commented on New Manhattan High-Rise Will Have a Separate Entrance for Poor People
Because low income housing does not support (nor should it be expected to include) such frivolities as 24 hour doormen, 24 hour concierge service and the massive expensively decorated lobbies expected (and priced into) high end rent properties. I’m guessing there are other services priced into the “expensive” units that don’t come with the “cheap” ones such as on-site gyms, business centers, common rooms and wine storage.
It’s a lot more practical (and graceful) to utilize separate, differently equipped, entrance facilities designed to accommodate the amenities associated with specific types of housing than to make the doorman memorize who he is paid to open the door for and who has not paid for that luxury.
This is nothing new… The tower suites at the Waldorf Astoria have had their own entrance, elevators, common areas and support staff (not shared with the hotel’s other “lower end” guests) for years. Eleanor Roosevelt never complained about the arrangement.