The More You Ignore Him, the Closer He Gets: We assumed Noho artist Chuck Close's…

We assumed Noho artist Chuck Close's purchase of a $5.95M condo at 48 Bond Street signaled the end of his struggle against Bond Street development and its sun-blocking impact on his studio at 20 Bond (right), but we were wrong. Apparently Close still plans to use his live/work studio, and he has filed a lawsuit in State Supreme Court to force the DOB to review and/or revoke the permit for 363 Lafayette, the six-story commercial building Olmstead Properties wants to build next to Close's old building. Close hired architects to audit the plans, and they turned up enough issues to convince Close to move ahead in court. [Real Deal; previously]For more stories from Curbed, go to

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