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    A 60 storey office building near madison square gardens is said to of been put on hold because of the current problems in the stock market.

    Pennsylvania office tower or 401 7th avenue will occupy the site which is presently the pennsylvania hotel, the hotel is not yet near closing as it will only do so nearing demolition.

    The projects develloper, Vorado Realty corporation, has given the project to architects KOHN, Pedrerson Fox Associates, The building is said to be over 500 ft.

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    Heres a rendering

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    Looks like it belongs in Times Square not Penn Plaza.

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    Yeah, it does. But you never know, Penn plaza might be the next area for devellopment!

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    I'd love to see that tower go up in the same spot as the squat and boxy 2 Penn Plaza, which deserves to be demolished. Who wouldn't think so?

    (Edited by Agglomeration at 10:52 am on July 1, 2003)

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    Quote: from emmeka on 6:14 am on July 1, 2003
    The building is said to be over 500 ft.
    Of course !
    I think it's over 800 ft.
    We discussed it already. Someone said it was a taller version of Ernst&Young.

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    (Edited by Eugenius at 9:59 am on July 3, 2003)

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    Quote: from Agglomeration on 10:50 am on July 1, 2003
    I'd love to see that tower go up in the same spot as the squat and boxy 2 Penn Plaza, which deserves to be demolished. Who wouldn't think so?

    (Edited by Agglomeration at 10:52 am on July 1, 2003)

    I know I would think so. It's an eye-sore.

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    Quote: from Agglomeration on 10:50 am on July 1, 2003
    I'd love to see that tower go up in the same spot as the squat and boxy 2 Penn Plaza, which deserves to be demolished. Who wouldn't think so?
    I'm definitely with you. *Two Penn Plaza is the allegorical gravestone of the old Penn Station.

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    You can't get rid of Two Penn Plaza. *The toilet bowl needs a tank (for flushing the commuters back to Long Island?).

    Did anybody else ever notice the complex's resemblance to our great "American Standard."


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    Great - a beaux arts masterpiece torn down for a toilet bowl...maybe that's why the Garden teams are a pile of s*** right now!

    dbhstockton's picture shows everything being lovely shades of brown and ugly in the Penn Plaza area. I think it's for some new development and color!

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    I'm not saying I don't like the design, or that 2 Penn Plaza does not suck - it does. *However it looks like they had the style of times square in mind when they designed this building instead of finding a design that blends better with the Penn Plaza area or come up with a new design unique to the Penn area that future buildings can work off of. *Originality is a fading concept these days.

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    You're right about the Times Square comment. *If that rendering isn't by the architect of 5 Times Square, somebody should be suing.

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    yeah, i agree, i think that penn plaza should set itself its own style. Boy would that be a good area for devellpoment!

    I was thinking the same thing about it looking like ernst & young as well, is it me or are lots of designs really similar to others, Oh god dont tell me that architects are getting stuck for ideas!

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    Pennsylvania Hotel, courtesy of Skyscrapers.com:





    Is it just me, or am I the only one here who thinks that this isn't the best of tradeoffs?

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