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Old October 23rd, 2012, 06:58 PM   #2461
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Hudson Yards Gets Financing



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Next month will begin a new era of construction in Manhattan. Related Companies plans to break ground on the first tower of Hudson Yards, having secured a group of financial backers. The Journal reports that Bank of America "tentatively committed" to financing a $400 million loan for the 46-story building, and "a Middle East wealth fund" is also investing with Related. The loan is just a drop in the bucket for the $6 billion first phase, but Related's talks with partners are "far enough advanced," and should be finalized by year's end, that the developer feels comfortable starting construction. This may be a clear sign that the U.S. commercial development market is coming back to life, as Hudson Yards is the largest privately funded office project in the nation since the 2008 downturn.
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Old October 24th, 2012, 02:26 PM   #2462
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More SOM Grand Central Halo Details



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SOM presents vision for Grand Central’s next 100 years

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) presented its vision for “Grand Central’s Next 100″ at the Municipal Art Society of New York’s third annual Summit for New York City. Led by partners Roger Duffy, FAIA, and T.J. Gottesdiener, FAIA, SOM’s design transforms the public spaces around Grand Central Terminal, creating new pedestrian corridors for increased circulation and visualizing innovative options for new public amenities.



The Municipal Art Society (MAS) challenged SOM to re-think the public spaces in and around Grand Central Terminal in celebration of the landmark’s centennial. The design challenge coincides with a rezoning proposal from the New York City Department of City Planning, which, if approved, would allow the development of new office towers in the area around Grand Central, thereby increasing the density around the station exponentially.

The proposed zoning would also require developers to donate to a fund that would make improvements to the infrastructure in the area, including additional access points to the subway platforms and a pedestrian mall on Vanderbilt Avenue. Along with Foster + Partners and WXY Architecture + Urban Design, SOM was one of three architecture firms invited by MAS to present ideas about the future of Grand Central Terminal’s public realm.

SOM’s vision proposes three solutions, all of which provide improvements – both quantitative and qualitative – to the quality of public space around the station. The first solution alleviates pedestrian congestion at street level by restructuring Privately Owned Public Spaces (POPS) to create pedestrian corridors through multiple city blocks, connecting Grand Central to nearby urban attractors.

The second is a condensing of the public realm through the creation of additional levels of public space that exist both above and below the existing spaces. These new strata would be funded privately but under public ownership – Privately Funded Public Space (PFPS).

The third proposal creates an active, 24-hour precinct around Grand Central Terminal in the form of an iconic circular pedestrian observation deck, suspended above Grand Central, which reveals a full, 360-degree panorama of the city. This grand public space moves vertically, bringing people from the cornice of Grand Central to the pinnacle of New York City’s skyline. It is a gesture at the scale of the city that acts both as a spectacular experience as well as an iconic landmark and a symbol of a 21st-century New York City.


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Old October 24th, 2012, 02:31 PM   #2463
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Revival Rumors Continue for Long-Stalled Project Atelier 2


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A couple of developer types started chatting back in June about reanimating Atelier 2, the zombie condo ghost at 605 West 42nd Street. The plan had previously been chopped from a 45-story, Costas Kondylis-designed tower to a much squatter two-story retail space, but a stronger market revived talk of building the full tower after all, this time as rentals. New York YIMBY spotted a new rendering, above on the right, in the September issue of Real Estate Forum, which is the closest thing we've seen so far to a sign of life.
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Old October 24th, 2012, 04:53 PM   #2464
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Related nabs $400M financing for Hudson Yards office tower



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Related Companies has reached a preliminary agreement to get roughly $400 million in construction financing for a Hudson Yards office tower, Crain’s reported. The lenders include Bank of America and JP Morgan Chase.

The loan is considered the last hurdle in developing the 1.7 million-square-foot tower, which will kick off the Hudson Yards project with luxury goods retailer Coach as an anchor tenant. The building does not have an address yet, but it will be located at 30th Street and 10th Avenue.

Related and Bank of America declined Crains’ requests for comment. JPMorgan could not immediately be reached and Coach did not immediately respond.

