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Old November 26th, 2007, 08:14 AM   #41
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That was highly uncalled for ramvid01 from what you just said in your first sentence. Either way, I find this just to be another overrated project. Residents in LIC and Hunters Pt oppose this greatly, b/c they will priced out if this get built due to raise in the property tax. Then again, it seems as if the middle and working class don't matter b/c they don't have the money like the rich. On a side note, I liked LIC and Hunters Pt better when they didn't have any other new buildings besides Citibank, though I was against that as well.
Just admit you were wrong for once. No where in this thread was it ever said that this building was being torn down.

As for getting priced out, there is nothing to be priced out of. Maybe the empty factories but aside from that there is no housing stock aside from the Projects which are rent stabilized.

And from what I remember from the articles the area residents were not against this project. So again check your facts.
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Old November 26th, 2007, 05:32 PM   #42
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though I was against that as well.

oh of course!

why don't you move to some hick town where no one cares about progressivism and you can enjoy early 20th century dilapidated structures with everyone else! woohoo!
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Old November 27th, 2007, 12:35 AM   #43
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Just admit you were wrong for once. No where in this thread was it ever said that this building was being torn down.

As for getting priced out, there is nothing to be priced out of. Maybe the empty factories but aside from that there is no housing stock aside from the Projects which are rent stabilized.

And from what I remember from the articles the area residents were not against this project. So again check your facts.
That will happen after you stop striking me down for oppossing the project.
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Old November 27th, 2007, 12:40 AM   #44
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Striking you down for opposing the project. What a clown you are. I am opposing you because you are giving incorrect information. Look I could care less if your against this project BUT at least have the decency of providing correct information, NOT your biases.
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Old January 1st, 2008, 04:02 PM   #45
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any update matty
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Old January 1st, 2008, 06:19 PM   #46
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the towers aren't uc so an update wouldn't be really interesting
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Old January 1st, 2008, 11:45 PM   #47
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I love these building, hopefully they'll get u/c.
any more detailed renders?
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Old January 16th, 2008, 12:10 AM   #48
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Plot thickens in Hollywood East
Silvercup, Steiner and Kaufman studios plan to double NY shooting spaces




A rendering of Silvercup West, a 2.7-million-square-foot project that will break ground in 2008.


By Sushil Cheema


Soaring high above the Queensboro Bridge, the giant Silvercup Studios logo -- New York's answer to California's famous Hollywood sign -- stands like a sentinel over the beige brick building where many iconic modern films were made.

Amid half-empty warehouses, industrial businesses and taxi parking garages, this slice of Long Island City is where the Devil put on Prada, Harry met Sally and the Godfather met his end. Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda mulled over their sex lives, and Tony Soprano took care of business.

But the growth of the entertainment industry in the city is facing some tough realities, with space fetching a bigger premium than stardom.

Demand is reaching record levels for shooting in the city, and Silvercup and New York's two other major studios -- Steiner Studios and Kaufman Astoria Studios -- are planning to add about 979,000 more square feet of studio space to the city's current 1.21 million square feet, bringing the total to 2.19 million square feet.


Silvercup is planning a $1 billion expansion that will add 650,000 square feet to its current facilities. Steiner Studios, the city's newest studio, will expand from its current 310,000 square feet with the addition of 289,000 square feet. Kaufman Astoria Studios, the home of "Sesame Street," has 500,000 square feet of space and plans to add an 18,000-square-foot stage and about 22,000 square feet of support and office space.

Silvercup began creating new TV and film characters after the networks announced their television lineups, and the busy shooting season started recently, says Alan Suna, Silvercup's founder and chief executive officer. That means cash will keep coming in, but an awful lot of it will have to go out to meet the studio's expansion needs.

Building and maintaining studio space is expensive because of the equipment involved, says Doug Steiner, the chairman of Steiner Studios. "It's like a four-star hotel for very, very demanding clientele." New facilities in New York, he added, are "way more expensive to build than in L.A."

Up until a few years ago, films about New York were shot in other cities and countries, according to Katherine Oliver, commissioner of the Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting. The long-running television show "Seinfeld" took place in New York, but apart from a few exterior shots in the opening credits, it was shot in Los Angeles.

City tax incentives put in place in 2004 have played an integral role in luring production business back to New York, which now has a $5 billion film industry that employs about 100,000 people. The new law created a 5 percent refundable tax credit for production companies to claim for those who work behind the scenes, such as production and camera crews, makeup artists and legions of assistants, says Steiner, who lobbied hard for the bill's passage. The new bill added to a 10 percent state tax credit passed in 2003.

The number of film, television show, commercial and music video shoots in New York City reached a record high of nearly 35,000 shoot days in 2006, according to figures from Oliver's office.

"It's more financially reasonable for producers" to shoot in New York, says Suna, who also advocated for the legislation. Previously, the cost of production in the city drove producers to choose other cities, like L.A., Chicago, Boston and Washington, D.C. Canada was also a popular choice because of the weak Canadian dollar. As its value has strengthened, the benefits of choosing that location have diminished, Suna says.

Actual numbers regarding studio space rent rates and construction rates are hard to come by, but Steiner makes a few comparisons to put it in perspective. The spaces, he says, rent for "a lot less than you'd think, and a lot less than in L.A." He did say that production office space in New York City overall is in "the low teens per square foot gross." The industry, he added, "is a very tightfisted business."

