comfort seekers – that’s what we all are, right?” says Rod Lampella, CEO of Lampella International, LLC. “And, one thing that robs us of comfort is being uncomfortable in our own skin due to dryness, itchiness, flaking or signs of aging. We become not only uncomfortable with how our skin feels, but also with its appearance. Our products are designed for ultimate comfort! The number one thing that sets our lotions apart from all others is our use of highly effective, bio-available, natural ingredients that truly absorb into the skin. “Our products are formulated to penetrate the skin like no other lotions you’ve ever experienced. We believe there is no point in applying a skin care lotion if it will sit on the skin’s surface and not penetrate down into the deeper layers, where changes will become evident in your skin’s appearance and ultimate health.” Tumelo’s vegan products are free of parabens, petroleum, GMOs, soy, and gluten. They are never tested on animals and are developed using the safest available resources—from the latest scientific advances to botanical extracts used for centuries. Lampella went on to say, “We are beyond excited to be introducing our Tumelo brand. The meaning of Tumelo is ‘faith and belief.’ We believe you will love our products. And, we have faith that you will see a tremendous change in your skin as a result of using our products. Our commitment to producing the highest quality, effective products means we don’t take shortcuts. “We have spent years thoughtfully and carefully formulating our products to be safe and effective. We will soon be introducing unparalleled solutions for a variety of other skin concerns, guided by our unwavering commitment to improving your skin’s health and comfort.” The Tumelo™ brand will be brought to life through a multi-channel digital marketing campaign. The product is available for purchase on the company’s website at For more information about the products, the company or wholesale purchase opportunities, please email [email protected] Follow us on IG @ Tumeloskincare and on FB @ Tumelo Skin Care. Lampella International, LLC is a Redmond, Oregon-based skin care company dedicated to offering premium, skin-nourishing products for a variety of skin care concerns. Learn more: IMAGE Links for media: [1] [2] Caption: Tumelo Skin Care So Sensitive! Body Lotion. NEWS SOURCE: Lampella International LLC This press release was issued on behalf of the news source (Lampella International LLC) who is solely responsibile for its accuracy, by Send2Press® Newswire. Information is believed accurate but not guaranteed. Story ID: 68266 APDF-R8.2 © 2021 Send2Press®, a press release and e-marketing service of NEOTROPE®, Calif., USA. To view the original version, visit: Disclaimer: This press release content was not created by the Associated Press (AP). Previous articleWorldwide Genomic Data Analysis and Interpretation Industry to 2030 – Massive Scope for the Adoption of Genomic Data Analysis Software in the Emerging Nations – ResearchAndMarkets.comNext articleSinovac Receives Conditional Marketing Authorization in China for its COVID-19 Vaccine Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Supreme Court Issues Notice On Plea Seeking Removal Of Govt. Control over Appointment In National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions

first_imgTop StoriesSupreme Court Issues Notice On Plea Seeking Removal Of Govt. Control over Appointment In National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions Nupur Thapliyal7 Jan 2021 7:23 AMShare This – xA three judge bench of the Supreme Court comprising of Justice L. Nageswara Rao, Justice Navin Sinha and Justice Indu Malhotra issued notice on Wednesday on a petition filed by Jamiat Ulema-I-Hind seeking directions to remove the Government control over the appointment of the Chairperson and Members of National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions. The petition also…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginA three judge bench of the Supreme Court comprising of Justice L. Nageswara Rao, Justice Navin Sinha and Justice Indu Malhotra issued notice on Wednesday on a petition filed by Jamiat Ulema-I-Hind seeking directions to remove the Government control over the appointment of the Chairperson and Members of National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions. The petition also seeks directions from the Apex Court for constitution of a committee by the Chief Justice of India on recommendations of whom the Chairperson and Members of the Commission should be appointed. BACKGROUND OF THE PLEA The petition is filed by Jamiat Ulema-I-Hind, an organization established in 1919, with an objective of protecting Islamic culture, its heritage and tradition along with another petitioner who is a social worker and a General Secretary of Jamiat Ulema-I-Hind. Union of India through Secretary, Ministry of Human Resource Development is the respondent in the matter. The petition seeks to protect the judicial independence by enforcing “judicial dominance” in appointments made to the National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions thereby ensuring that the fundamental rights of minorities under Art. 30(1) of the Constitution is protected. The plea however clarifies that “The present petition is not limited to the Muslim community but is concerned with all the minority communities as defined under Sec. 2(f) of the National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions Act, 2004.” The primary genesis of the petition lies on the history of tribunalization of judiciary in India. The plea therefore relies on National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions Act, 2004 which was passed by the Parliament to constitute a National Commission for dealing with matters concerning minorities educational institutions. It also relies on Salaries and Allowances and Conditions of Service of Chairpersons and Other Members Rules of 2006 made in furtherance of the Act. According to Sec. 3 of the Act, the Central Govt. shall constitute a body to exercise the powers and to perform functions assigned to it under the provisions of the Act. The provision also talks about the composition of the commission which includes a Chairperson and 3 members nominated by the Central Govt. The Commission is conferred upon the powers of a Civil Court and also has the power to decide, adjudicate or determine the minority character of any minority educational institution. According to the petition, “Sec. 12(1) of the Act confers powers on the Commission to give decision or definitive judgment which has finality and an authoritativeness which are essential tests of judicial pronouncement.” The petition focuses on the aspect of abysmal rate of disposal of cases by the Commission. “Though the statistics of disposal of cases is not available in public domain, however, as per estimation, on an average 10 to 15 cases annually are disposed of on merits.” The plea states. According to the petitioner, the term of two members of the Commission got expired in December 2020 however, only one member remains in office whose term will expire in 2023. It is also stated that in 2018, Hon’ble Rtd. Justice Narendra Kumar Jain was appointed as the Chairperson and his term will expire in 2023. “Such appointments were made by the Central Govt without issuing any public advertisement and thus, are done without any effort to get the best of the people as members of the commission which omission makes these appointment arbitrary. The arbitrariness in the appointments is also manifest from the fact that out of 3 members, two members are from Sikh community whereas the Christian community which is a flag bearer in the field of education, has no representation in the Commission and the commission is also not represented by any member of Sunni Muslim community.” The plea states. PRAYER OF THE PETITIONERS Issue a writ of mandamus or any other writ, order or direction on the respondent to appoint the members of National Commission of Minority Educational Institutions in place of the outgoing members and all the future appointments/ nominations to fill future vacancies in the commission on recommendation by the Chief justice of India till the constitution of the National Commission.Pass any further orders as deem fit in the interest of justice. Click Here To Download Petition[Read Petition]Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Social housing on the way to Dunfanaghy

