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    Thankfully it was only 20 feet!

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    Remarkably safe project, considering the size, scale, and number of workers involved. Kudo's to those involved for the extensive safety measures, which appear to be working.

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    We are about to witness whether this one is going to grow beyond a base.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherpa View Post
    We are about to witness whether this one is going to grow beyond a base.
    $30 on black. Sorry, I meant $30 on fat chance in hell.

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    What's this about 80 stories possibly being clipped from 3WTC? Heard it on ABC ch 7.

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    WTC 3 Gets 70 Floor Haircut, Silverstein Plans Cap at 7 Floors

    Larry Silverstein is prepared to make a downward adjustment in the vertical ambitions of his World Trade Center site, by downgrading the Richard Rogers-designed Tower 3 from a 80 floor tower to a 7-story stump. Unable to find an anchor tenant for the building, Silverstein is reportedly prepared to cap construction on WTC 3 at seven floors and turn the footprint into a retail podium, according to Crain's. If a new tenant can be found before the building is capped, Silverstein can resume upward progress on the 80 story tower plan. That essentially turns the proposed end-of-year building cap into a very conspicuous countdown clock on a non-addition to New York's downtown skyline.

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    We all knew it was coming, but still a downer.

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    The stump will maintain the view of the lovely conglomeration of buildings to the east

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    It would be a huge waste of money (and poor planning) that went into building a foundation suitable for a supertall skyscraper if they don't build it out entirely. I would expect the push to find a tenant to be fairly strong.

    The Curbed article also jumps the gun by saying the end of the year would be a deadline... the so called "cap" theortically could be removed and construction could be started again, if say, a few years down the road they could find an anchor tenant and wanted to resume construction. The infrastructure for a skyscraper will be in place.
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    The Crain's article doesn't really state anything new, except affirm that Silverstein hasn't found a major tenant, and probably won't find one in the near future.

    THe 2010 agreement between the PA and SPI is still in place. Silverstein must pre-lease 10 floors and obtain $300 million in financing to obtain backup financing from the city and state. Until that is fulfilled, the building stops at 7 floors.

    Silverstein also has 6 years following the completion of the transit hub to finish the building. I'm not sure what happens at that deadline.

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    Am not optimistic about any future efforts to finish the tower. The Hearst tower, uptown was never finished off its original inception. What happened there is well-known to readers of WNY.

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    They'll build it eventually. Same goes for # 2.

    This much buildable space will never go unused in this city.

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    The Steve Cuozzo article in today's Post would perhaps indicate otherwise for quite some time.

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    January 24th, 2012


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