Studios can accommodate multiple projects at once. Television shows typically rent per week, and commercials and music videos rent by day, Suna says. Parking space, office space and studios can be rented out individually based on necessity. And the studios deal directly with the production coordinators and producers on the projects. "It is not a brokerage-driven business," Steiner says, and independent brokers are not typically involved in the rental negotiations.

Silvercup Bakery was the original occupant of what is now Silvercup Studios, which was converted to its present form in 1983. Over the past two decades, it has established itself among the leading production facilities in the U.S. Spread over two lots, Silvercup has 18 separate studio spaces, ranging in size from 3,000 to 18,000 square feet.

Expansion plans will create Silvercup West, a 2.7-million-square-foot new construction, multipurpose space that will include studios, residences, offices and parking. The project will break ground in 2008.

Queens also has the 1920-vintage Kaufman Astoria Studios, which was founded by early East Coast film mogul Adolph Zukor and eventually taken over by Paramount Studios. A postwar period of disuse ended when a nonprofit organization reopened it for the 1977 production of "The Wiz." In 1980, real estate developer George Kaufman expanded and rebuilt the studio in Astoria. Today it has six stages, as well as office, studio and support space. Current plans for expansion include a building that will house a new stage and 22,000 square feet of support and office space.

Built from the bottom up in 2004, Steiner says that Steiner Studios "were the first purpose-built stages [in New York] in about 50 years." Located at the Brooklyn Navy Yard near Williamsburg, Clinton Hill and Fort Greene, Steiner Studios has plans to grow by adding a 250,000-square foot adjacent building, says Steiner. Steiner currently has about 100,000 square feet of sound stages and 185,000 square feet of office space, make-up rooms, mill shops and other space.

"We have plans to become a full-blown Hollywood-style lot, to become the media district for New York City," says Steiner. The studio's best-known productions to date fittingly include the movie version of "The Producers."

Accessible and abundant resources are another reason shooting in New York makes sense.

"New York is one of the greatest cities in the world," Suna says. "It has a pool of acting talent, directorial talent and writing talent that make homes here and are less gypsy-like."

And do the studio heads think the boom will last?

"We do," Suna says, "or else we wouldn't be planning on doubling our size."
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Old July 11th, 2011, 11:58 AM   #49
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unbuilt [cancelled]

http://www.emporis.com/application/?...orkcity-ny-usa

http://www.emporis.com/building/silv...orkcity-ny-usa

http://www.emporis.com/building/silv...orkcity-ny-usa
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Old April 12th, 2013, 08:31 AM   #51
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Studios doing well and site may yet see movement. But for now:

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Old September 20th, 2014, 05:00 AM   #52
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Back from the dead!

Look who else might be making a comeback....

Silvercup's Tower-Tastic $1B Expansion Makes A Comeback

http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2014/0...a_comeback.php




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Remember Silvercup West, the massive three-tower extension of Long Island City's famed film and television production studio? Probably not. That's because chatter of the undertaking has been on the outs for the past, oh, six years. But now, Queens Courier and Q'Stoner report that the $1 billion expansion is back on the table. The studio has filed special permit renewals with Queens Community Board 2's land use committee. If actualized, the project will bring a 2.2 million-square-foot complex with eight sound studios, an office tower, 1,000 apartments, a 1,400-space parking garage, and cultural and retail space to the site just south of the Queensboro Bridge.

The undertaking won the consent of the community board, borough president, City Planning and the City Council when it first premiered in 2006. Permits for the project then lapsed in 2010. It seems the delay is due to the site's current occupants, a 79-megawatt generating station operated by the New York Power Authority, a city salt pile, and a historic terra cotta building. The generators must be decommissioned and removed, and Silvercup will move ahead with restoring the nearly 100-year-old terra cotta building at 42-10 Vernon Boulevard. Because approvals for the project are already in place, this project may move forth imminently, and the timing really couldn't be much more appropriate.
Couldn't post in the old thread as it is closed, maybe a mod could reopen it and merge them.

I love the architecture of this project and I hope it didn't change much and Richard Rogers is still the architect. I can just imagine it along with what's being built along the LIC waterfront.
I managed to dig out some old pics.

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Fantastic news! It was just a matter of time given the market!
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Old September 20th, 2014, 09:09 AM   #54
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I'm not sure I love it but it's really different and that I do like. Definitely nice to see Queens(which has nearly as many people as Brooklyn's almost 2.6 million) pushing beyond the nice but rather conservative towers of Long Island City and have these three which will serve the community in so many positive ways as well. Love to see the New York City skyline grow beyond the limits of Manhattan!
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Community board approves Silvercup West expansion
$1B project would have new sound studios, office tower and 1,000 apartments

http://therealdeal.com/blog/2014/10/...est-expansion/
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The $1 billion expansion of Long Island City’s Silver Cup Studios cleared an early hurdle by winning the approval of Queens Community Board 2 on Thursday.

The 2.2 million-square-foot mixed-used complex located south of the Queensboro Bridge received nearly unanimous support from the board, the Queens Courier reported. Members did, however, suggest upping the amount of affordable units in the 1,000-apartment residential component to 20 percent from a proposed 10 percent, according to the newspaper’s blog.

The community board would also like to see new signage be constructed from materials that lend a sense of history. The project can now go before the Department of City Planning, which approved the plans in 2006 before the project was shelved. The New York Power Authority must also decommission and remove generators that currently occupy a part of the project’s footprint. [Queens Courier] — Tom DiChristopher
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