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Old February 25th, 2013, 09:12 PM   #561
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lol. still some interesting facts.
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Old February 26th, 2013, 06:39 AM   #562
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Old August 17th, 2013, 02:22 PM   #563
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Plans for the new tower are alluded to briefly in this article in the 17th of August, 2013 WSJ.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000...FTThirdStories
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Old August 20th, 2013, 11:14 AM   #564
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This building will be great in this location.....epic photo
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Old August 20th, 2013, 08:36 PM   #565
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Any chance of re-posting the photo for non-subscribers, or does WSJ make that difficult?
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Old August 20th, 2013, 09:24 PM   #566
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WSJ article

South Street Seaport Moves to Regain Footing
Historic Neighborhood Advances After Sandy, but Worries Linger


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With its cobblestone streets and 19th-century building stock, the past is always present in the South Street Seaport area.

Now, as the area's businesses and residents continue to rebuild after the damage from superstorm Sandy, the future also looms large, with redevelopment work on one of the seaport's main tourist draws, Pier 17, set to begin in the fall.

The city created the South Street Seaport Historic District in 1977. According to the designation report, it developed "from a small cluster of wharves in the 18th century to an important part of the leading port in the nation in the mid-19th century."

Much of the building stock dates from the first half of the 19th century and represents a number of different styles of mercantile architecture, including Georgian, Federal and Greek Revival.

Brokers say residents have increasingly been drawn to the area in the past few years because of the appeal of the historic buildings.

"It has the older, raw loft space you find in TriBeCa but it's not as expensive, and it certainly has its own identity separate from the Financial District," said Susie Park, a broker who lives near the area.

New neighborhood amenities have also added homeyness to what was once an overwhelmingly commercial zone: Last year the first supermarket in the area—a Key Food—opened on Fulton Street.

Ms. Park said that while business has picked up in recent months, would-be buyers become more apprehensive following Sandy.

The storm flooded many seaport buildings, and a number of ground-floor restaurants and stores have yet to get back into business.

Jacqueline Goewey of Made Fresh Daily, whose cafe on Front Street between Beekman Street and Peck Slip is one of a handful of businesses on the block to reopen, said that dealing with Sandy damage has spurred many owners in the area to form a merchants association called the Old Seaport Alliance.

"It was petrifying to us that this could go away," Ms. Goewey said.

She said the association is planning an event called "Seven Saturdays" starting in September in which some streets will be closed to cars in order to encourage pedestrian traffic to visit restaurants and shops.

Meanwhile, the company that controls the section of the district that is home to a number of national retailers, Texas-based Howard Hughes Corp., HHC +3.08%intends to begin work on the redevelopment of Pier 17 in the fall. The pier was redeveloped as a mall in the 1980s.

Howard Hughes' latest plans, which were approved by the city earlier this year, will involve constructing a glassy building with a green roof; it will have 370,000 square feet of retail space in addition to increasing public space at the pier, allowing room for events such as concerts.

The company sees the redevelopment as an opportunity to attract residents as well as tourists.

"We won't feel we've accomplished our goal unless we bring New Yorkers back to the seaport, and create a place where the New Yorker and tourist can coexist," said David Weinreb, the chief executive officer of Howard Hughes Corp.

Some neighborhood preservationists have been wary of the redevelopment plans.

"If one is willing to concede that Pier 17 wants improvement, then putting a better shopping mall there might not be the way to go," said David Sheldon, a member of the steering committee of Save Our Seaport, an organization seeking to preserve historic elements in the area.

Mr. Weinreb said Howard Hughes Corp. is committed to preserving the seaport's historic character while modernizing the pier. "We want to enhance the seaport, not diminish it," he said in response to criticism about the redevelopment.

Save Our Seaport is also calling for a landmark designation for a building immediately north of the pier, the New Market Building used by the Fulton Fish Market from 1939 until 2005, when the fish market's operations were moved to the Bronx. The group says the building, which isn't part of the Pier 17 project, is representative of Depression-era municipal facilities.

A spokeswoman for the Landmarks Preservation Commission said the city is reviewing whether the building is eligible for consideration as a landmark.

A couple blocks away, at 80 South St., the owner of a high-profile development site that in the mid-2000s was slated to have a skyscraper designed by architect Santiago Calatrava has new plans to build a tower with a hotel and condo.

"It's a thriving, growing new neighborhood, and we would have nearest hotel," said Anthony Colletti, the chief operating officer of Queens-based Cord Meyer, which owns the property.


Parks: An Imagination Playground featuring movable play equipment opened in 2010 at John and South streets.

Schools: The seaport is part of District 2. Elementary school P.S. 234, with an enrollment of more than 800, received a C grade from the city for the 2011-12 school year. The Professional Performing Arts High School, which serves grades 6-12, has around 500 students and received a B grade from the city.

Dining: Restaurants include Acqua at Peck Slip, offering Italian cuisine, and MarkJoseph Steakhouse on Water Street.

Shopping: Aside from the many chain stores in the seaport area, specialty retailers include Bowne & Co. Stationers on Water Street, which specializes in 19th-century printing techniques, and cigar store Cigar Landing on Peck Slip.

