A mega tall will happen. It has to. Not because of pride, but because of land prices and lack of space. But also tenants and developers are looking at places in Queens and Brooklyn that border Manhattan and major transit arteries as future CBDs. This could in theory reduce the probability of a mega tall as space would just be spread over large parcels with big floor space, but in terms of Manhattan getting one, its inevitable. Question is where and when?
I think Midtown East shows promise, but, I’d also take a gander at the West Side. There are a lot of prime spots there. And its close to Penn. The same could be said with Midtown East next to Grand Central, but for sake of property values and the building demo costs that would result, I think anything west of 6th Avenue is a great investment.
Although for aesthetics, I’d like to see a mega tall in Lower Manhattan. Much more so than Midtown.
Although with the right zoning, and unlimited height, parts of DoBro would be cool. It will be a “lol” moment if Brooklyn ever gains the title of tallest tower in the city. Definitely a shift!