i totally agree, it always was my favorite of the complex, it hurts to see this one not rising at all =(I must admit I am pretty depressed that we wont be seeing 2wtc go up anytime soon. The best of the towers(Imo). I hope they find a tenant and we dont have to wait 10yrs to see it done. Also no design change please.
thanks for the detailed information. that we will most likely not see a design change makes me very happy, yet hearing that construction start may be still far away concerns me.No date so far on when construction will continue, but this building does require higher square footage rents than 3 WTC and Related's Hudson Yards, and maybe Extell's One Hudson Yards, so construction here is likely a year or two away, or at least those buildings/complexes need to fill before a tenant will locate here.
As for design changes or height changes, there is zero indication of that. Silverstein has indicated this is his favorite building of the bunch, and he's not budging on higher rents which indicates he's willing to wait for a tenant to pay more so that he can build the building as we know it.
Obviously, this will not be cancelled. With almost 90% of Manhattan's office space predating 1970, these proposed NY office buildings are really just a matter of when, not if.