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Old December 16th, 2011, 07:03 PM   #1761
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what project is that? looks REALLY good..
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Old December 16th, 2011, 07:18 PM   #1762
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Old December 16th, 2011, 07:30 PM   #1763
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the one in New York looks better imo
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Old December 16th, 2011, 09:38 PM   #1764
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December 16, 2011 02:00PM



South Street Seaport leaseholder Howard Hughes Corp. unveiled plans to the local community board to replace the mall that currently sits on Pier 17 with a three-story glass retail building. According to the Tribeca Tribune, the community walked away impressed with the plan -- but aware that a taller tower will likely follow.

"You can't just be doing one building without knowing what your master plan is for the rest of the pier," said John Fratta, chair of Community Board 1's Seaport Committee. "I'm willing to bet there is going to be a high-rise in the future."

But without available financing there was no mention of the tower. Instead, Howard Hughes and project architect SHoP Architects showed off an open ground-floor, a mezzanine and a third floor with unique shops and restaurants. Unlike the generic mall that sits on the pier today, the new structure would have sweeping views of the water, and according to community board members, would leave visitors with a better sense that they are at the Seaport. (The plans were not made available to the public.)

Under the plan, Howard Hughes would also replace the sand behind at the former Water Taxi Beach with trees and benches to create a more park-like public space. The firm hopes to complete the project in 2014.

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Old December 17th, 2011, 12:02 AM   #1765
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Yes, i agree but the project in Warsaw is older
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Old December 17th, 2011, 03:15 AM   #1766
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December 16, 2011, 2:56 pm
Cornell’s Bid for City Campus Gains and Stanford Bows Out

By RICHARD PéREZ-PEñA


Stanford's planned tech campus in NY

Update, 5:27 p.m. | New York City’s contest to build a science graduate school took a startling turn on Friday, as Stanford University bowed out of the competition, shortly before Cornell University announced receipt of a $350 million gift to help pay for its proposed campus on Roosevelt Island.

The two universities had long been regarded as the front-runners in the contest, with the city expected to pick a winner in January. Officials said Stanford had dropped its bid in part because it was being outpaced in fund-raising by Cornell. Cornell did not identify the source of the $350 million, the largest donation in its history.

Until Stanford officials sent a statement to reporters and alumni at 2 p.m. Eastern time, there had been no public sign of wavering in the university’s commitment to the $2 billion project. In fact, Lisa Lapin, a university spokeswoman, said, “our negotiating team is still in New York; they were still working on it yesterday.”

John Hennessy, the university’s president, said in a prepared statement, “Stanford was very excited to participate in the competition, and we were honored to be selected as a finalist.” The statement continued, “We were looking forward to an innovative partnership with the City of New York, and we are sorry that together we could not find a way to realize our mutual goals.”

Mr. Hennessy said he and the university trustees made the decision to withdraw on Friday morning.

Stanford officials had become frustrated by the city’s attempts to negotiate new terms after the university submitted its proposal in October, according to people briefed on the matter, who insisted on anonymity because they were not authorized to reveal private discussions.

The city received seven proposals, but Cornell and Stanford were considered the top contenders. Both are national leaders in engineering and computer science, and they proposed the most ambitious plans, each calling for about two million square feet of space on Roosevelt Island, which is one of three sites that was offered by the city. If anything, Stanford, the catalyst for Silicon Valley – Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s model in dreaming up the project – was seen as having a leg up.

Columbia proposed about 1.1 million square feet in West Harlem, while much smaller plans were submitted for Brooklyn, one from a consortium led by New York University, and one from Carnegie Mellon University. They are also still in the running.

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Old December 18th, 2011, 01:32 AM   #1767
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what project is that? looks REALLY good..
One57, which is about halfway up!

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Old December 23rd, 2011, 05:49 AM   #1768
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Astoria proposal to bring 2,300 residential units to waterfront
December 22, 2011



Developer Lincoln Equities Group is proposing to build 2,300 residential units, a park and a supermarket along the East River in Astoria, according to the New York Daily News.

The proposal, dubbed Hallets Point, calls for seven towers with 1,900 market-rate units and 400 units reserved for affordable housing. It's slated to begin the public review process next year.

