Good point. Nevertheless, a solid addition, and quite frankly, I'm surprised with this project. I really started to get pessimistic after the tribulations with Shvo, but glad that it's on track. The news of 450m dollars is a solid bet this is happening.
IMO, the design is safe. It's not too flashy, and not a 5 Beekman. It fits in. Just like with Sutton Tower, I think its better to play safe when conditions are deemed risky. Granted could this have been built to the full extent that it originally was intended? Sure... and I think most of us would have waited too. At the end of the day, its better than nada at least.