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Thread: Proposed - 111 Washington Street - by Costas Kondylis

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    Just to check, was the parking garage the building that was knocked down at 99 Washington Street? I'm trying to keep a tally of everything that gets destroyed by the McTerrorist group in its seemingly never-ending drive to leave us with slices of Virginia Beach across Manhattan. If Chang destroyed a parking garage, good for him. If not, let the hounds tear him limb from limb...

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    sorry lofter! got confused- when you said development rights of 103, my brain went automatically to 105/107 because it's vacant and other speculation...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stroika View Post
    ...was the parking garage the building that was knocked down at 99 Washington Street?
    Yes. The NE corner of Washington / Rector (99 - 101 Washington) was a multi-level parking structure.

    At the other end of the block at 111 Washington there was another parking structure.

    Both are now gone.

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    McSam To Climb Contextually Tall At 99 Washington

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    October 15, 2008


    The McSam hotel empire's latest addition to the NYC skyline.

    Hotel kingpin Sam Chang has bought up a big bag of pricey air rights from his neighbors
    down at Washington and Rector. On that corner at 99 Washington Street,
    Mr. McSam plans to put up skinny new hotel, supposedly in the style of classic
    downtown skyscrapers. (It's also a stone's throw from the W at 123 Washington
    that's going to sex up FiDi big time.) Chang's McSam gang will join with their
    usual partner in construction, architect Gene Kaufman, to give birth to something
    they're calling Radisson Financial.

    It's not 'sexy,' it's just like a 'classic skyscraper,' actually. >>

    Here's Kaufman's take on the situation:
    In the downtown financial district we have a site with some existing
    small historic rowhouses we are preserving. We are building two separate
    towers that have the vertical proportions of the classic skyscrapers
    to give this area its signature identity ...
    That second tower is yet another McSam-Kaufman concoction set to rise
    at 50 Trinity Place. Although the two hotels are strikingly similar, please
    try not to confuse the "separate towers." For this one on Washington, the
    valuable air rights came from the little terracotta-covered building next door
    at number 103 Washington, home to Moran's bar. Others were transferred
    from the Greenwich Hospitality gang which runs the Pussycat Lounge on a parcel
    to the northeast at 96 Greenwich Street. Still more development rights were
    snatched up from two little sites just to the east at 94 and 94A Greenwich.
    All four of those low-rise properties are on the Calendar for Landmarks protection.
    Their preservation will allow the new McSam to rise alone, climbing tall without any
    immediate neighbors to get in the way of the guests' windows in that 325-room
    hotel tower. Which means that folks will be able to see this one from all angles.
    Time to step it up, Gene. The girls at the Pussycat will be watching.

    · Projects > Commercial > 99 Washington [Gene Kaufman, Architect website]
    · More McSamming Down at 50 Trinity Place [Curbed]
    · Strippers Saved! [Curbed]
    · Property Browse by Boro/Block/Lot - Block 53 [NYC DOB]


    A tax map from 1916, when New York was in the pink.


    From the bowels of the NYC Department of Finance, a delineation of the lots.


    One of the many pages dealing out the air rights.


    The Survey for the Moran's building at 103 Washington Street.


    The details outlining the Moran-McSam relationship.


    The Survey for 96 Greenwich Street, home to the de-FARred Pussycat Lounge.


    The other McSam hotel at 50 Trinity Place, similar but not the same.

    99 washington

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    NOOOOOO!!!! why is that getting built there! NOOOOOO not that! What happened to that cool glass tower rendering that we saw earlier. What happened, Noo, I was really liking this one. My only hope is now for the other towers in the area 50 West, W. There are enough of these brick and glass towers in downtown... *sigh* Alright, this one needs to be REALLY Classy

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    REALLY Classy
    Words not in McSam/Hackman vocabulary

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    Quote Originally Posted by JSsocal View Post
    NOOOOOO!!!! why is that getting built there! NOOOOOO not that! What happened to that cool glass tower rendering that we saw earlier. What happened, Noo, I was really liking this one. My only hope is now for the other towers in the area 50 West, W. There are enough of these brick and glass towers in downtown... *sigh* Alright, this one needs to be REALLY Classy
    The two hotels posted above are not 111 Washington, they're going up on sites nearby.

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    Shoot, with all the better projects around the city stopping or cancelled, that McSam turd goes ahead.

    A very cruel twist of fate.

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    Regarding McSam's financing during the credit mess: Money is never a problem when you've struck a deal with the Devil.

    Or perhaps the rumors are true that Sam Chang takes money from the Iranian and North Korean governments to destroy New York City as a place where people may actually want to be...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derek2k3 View Post
    The two hotels posted above are not 111 Washington, they're going up on sites nearby.
    Okay... Phew I Have read it more closely, alright for that I am relieved. It just appeared on the 111 Washington Thread, so I got a little scared, Im really liking his one
    But Anyway this is still Mcsam crappola!!!! going up right there!! God this will look awful

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    99 Washington Street should have its own thread. Anyway, there is some activity at 111 Washington. The parking lot is closed, and there has been some heavy equipment at the site. They took down the fence surrounding the property.

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    It does seem that the 99 - 101 Washinigton Street project (McSam / Radisson Financial) merits its own thread. If nothing else it would halp to avoid some of the confusion that has popped up here between that one and the 111 Washington project.

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    so the mcsam is building a housing project on a "prominent corner in the heart of the nation's financial center"

    ugh

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    ^^ I aspire to either find the capital, or convince people who have found the capital, to buy up every McSam building in the city at some point 20 years down the road and destroy them all. This grotesque chapter in the city's architectural history should be blotted out as soon as possible.

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    Why wait.....take 'em down NOW!

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