no info on a height for this undertaking, but it will be a large new building right next to Grand Central and the Chrysler Building.
Midtown’s Grand Hyatt Hotel to be replaced by huge mixed-use tower
the current building:
Chrysler Building and Grand Hyatt New York at night by RJ DiBella...
this is the first redevelopment project slated for midtown east following the neighborhood's rezoning to create a more modern stock of office space.
Out With the Old Building, in With the New for JPMorgan Chase
New 70-story JPMorgan Chase tower will be the first project under Midtown East...
I just saw this while reading the morning news: JPMorgan Plans New Manhattan Headquarters for 15,000 Workers. Source: Bloomberg.
The new building could be as much as 500 feet taller than the current building 270 Park Ave, which is 707 feet (215m). That would yield a 1200 footer!
Mayor Bloomberg's vision of a new, brasher, taller Midtown has unleashed a swell of new proposals, ideas and visions for Midtown Manhattan.
This thread focuses on the new Midtown upzoning and the concepts and conflicts sure to ensue.