Earlier today, news emerged that Related founder Stephen Ross wants to amend the company’s Hudson Yards lease with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, possibly in order to separate the construction of the Coach tower from its other obligations at the project. Related officials declined to comment.

Ross and Jay Cross, who is overseeing the Hudson Yards project for Related, have been in talks with Coach for months regarding a deal to buy the 740,000-square-foot space for roughly $500 million.
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Old October 24th, 2012, 08:21 PM   #2465
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NYU Expansion Schedule, New Building Heights Revealed



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Now that NYU's 2031 expansion plan has been approved, the school is trying its best to make sure the community has every. single. detail. of the schedule and construction plans. At an information session last night with Community Board 2, Alicia Hurley, NYU's VP for government and community affairs, passed out printed info packets of the final ULURP presentation, along with an extensive chart of NYU's main commitments and requirements and when they will be happening. So what's first? Well, no actual construction will begin until sometime in 2014, as NYU doesn't have an architect or construction team yet, so the buildings still need to be designed. Where construction will start is still yet to be decided, but no two buildings will be built at the same time.

NYU is trying to decide which academic departments most desperately need more space, which will inform which building goes first. This really baffled people, with one man practically shouting, "Shouldn't you have figured this out before you started planning?" The first new building will either be the 980,000-square-foot Zipper Building on Mercer Street between Bleecker and Houston Streets or the 170,000-square-foot Bleecker Building at the corner of LaGuardia Place. From the original plans to the approved plans, the Zipper building saw a 6.7 percent reduction in size. The tallest tower, at Mercer and Houston will reach 275 feet, while the lowest will stop at 85 feet along Bleecker Street. The 7-story Bleecker Building lost 55K-square-feet, and it will reach 108 feet high.

In Washington Square Village, where construction will not begin until 2022, the boomerang buildings saw pretty hefty chops. The Mercer building lost 72.4 percent and will be only four-stories. Its counterpart on LaGuardia was reduced by 46-square-feet to eight-stories.

Of course, the community had a number of concerns, most of which we've heard before. Here are a few big ones:

· There was a lot of anger over the destruction/relocation of the Sasaki Garden. This won't happen until at least 2022, but that didn't stop one woman from comparing its possible relocation to the relocation of refugees in Africa. Because community gardens and displaced peoples are equals.

· The deadline for the School Construction Authority to decide whether or not it needs 25,000-square-feet in the Bleecker Building for a new school has been moved up from 2025 to 2014. This really upset CB2's chairman, who was adamant that needs in 13 years could be a lot different than in two years. The city moved the decision date because they want to make sure the space was used for the community if the SCA didn't claim it.

· On still needing an architect: "You should look at the new Cooper Union Buildings, they are much nicer than any of the garbage NYU has built." Others told Hurley they'd be sending her suggestions for architects to work with.

· Faculty members want the quality of life in Silver Towers to be improved. One lady claimed they have "rat invasions" even on the 23rd floor.








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Old October 24th, 2012, 09:03 PM   #2466
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Queens Plaza South Revealed?


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Megathanks to New York YIMBY!
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Old October 25th, 2012, 08:20 PM   #2467
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UBS is staying put at the old Equitable tower:

UBS Renews Lease At 1285 Sixth Ave.

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UBS is in negotiations to renew its lease for a massive chunk of 1285 Sixth Avenue, representing one of the largest Manhattan leasing transactions this year, sources told Crain’s.

The prospective deal would have the Swiss bank stay until 2020, or five years beyond the expiry of its current lease. UBS occupies 700,000 square feet at the 1.8-million-square-foot building, between West 51st and West 52nd streets, making it the largest tenant there
The financial giants are in a bunker mentality right now. Leasing hopes for new towers will hinge on some other sector.
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Old October 25th, 2012, 08:23 PM   #2468
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UBS is staying put at the old Equitable tower:

UBS Renews Lease At 1285 Sixth Ave.



The financial giants are in a bunker mentality right now. Leasing hopes for new towers will hinge on some other sector.
At least glass the damn thing over.

