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    Default 1775 Broadway - by William Welles Bosworth / Shreve & Lamb - Reclad+Renov by Gensler

    A new backdrop in the works for 2 CC ...

    NEWSWEEK BUILDING GETS A MAJOR FACELIFT, NEW TENANTS

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    NY Post / Steve Cuozzo

    December 27, 2007 -- THE Newsweek building at 1775 Broadway is in for a new look, new tenants, and even a new address.

    A $60 million upgrading in 2008 will transform Joseph Moinian's beat-up-looking, pre-war brick office building that takes up the whole block bounded by Broadway and Eighth Avenue and West 57th and 58th streets.

    Moinian bought the property for about $130 million eight years ago. His planned recladding will give it a gleaming glass skin designed by Gensler Architects. The 26-story, 625,000 square-foot address will also get a new lobby and elevators. A new address - 3 Columbus Circle - has been approved by city officials ...

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    With a cleaning it would be 10 times more handsome the old way. The new version is completely devoid of distinction....I guess it matches the new New York perfectly.
    Look how they'll remove all interest from the base...what a shame, at street level this city is going RIGHT DOWN THE CRAPPER>

    another thing...can they find a new word besides 'gleaming".

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    This Moinian character should just drop dead.

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    Looks like it will get 4 - 6 more floors up top.

    Does this mean curtains for the big illumated sign up there?

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    And Chase paid around $325 a square foot for a 10,000 square-foot retail branch. Both will remain after the redesign.
    Yippee/

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    The sign must be headed for the junk heap.

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    hmmm ...

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    God damn it, that is just moronic.

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    Oh, no! I always admired that building.

    Must be stopped.

    Just clean it.

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    The base is really,really nice. I'm upset over this, and all I can do is bitch and moan.

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    This sure is a bad-news thread.

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    Bad, bad, bad.

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    The white-washing of Columbus Circle will be complete...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MidtownGuy View Post
    This Moinian character should just drop dead.
    I agree. Monian is scum, and this is a tragedy. This beautiful building will be ruined.

    I also have said repeatedly that Cuozzo and Weiss are deranged.

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    What a total bummer. This is so depressing and heartwrenching all at the same time.

    You'd think that after witnessing how a classic curtain wall across the Circle at 15 CPW can be such a success, Moinian would have gotten it through his thick skull that all-glass buildings are so passť by now. Genuine idiot.

    Does his company have an address so I can send a letter to them?

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