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    Is there some movement on this plan? I hadn't heard anything since 2008, close to the mortgage meltdown.

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    They finally put up some scaffolding around the site. Maybe they'll start building the deck soon.

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    The fence around the site is now a 12' high plywood wall, painted grey along W 31st & W 32nd. Along Ninth Avenue they've covered it with images.

    Here's the website they're displaying: http://manhattanwestnyc.com/

    And a screen grab:

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    Tonight I was traveling light, and didn't have my cam, so as I passed by I had to use my ancient cell phone to share the moment ...

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    THe towers almost appear to be equal in height.

    Weren't they supposed to be quite different in height? Also, in the new photo that Lofter posted, the tops slant, which is not the case in the older photo below.

    Last edited by londonlawyer; October 7th, 2011 at 07:02 AM.

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    The site includes two separate Tax Lots:

    371 NINTH Avenue aka 401-433 W 31st: Block 729 LOT 50

    401 NINTH Avenue aka 400-420 W 33rd: Block 729 LOT 60

    DOB shows, based on a 2010 application for building the platform over the tracks, that a PERMIT was issued in June:

    APPLICATION FILED FOR CONSTRUCTION OF NEW ELEVATED PLATFORM OVER RAIL YARD AS SHOWN ON PLANS FILED HEREWITH. OBTAIN NEW CO
    That Application includes a 184-Page Report for BORING & TEST PITS which shows that what's below there is largely Gneissic Schist + Pegmatite. There are also references to "weathered grey hornblende schist."

    Page 184 shows a hand drawing of conditions below ground that include a buried building foundation of stacked stone.

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    They look much closer in size now, but I think the "slanting" roof lines are just a perspective trick of the new render.

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    Quote Originally Posted by londonlawyer View Post
    THe towers almost appear to be equal in height.

    Weren't they supposed to be quite different in height? Also, in the new photo that Lofter posted, the tops slant, which is not the case in the older photo below.

    That looks about right. Smallest one will be 935. Taller will be around 1,300.

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    Why do they look as though they are leaning a bit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoldanTTLB View Post
    They look much closer in size now, but I think the "slanting" roof lines are just a perspective trick of the new render.
    All of the most recent reports say that both towers are 2m sf. Therefore, presumably, they will be the same height.
    Last edited by londonlawyer; October 7th, 2011 at 11:13 PM.

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    I'm sure the heights of the two tallest towers have a direct relationship with the number of towers ultimately built. They haven't decided if the plan will have 3 towers or 4. But renderings of both versions have been around for some time, and like Hudson Yards, the final plan will be based on the tenants and the economy.

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    Thanks.

    All of the most recent articles say that there will be 2 towers of 2m sf each and a third tower of 1.2m. There will be a mall-type lowrise with roughly 200,000 sf.

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-0...west-side.html

    From the Bloomberg article:

    ".....Brookfield’s project, named Manhattan West, calls for two towers of 2 million square feet each and a third of 1.2 million square feet, plus as much as 200,000 square feet of retail space."

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/28/re...ric-clark.html

    From the NYT article:


    Q What’s the status of the Manhattan West project near Hudson Yards?

    A We’re launching our deck in January, and expect our first tower, which could be the North or South Tower, depending on tenant demand, will be ready for tenants to take occupancy in late 2015....

    Q Tell me about the project.

    A There are four structures on our site. Along Ninth Avenue there will be two roughly 2 million-square-foot buildings. On the southwest part of the site, we’ll have another building of about a million square feet, which could be office, residential, or have a retail component. And there’s a fourth, smaller building, which will be retail or office.

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    Shorter huh? Not really that shocking... NY is the city of dissapoinment after all

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYCity2 View Post
    Shorter huh? Not really that shocking... NY is the city of dissapoinment after all
    Darn. Twin towers are not as interesting to me as a taller/shorter arrangement.

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    They probably did that to satisfy the 09-11 relatives away from thinking that the city might want to build another set of twin towers.

    At least that is what it seems to look like.

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