Brookfield Properties has yet to begin "substantial" construction of a platform necessary to construct its two planned Ninth Avenue skyscrapers, despite earlier statements that the work would begin this past summer, according to Real Estate Weekly.
"Despite a flagging economy, Brookfield Properties says it will start work in June on a $600 million platform over railroad tracks near Ninth Avenue, where it plans to build two towering office buildings."
The railyard comprises half of Brookfield’s five-acre lot, bounded by Ninth and Dyer avenues, 31st and 33rd streets. Brookfield plans to erect two very tall, SOM-designed towers, one of which will soar to 66 stories, just 34 feet shy of the Empire State Building’s 1,250-foot pinnacle. Tthe other will rise to 60 stories, according to an earlier Observer article.