The project has received strong support from the community, the Daily News said, for the new residents, supermarket and other amenities it could bring to the neighborhood. Local City Council member Peter Vallone Jr., however, worries the neighborhood cannot sustain a project of that size.

Chris Chames, a broker at Astoria Realty, said he believes the projects would push rents up in the neighborhood.

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Old January 4th, 2012, 12:42 AM   #1769
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Christian de Portzamparc Shares New One57 Renderings







Another day, another reveal of new renderings for pricey Midtown behemoth One57. International Business Times sits down with the building's architect, Christian de Portzamparc, and while de Portzamparc was distracted by questions, grabbed some renderings from his filing cabinets. The architect sees the building as "a tribute to the great scene of Central Park." And also, apparently, as a practical structure, since he tells IB Times that "every gesture, every shape must be justified by various reasons that would reinforce their reason to be, their use, and will give more sense to their beauty." Wonder if he finds the pricing similarly justified?

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Old January 4th, 2012, 12:58 AM   #1770
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What's Ahead for 4 Projects

Developers Hope Economy in 2012 Will Bring Progress on Big Manhattan Towers

By ELIOT BROWN



It's been a quiet few years in the world of Manhattan development. Since the economy turned more than three years ago, reams of plans for gleaming new towers have sat collecting dust on shelves, while the starts of office or condominium buildings have been few and far between.

Now, after two years of slow but relatively consistent job growth, a few developers are hoping 2012 will be one in which lenders warm to the market once again, and cranes start rising.

Here's a look at a few projects in the works and their outlooks for getting started this year.

432 Park Ave.
Developer: CIM Group/ Harry Macklowe

Outlook: Good

In one of the largest Manhattan purchases of the downturn, in January 2010, Los Angeles-based CIM Group picked up one of the country's most desirable development sites: 432 Park Ave., home of the former Drake Hotel.

Now the firm, working with developer Harry Macklowe, wants to build a 1,300-foot tower filled with condominiums and retail space.

In the past year, the market for high-end condos has been strong, although remaining below peak levels.

Still, CIM is in a good position to build. The main remaining hurdle is securing financing from lenders at a time when few banks are willing to give large loans for condo projects, even in Manhattan.

Hudson Yards first tower
Developer: Related Cos.

Outlook: Fair to good

For decades, planners have hoped to develop the 26-acre West Side rail yards, by the southern end of the Javits Convention Center, in a bid to remake Manhattan's far West Side into a business district.

Now Related Cos. is getting closer than anyone before: Handbag maker Coach Inc. has announced plans to buy one-third of the 1.8-million-square-foot planned first building on the site, and Related says it expects to start construction early this year.

Still, the Coach deal isn't final and Related, the New York firm headed by Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross, is looking for another commitment to fill the 1.2 million square feet of the tower not yet slated for a tenant. It's questionable whether lenders will embrace the project until more deals are finalized.



3 World Trade Center
Developer: Silverstein Properties Inc.

Outlook: Fair

The third building slated to rise at the World Trade Center site, the base of the planned 2.8 million square foot 3 World Trade Center is already under construction.

But based on a deal struck for a public-sector-financing package in 2010, construction won't continue above the first few floors of retail space until Larry Silverstein, the 80-year-old developer, finds tenants for at least 400,000 square feet.

That's going to be tough, given the other office development under way at the World Trade Center site. There's already about 5 million square feet of space being built but tenants have signed commitments for only half of that.

15 Penn Plaza
Developer: Vornado Realty Trust

Outlook: Poor

Vornado Realty Trust has long dreamed of demolishing the Hotel Pennsylvania across from Pennsylvania Station, and replacing it with a soaring office tower.

But Vornado, one of the most cautious large developers in the city, has no tenants for the 2.8-million-foot tower. Further, the 1,700-room hotel generates gobs of cash—$18 million in the first nine months of 2011—and its revenue goes up every time the economy improves, offsetting the appeal of an office tower.


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Old January 4th, 2012, 10:27 PM   #1771
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Old January 4th, 2012, 10:51 PM   #1772
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Fresh Renderings Unveiled for Helmut Jahn's 50 West Street



The Helmut Jahn-designed hotel/condo at 50 West Street showed some tentative signs of life this summer with the issuing of a permit for the building. Developer Time Equities told us at the time that the project was still in "pre-development" and that the permit filing was just an administrative move. But the folks at Wired New York dug up a few more renderings of the project, including what appear to be some interior images from the Time Equities website. A sign that we'll see more life in this project in 2012?



