Not only is this tower the epitome of mediocrity, but it will essentially kill the chance of any new major office towers being built for a long time.
Of its 3m sf, 2m sf of unleased space will be added to the market.
1 Vanderbilt will add 1.4m sf of unleased space.
3 WTC still has around 2m unleased space,
1 MW will add about 1 m sf,
425 Park will add about 500k sf, etc.
Thus, there will be about 7m sf of new, unleased space on the market, and it will be next to impossible to finance a new 1.5m sf+ tower unless some entity leases at least 1msf. As we know, there are very few players in that league.
The only office construction that will continue after Foster's monument to mediocrity are small boutique buildings like the ones around the High Line that tech companies like.
I truly dislike everything about this tower.