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Old March 10th, 2011, 12:09 PM   #21
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It's back on:

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It's time to remove the Reaper from the case file of 250 West 55th Street, because the never-built office tower that was a casualty of the credit crunch looks like it's back in business. The second biggest piece of news in Lois Weiss's Post column today is that law firm Morrison Foerster has signed a letter of intent to be the Hell's Kitchen/Midtown tower's anchor tenant, making the Boston Properties-developed, SOM-designed glassy giant a "viable project," according to one industry source. The 40-story tower will have 25,000 square feet of restaurants and retail in its base, so cubicle jockeys in the neighborhood might have some new lunch hour options—if the deal gets sealed, of course. Oh, and the biggest piece of news? A broker had Weiss include a marriage proposal at the end of her column. What can we say, we're hopeless romantics!
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Old March 10th, 2011, 12:57 PM   #22
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This tower is lame.
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Old March 10th, 2011, 07:52 PM   #23
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When done right, buildings like this simply look ok. Nothing special, but definately not ugly.
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Old March 22nd, 2011, 08:23 AM   #24
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Not like is a 1000ft eyesore that might ruin the skyline.
And thank God for that man.
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Old May 25th, 2011, 07:38 PM   #25
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May 24, 2011 06:30PM

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Mortimer Zuckerman, Mark Edelstein, 250 West 55th Street[Updated May 25 at 11a.m.] International law firm Morrison & Foerster has signed a 15-year lease to take 180,000 square feet, or seven floors, of space at 250 West 55th Street, Boston Properties' planned $1.05 billion, one million-square-foot office building in Midtown, Boston Properties announced today.

Construction on the 39-story building, designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, began in late 2007, but was suspended as a result of the recession in 2009, after the completion of excavation and foundations. It is slated to resume in the fall of this year and be completed by 2014.

Mortimer Zuckerman, chairman and CEO of Boston Properties, said the company's decision to proceed with construction reflected the city's improving overall economy, particularly the office market. "Upon its completion," he said in a statement, "[the building] will be considered among the elite office buildings in Manhattan… We are delighted that the prestigious law firm… has selected 250 West 55th Street for its new state-of-the-art home."

Mark Edelstein, chair of the Morrison & Foerster Realty Group, and who headed up the lease negotiations on behalf of the law firm along with partners John McCarthy and Peter Aitelli, told The Real Deal that the law firm had been able to extend its lease with Vornado Properties at its current space, 1290 Sixth Avenue between 51st and 52nd streets, until they are able to expand into the new premises.

"We chose the developer as much as the location," he said of the decision to move. "We were involved with [Boston Properties] on Times Square Tower and 5 Times Square. We've seen them build buildings really well."

Edelstein declined to comment on rent for the property.
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Old May 31st, 2011, 07:52 AM   #26
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Poor man's tower 7 lol
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Old May 31st, 2011, 08:03 AM   #27
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well good update and it's a nice filler tower.
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Old May 31st, 2011, 09:41 AM   #28
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NYC doesn't need fillers.
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Old June 6th, 2011, 06:44 AM   #29
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Simple and ugly tower ...
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Old July 26th, 2011, 08:02 PM   #30
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TWO sets of Buildings Dept. approvals issued yesterday paved the way for full-bore work on two big projects on the block bounded by Broadway and Eighth Avenue and West 54th and 55th Streets -- soon to be Manhattan's noisiest construction site except for the World Trade Center.




At 250 W. 55th St., Boston Properties' 900,000 square-foot office tower is set to rise after a two-year hiatus. The DOB approved plans for a "heavy-duty," 712-foot-long sidewalk shed to wrap the L-shaped site on three sides.

Law firm Morrison Foerster recently signed on for 200,000 square feet, reviving the project that Boston froze at the foundation two years ago.

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Old July 26th, 2011, 09:14 PM   #31
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will this be visible from any angle on the skyline? seems like a very boring and generic project.
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Old August 6th, 2011, 10:39 PM   #32
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[IMG]http://t2.************/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS5XPtNclJUZwnoTqIHLDVVdGqj-rKPhZ2kLrdt6HGLYKS5L5NN[/IMG]



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very beautiful tower
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Old August 7th, 2011, 05:30 PM   #33
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Agreed, I think this tower is incredibly simplistic and elegant. Will simply add to the mass that is Midtown Manhattan.
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Old August 8th, 2011, 11:07 PM   #34
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Agreed, I think this tower is incredibly simplistic and elegant. Will simply add to the mass that is Midtown Manhattan.
ok this tower is boring. but this is a tower who makes new york better.
if it is a tower with great architecture and a strange form midtown would look more worse. thats my opinion.
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Old August 9th, 2011, 12:33 AM   #35
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Very simple building...probably doesn't take too much away from its surroundings.
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Old August 9th, 2011, 11:40 AM   #36
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Are there some renders from in the real street?
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Old August 17th, 2011, 04:54 PM   #37
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August 16th, RoldanTTLB, WNY..

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Old August 18th, 2011, 02:38 PM   #38
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Regardless what anyone thinks of its design, this open space needs a filler.
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Old August 18th, 2011, 11:58 PM   #39
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what are that for steel thing in the front?
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Old August 29th, 2011, 11:58 PM   #40
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I walked by the site today and there is a crane on site, and there were definitely more than a dozen workers on site as well. Unfortunately I got drunk and broke the camera on my iPhone so no pictures, but this is definitely u/c and needs to be moved.
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