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Old September 12th, 2011, 08:00 PM   #61
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Old September 12th, 2011, 08:39 PM   #62
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It is my understanding that the primary reason why highrises haven't been built in much of the area between midtown and downtown was because there isn't shallow enough bedrock to set the foundations on in most of that area.

In recent years new foundation construction techniques have been developed to overcome that problem, so perhaps we'll start seeing more proposals for that area.
Truth and truth..Expect things like that in the near future..(50-100 years and NY will have seriously different skyline than we know it)
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Old September 16th, 2011, 05:33 AM   #63
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It is my understanding that the primary reason why highrises haven't been built in much of the area between midtown and downtown was because there isn't shallow enough bedrock to set the foundations on in most of that area.

In recent years new foundation construction techniques have been developed to overcome that problem, so perhaps we'll start seeing more proposals for that area.
Thanks for clearing that up. I've always wondered why nothing significant ever came up south of the esb till downtown.
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This is more of a vision and academic exercise than any kind of viable development proposal. Several very large sites along the waterfront are being brought to market but under the Hudson Square rezoning as well as given other community concerns, such a tower would not be possible at this 'site'.
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