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    Anybody want to take a guess on the height of this one?
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    Taller than 100ft

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    Any chance they'll tear the horrible Daily News building down?

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    2.5 million sq ft.

    A big-un.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZippyTheChimp View Post
    2.5 million sq ft.

    A big-un.
    And if they compact the footprint ... a tall one.

    Taller than the Empire State, at last?

    It's not Brooklyn; we can manhattanize Manhattan ...

    ... right?

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    The graphic, although not accurate, shows the site as roughly one half of a standard midtown block - similar to BOA.

    With the same massing, at least 200 ft higher than BOA.

    Good spot for a supertall.

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    More boxitis...that better not be the design.
    I'd guess about 950 feet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZippyTheChimp View Post
    The graphic, although not accurate, shows the site as roughly one half of a standard midtown block - similar to BOA.

    With the same massing, at least 200 ft higher than BOA.

    Good spot for a supertall.

    Assuming they do build a supertall there, how long do you estimate from break ground to completion for a tower like that? I mean, will we see it by 2010, 2015, 2020, or....?

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    ^ Didn't they build the Empire State in a year?

    I know, I know ... that was before OSHA and hard hats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stern View Post
    From Sherwood Equities.

    Anybody want to take a guess on the height of this one?

    Well it almost seems like it would be a waste of a rare opportunity to *not* build a supertall there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Asterix View Post
    Assuming they do build a supertall there, how long do you estimate from break ground to completion for a tower like that? I mean, will we see it by 2010, 2015, 2020, or....?
    If they start tomorrow (plans / permits / variances if needed / etc.) it could be up by the beginning of 2012.

    That would fit right in with the plans for the 7 Train Extension:

    Officials say they hope the extension will be completed in 2012.

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    Not too many people live thereabouts. They will have to truck in NIMBYs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ablarc View Post
    Not too many people live thereabouts. They will have to truck in NIMBYs.
    Not if they build site 2 first.

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    It looks sort of uninspiring and kind of boxy. But maybe I need to see a much better rendering.

    But I am so happy for the very tall looking hight of that thing. Well even if its too boxy I might forgive it since we need more taller towers there pronto! The next ones better have some better unboxy designs to them.

    But I bet the NIMBYs will fight it somehow. Like keeping the Empire State as the only taller building in the area. So there won't be any tower blocking the views of the top of the Empire. They already did something like that in Brooklyn and they won and kept that Savings Bank Building as the tallest.

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    Anyway I will sort of miss the Empire State building looming on top of many buildings in midtown. Like one of the best views that makes me smile so much is when you are driving in NJ towards the Lincoln Tunnel, almost before you get to the loop to pay the tunnel toll, while driving east on that freeway you just see the magnifecent Empire State building right infront of you. My eyes are so hypnotise by its majestic beauty! It is so espectacular to see that tower while driving there! Like the empire is guiding you home. I am sure this new one will be the one to see there after it gets built. Because I think it will be blocking the Empire on that front. So it better be a beautiful tower. But unlike a NIMBY, I won't do anything to stop this necessary development.

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