A developer and city officials say some changes have been negotiated in a controversial plan for a so-called 'poor door' that was to be used by less-affluent residents of a new Manhattan skyscraper.
People who live in the pricey condos of the 42-story Upper West Side building will still enter through the luxurious front lobby.
But residents of the 'affordable' portion of the complex - who will pay steeply reduced rent under a government-funded program - will have a separate entrance and exit.
Now, under new plan ammendments, developer Larry Silverstein says those people will have access to a courtyard and a roof deck facing the Hudson River.
NYC developer forced to make changes to design of new luxury skyscraper after outrage over 'poor door' proposal for residents who pay cheaper rent
A 42-story apartment complex known as 10 Freedom Place being contructed by Larry Silverstein on New York's Upper West Side
The building will feature 250 market-rate condos and 116 affordable rental units
However residents will use different entrances
New changes to design plans following 'poor door' controvery will see some shared amenities, including a rooftop garden
By ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORTER
Daily Mail (UK)
PUBLISHED: 08:17 EST, 29 August 2014 | UPDATED: 14:29 EST, 29 August 2014