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The spiral below is u/c and will be behind 3 hudson blvd.


50 hudson yards below is also u/c, and can be seen immediately to the right of the spiral in the above render. So 3 more massive additions u/c in the hudson yards development right now.
 
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3 Hudson Blvd has been off and off again for a few years now. A couple of months ago, Boston Properties/Moinian finally got back in action. The site has been getting busier but has been overshadowed by all the activity from the 2 supertalls next door.
 

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1 Vanderbilt does something really nice which is to cut away from the base (which you can't see in that picture) so that if you are looking down 42nd St from the west side you can still see GCT.
 

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Yes, often overlooked from a distance, but is really impactful for the street-level. It makes the building a lot less imposing. I wanted to get a photo of the base, but was with a colleague and our behavior towards this stuff may seem normal here, but can come across as quite odd to the unwashed.

1 Vanderbilt does something really nice which is to cut away from the base (which you can't see in that picture) so that if you are looking down 42nd St from the west side you can still see GCT.
 

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Tower Verre, 53 West 53rd Street is almost complete. It is almost forgotten, sandwiched between the two monsters on Central Park going up as well as 1 Vandy and is surrounded by a lot of tall buildings, but it really is special.

 

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They apparently found a loophole in buying up air rights to build this high, so grandfather this in and close the loop hole... This is a high quality development and its housing. Demolishing 20 floors is 20 floors of already built housing. Stupid.
 

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Exactly, and if you read the comments from the plaintiff NIMBY's, they are sanctimonious about it. Like lopping off half an already built building is not going to be a disturbance to the neighborhood.

They apparently found a loophole in buying up air rights to build this high, so grandfather this in and close the loop hole... This is a high quality development and its housing. Demolishing 20 floors is 20 floors of already built housing. Stupid.
 

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Worst case they should just have to take the estimated cost of removing the floors and donate it to the local garden club or something
 

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PAU Unveils Human-Centered Carbon Neutral Master Plan for Sunnyside Yard in Western Queens

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Envisioning a more equitable and sustainable future, the 180-acre human-centered carbon-neutral master plan reflects the community’s needs.
Created in partnership with New York City’s Economic Development Corporation and Amtrak, the long term plan incorporates notions of city-backed public transit first, 100 percent affordable housing with an emphasis on lowest-incomes, new parks, and open space.
Ambition on a NYC-only type level...
Located on a large site of underutilized land at Sunnyside Railyard in Western Queens, the project imagines a human-scale neighborhood with a robust mix of equitable uses including 12,000 new 100 percent affordable residential units, 60 acres of open public space, a new Sunnyside Station that connects Western Queens to the Greater New York region, 10 schools, 2 libraries, over 30 childcare centers, 5 health care facilities, and 5 million square feet of new commercial and manufacturing space that will enable middle-class job creation.
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And the kicker:
The design puts in place a deck over 80% of the existing rail yard
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It should be noted that this is very much a sketch of the idea. There is no formal proposal and many of the details, like the new subway station, have not actually been worked out.
 

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