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Old Posted Sep 3, 2017, 3:08 PM
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^ New York is the king of NIMBYism, and even the rezoning for Midtown East was put off because of pandering and nimbyism. This tower got approved before the rest of the district because a slice of the rezoning had to be cut off to get this important development underway.

But it's rising now, no turning back! And other buildings will follow thanks to the rezoning.

The first steel columns/beams of One Vanderbilt are now above street level. A second crane is also being erected. The 59-floor, 1,401-foot tall skyscraper rising across from Grand Central will be the the 3rd tallest office building in the Western Hemisphere. The tower is set for completion in 2020 and is being developed by Hines / SL Green and designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox.

NEW YORK. World's capital.

“Office buildings are our factories – whether for tech, creative or traditional industries we must continue to grow our modern factories to create new jobs,” said United States Senator Chuck Schumer.

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