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    the reason it's a pigeon refuge is because there's a guy who brings the equivalent of at least 4 loaves a bread every day and feeds them all. i think he feeds about 150 to 200 pigeons. i want to call 311 on him. the pigeons crap half the length of the block all over the sidewalk across 10th ave (they on the fire escape above CVS and lamp posts). complete mess on the ground, and you gotta watch out for crap falling from the sky as you walk by. they are also on the lamp posts on the lake related side of 10th, and i pity the people who park their cars underneath. their cars become disasters in half a day.

    agh.

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    Can we arrest that guy on suspicion of being a biological terrorist that contributes to spreading disease?

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    New permits were filed last month. This will be another fat-ass building.
    56 floors, 617', 968,731 Sq. Ft., and designed by Ismael Leyva.
    617' is shorter than the Orion by the way.

    http://a810-bisweb.nyc.gov/bisweb/Jo...hous=&allstrt=

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derek2k3 View Post
    New permits were filed last month. This will be another fat-ass building.
    56 floors, 617', 968,731 Sq. Ft., and designed by Ismael Leyva.
    617' is shorter than the Orion by the way.

    http://a810-bisweb.nyc.gov/bisweb/Jo...hous=&allstrt=

    According to skyscraperpage.com, the Orion is listed as being 604 feet tall and 58 floors. Pretty respectable height for residential building. Hope the design is as good as the last one.

    http://skyscraperpage.com/diagrams/?

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    The Orion is actually 637', 604' is the height listed on the D.O.B. permit.

    It's likely the height given on 440's permit is shorter than it actually will be too.

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    DOB heights rarely include the extra height required for roof-top mechanicals -- hence the discrepency in numbers.

    Leyva to be the architect, eh?

    Renderings or links to same, please ....

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    the orion plot is so small...440w42 will be about the same height, on a plot that looks 3 times the size of orion's, but less than twice the sq ft.

    will likely be a huge base with a tower the shape of atelier (wide and thin) to take advantage of the permanent southern views.

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    I assume that Twinings is no longer the developer. I stopped following this after the Cirque du Soleil deal collapsed.

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    I wish they will built two skinny twins here aswell. Just like the project to the west on 42nd.

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    Look! There is some action here. These two people are measuring sections of the surrounding wall and labeling them A,B,C, and 1,2,3, etc. Anyone know what's up?
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    This morning a truck from Hydro Tech Environmental Corp. Drilling Division is at work on the lot.

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    Looks like plumbing work for this project was approved on 11/7 (see link below). Hopefully they'll at least dig a foundation before the subprime crisis freezes up Manhattan real estate. If we get this, and they really build an office tower on the Port Authority site, I think 42nd street will finally be fairly nice from river to river.

    http://a810-bisweb.nyc.gov/bisweb/Jo...hous=&allstrt=

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    And lookee here :

    A NEW BUILDING Application / Exam Dated NOVEMBER 8, 2007 from Ismael Leyva (Disapproved):

    Comments for Document 01: 56 story new building.

    Odd that this took so long: DEMO finally signed off just yesterday 11.07.07

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    Lo and behold, there was construction equipment and tractors actually working today at the site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lofter1 View Post
    ....A NEW BUILDING Application / Exam Dated NOVEMBER 8, 2007[/B][/URL] from Ismael Leyva (Disapproved):
    Anything by Leyva is likely to be nice.

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