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Old January 4th, 2012, 10:52 PM   #1773
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Lam Poon Team Digs For Fairfield Inn at South Street Seaport

Wednesday, December 28, 2011, by Pete Davies



Down at the edge of the South Street Seaport Historic District the hospitality crew from Marriott are digging down, readying a site for a new 31-story hotel set to rise above the East River, just a stone's throw from the spanking new Pier 15. The lot is at 30 Fletcher Street, and it backs up to one of the more storied building plots from the high-flying times before the economy hit the skids, namely number 80 South Street. That's where WTC Transportation Hub-ster Santiago Calatrava hoped to hit the heavens with his sky-high priced tower of penthouses, first announced in 2004. Those heady times are far behind and now this block, close to the water and in the middle of a flood zone, will get something more mundane: two hundred guest rooms in a Fairfield Inn.

The Marriott plan is being developed by the team at Lam Generation, working with a batch of busy designers from Peter Poon Architects. That creative crew has rendered a stack of glass and metal, with a couple of setbacks up top and—to hold back rising tides—a battalion of flood gates set down low. The lot, measuring a mere 32 feet wide by 93 feet long, is awaiting a foundation and was recently ripped open. It's in the middle of what the city dubs a "Zone A" Hurricane Evacuation Zone, and that could mean trouble. The Department of Buildings labels the area a "Flood Hazard Zone" so what's going up "must be built to the most stringent standards to ensure minimal damage in case of flooding." That means the new hotel must construct flood barriers and a whole host of other techno-contraptions to keep the guests safe and dry. Holy Budget Busters!


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Old January 5th, 2012, 11:10 PM   #1774
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Pier A In Worse Shape Than Thought, Restoration To Be Costlier, Take More Time

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BATTERY PARK CITY — The cost of the massive redevelopment of Pier A has ballooned and the project is slated to run behind schedule, as officials have discovered that the rotting landmark is in worse shape than initially believed, they revealed this week.

The overhaul of the 126-year-old landmarked building will now cost taxpayers $36 million, up from $30 million, and the pier will not reopen to the public until at least the middle of 2013, Battery Park City Authority officials said.

"There was a great deal more rot … than we had anticipated when the project started," said Gwen Dawson, senior vice president of asset management for the authority, at a Community Board 1 meeting Tuesday night.

"There was a significant amount of water damage, rot and structural deterioration," she said.


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They look almost identical. Hope they go for the other design.
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Old January 6th, 2012, 07:05 PM   #1776
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Selldorf Architects completes new residential tower in West Chelsea

This residential high-rise is located in New York's West Chelsea neighbourhood, a burgeoning residential area forged from a former industrial zone and home to the City’s contemporary art galleries. The client desired a building that would make a unique contribution to the neighbourhood, as well as one that would draw together uptown and downtown clienteles, through a contemporary design that echoes tradition.

Parking was critical to the client, given the site’s distance from subway lines, that residents would likely own cars, and that the site’s small footprint would prohibit building a conventional parking garage. In response, the design blends the context and tradition of West Chelsea with contemporary innovation.

The 3-storey plinth is designed to connect the building to the surrounding context by reflecting the neighbourhood’s low-rise scale, and through a material palette (terracotta cladding and blackened steel window frames) that matches the masonry façades and industrial details of the surrounding buildings. Terracotta, widely used as architectural ornament during the 19th century in New York, is applied to the plinth but with a pared down, contemporary tone. Above the plinth, the tower energises the neighbourhood with a new architectural expression: the metallic sheen and curvilinear forms of its custom-fabricated stainless steel rainscreen.

The sculptural curves of the rainscreen are matched in the terracotta base, creating formal continuity between the tower and the plinth. The 16 units are configured as duplexes - a strategy which increases the building height to maximise river views. Inside, a double-height living space gives each unit the feel of a private home. Interiors are modern, but also recall the tradition of prewar apartments with tall ceilings and casement windows. In response to the parking requirement, each unit has a private en-suite garage which is serviced by a car elevator.





