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    31. Downtown Brooklyn Grows Up

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    32. Intrepid returns to Pier 86.

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    33. More clarity (hopefully) into the fate of the new Penn Station

    34. Work gets underway for the 7 Train expansion and the 2nd Avenue subway.

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    35. Completion of 20 Pine residential conversion, downtown (can anyone confirm?)

    36. Completion of "The District" on Fulton St, Manhattan

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    37. Freedom Tower spire redesign...hopefully

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    38. Fiterman Hall gets demolished

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    Here we are at the end of 2008. Time to evaluate our predictions.

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    lol both my-things to be excited about didn't come true. Unfortunately I don't think things look much better for 2009. Atleast only 20 more days of W!

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    Wow so quick. I could have sworn this thread was for 2009 instead of 2008.

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    lol - well at least the intrepid came back

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    Is there a 2009 version of this thread?

    So far all I can think of looking forward to is the continuation of #'s 20 & 21 from 2008:

    Opening of New Yankee Stadium
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    Opening of Citi Field

    WTC won't start making real above-ground headway until 2010, and BoA and Goldman Sachs buildings are both turds - so who cares if they get completed next year?

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    2009 will be the year of the dead projects.

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    I'm a bit more optimistic. I think that we'll see financing start flowing again b/c Obama is going to be the balls to the wall with stimulus which I think will eventually include govt buying CMBS - this should really start moving construction financing again.

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    # 39. Fulton Transit Center plans are announced, along with renderings.

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    Ladies & Gentlemen,

    Here are the prediction results for 2008...


    • 20 Predictions were correct
    • 13 Predictions were incorrect
    • 4 could not be given definitive answers

    THE PREDICTIONS & STATUS

    1. The Bank of America bldg will be completed and ready for occupancy.

    NOPE

    2. WTC towers growing above street level.

    Only WTC Tower #1 (Freedom Tower)

    3. Completion of the TKTS booth at Duffy Square.

    YES!

    4. Construction beginning on Richard Roger's designed Silvercup Studio.

    NOPE

    5. Beekman getting underway! Maybe even a rendering!

    YES!

    6. First of the 340 new Kawasaki-built PATH cars go in service!

    ?????

    7. Joe Sitt doesn't get to destroy Coney Island forever.

    He destroyed it for now - we'll see if it lasts forever.

    8. Bye bye W.

    NOPE He's here until January 20th, 2009.

    9. Hello Madam................eeehm sorry Miss Brooklyn?

    NOPE

    10. Goldman Sachs world headquarters topping out...and I would assume the glass makes it almost all the way up if not all the way by the end of 2008.

    YES! and NOPE

    11. Deutshe Bank finally getting levelled

    NOPE - Not by a long shot.

    12. Enjoying new segments of Hudson River Park and Riverside Park South.

    YES!

    13. Highline getting somewhere.

    YES!

    14. That horrible white New York Dept of Labor building being razed (54th St between 8th and Broadway)

    ?????

    15. 80 South Street gets underway.

    NOPE

    16. 400 Park Avenue South starts construction.

    NOPE

    17. One year closer to the MOMA Spire starting construction.

    NOPE

    18. Survivor staircase gets shipped off to Neverneverland

    NOPE

    19. Brooklyn Bridge Park.

    YES! Underway - a teaser portion was open this past summer.

    20. New Yankee Stadium nears completion.

    YES!

    21. Citi Field nears completion.

    YES!

    22. One million new trees!!!

    NOPE

    23. WilliamBeaver completed, construction workers vamoose, streets repaired, traffic relieved

    YES!

    24. 50 West gets underway.

    YES! - but it wasn't for long.

    25. Columbia University begins its expansion.

    YES! (as if it had ever come to a halt)

    26. The construction (and possible completion) of 100 11th (Vision Machine).

    YES! Topped out, construction still underway.

    27. Shigeru Ban Condo

    YES! construction underway

    28. Completion of 785 8th Ave - and we'll get to see what's done with the windowless North facade

    YES! and the wall was painted

    29. Completion of 200 11th Avenue

    NOPE - still under construction

    30. Announcement of the Hudson Yards bid winner

    YES!

    31. Downtown Brooklyn Grows Up

    YES! Oro, Bridge Tower, Toren, Sheraton, 100 Lawrence, CityPoint

    32. Intrepid returns to Pier 86.

    YES!

    33. More clarity (hopefully) into the fate of the new Penn Station

    NOPE

    34. Work gets underway for the 7 Train expansion and the 2nd Avenue subway.

    YES!

    35. Completion of 20 Pine residential conversion, downtown

    YES!

    36. Completion of "The District" on Fulton St, Manhattan

    YES!

    37. Freedom Tower spire redesign

    YES!

    38. Fiterman Hall gets demolished

    NOPE

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