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Old May 21st, 2012, 07:54 PM   #2041
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Does anyone know what would be the next World Trade Center building to b built after the transport hub, one WTC, and 4 WTC are completed?
3, then 2, then 5.
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Old May 21st, 2012, 08:46 PM   #2042
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Is that an old render? Doesn't really fit the description ("dramatic tower featuring graduated setbacks", "The metal-paneled fašade [...] will attract and reflect light"). Sounds even worse than what can be seen in the picture (such boxes on top of highrises should be forbidden, though).
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Old May 21st, 2012, 08:57 PM   #2043
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Is that an old render? Doesn't really fit the description ("dramatic tower featuring graduated setbacks", "The metal-paneled fašade [...] will attract and reflect light"). Sounds even worse than what can be seen in the picture (such boxes on top of highrises should be forbidden, though).
It is the original render from a couple months ago. I doubt there have been major changes given the architect involved and the value-oriented operator (Holiday Inn). I'd be delighted with anything other than this dreary Chongqing apartment block design!
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Old May 21st, 2012, 09:34 PM   #2044
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I did a bit of googling (shouldn't have done that ...) and found this:


Source: REBusinessOnline.com

The facade in the above render looks more like metal panels, can't find any setbacks, though.

Both renders are cheap but the first one left at least a little hope that it might turn out halfway decent (bearing in mind what seems to be a stone facade) and unobtrusive.
But that striped ̶p̶̶l̶̶a̶̶s̶̶t̶̶i̶̶c̶ metal box with its small windows ... I have no words.

Gene Kaufman (http://www.gkapc.com/) must be one of the worst architects I've ever come across.
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Old May 21st, 2012, 09:36 PM   #2045
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Old May 21st, 2012, 10:02 PM   #2046
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Midtown’s first new office building in three years topped off last week and is coming closer to signing a second major tenant, the Wall Street Journal reported. Boston Properties’ forthcoming 1.1 million-square-foot tower, slated to open in 2014 at 250 West 55th Street, is being eyed by technology giant Mircrosoft and law firms Chadbourne & Parke, which nearly signed for space at 1 World Trade Center, and Kaye Scholer.

Last year Morrison Foerster signed for about 20 percent of the building’s space, which allowed construction to move forward.

The progress of the leasing effort at the building, along with Edward Minskoff’s structure rising at 51 Astor Place in the Village, is being watched closely as an indicator of the city’s new office development market. The success of those buildings could be a harbinger of things to come for the offices rising at the World Trade Center, Related Companies’ Hudson Yards, Brookfield’s Manhattan West and other future development.

Microsoft, too, is being watched closely because its lease at 1290 Sixth Avenue expires in 2014 and needs at least 200,000 square feet.

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Old May 21st, 2012, 11:56 PM   #2047
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Old May 22nd, 2012, 12:52 AM   #2048
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$62 Million High Bridge Restoration Could Boost Bronx Neighborhood



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The $62 million restoration of the High Bridge, the 1,200-foot long pedestrian path that connects the Highbridge section of the Bronx with Washington Heights in Manhattan, will commence this summer. According to the New York Times, the reopening of the city’s oldest bridge after 40 years of closure could provide a big boost to one of the city’s worst-off neighborhoods.

When complete in late 2013, the new bridge will provide the impoverished Bronx neighborhood with better access to Manhattan, and could help reverse years of decline. Rather than be the place to avoid — as the Times said it currently is — the refurbished structure will have new lights, protective barriers and ramps for bicycles. In connecting parks at each of its bases, including a new five-acre one at the north bank of the Harlem River, it could probe to be a beacon of public health to an area that badly needs one.

The project was a long-time in the making. Mayor Michael Bloomberg first approved it in 2007, after six years of community lobbying, but the proposal had to pass through layers of bureaucracy because it affects a landmarked structure.

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Old May 22nd, 2012, 03:25 AM   #2049
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Corcoran Sunshine To Market Torre Verre



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Hines Development named Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group the exclusive sales and marketing agency for a stalled recession-era plan to build a 1,050-foot residential tower next to the MoMA in Midtown. Updated plans, scaling back the height from 1,250 feet, were approved recently by the City Planning Commission in a rare sign of activity on the project, Crain’s reported.