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Why would a company agree to fully fund the construction of a multi-billion-dollar convention center miles away from midtown Manhattan, when such projects are regularly heavily subsidized money losers? If you answered "casino", then you're a winner! Part of the deal that Governor Cuomo signed with Malaysia's Genting Group to build a convention center at the Aqueduct site near JFK includes an agreement to allow the expansion of Genting's existing gambling site at Aqueduct into an all-out casino in New York City, according to the WSJ.

An analyst with one of the two largest banks in Malaysia remarked that a beneficial outcome for Genting relied on the addition of a full casino to the convention center plan. "I think the key thing here is the potential introduction of table gambling games as opposed to only slot machines at the Aqueduct Racetrack. This could fetch higher margins for Genting Malaysia." Any benefits, however, are not expected for at least two years, to give New York time to amend its state constitution, which limits casino gambling to locations on Native American reservations.

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Replace Javits Site With Park and Housing, Locals Say
January 6, 2012 7:35am | By Mathew Katz, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer



HELL’S KITCHEN — Governor Andrew Cuomo’s plan to raze the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center was met by widespread approval from a Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood group that has already drafted a plan to replace the building with park space and residential land.

Shortly after Wednesday's announcement during Cuomo’s State of the State speech, the Hell’s Kitchen Neighborhood Association sent around a modified version of a plan for the site, drafted in 2007.

The proposal would replace the entire center with a park-filled, mixed-use residential neighborhood on the Javits space, re-opening West 35th to West 39th Street. It also proposes to redevelop half of nearby Pier 76 as community park.

The plan roughly lines up with what Cuomo proposed Wednesday, including building a new mixed-use neighborhood in the model of Battery Park City, with residential units, hotels and parks. He believes the state could attract $2 billion in private money to develop the 18-acre site.

The convention center would move to a 3.8 million square foot complex at the Aqueduct Race Track in Queens.

The neighborhood group's goal for the existing Javits site is to increase neighborhood access to Hudson River Park, alleviate traffic going to the West Side Highway and provide more affordable housing for the area.

“We look forward to working with the governor and his agencies to develop this 18-acre site with genuinely affordable housing and an expanded Hudson River Park," said Kathleen Treat, head of the Hell's Kitchen Neighborhood Association.

With the Javits gone, neighbors would like to see Hudson River Park expanded from a sliver on the shore of the Hudson to having a second section east of the West Side Highway.

“I hate to say it, but [Hudson River Park’s] really inadequate around here and everyone knows it,” said Meta Brunzema, the chair of the HKNA’s planning committee. "The Javits Center is really an obstacle to it really becoming a great park."

In his speech, the governor also mentioned the possibility of keeping some convention space in Manhattan, though neighbors don't want to see it on the current Javits site. Advocates pointed towards space in the nearby James A. Farley post office for small ballrooms and meeting areas

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NYU Stretches The Streets in 2031 Plan Renderings



NYU's 2031 Core Plan Update (September 2011) is filled with renderings of its proposed expansion plans and historical maps for illustration. We couldn't help but notice that one pair of maps—showing the area bounded by West Third and Houston Streets on the north and south, and Laguardia Place and Mercer Street on the east and west—stretches the street grid horizontally and gives the "after" view of NYU's plan a more wide-open appearance.

The two map illustrations appear on pages seven and eight of NYU's 2031 Core Plan Update, and they're titled Existing Conditions and Proposed Plan Site. We've animated the difference between the two maps and highlighted in red the four streets mentioned above for comparison purposes.

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Developer Still Planning Super-Tall Williamsburg Hotel



Back in early November there were reports about how the firm Oppenheim Architecture+Design had won some sort of design competition for a skyscraper hotel next to the landmark Williamsburgh Savings Bank. Juan Figueroa, who owns the site and is currently developing the former bank into a gallery and event space, quickly denied the reports, saying there was no way to finance the project. Permits that were recently filed with the city indicate, however, that Figueroa is at least trying to get the official OK for a tower in the spot, whether or not he’s planning on building it anytime soon. Figueroa filed an application to build a 420-foot-tall hotel with 36 stories and more than 200 rooms. The original news about the hotel was that it would be 440 feet tall and, in fact, Oppenheim isn’t named on the application: A firm called Diego Aguilera Architects that’s based in Rego Park is referred to as the applicant of record.

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