If it was intended to be kept secret, they wouldn't have posted it on their website. That it was removed suggests that perhaps it's no longer the design.
Leak got plugged after YIMBY posted. They e-mailed me asking the images be removed. I would guess they are the real renderings.Or the leaked got plugged...
It only takes one errant intern to put something up that isn't supposed to go up. You would be surprised at how often it happens. Developers like to control the entire PR process as well which is probably why they came down on VH's end.If it was intended to be kept secret, they wouldn't have posted it on their website. That it was removed suggests that perhaps it's no longer the design.
Yea I agree with u guys, a park over the cap would be great. The walkability factor definitely needs to be upped here, lol^^ I was just going to wonder aloud (or internet-aloud, whatever) whether capping the tunnel entrance was a possibility. Some of the most exciting projects out here in LA are the possibility of building cap parks over a number of freeway trenches. It would certainly help the walkability of the neighborhood. Also, thanks for putting that map together! Just curious, what's the color key -- Blue, Yellow, Black, Beige?
Neighbors want active developer Silverstein Properties to tone down the height of its Mercedes Benz dealership-replacing development, planned for the far West Side. This opinion on 520 West 41st Street—known in the past as 514 Eleventh Avenue—quietly gained traction last week at a Community Board 4 meeting of the Hell's Kitchen Land Use Committee, which resulted in a draft letter (warning: PDF, pages 5-6) to the Department of City Planning requesting that the project's pre-application height of 1,100 feet get chopped down. The letter also emphasizes that that the 20 percent affordable housing the project may contain "must be evenly distributed in location and type throughout the building and contain an equal level of apartment finish and equal and affordable access to all building amenities."
Despite the committee's reservations, a tall tower would not stick out like a sore thumb in the area. The development would neighbor Silverstein's 60-story Silver Towers on 42nd Street and 41-story building at One River Place on the other side of Eleventh Avenue. There's also Moinian's Atelier 2 rental project along those at Extell's 52-story 574 Tenth Avenue. With the Hudson Yards and Manhattan West developments underway, Silverstein's Lincoln Tunnel entrance-area buildings add even more fuel to the West Side's high-rise fire.