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    That 50 West Street could be a skyline defining tower.


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    Imagine what this area will look like in 6 years with the WTC.
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    I hope that the Greenwich Street South project is built and that the horrible parking garage on West Street is razed.

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    I hate that garage. I am glad something big is coming soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krulltime View Post
    I hate that garage. I am glad something big is coming soon.
    I agree with you, but this project, to my knowledge, won't affect the garage.

    The Greenwich Street South project would not only result in the garage's demolition, but it would create park space over wasted space that looks desolate.

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    If 50 West is that squarish brown thing with the mostly-blank south-facing wall (red sign attached at top) in the center of the photo above ...

    TEAR IT DOWN NOW.

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    That's 52 West/90 Washington. Moinian converted that a few years ago. 50 West Street is a tiny 3 story building between that and the mansard roofed building....I hope that mansard building isn't coming down though. The other two parcels could be other smaller buildings behind 50 West.
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    Drat ... so we're stuck with the big brown crud

    Hopefully they will build something very TALL on the site of 50 that will completely cover the south wall of 52 -- and put it in shadow for the better part of the day

    ps: The one with the mansard rood has got to stay.

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    Am I correct to assume that air-rights will be transferred from the tunnel entrance?

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    Buffalo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stern View Post
    Am I correct to assume that air-rights will be transferred from the tunnel entrance?
    I don't think so since technically the garage/entrance is across the street. I expect a relatively thin tower and I think the city is serious about using those rights to develop a few 40-60 story buildings anyway.
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    There's millions of square feet available from those garages, I suppose a positive of the Moses era, if you can ignore the gems that were probably destroyed, these large parcels allow for the opportunity for something great to rise here once sensibility prevails half a century later. I just don't want to see this opportunity squandered. No Monian group here, please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lofter1 View Post
    Drat ... so we're stuck with the big brown crud

    Hopefully they will build something very TALL on the site of 50 that will completely cover the south wall of 52 -- and put it in shadow for the better part of the day

    ps: The one with the mansard rood has got to stay.
    I think the small building, the one with the mansard roof, and the building behind that one will all go for a new tower. It mentions 3 buildings.

    What occupies the mansard roof building currently?

    And it would be great if the Greenwich South plan was realized soon. The amount of construction downtown is just staggering....imagine if that plan was acted on in the next 5 years as well.

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    The address of the mansard roof building is 47 West St. - erected 1912, one commercial tenant.

    There's a rear extension to it that is exactly as large as this building (has the same address). I'm afraid these two parcels along with, of course tiny 50 West St. may be the three buildings that the news story was referring to.

    Can someone find out if it is landmarked?

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    The one with the mansard roof is 47 West Street. Per DOB it is NOT Landmarked.

    DOB shows a recent C/O, which lists Offices on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 7th Floors with Residential on the 6th, 8th and 9th Floors (6 residential units total).


    However there is an Application from 2003 (per the Schedule A "Occupancy - Use Data" submitted with that Application) which shows a proposal for a total of 14 Residential units in the building:
    Job Description: CONVERT 5TH THROUGH 11TH FLOORS FROM OFFICES AND MANUFACTURING TO RESIDENTIAL DWELLING UNITS AND PHOTO- GRAPHIC STUDIO
    47 West Street from EMPORIS ...


    (c) John W. Cahill

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