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    Quote Originally Posted by stache View Post
    Yes. 1 Liberty could use a jolt of color.
    ...and a few jolts from a wrecker's ball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stache View Post
    Yes. 1 Liberty could use a jolt of color.
    Only if Liu Bolin paints it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stache View Post
    I've always hated that tower. Liberty Plaza looks much nicer.

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    CNA's color is what makes it special....unlike boxes from that era/style.

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    I was living there when that went up. It was refreshing.

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    I guess I'm the only person here who likes Liberty Plaza. I wish that its predecessor remained, but I think it's a decent tower. I also quite like Chase Manhattan plaza.

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    You're not alone. I actually like it very much. I just think it'd be interesting as a different color than black, too. It replaced a very nice, but particularly un-useful building on prime real estate.

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    I was briefly allowed onto the corner of the site today!
    I was told that the apparatus (seen below)to build the bridge is all but complete, just waiting for
    the electricians to finish wiring it up for juice.


    The beams underneath are temporary... as soon as they get them out, the permanent bridge pieces
    will start to go in, working straight through the winter to cover the tracks.



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    I hope that no one leases space in these ridiculous looking towers and that Brookfield is forced to redesign them. They're lame.

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    Isn't one of them going to be residential now? Good luck stopping people from renting apartments in Manhattan. Even Gotham West is getting $7500 a month for a 2br.

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    No. The plan is two build two office towers on either side of the platform and a third tower will be residential.

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    This suggests otherwise: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-1...ttan-west.html Same here: http://therealdeal.com/blog/2012/05/...anhattan-west/ The website for Manhattan West only references residential in the 3rd tower (which is tucked in tightly west of the south tower), but as per the articles, I don't see how they get 900 unit in that one tower. Gehry has 900 units in it and it's about twice as tall as the residential tower planned for the site as is.

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    I wish that you were right, but I'm fairly certain that you're not. I believe the residential tower will be a cheaply 700' box on the southwest corner of the site, next to the south office tower.

    This is from Brookfield's site and shows a lot of crap stuffed in a cramped Area. They should call it "The Toilet."

    http://www.manhattanwestnyc.com/cont...d_4-29596.html

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    There is no way these are not massing models. If Brookfield wants to compete, they will have to go with quality designs - and the current iteration is FAR from quality.

    At least, I very much hope they are massing models. *crosses fingers*

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    I mean, I don't really know either way. I'm just saying that there has been news pointing either direction. They will not be able to get 700 units into the tower tucked in the back shown on the redesigns from their site. Also, if this seems cramped now, imagine how it'll be when a tower finally goes up on the lot at the corner of 10th and 31st next to all of this. And that's ignoring that the two HY towers will be across 10th ave from here.

    As for the design of these buildings, they're just a very tall Alexandria Center. That will make them appealing to the same kinds of corporate types as that development. If the glass is high quality, they'll be nice, if bland.

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