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    I agree, 2nd from left is best: That panel shows...

    I agree, 2nd from left is best: That panel shows an attractive, but not overwhelming, variation of limestone blocks, with nice contrast in grout.

    The two panels on the right show blocks that are...
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    ugggghhhh

    ugggghhhh
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    If this number of super tall towers can rise...

    If this number of super tall towers can rise along here within such a concentrated time span, imagine what this skyline will be in 25 years ...
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    The West 58th Street Canyon

    The view through those gates in the 2nd-to-the-last image will not be of a low building and vast sky above, but rather of the brutal monster-box being put up by Extell to the south, between West 57th...
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    Developers End Fight Blocking 2 More Luxury...

    Developers End Fight Blocking 2 More Luxury Towers in Midtown

    "If the league turns down his offer, Mr. Barnett said he would raise the height of the tower to 1,500 feet, from 1,400 feet."

    NY...
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    Occupy Central Park South!!!

    Competing RE biggies are up to more legal shenanigans on Central Park South ...

    Extell sues Vornado to force it to re-occupy 220 CPS

    THE REAL DEAL
    By Adam Fusfeld
    August 27, 2012 09:30AM
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    Sure, he'd prefer to get 225 W 57th across the...

    Sure, he'd prefer to get 225 W 57th across the street up and units there sold before Vornado's new tower rises and blocks the Extell views.
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    Vornado vs. Extell WALL STREET JOURNAL...

    Vornado vs. Extell

    WALL STREET JOURNAL
    Eliot Brown
    August 19, 2012

    The start of demolition on a onetime apartment building on Central Park's southern edge has escalated a fight over the...
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    In a building built before ~ 1975 they have to do...

    In a building built before ~ 1975 they have to do the slow interior asbestos abatement before razing the structure.
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    Looks like the Extell hole at 225 W 58th...

    Looks like the Extell hole at 225 W 58th will remain so for some time ^
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    The three short ones in the last photo will...

    The three short ones in the last photo will remain. One is a landmarked fire house.
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    Info on the restoration of 240 Central Park South...

    Info on the restoration of 240 Central Park South by Architect Douglas J. Lister HERE

    And a pdf from DJLister showing Before / After images of 240 (inside and out).
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    It's the low view point and odd angle that's...

    It's the low view point and odd angle that's fooling you. You can see the NE corner of the Carnegie Tower rising above the top of the Trump Parc -- it's peeking up beyond the wedge of the...
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    It's from within the last 10 years -- the St....

    It's from within the last 10 years -- the St. Moritz (the big one at the left) shows the re-do with the larger windows.
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    I'd not seen this when I was in the area...

    I'd not seen this when I was in the area recently, but noticed it today -- so it might be new:

    Both buildings to the west -- at 229 West 58th and 231 West 58th -- beyond the Demo'ed Extell lot...
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    If not for the Great Depression that corner may...

    If not for the Great Depression that corner may well have gotten something flashier. But highly ornate wasn't the mode when 240 CPS went up in 1941. It was the beginning of Modernism, and ornate...
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    Yes, that ^ seems to be the trick to maintain the...

    Yes, that ^ seems to be the trick to maintain the sleek Art Moderne look.

    Plus the skinny mullions of the original windows (many now replaced with thicker ones).
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    THE VIEW...

    THE VIEW of that same corner before 240 CPS went up there, from a balcony at the Mayflower Hotel (where 15 CPW now stands).
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    A fantastic PHOTO...

    A fantastic PHOTO of 240 Central Park South when it was fresh, new and nearly complete (notice the dangling scaffold near the center).
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    ^ :confused:

    ^ :confused:
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    It's really not clear, but my guess would be that...

    It's really not clear, but my guess would be that the "inclusionary housing" component will be at a different site.

    It all depends on how good a negotiator a tenant might be and how much that...
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    It's preliminary; they just got their Plan...

    It's preliminary; they just got their Plan approved. This is the 9th Application under "New Building" for 220. DOB shows that previous applications on this list include three which state:


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    Other than some pooling of stagnant water it's...

    Other than some pooling of stagnant water it's about as dead as can be ...

    225 West 58th:

    http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p242/Lofter1/Columbus%20Circle/091105_225W58_1.jpg
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    This was recently filed for 220 CPS (aka 216 W...

    This was recently filed for 220 CPS (aka 216 W 59th / 216-220 CPS / 217-223 W 58th):

    PLAN EXAM - APPROVED 07/07/2009



    That "Adjacent New Building" site is located on the lot at 225 West 58th...
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    Study up, AS. A mere 2% of the NY housing...

    Study up, AS.

    A mere 2% of the NY housing stock remains under control of the WW2 era laws that you keep harping about. You'll be happy to know that Rent Control will be a thing of the past before...
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