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Old Posted Nov 27, 2008, 3:08 AM
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From the draft scope:

Building 1.
Building 1 would be located at the northwest corner of the site on West 61st Street near Riverside Boulevard (see Figures 3 and 5). Building 1 is expected to be approximately 594 feet (approximately 53 stories) at its highest point. The building is expected to include approximately 84,700 gsf of retail on the ground and second floors, and approximately 909,350 gsf of residential use on its upper levels. A vehicular drop-off area would be located facing West
61st Street.

Building 2.
Building 2 would also be located on West 61st Street, east of Building 1 (see
Figures 3 and 5). This structure is expected to be approximately 492 feet tall (approximately 42 stories) and is expected to include approximately 28,900 gsf of retail on the ground floor, up to approximately 97,000 gsf for a community facility use, anticipated to be a public elementary school, and approximately 529,850 gsf of residential use on its upper levels.
It is anticipated that the community facility space in Building 2 would be used for a public elementary school, subject to the approvals and requirements of the New York City Department of Education and New York City School Construction Authority. In the event that approvals are not obtained for a public school, it is anticipated that some or all of the space would be used for another community facility. Therefore, as described in more detail below, two scenarios will be considered for analysis in the SEIS—one scenario assuming the community facility space as a public elementary school and another assuming that some or all of the space would be would be used for another community facility.

Building 3.
Building 3 would be located at the southwest corner of the site, on West 59th Street near Riverside Boulevard (see Figures 3 and 5). The building is expected to be approximately 560 feet tall (approximately 50 stories) at its highest point. It is expected to include approximately 9,600 gsf of retail on the lowest two levels, and approximately 578,500 gsf of residential use above. A vehicular drop-off area serving Buildings 3 and 4 is expected to be
located facing Freedom Place South.

Building 4.
Building 4 would be located east of Building 3 along West 59th Street (see Figures 3 and 5). This building is expected to be approximately 415 feet in height (approximately 35 stories), and is expected to include approximately 10,550 gsf of retail on the lowest two levels and approximately 366,200 gsf of residential use above.

Building 5.
Building 5 would be located at the southeast corner of the site, with frontage on West End Avenue, Freedom Place South, and West 59th and 60th Streets (see Figures 3 and 5). This multi-use building is expected to be approximately 451 feet tall (approximately 39 stories) at its highest point. The building is expected to include approximately 75,450 gsf of retail on the ground, second and third levels (including 44,550 gsf of cinema use with 1,120 seats on the third level), an approximately 239,950 gsf hotel (with approximately 230-250 rooms), and approximately 363,700 gsf of residential use on the upper levels. A vehicular drop-off area is expected to be located facing Freedom Place South.

Two alternate scenarios for Building 5 are also being considered. Both would include the same gsf of retail use as described above. For the first alternate scenario, instead of a mix of both hoteland residential, this scenario would utilize the remaining 603,650 gsf as hotel use only. The second alternate scenario would utilize the remaining 603,650 gsf as residential use only.
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