first_img Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Google+ Twitter By News Highland – April 8, 2021 Previous article232 Covid patients in hospital – the lowest since before ChristmasNext articleLong awaited traffic calming measures for Twins Towns complete News Highland Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp It has been confirmed that Donegal County council has taken ownership of 8, 2 bed apartments in Dunfanaghy.The councils Housing Engineer will carry out checks on the premises over the next few days with they hopes they will be in a position to do the lettings next week.Local councillor Michael Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig says this is encouraging news, but there is still a long way to go in solving the housing crisis in Donegal:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterestcenter_img Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Facebook Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp Social housing on the way to Dunfanaghy Facebook FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Harps come back to win in Waterford AudioHomepage BannerNewslast_img read more

Donegal born nurse is new INMO president

first_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Homepage BannerNews Twitter Facebook Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+ A Donegal native has been elected President of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation.Karen McGowan was born and raised on Arranmore Island, and is a native irish speaker.She trained at DCU, she has spent her career to date at Beaumont Hospital in Dublin, now working as an advanced nurse practitioner in the hospital’s emergency department.Karen takes over from outgoing INMO President, Martina Harkin-Kelly, also from Donegal. WhatsApp Community Enhancement Programme open for applications INMO statement in full -Karen McGowan, an advanced nurse practitioner in Beaumont Hospital, has been elected President of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation. McGowan was born and raised on Arranmore – an island off the west coast of Donegal. She was inspired to become a nurse at the age of six, after seeing the care provided to her father when he was hospitalised. Trained at DCU, she has stayed at Beaumont throughout her career, now working as an advanced nurse practitioner in the hospital’s emergency department. She has been an INMO rep in the workplace and has been on the union’s Executive Council for four years. She is also a native Irish speaker. Karen takes over from outgoing INMO President, Martina Harkin-Kelly, also from Donegal. She will be supported in her work by Eilish Fitzgerald (1st Vice President) and Kathryn Courtney (2nd Vice President). Incoming INMO President, Karen McGowan, said: “I want to thank my predecessor, Martina Harkin-Kelly, for her incredible work over the past years. “I am truly honoured to become the INMO’s President – especially during this unprecedented time in the health service.“I always wanted to be a nurse. When I was young, my father was very sick and spent a long period in hospital in Galway. As a six year old, I saw the expert care provided by the nurses. It left a lifelong impression on me. “Working as a frontline emergency nurse, I’ve seen the incredible work my colleagues do. I’ve also seen how the health system lets them down, which is why I have always been an active, determined INMO member. “I am so proud of the role that nurses and midwives have played during the pandemic and will work to the best of my abilities to represent them.” INMO General Secretary, Phil Ní Sheaghdha, said: “Our professions are lucky to have Karen at the helm of our Executive Council. She is an experienced nurse and a dedicated trade unionist. She will be ably supported by Eilish and Kathryn. I look forward to working with them over the coming years. “I would also like to thank outgoing president, Martina Harkin-Kelly, for her dedicated work over the past four years. Martina was president when I took over as General Secretary, and I am personally grateful to her support, guidance and work over an exceptionally busy period, which included the second strike in our history and an unprecedented pandemic.”  Google+ Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter Donegal born nurse is new INMO president WhatsApp Previous articleCovid-19 test centre needed in Inishowen – DohertyNext articleFishermen need a fairer Penalty Points regime – Jordan News Highland Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme By News Highland – October 12, 2020 Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens furtherlast_img read more

