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Old Posted Mar 18, 2007, 9:58 PM
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Originally Posted by antinimby View Post
Actually the base can be big enough if they do the "Bloomberg or Time Warner Center" thing where two towers share a large common base.
That could only happen if you build both towers at the same time, the way Time Warner Center was built.

They hope to kick off marketing the northern office tower of 1.6 million square feet within the next few weeks, for delivery in late 2010. That process will begin with the sharing of new renderings now being prepared by Skidmore Owings Merrill.
That won't happen here.

I believe the Hudson Yards zoning calls for pedestrian circulation (either indoor or inclosed) between the towers, where there is no 32nd street (the same thing called for at the MSG site).

But either way, the site is too small. You would need to extend the base all the way to the western edge of the site, where apparently they want to build two residential towers. I'm constantly going through the site (entering and leaving Penn Station) and at best it's suited for two towers. But if they're looking to go up, they can cram all the space they want to in there (zoning calls for 4.7 msf).
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