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Old October 25th, 2012, 08:32 PM   #2469
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Related posts new Hudson Yards renders with preliminary heights:

Coach Tower: 49 fl, 876 ft

North Tower, 67 fl, 1337 ft


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Old October 25th, 2012, 09:49 PM   #2470
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YESSSSSSSSSSSSS That's so beautiful and the heights are perfect! NYC is getting ultra-modernized. Love it
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Old October 26th, 2012, 07:01 PM   #2471
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Hudson Yards North Tower To Feature Attractions Up Top



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Earlier this week, the Related Companies announced it had found backers to begin building the first tower of its Hudson Yards project (at the same time that it is trying to get a break from the MTA for payments on the entire 16-acre complex). Should the project get off the ground, it will have a long way to go.

Sure, in terms of time, as it will takes years, if not decades, for the entire 12 million square feet of office, residential, retail and cultural space to be built. But there is also a long way to go in terms of distance. As the design team puts the finishing touches on the first phase of the project, it turns out the other office tower on the site, which has yet to find an anchor tenant or an announced start date, will become the second or third tallest building in the city when it is completed, surpassing the Empire State Building.

At 1,300 feet, the tallest of the Hudson Yards towers (designed by KPF) will fall just short of 1 World Trade Center (sans antenna, er, spire) and the even taller 432 Park, CIM and Harry Macklowe’s new luxury tower at the corner of 57th Street and Park Avenue, which reaches a spindly 1,397 feet into the skyline.

But this is not the only place where Hudson Yards will surpass the Empire State Building. It will also boast both a observation areas closer to heaven than at the Empire State Building, both indoors and out.

Perhaps you noticed an unusual shard jutting out from the side of the tallest tower in the latest set of renderings, first revealed a few weeks ago in New York magazine? That is an open-air observation deck located at 1,100 feet. That puts it 50 feet above the Empire State Building’s famous outdoor terrace, that iconic movie set and marriage proposal destination.



And above Hudson Yard’s outdoor observation space will be a veritable playland of attractions reaching to the top of the tower, and by extension beyond the Empire State Building’s topmost observation room, at 1,250 feet, the place where zeppelins were once meant to dock.

“It’s more akin to the Rainbow Room to be honest,” Related spokeswoman Joanna Rose explained. “We have a ballroom, restaurant and bars above the observation deck that offer panoramic views. And yes, we are looking at locating some of those above the 1250 mark.”
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Old October 29th, 2012, 10:41 PM   #2472
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Message from your friends in London - Hope everyone stays safe and not too much damage is done to New York during the storm. Stay safe guys!!
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Not good. The storm hasn't even hit yet. 2 more hours until the winds peak.

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Old November 1st, 2012, 01:47 AM   #2474
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Old November 1st, 2012, 08:04 PM   #2475
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Nice facade on the Hotel Willow

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Jeanne Gang selected to design High Line-adjacent office tower


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The Chicago-based architect Jeanne Gang is set to make her New York debut with the 180,000-square-foot office tower on 10th Avenue between 13th and 14th streets, according to the Architect’s Newspaper.

The project, which is to be developed by William Gottlieb Real Estate, will rise on a site that currently houses a vacant meatpacking plant, the newspaper said. It is expected to be completed by 2015.The office tower is designed to block as little light and views from the High Line as possible.

“We rearranged the building’s mass so that the tallest part to face 10th Avenue,” Gang said. “We’re using the principal of the zoning envelope, but we’re recognizing the exceptional condition that the High Line creates.”

The project is still subject to city approvals
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Old November 6th, 2012, 06:33 PM   #2480
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Another day another tower here in NY.

UN-Neighboring Stalled Site Is Getting Foster & Partners Tower
Tuesday, November 6, 2012, by Sara Polsky



"The development site at 50 United Nations Plaza has sat vacant since 2007, when Zeckendorf Development paid $160 million for it. But wishes come true sometimes, and it turns out there's finally something coming to the site! A groundbreaking for a 44-story condo will be held November 14. As rumored back in December, the condo will be designed by Foster & Partners. (An earlier plan called for a 40-story tower designed by SLCE.) The Foster & Partners design calls for just 87 units, at around 2,500 square feet each, so that the building's diplomat residents could have plenty of space for entertaining. We haven't seen a rendering yet—anyone? Do be in touch."
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