Georgia police Sgt. Kelvin Ansari dies after being shot responding to robbery

first_imgWTOC (SAVANNAH, Ga.) — A veteran police sergeant in Savannah, Georgia, died after he and another officer were shot during a gunfight Saturday night while investigating a robbery, officials said.The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said Sunday that the suspect in the fatal shooting of Sgt. Kelvin Ansari had also died from injuries suffered in Saturday night’s gun battle.Authorities later identified the suspect as 49-year-old Edward Fuller III.Ansari, a 10-year member of the Savannah Police Department and a U.S. Army veteran, died at a hospital from wounds suffered when he and another officer approached a car suspected of being involved in the robbery, police officials saidThe second officer shot in the episode, Doug Thomas, was treated at a hospital and released, police said in a statement.Ansari and the other officer responded just after 8 p.m. on Saturday to a report that a car connected to an earlier robbery at a barber shop was spotted on a street near downtown Savannah, Keturah Green, a spokeswoman for the Savannah Police Department, told reporters at the scene shortly after the shooting.Green said that as the officers approached the suspicious vehicle, shots rang out.The officers were not aware that Fuller was in the vehicle, according to the GBI. When they approached, Fuller exited the car and “immediately began firing,” striking Ansari and Thomas.Fuller then fled the scene on foot to the backyard of a nearby home, authorities said. When responding officers found him, he emerged from a shed and pointed a handgun at the officers, prompting one officer to fire his weapon, authorities said.Fuller was struck and later died at a local hospital.In keeping with the protocol for police-involved shootings, the Georgia Bureau of Investigations is leading the probe.“Please keep our officers and their families in your thoughts and prayers at this time,” the Savannah Police Department said in a statement.Ansari had served in the U.S. Army for more than 20 years before joining the police department, officials said.Ansari is the 18th U.S. law enforcement officer shot to death in the line of duty this year, according to the Officer Down Memorial Page. Three officers have been shot to death this month.Ansari’s death comes less than a week after Officer Robert McKeithen was killed in an ambush shooting outside the Biloxi Police Department headquarters in Mississippi. Thousands of law enforcement officers from around the country are expected to attend McKeithen’s funeral on Monday in Biloxi.Darian Atkinson, 19, was arrested in McKeithen’s slaying and charged with capital murder.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

White Paper outlines new audit rules

first_imgWhite Paper outlines new audit rulesOn 23 Jul 2002 in Personnel Today Company directors and employees could face up to two years in jail andunlimited fines for giving misleading information to auditors, under agovernment review of company law. The proposal, part of a Government White Paper published last week bycompetition minister Melanie Johnson, would give auditors a statutory right torequest company information from employees and certain contractors and wouldforce directors to volunteer information to auditors. “The White Paper is a blueprint for a new era in British corporatehistory,” said Johnson. “These proposals will help make Britain thebest place in the world to start and grow a business and create an environmentthat promotes confidence, opportunity and prosperity for all.” The White Paper sets out to increase confidence in business, improvegovernance to encourage and support responsible business and to simplify thelaw and reduce burdens on small firms. It also includes plans to set out directors’ duties clearly in statute forthe first time, with clear guidance for all directors on their obligationsunder the law. Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

What is an expert?

first_imgWhat is an expert?Shared from missc on 9 Dec 2014 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. During our working lives, almost by default, we look at the long tenured staff members in our organisations with reverence. We see them as professionals to look up to, fountains of knowledge and information, given the years of service. Quite rightly so. In that time, they must have learned a fair amount about the industry in which they operate. But surely having 10, 15, 20 years of experience in an industry doesn’t constitute immediate ‘expert status’?In my opinion, it’s the breadth of experience you have in your chosen skill-set that will differentiate you. Let’s take the recruitment industry for example. Recruitment isn’t the type of industry that has one clear cut way to do things that’s considered “correct” and does not follow a specific formula or set of rules. Success in recruitment will come from tackling a range of recruitment challenges in your career and the way in which you handle them, along with the experience you gain from them. The length of time in an industry can of course ensure a certain depth of knowledge in one or a number of things and in my opinion, I would put a higher value in less depth of knowledge of 10 recruitment challenges learned over 20 years, than 20 years of experience facing one recruitment challenge.It’s the age old “1 year of experience 10 ways, or 10 years of experience 1 way” adage. I believe the most successful recruiters who can legitimately call themselves experts fall into the “1 year of experience 10 ways” group. We operate in an industry where our skill-set is not an exact science. It will be our adaptability and ability to be agile in our approach when grasping the intricacies of any given talent acquisition problem, (whether it’s internal or agency, large enterprise or SME, volume or not etc.) and offering expertise on efficient and effective ways to manage it based on previous experience, that will genuinely ensure the worthiness of the reverence you will receive.center_img Related posts:No related photos. Read full article last_img read more

