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    The Convention Center hotel is still planned for the plaza site, but the state cancelled the initial RFP, because they had no idea what to do with Javits.

    They have no settled on a relatively modest expansion of Javits, so I assume an RFP would be forthcoming on the hotel site when the economy improves.

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    Thanks. I assumed that the hotel was dead since the convention center is. I predict that within 30 years Javits will be razed.

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    Javits should be razed and moved to Queens now, but I would imagine the State would wait until a stronger economic cycle to sell this gigantic waste of land.

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    I wouldn't do that just yet. I'd wait until the West Side is all built out (who knows how far into the future that might be) and then when there isn't anymore room to grow, then move/sell/redevelop the Javitz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ASchwarz View Post
    Javits should be razed and moved to Queens now, but I would imagine the State would wait until a stronger economic cycle to sell this gigantic waste of land.
    I agree.

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    No need to demolish the Javits. Just needs a massive expansion and overhaul.

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    Manhattan has much more valuable uses for that (huge amount of) land than a convention center. Let Queens redevelop some of its acres of parking lots into an economic engine.

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    I agree. A project like that would give new life to some areas in Queens and that great waterfront property could be put to better use.

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    from Curbed:
    Though current temperatures are hovering
    around -237 degrees with the windchill factored in,
    the building up of the Far West Side continues apace.
    Today, broker-blogger (and foremost Rockrose expert)
    Andrew Fine checks in with the megadeveloper's huge
    rental towers three blocks north of the West Side Rail Yards.
    At 455 West 37th Street (at Tenth Avenue)—which
    The Real Deal reported way back would have 394 apartments—
    prices start at $2,000/month for studios, $2,600 for 1BRs,
    low $3,000s for convertible 2BRs and the upper $3Ks
    for full-on 2BRs
    . The building will open next month,
    and Fine writes, "thanks to the building footprint,
    even those with compromised views were bright.
    Rockrose will be paying brokers, so it will be no fee all around.
    While the location is challenging, it's priced accordingly."
    That's just Rockrose's warm-up. Their main event,
    the twin-tower, 835-unit rental complex on the west side
    of the street (505 West 37th Street), is currently at 20 stories—
    each—and climbing.
    To our friends at the MTA: That 7-train extension to 34th Street is going to be needed stat.

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    That stretch of Tenth (and the whole surrounding area for that matter) really needs retail desperately. On the other hand, retail really needs residents so right now it's sort of the chicken or the egg thing.

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    1/18/2009


    The taller of the two towers...









    The shorter of the two towers...


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    Thanks for the shots AN.
    You can see them rising in this photo.


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    the silver towers look quite handsome in that shot

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    It seems we've forgotten how to make a spired tower with graceful proportions in the past 70 years.

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    Hey All -

    Here are a few pics I took this afternoon. For reference, I'm on 24th floor at river place, so these must be between up to the 25-30th floors. Funny thing is I didn't really know these were coming - saw them peak above the other buildings around them about 4 weeks ago, didn't think anything of it...they are going up at about 3-5 stories a week, so they should be topping out soon (3 weeks) if they are 24/43 stories.






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