Entertainment: The Seaport Music Festival features an eclectic array of free shows on Pier 17 on Fridays during the summer.
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Old August 20th, 2013, 09:37 PM   #567
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Very nice, I hope it gets built.
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Old August 23rd, 2013, 11:35 PM   #568
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Very nice and unique. Finally Lower Manhattan can have a skyline if not greater, then almost as great as the Midtown skyline.
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Old October 1st, 2013, 03:18 PM   #569
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http://nymag.com/news/intelligencer/...id=nymag_press

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History will record that in the waning days of Michael Bloomberg’s empire, rebels massed and developers erected fortifications. At last Monday’s meeting of the City Planning Commission, the projects advanced one after another, like trains to the front: a thousand-foot luxury tower near the South Street Seaport; a dozen buildings on the Greenpoint waterfront; the residential redevelopment of Bushwick’s old Rheingold brewery. When Commissioner Anna Levin lamented the fuzzy details of a rezoning proposal designed to add new skyscrapers to midtown’s East Side, Chairwoman Amanda Burden said it was “as much as we could shape now.” With time running short, the supersizing plan was moved to a vote, scheduled for this week.
Every time I see Amanda Burden being mentioned, I get angry.
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Old October 1st, 2013, 09:47 PM   #570
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They may have to add 650 Madison Ave. to the heap: http://www.globest.com/news/12_703/n...se-338167.html
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Old October 2nd, 2013, 05:09 PM   #571
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Old October 2nd, 2013, 06:01 PM   #572
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Interview: Discussing 80 South Street’s Progress
By: Nikolai Fedak on October 11th 2013 at 11:30 am


80 South Street and its inspiration, The Longacre Tower

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While details on 80 South Street’s progress have been scarce beyond YIMBY’s previous interview with Morali Architects, there is good news for the tower’s prospects, as permits for the transfer of air rights from the neighboring landmarks have now been filed. YIMBY sat down with chief architect Anthony Morali to discuss the plan’s progression.

YIMBY: Cord Meyer is the tower’s developer, and as of our last meeting, they were seeking financing – do you have any updates?

MORALI: Cord Meyer is committed to getting 80 South Street built, and we’re in talks with several hotel partners as well. The residential market is booming right now and the interest is there – partially thanks to YIMBY – and we’re almost finished with the approval process.

YIMBY: How has the approval process gone, and have you had to incorporate any modifications post-Sandy?

MORALI: Well the process has evolved somewhat, but the chief concern is the new flood regulations from the federal government – but there have been no major changes since we last spoke. The Seaport is vulnerable to flooding but 80 South Street has been designed in a way to mitigate this, both at the base and through other means – the tower incorporates several levels that could potentially serve as elevated connections to other buildings in the neighborhood.

YIMBY: We touched on that idea last time, and it seems that several projects in the city – like 432 Park Avenue – offer similar ideas in their incorporations of ‘cut-outs’ between occupied sections of the tower. Do you see this is a future component of all new construction in the city?

MORALI: 80 South Street is unique in that it’s forward-thinking and extremely environmentally friendly; it’s forward thinking in that the levels incorporate greenery, and the dividers truly can be used to link the tower to nearby buildings with elevated walkways if the need arises. And that’s the thing; we need to be proactive with new development, and think of the future. Remedial design is just that, but 80 South Street is something different; unlike other developers we’re acknowledging the building’s location, which is prone to flooding in extreme situations, and we’re taking measures that will totally mitigate any impacts from future events. The different levels a gesture to the city’s future, and the fact that we shouldn’t think of New York as existing on a single plane; the future of the city will be built on different horizontal levels, and this is a facet 80 South Street incorporates. So whether others follow remains to be seen, but I see the city becoming a series of planes rather than what it is now, which is only one street level – and 80 South Street incorporates this potential into its design.

YIMBY: You also mentioned green features and environmental friendliness; can you explain further?

MORALI: Beyond the levels, the terraces – inside the ‘gaps’ between each of the building’s apartments – will have greenery, and flowing pools. The roof is going to be green. What we’re seeing now is more green roofs that actually incorporate vegetation and that’s something we plan on doing at 80 South Street. Instead of a simple white roof, which aids the albedo effect, a green roof with plants will actually absorb both carbon and water runoff. We’re seeing problems resulting from the city’s reliance on asphalt and concrete and the sewer systems can’t cope with all the rain during heavy events; vegetation on a building’s roof absorbs part of the excess run-off and also helps cool the city. It’s a win-win and a feature we’ll be incorporating that goes above and beyond current mandates. The building also has a driverless parking system; computer automation has come a long ways, and we can pack the cars in via sensors at this point. It won’t be major, but it’ll be a nice addition as the tower will be luxury.

YIMBY: And the permitting process; where are you now? What happens next?

MORALI: Landmark permits will be certified next week. Financing is in the works; the company is going to leave a defining mark on the Downtown skyline. The market is definitely there and I think 80 South Street offers a unique location away from other competing developments, so it has a definite niche. You have towers like 56 Leonard and 30 Park Place – and then the 57th Street supertalls – but 80 South Street really offers something unique, in a neighborhood that’s very high-end yet lacks significant luxury development. 80 South Street is well situated to take advantage of its location and position and it will; Cord Meyer is confident enough to proceed.

Great job Nikolai!

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Transferring more air rights?? Will this go higher than 1018 ft??

or the 1018 ft height is the result of this pending transfer?
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Old October 11th, 2013, 10:16 PM   #575
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The YIMBY strikes again!
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Transferring more air rights?? Will this go higher than 1018 ft??

or the 1018 ft height is the result of this pending transfer?
Good questions. I think some air rights transfers may have been needed to arrive at that 1,018' height...
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Old October 13th, 2013, 02:26 PM   #578
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Let's see a render of this in the skyline please.
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Old October 13th, 2013, 02:49 PM   #579
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Hopefully soon (next week) when the permits are there?
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Old October 16th, 2013, 12:24 AM   #580
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New Design? -edit: nope, 2008 COOK+FOX design

This popped up on TRD:


http://therealdeal.com/blog/2013/10/...-row-and-more/
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