Anticipating the type of questions that arise this time of year, developer Larry Silverstein held a press conference today to assure everybody that rebuilding at the World Trade Center site continued on track, that shovels will go into the ground for his three towers in January, and that they would open in 2012.
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Location: You have a number of publicly funded—or at least very public—projects: the Freedom Tower, Moynihan Station and Sheldon Solow’s East Side development on the Consolidated Edison site. Why do you keep getting chosen to do these projects?
Childs: Well, I love them, frankly. And I also believe that architects should be involved Read More
LOCATION: The controversy over 980 Madison Avenue has yet to be resolved, but the Landmarks Preservation Commission made it clear in late January that developer Aby Rosen will have to change the scope of his planned 30-story condo tower atop the historic building. What has been the commission’s thinking on 980 Madison?
TIERNEY: It’s the Read More
A bad marriage or an open door? How best to characterize the reaction from Tuesday morning’s Landmarks Preservation Commission meeting on Norman Foster’s 22-story tower for 980 Madison Avenue?
The Real Estate called the principal actors for comment, having been unable to attend in person.
“Nine out of 10 commissioners strongly opposed Read More
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Lord Norman Foster’s double-helix Hearst tower turns out to be good for the environment: it cut the use of steel by 20 percent, and contributed towards the building’s certification, long-anticipated and officially announced today, as a gold-level environmentally friendly building under standards from the U.S. Green Building Council. Read More
People (perhaps even we did at one time in our lives) like to point out how much Daniel Libeskind’s site plan has been abandoned, but today’s unveiling of the next three towers at Ground Zero shows there’s a lot of Danny left. Compare this after-dark rendering:
(Credit: Silverstein Properties and dbox)
… with Libeskind’s Read More
Office assignments went out yesterday to the more than 2,000 employees of Hearst magazines, with Cosmopolitan getting the highest floor for any individual title, reports the New York Post.
(It’s sort of like that moment in the summer when you get the best homeroom assignment, except with Central Park views).
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Forest City Ratner will begin demolition next month of six buildings for the Atlantic Yards project, says The Times.
Larry Silverstein brought back British architect Norman Foster to design 200 Greenwich Street, a 65-story, 2.4-million-square-foot building down ground zero way. ‘Course, we reported that yesterday.
In other ground-zero news, the Read More