One year into pandemic, Fifth Avenue blighted by empty stores

first_imgEmail Address* PreviousNext123456789101112 A social media campaign marketing an empty Fifth Avenue store with the hashtag #FifthAveStrong — meant to be a shot in the arm for the ailing stretch of high-street retail — was used in just one Instagram post that, since September, has garnered 32 likes.That number — 32 — also happens to be how many vacant storefronts are dotting 17 blocks of some of the most expensive retail real estate in the world, roughly one year after the coronavirus pandemic hit the city and decimated its shopping scene.“I think it’s going to be a long road back,” said Lee & Associates NYC managing principal Peter Braus. “When you look at the tourism and the people in office buildings we had in the past, we don’t know if or when that will come back.”Those 32 vacant storefronts can be found on Fifth Avenue between 42nd and 59th streets, according to a recent survey conducted by The Real Deal. That’s roughly a quarter of the 119 storefronts on the stretch, and a stark change from the days when that iconic block represented the pinnacle of bustling high-end shopping.Not every shuttered storefront represents a space available for lease. Tiffany & Co. on the southeast corner of 57th Street, for example, is currently closed as the famed jeweler is in the midst of a $250 million renovation of the space. The jeweler has temporarily moved around the corner to the former Niketown space at 6 East 57th Street and reportedly plans to be back on the block by the end of the year.Other empty spaces have tenants lined up thanks to a string of deals last year that some see as signs of a thawing of Fifth Avenue’s freeze.Last summer, the luxury watch-maker Chopard inked a deal to lease one of the vacant storefronts at Brookfield Properties and Wharton Properties’ Crown Building at 730 Fifth Avenue. The rent was said to be $3,500 per square foot, a far cry from the $5,500 Bulgari paid at the top of the market in 2015 for space at the corner of the Crown Building at Fifth Ave and 57th Street.One block south, Spanish fast-fashion chain Mango recently agreed to sublease the former Ralph Lauren store at the base of the Coca-Cola building at 711 Fifth Avenue. The deal has a ripple, though: Building owner Michael Shvo moved to reject the sublease, said to be a fraction of the $27 million Ralph Lauren is on the hook for annually, arguing that such a lowball deal would undercut rents along the street.And across the street, jeweler Harry Winston reportedly inked a deal to lease space at 712 Fifth Avenue that was formerly home to Henri Bendel’s women’s accessories shop.Those deals give Fifth Avenue stakeholders some reason to hope that better days are ahead. Still, some stretches are still quite bleak.The aforementioned block with Harry Winston and Henri Bendel, for example, doesn’t have a single open storefront along its west side. The block from 55th to 56th streets is anchored by Harry Winston’s closed store at 718 Fifth Avenue, which is being renovated. (In the meantime, it’s temporarily relocated a block south to the base of the St. Regis Hotel.)The rest of the block is empty storefronts that were once home to the Henri Bendel department store — two spaces, in addition to the one Harry Winston is taking — as well as the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church. That empty stretch is significant for a retail drag like Fifth Avenue, where a steady stream of foot traffic helps justify sky-high rents.Other blocks are full of stores, but far from lively.On the east side of Fifth between 51st and 52nd streets, for example, every available storefront is open. Shoppers can walk past Armani Exchange, H. Stern, Furla, Longchamp, Versace and Cartier all on the same block.But there are few shoppers around. On a weekday afternoon in January, the street scene seemed a shell of its former self. At least one store — the watch shop Jaquet Droz at 711 Fifth Avenue — had a sign in its window that it was only seeing customers by appointment.James Famularo of Meridian Retail Leasing said it’s tough to fathom how retailers can do enough sales to justify the rents they agreed to in pre-pandemic times, which had already been falling prior to Covid.Average asking rents on the priciest part of Fifth Avenue — from 49th to 59th streets — were about $2,600 per square foot last fall, which is roughly 25 percent less than their 2017 peak, according to the Real Estate Board of New York.“It’s mind-boggling the numbers you see,” Famularo said. “If you don’t have a conveyor belt of people, it’s hard to see how they can achieve those numbers.”Contact Rich Bockmann Full Name* Share via Shortlinkcenter_img Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Message* TagsCommercial Real Estatefifth avenueRetaillast_img read more