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    Quote Originally Posted by alex ballard
    Just putting 2 and 2 together, could GS take the 1 million sq ft of BoA and the 1 million sq ft of NYT and toghether make a headquarters? Both are on 42st and both are class A space. Also, they could buy the Verizon building which could give them all the space they need. And it's all along 42st. That's pretty convenient.
    Citigroup does something quite similar to what you're proposing GS do.

    Citigroup has offices located on 53rd street and 5th avenue in 666 Fifth Avenue which now is adorned with the Citi logo, as well as offices on 53rd and Park, their corporate headquarters at 399 Park Ave, and offices in the Citigroup building on 53rd and Lex, and across the river in Long Island City Citigroup has their LIC office building which you can see straight down on 53rd street looking East.

    Besides being all on the same street, all of these Citigroup offices are on the E, F, V subway line making them increadiably convenient for workers to be ferried between buildings.

    Citigroup was quite smart in how they did they're planning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by macreator
    Citigroup does something quite similar to what you're proposing GS do.

    Citigroup has offices located on 53rd street and 5th avenue in 666 Fifth Avenue which now is adorned with the Citi logo, as well as offices on 53rd and Park, their corporate headquarters at 399 Park Ave, and offices in the Citigroup building on 53rd and Lex, and across the river in Long Island City Citigroup has their LIC office building which you can see straight down on 53rd street looking East.

    Besides being all on the same street, all of these Citigroup offices are on the E, F, V subway line making them increadiably convenient for workers to be ferried between buildings.

    Citigroup was quite smart in how they did they're planning.



    Hey hey hey! I might be on to something.


    Just curious, since BoA is expanding in the city, does Wachovia have any major operations within the city? Or are they mainly Charlotte based?

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    They appear to still be mainly Charlotte based in terms of their corporate offices although they are trying to expand in the Northeast as you can see by the many new Wachovia branches that are opening in Manhattan.

    From Wachovia's website they appear to have some of their New York offices in the Chrysler building.

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    Wachovia has set up a NYC headquaters at the old Seagram Building

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    This thing sure is rising fast...

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    I walked by this one yesterday, and I gotta say, I'm impressed with the progress. I was wondering though, the footprint of the tower itself is pretty small. It probably takes up only about a third of the entire lot. What's gonna be built behind the building, ie further away from 8th avenue? Sorry if this has been explained before.

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    Whay don't you atart at the beginning of the thread, and look at the many renderings and models posted here?

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    To answer your question, the building has a low section (to the east of the tower section). It can be seen here:

    http://www.thecityreview.com/timesre.html

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    http://194.185.232.3/works/064/pictures.asp
    Renderings and some construction shots from Renzo Piano's website.

    More construction photos at Transfer:
    http://www.usemenow.com/web-log/arch...tml#trackbacks

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    Ok thanks, that explains it pretty well. Can't wait to see this one finished.

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    NY POST

    By STEVE CUOZZO

    As Sir Norman Foster's Hearst tower nears completion at 57th Street, the second future landmark on once-wretched Eighth Avenue has begun to sprout.

    Structural steel is rising for the Renzo Piano-Fox & Fowle-designed New York Times Building between 40th-41st streets, which the media company is developing in partnership with Bruce Ratner.

    Although there's no news yet of prospective tenants for Ratner's upper portion of the tower, due to open in late 2007, word is that two "major restaurateurs" have expressed interest in the project's 35,000 square feet of retail space — not yet through leasing agent CB Richard Ellis, but via Piano, a man of culinary taste to match his architectural sensibility.

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    We need more nice towers on 8th avenue

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    Hellīs Kitchen residents are calling for height restrictions on 8th. These 2 buildings are wonderful, but too many tall banal buildings are being built there as well. Gentrification does not need to mean "new towers". An example: Columbus Avenue was a depressing mess up through the early 70īs. Imagine if the "solution" to itīs rebirth had been an avenue of modern towers. Letīs heed Jane Jacobīs call and, "listen to the community".

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    Hello Fab, i see were taking our conversation to a new forum.

    All I can say is that we are still agreeing to disagree, 8th ave is a mess, the side streets in the 40's from seventh to ninth ave have many great restaurants, beautiful theaters and nice apartments, however Eighth ave is nothing more then porn shops and low-rise retail stores. Before we even think about building office and residential towers on Eleventh Ave, we should build were subways and transportation is already in place. The side streets should be preserved but the avenue must be built, we are missing out on a great locations, that deserve more then a Peep-o-rama

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    Opening up a can of worms but let's have some fun so here goes . . .

    Pro-development POV:
    . . . the second future landmark on once-wretched Eighth Avenue has begun to sprout.
    and also
    We need more nice towers on 8th avenue.
    Vs.
    NIMBYS POV:
    Gentrification does not need to mean "new towers". An example: Columbus Avenue was a depressing mess up through the early 70īs. Imagine if the "solution" to itīs rebirth had been an avenue of modern towers. Letīs heed Jane Jacobīs call and, "listen to the community".
    Which do you side with?

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