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Think about how Manhattan will be transformed in a few years:

1. Nordstrom 1,450+



2. Steinway 1,398


3. One Vanderbilt 1,350



4. One WTC 1,350



5. Hudson Spire 1,300+

6. Time Warner 1,225



7. 3 WTC 1,150



8. Equinox 1,100


9. Silverstein's 514 11th 1,100+


10. Girasole 1,050




11. Verre


12. 22 Thames 1,000+

13. 80 South St 1,000'

14. Cetra Ruddy's UES tower 1,000+

15. 220 CPS 950'




16. 101 Murray 950'


17. 4 wtc

18. 30 Park Place 930'



19. 15 Hudson Yards 911'



20. 56 Leonard



21. Coach 905'


In addition, the following supertalls should be under construction within 5 years:

22. 2 WTC
23. One Manhattan West
24. Park Lane
25. 31 W 57th
26. McCourt's 360 Tenth


This is just what we currently know about for 950' or more!

This doesn't even take into account buildings in the 700' to 800' range, such as:

27. 41 E 22nd;


28. 250 E 57th;

29. The Roseland Tower;

30. The new Shangri-La on Lex;

31. Baccarat;

32. The new Stern Tower on E 60th

33, JDS' twin towers by Shop near the UN

34. Rodgers' new Park Avenue tower;

35. Moinian's new 42nd St tower;

36. Extell's new 10th Ave tower, etc., etc.

37. Chinese Lantern on 11th



38. 50 West Street

39. New Tomes Sq Marriott

Lastly, there are scores in the 500 foot range, including, but not limited to:

40. 400 Park Ave South

41. BIG Pyramid

42. 7 Bryant Park

43. 20 West 40, etc., etc.
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My opinion:

Improving global economy, more tech jobs in NYC, wealthy people from unstable regions looking to park their cash, Brand Brooklyn, Hipsters, Gentrifcation, and SEX APPEAL. Foreign $$$ wants to be in the 'it place' in a safe economy. NYC is that place. The business environment allows these towers to grow, places like Paris and London is harder to get them built. The rich big wigs want views and sexy places to buy, and NYC allows these towers to go up. No massive legal fights like in the old world. More wealth being generated in China, BRICS, etc, and people needing a safe haven and NYC being the biggest city in the biggest economy (for now) is a logical place. Location, lower crime, gentrification, etc.. NYC is now, Miami could be tommorow. London is also like this, but more barriers to entry, more difficult to build, etc. Paris is a nightmare. NYC is relatively cheap.

I have to say the design is improving. Boxy ugly towers of the last decade are giving way to beautiful designs now. $$$ from abroad is responsible so thank your foreign friends. NYC is now "cool" again, thank the hipsters.

Don't ruin a good thing NYC by building too many skyscrapers that would lead to environmental problems. You don't want HK level densities, that's just awful.
 
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