New York did a snapshot this week of Chris Whittle, the bowtie-wearing former Esquire owner who is planning to build a new 220,000-square-foot school on West 57th Street with developer Douglas Durst.
The article says the school is still now planned for 2011 (up from 2010 when we spoke with Mr. Whittle in February), and construction doesn’t seem imminent. Durst spokesman Jordan Barowitz said the school, Nations Academy, had yet to receive approval from the city’s Board of Standards and Appeals. And based on Mr. Whittle’s plan from a few months ago, Nations will then seek get approval for tax-free financing for the construction.
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