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Thread: 555 West 34th St - The Girasole - Proposed 1,000'+ Tower - by FX Fowle

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    this site will be office, hotel and retail only from my source

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    Default How Much Did he buy this for

    How much did they buy the building for? On a per square foot basis?

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    Anyone know if anything ever happened or is gonna happen with that 555 W 34th street site? Seems like all quiet on the western front.

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    Monion is moving forward with this and is looking for a CM, you will here annoucement on this soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by kliq6 View Post
    Monion is moving forward with this and is looking for a CM, you will here annoucement on this soon
    Do you know of the architect, appx. floor count?

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    Before Moinian builds his tower here, this site is first being demolished for the 7 train extension. The blocks bounded by 10th and 11th Avenues and 33rd and 35th Streets are zoned the highest FAR in the city (33). These were the blocks where City Planning were to allow developers to build as large as they wanted. Of course the idea was shot down by the City Council.














    This nice building will soon be a goner too.





    The rest of the block will be demolished mostly for that new boulevard. At the end of the block, where the parking garage sits, will rise Sherwood's mega-tower. Great planning, huh?


    The first building in the foreground is the headquarters of Coach. Its building and the parking lot next to is the site where that "iconic" West side tower was always shown in those vague renderings.
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    Default The Girasole - 1,000'+

    The GiraSole

    New York, NY
    Client: The Moinian Group
    Completion: 2011

    Situated in the heart of Manhattans newest neighborhood, the dynamic Hudson Yards District, 3 Hudson Boulevard, "The GiraSole" will be a gateway for the West Side and an icon of green architecture for the 21st Century. From its sky gardens to the reaches of the new Hudson Boulevard Park, this new 1.6 million square foot tower will be surrounded by green. Soaring to a height of over a thousand feet, it will offer unparalleled views south and west over Hudson River Park, the High Line and the new park and development of the Hudson Rail Yards. A solar power-generating tower, "The GiraSole" will set a new standard for mixed use development by uniting premium corporate offices and the most exclusive residences with the state of the art in environmentally sustainable design. The project is on track for LEED Platinum certification.











    http://fxfowle.com/
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    Uh...not thanks Moinian, why dont you go build it in Oklahoma city where someone may actually want this mostrocity poking out of their skyline. Crawl back to the hole you came from and take this garbAge design with you.

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    No way!!! That's awesome!!!
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    I like the subtle torquing going on as it rises -- it's a square at the base and a parallelogram up top, yet it's doesn't shout out "look at me" the way a Libeskind torquing design would. First impression: classy tower.

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    Very classy design with potential skyline impact. I'm happy to see serious development start to take shape along the new Hudson Boulevard Park.

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    1,000 plus without a spire! Now we are talking.

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    I can see my loft in that first pic and....will be able to see this from all my windows...ME LIKES A LOT!! (thank God it's not another McSam!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by krulltime View Post
    1,000 plus without a spire! Now we are talking.
    Yes, it is refreshing to find a building proposal that doesn't list some bogus height figure attained by tacking on a gigantic spire. This appears to be a true supertall.

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    Anyone else reminded?





    Albeit no hideous bird-cage.

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