NEW YORK | 29th & Fifth | 555 FT | 34 FLOORS


#62

Interestingly, there was a massive fire today at the sole hold-out which separates Buildings owned by HFZ at this site!

Very suspicious!


#63

Hmmm.


#64

The other building is fully gone.


#65

Nov 3

This tower will soon loom over the church.


#66

Still cleaning up after the fire

11/12


#67

The computer store in the holdout building, which conveniently burned down, has moved. The holdout surely will be razed.


#68


#69

Nice updates, ILNY.


#70

1/21

Looks like nothing will happen until the burned out building gets demolished. Cars sitting on the lot tells me they are in no rush to start yet.


#71

Waiting for Godot!

At some point, this tower will be soaring above these old buildings.

2/23


#72

The views from this tower will be great.


#73

Waiting for Godot


#74

They’re doing something here with that big red machine!


#75


#76

This one might be back on track? looks like the lot is cleared and some digging has started.

Today


#77

Good news. This will be pretty nice.


#78

as if this development couldn’t sour my tastebuds even further (initially due to the demolition of the Bancroft Building), Moshe Safdie has been ditched and a BIG-designed office tower is now planned. I think BIG’s mind is too radical to design something this tall near the ESB. Moshe’s design was certianly not conservative, but I think whatever BIG will produce will be crazier and less respectful to its context… like 2 WTC. In addition, because it will now be office, the tower will inevitably be much shorter. 800’ would have been great to help balance out the eyesoar that will be 262 Fifth.

http://a810-bisweb.nyc.gov/bisweb/JobsQueryByNumberServlet?requestid=2&passjobnumber=121204133&passdocnumber=01

551’, 34 floors.

I was looking forward to this design. Such a shame.


#79

I liked the Safdie tower, but I suspect that BIG will deliver nicely here. Feldman will have two BIG projects rising simultaneously .


#80

I prefer the condo design. This neighborhood needs greater height, and the Safdie tower works well with the church.

I hope they stay residential.


#81

This particular situation has perplexed me from the beginning. Ziel Feldman has made a fortune off restoring historic buildings and for the most part does a great job at that. He appears to have a love or at least an eye for historic architecture. He hires great architects for his new builds. I hope he realized he made a mistake and is trying to write his wrong here.