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Thread: 855 Sixth Ave. (W. 30 St.) - commercial/residential mixed-use

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    Did Penny's move back to Manhattan?

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    Is this one moving forward?

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    Demolition is underway.

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    OK, this is pure speculation. But I think 8 floors of retail near Macys and the new JC Penny - sure seems like a good place for a Norstrom's.

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    How about a Harrod's?

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    Default that would be pretty awesome

    BrooklynRider, that's a beautiful dream you've got there. I'd take tea at Harrod's over a piano at Nordstroms any day any time.

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    Too small and short. Doesn't make you feel like it's got a strong presence. Looks almost timid.

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    You might not like the architecture but I don't see how you can use an adjective like timid to describe this building. The cantilevered masses and the undulating section are daring and even a little bit dangerous, timid being an antonym. Now this isn't the greatest building in the world, but its good enough, it reminds of 505 Fifth Avenue with a more interesting massing, a 5/10.

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    I wasn't referring to the shape of the tower when I said timid. The shape is actually a breath of fresh air from the monolithic forms we normally get.

    Rather, I was referring more to how the tower is setback farther from the street or at least the feel that it does. Almost as if it was trying to hide in the back instead of standing closer up front.

    Maybe it's because the proportions between the base and the tower gives me that impression. Either way, I think if the tower was larger (not that that can be helped), I wouldn't get that feeling.
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    The site for this one is almost completely cleared ...



    Another new development is getting underway on the block to the north between 31st & 32nd. It is called Tower 111. It sits at the corner of Sixth / 32nd and includes lots which surround the Greeley Square Building (the great old buff brick building above right).

    More info HERE.

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    I'm thinking they may have set the tower back to help out the views a little bit, and possibly to help with zoning.

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    The set back of the new tower really benefits the very-NYC Greeley Square Building (just to the north on the corner of 31st / Sixth).

    It also benefits those of us on the street who will still be able to see the GSB from far off vantage points

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