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Thread: New Goldman Sachs Headquarters - 200 West Street - by Henry Cobb of Pei Cobb Freed

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    I'm a bit worried about the development, another complication added to the bus garage problem. It seems to me that Goldman wants to develop its own building, or they could have signed a lease for 7WTC.

    This could push them to look elsewhere - like JC.

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    They already did, and they're back here.

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    A little good news.

    From the Battery Park City Broadsheet:

    Goldman Sachs and BPCA Talk Big

    While Downtowners Question a 360-Foot Building, Plans Progress for an 800-Foot Tower Two Blocks Away

    Environmental Impact Statement for Site 26 Close to Completion

    Goldman Sachs and the Battery Park City Authority are making progress in negotiations to build on site 26, the large lot next to Embassy Suites bounded by West, Vesey and Murray Streets. According to a BPCA spokesperson, a draft environmental impact statement (EIS) on the 800-foot tall building is expected to be completed by the end of this month, and will come before Community
    Board 1 in early April.

    Paid for by Goldman Sachs, the statement is being prepared by Allee, King, Rosen & Fleming, environmental consultants for the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation on the EIS for the World Trade Center site, and, several years ago for the BPCA on development plans for northern Battery Park City. Said one BPCA executive in reference to the Goldman Sachs EIS for site 26, “we’re on an extremely tight schedule. If the project goes forward, we expect to be done by the end of this month.”

    The future building will offer 1.5 million square feet, and is envisioned to be the new world headquarters for Goldman Sachs. Even though published reports say its recently completed Jersey City skyscraper stands partly empty, the company is negotiating for tax breaks and subsidies to build in Battery Park City.

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    Bah. Big but not tall enough. We'll see on design.

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    Nice height! Taller than the WFC but not quite as tall as the WTC towers. I hope the height stays this perfect.

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    1.5 million in an 800 foot building will make it much narrower that the WFC towers.

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    800 ft, and it will probably have some ornament on top...(making it taller of course)

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    More tall towers for Downtown. It makes me happy.

    This whole project is great news, and it's even better because it's my birthday! :lol:

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    I am also pleased. Happy B-day! -mine is on the 30th.

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    April 17, 2004

    Despite Its Jersey City Tower, Goldman Sachs Commits to One in Lower Manhattan

    By CHARLES V. BAGLI

    Goldman Sachs is forging ahead with plans to build a billion-dollar, 40-story world headquarters at Battery Park City just as it completes construction of New Jersey's tallest building a mile away in Jersey City.

    The tower represents a major commitment to Lower Manhattan by one of the financial district's largest employers at a time when the downtown area is undergoing a huge rebuilding process. But Goldman has rejected repeated suggestions from state and city officials that it consolidate its operations in the so-called Freedom Tower, the first building planned for the World Trade Center site.

    Instead, the bank picked a spot northwest of ground zero, on West Street, between Vesey and Murray Streets. It is the last vacant commercial parcel at Battery Park City, and Goldman's skyscraper would be the fifth and last tower at the World Financial Center.

    One of the most profitable investment banks on Wall Street, Goldman has also sought more than $1 billion in tax-free financing called Liberty Bonds and $30 million in cash grants, as well as low-cost electric power and tax breaks. The investment bank plans to consolidate the trading and sales operations now spread between 85 Broad Street, its current headquarters, and 1 New York Plaza. The leases in those two buildings expire in 2008 and 2009; Goldman wants a new home by 2008, the bank has told state and city officials.

    "I'm hopeful that we'll come to an agreement to retain Goldman in Lower Manattan," said Charles A. Gargano, chairman of the Empire State Development Corporation. "It's important for the continuing strength of the financial community and it'll send a strong message that downtown is the place to be."

    Mr. Gargano declined to comment on negotiations with the bank.

    But two executives familiar with the talks said that the state had resisted what they said were Goldman's oversize demands and continued to urge the bank to move to the trade center. They said that Henry M. Paulson, Goldman's chairman, had called Mr. Gargano several times complaining about the sluggish pace of the bargaining. The pace picked up two weeks ago, and yesterday, state and city officials delivered a proposal to the bank that included about $1 billion in Liberty Bonds, one of the executives said.

    The Battery Park City Authority is expected to approve the project's environmental impact statement on Wednesday and the project is expected to begin the city's land use review process on April 26.

    The bank has also been negotiating with Brookfield Financial Properties, which owns the World Financial Center and has certain rights connected to the parcel sought by Goldman, known as Site 26. Brookfield had wanted to develop the site, a suggestion rebuffed by the bank. The two sides have been trying to work out an accommodation, which, according to one person who had been briefed on the discussions, would involve some sort of payments to Brookfield.

    Designed by Pei, Cobb, Freed & Partners, Goldman's proposed tower would mark a break with the four bulky, boxy office buildings at World Financial Center, which were built in the 1980's. The proposed building, which the company has said would meet or exceed the special environmental or green standards at Battery Park City, is a rectangular tower with a slender face to the north and the south, while the west wall offers a broad curving, or pie-shaped, facade to the Hudson River.

    The building site is nearly two acres and sits just north of the American Express Tower and adjacent to a hotel and movie theater. The size of the site allows Goldman to stack six large trading floors at the base of the building, as well as floors with a gym, cafeteria and conference rooms, topped by a tower.

    Goldman, which has about 10,000 employees in Manhattan, has moved with remarkable speed since December, when Mr. Paulson called Governor George E. Pataki and Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg to say that the bank wanted to build its own tower at the World Financial Center. The two embraced the project, although state and some city officials had been upset with Goldman ever since 1999, when it bought land near the Jersey City waterfront for a new set of buildings.

    "They moved jobs out of New York," said one real estate executive. adding that "Nobody's ecstatic" about having to bend over backward to help Goldman, "but what could they do?"

    Plans to transfer traders to the 40-story, $1.3 billion tower in Jersey City had to be scuttled after the proposal touched off an insurrection inside the bank. Two weeks ago, Goldman began moving the first of what it expects will be 2,500 employees into the building. It can accommodate more than 6,000 people.

    "As one of the largest and most prestigious businesses in the city," said Carl Weisbrod, president of the Alliance for Downtown New York, "Goldman Sachs's decision to build and own property immediately adjacent to the trade center site will be an invitation to other firms to move to the site itself."

    Copyright 2004 The New York Times Company

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    What sort of jobs will be moved to Jersey City?

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    Can somebody please show me renderings of this Goldman Sachs Tower located in downtown new york?

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    40 floors. Not sure how that can be 800 feet. But then again, JC's Goldman Sachs tower did it, so I guess it can be similar here. I like the description of the building. Slender buildings are good, and curved facades on the waterfront are better.

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    Kudos to Goldman Sachs, which has now redeemed itself for its Jersey City folly. This will be a welcome addition to the neighborhood.

    Note also that LMDC announced Thursday night that the tour bus garage originally proposed for this same BPC site will now be on the site of the former DB Bank instead. I strongly suspect that these two pieces of news are not unrelated.

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