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Thread: Tower 111 @ 883-889 Sixth Avenue (W. 31st & W. 32nd) - by Costas Kondylis

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derek2k3 View Post
    Well there's so much square footage not counted in FAR...
    A base Far of 15 is the highest in the city. This site could easily hold 500,000+ SF.

    Tower 111 is in the same C6-6 district, is about 400,000 SF, and has about half the site area of the Manhattan Mall site.
    Tower 111 is in a 15 Far zone and was built out to 44.52. Its 439,635 sqft., 291,510 sqft. over FAR. Im sure they have some combination of size variances, airright purchases, exactions, I couldn't tell you what they have but most new constructions in NYC are built over the zoning maps prescribed FAR.

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    Perhaps the E. side of 15 Penn Plaza will act like a giant mirror.

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    It's now called the Continental.


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    I hope that this dumpy little building on the left comes down soon.

    By the way, is the top of Tower 111 just exposed concrete or is it covered with aluminum?

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    The building on the left wouldn't be bad if it was cleaned up a little. Either way, I suspect the empty lot two blocks from here will be built on before there's a teardown. The top is paneling, not bare. It looks really interesting in the right light, but it can also be hard to photograph, because it gets washed out against the sky really easily.

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    thanks for the info.

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    This whole area (i.e., 5th Ave., Broadway, parts of 6th Ave.) from Herald Sq. down to Union Sq. is fantastic. Lots of wholesalers in buildings that, if cleaned up, would be absolutely world-class stunning.

    The Ace and NoMad hotels are already cleaning up some of them, but I am really, really hoping that as this area continues to go upscale the new businesses and developments occur as re-uses of the existing buildings rather than new-builds, which will almost indubitably take the form of the condo-tower cheap-itecture that has come to dominate 6th Ave. in the 20s.

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    Much of that area is landmarked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stroika View Post
    This whole area (i.e., 5th Ave., Broadway, parts of 6th Ave.) from Herald Sq. down to Union Sq. is fantastic. Lots of wholesalers in buildings that, if cleaned up, would be absolutely world-class stunning.

    The Ace and NoMad hotels are already cleaning up some of them, but I am really, really hoping that as this area continues to go upscale the new businesses and developments occur as re-uses of the existing buildings rather than new-builds, which will almost indubitably take the form of the condo-tower cheap-itecture that has come to dominate 6th Ave. in the 20s.
    I fully agree.

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    Few more panels on the one side to go.


    At night.


    Looks like they're going to light up panels on the base.


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    That base says "1965."

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    At least it blocks much of The Epic Fail's ugly east side.

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    ^ Exactly what I was thinking.

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