“Corcoran Sunshine has always had a great relationship with Hines, a longtime client of the firm, and for the past several years we’ve been working on the planning and design of this landmark property,” Corcoran Sunshine president, Kelly Kennedy Mack, said. “It will be the ultimate destination for the world’s most elite buyers.”
I think we're getting closer to a groundbreaking!
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Old May 22nd, 2012, 03:29 AM   #2050
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I think we're getting closer to a groundbreaking!

That building is epic just wow feeling when you see it.

How is the planning look like? How close to groundbreaking and how long has this building been planned?
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Old May 22nd, 2012, 04:20 AM   #2051
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Is that an old render? Doesn't really fit the description ("dramatic tower featuring graduated setbacks", "The metal-paneled fašade [...] will attract and reflect light"). Sounds even worse than what can be seen in the picture (such boxes on top of highrises should be forbidden, though).
That is Gene Kaufman way to explain vomit
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Old May 22nd, 2012, 08:16 PM   #2052
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WTC shops set to open in 2015

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The first retail stores at the World Trade Center site could open for business by March 2015, Australian mall operator Westfield announced yesterday. Westfield, which has a 50 percent stake in the WTC site’s retail space, said the first retailers will be announced in the first half of next year. The openings would come more than 13 years after the destruction of the World Trade Center towers.

Peter Lowy, Westfield’s co-chief executive, said he expects a collection of upscale food shops, U.S. and international retailers and a “very good” supermarket to become tenants. Westfield unveiled images of what the new retail spaces may look like at the ICSC retail conference in Las Vegas.

There will be 352,000 square feet of above-ground retail spread across three floors, and two underground levels. The above-ground retail will be housed in 4 World Trade Center, which is under construction, and inside 3 World Trade Center, which is still in the planning stage. Most of the retail will be inside the Transportation Hub, a central stop for several train lines.
I'm wondering what will be done at 2WTC. That's a significant base for retailers.
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Old May 22nd, 2012, 08:46 PM   #2053
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Coach ups Hudson Yards commitment by 25%


CBRE's Bob Alexander and Hudson Yards rendering

Luxury retailer coach has expanded its presence at Hudson Yards, the New York Post reported, and agreed to purchase an additional 150,000 square feet on top of the 600,000 for which it already signed. Under the terms of its agreement with developer Related Companies, which is down to “paper details,” Coach can add another 100,000 feet to bring its total to 850,000, or one-half of the forthcoming 46-story building’s 1.7 million square feet.

Construction on the $1 billion Kohn Pederson Fox-designed tower at 10th Avenue and West 30th Street is expected to begin in October, one month after Related closes on its $1 billion, 99-year ground lease with MTA for the rail yards and the same month Coach’s office space purchase officially closes. Terms of the deal have yet to be disclosed.

Related is said to be considering building the tower from reinforced concrete, not steel.

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Old May 23rd, 2012, 03:25 AM   #2054
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Things appear to be getting crowded on West 53rd Street around MoMA; maybe too crowded. Developer Hines is resurrecting its plans for a Jean Nouvel-designed residential spire next to the museum on 53rd Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, according to Crain's. The original plans for a 1,250 feet tower was rejected by the City Planning Commission and then the economy cooled by the time a smaller plan was approved. The latest scoop on the plans for a MoMA neighbor describe a 78-story building with 480,000 square feet of apartments above a 92,000-square-foot hotel. It will also include space for MoMa as well as a restaurant space.

Directly across from MoMA, at 20 West 53rd Street, Starwood Capital is forging ahead with its plans to build a 45-story tower that will house a Baccarat-branded hotel and luxury residences. Enrique Norten and SOM have both been linked to the Baccarat project. Will two towers going up across the street from each other fuel a starchitect showdown on West 53rd?

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Old May 23rd, 2012, 03:33 AM   #2055
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VE Equities Prepares To Break Ground On Second North Moore Condo


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Pace U. dorms at Broadway and Fulton St. coming along:

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Broadway and Fulton Street, Manhattan, New York by Ken Lund, on Flickr
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Midtown towers under construction: One57 and 250 W.55th St

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View of Manhattan, New York Skyline from Port Imperial-Weehawken Ferry Terminal, Weehawken, New Jersey (13) by Ken Lund, on Flickr
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Old May 24th, 2012, 01:43 PM   #2058
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Fordham buildings.
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Gee, looking at that photo reminds me when Columbus Circle was being redeveloped a few years back.

The amount of development going on there rivals Lower Manhattan!
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