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Old Posted Sep 11, 2009, 2:38 PM
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Originally Posted by sbarn View Post
They look different to me... one appears to have a much taller / more slender top than the other.

Although Amanda Burden is the head of the City Planning Commission - I think it should be noted that it was a unanimous vote to reduce the height by the entire commission.
The model looks that way in the photo because the angle is exaggerated.

The commission approved the building at a modified height of 1,050 feet by a vote of 9-0 with two abstentions.
The CPC doesn't really issue height restrictions on skyscrapers, but this is one of those cases where the lot wasn't zoned for the building as planned.
The height reduction is a condition of Hines getting those special permits.

The tower loses roughly the top 6 floors, which may not seem like a lot of space, but considering the tapered form the tower has to take,
it will lead to more reduction in the lower floors...

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