The design has only gotten better, and that's a good thing.
Originally Posted by yankeesfan1000
I'm also having a hard time figuring out if this is a real proposal or a just vision.
I would say its no more vision than 80 South Street was.
Cord Meyer Development is the owner of the property and currently working out the specifics of air rights it has purchased over the years, and whether one half (150K square feet) of residential building will be allowed. Morali Architects has been posting renderings on its Facebook page along with notes on a planned mixed-use tower for the address.
Sounds like it may or may not be as of right. If a special permit is need for the site, it would have to go through the approvals process. But since the tower is still in the planning stages, its too early to say. They could decide to go in an entirely different direction.
There's not as much difference in these two designs visually as you might initially think...
Comparison with another planned tower of similar height (56 Leonard)