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Old Posted Oct 6, 2011, 1:57 AM
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I'm pleased that this was denied. This area should be preserved as a lowrise area.
     
     
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I'm pleased that this was denied. This area should be preserved as a lowrise area.
It wasn't actually "denied". The community board predictably came out against it. It's up to City Planning and the City Council to decide. The community stands to lose if this isn't approved.

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Quadriad officials argued that if they are unable to reach consensus with the community, the developer will move ahead with an as-of-right plan for the building, which will include no affordable housing units.
Rather than trying to sqeeze everything they can out of developers, its time people started looking at what they are actually getting.
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http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/19/ny...er=rss&emc=rss

Washington Heights Balks at Buildings That Raise Altitude





Pedestrians walk by the Quadriad Realty Partners' proposed site for an apartment complex in Washington Heights.



Quadriad Realty Partners' chief executive, Henry Wollman, says taller towers would yield more lower-cost apartments.



By JOSEPH BERGER
October 18, 2011

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Local residents call the neighborhood The Heights because of its steep terrain and riverside bluffs, not because it has vertigo-inducing buildings. So a developer’s plan to build four apartment towers ranging from 23 to 39 stories tall has set off alarms in Washington Heights, where buildings typically run 6 to 10 stories. “It looks like a Stalinist-era project — gigantic towers sitting atop a fairly sedate neighborhood,” said one opponent, Vadim Moldovan, an associate professor of social work at York College who has lived in the neighborhood for 30 years. “It would dwarf the landscape and blot out the sun.”

Last month, the local community board unanimously rejected a proposal for the four towers, which would have required a zoning change by the city, and it urged the developer, Quadriad Realty Partners, to return with a scaled-down blueprint for shorter buildings at the site, at Broadway and 190th Street.

Quadriad officials say that installing a greater proportion of so-called affordable apartments would make no economic sense. Without the revenue produced by taller buildings, virtually all of the apartments would have to be rented at market rate — over $2,900 for two-bedroom homes. Despite the community board’s opposition, the developer said it planned to apply to the city’s Planning Commission for a zoning modification in the next few weeks. But if the change is not granted the firm says it will then build two stouter, market-rate buildings — 28 and 24 stories tall, which it has the legal right to do under existing zoning.
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Quadriad Realty to Present City Revised Wahi Skyscraper Proposal

August 7, 2012
By Farran Powell


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After more than a year and a half of discussions regadring a suite of skyscrapers that could radically alter Upper Manhattan's skyline, developer Quadriad Realty said it will soon submit its revised plan to the city.

Officials from the New York-based developer Quadriad Realty said they plan to submit revised plans to the Department of City Planning for approval to build two to four 29 to 31-story skyscrapers on West 190th Street and Broadway for its project dubbed the "Tryon Center."

The developer presented a preliminary plan to Community Board 12 last month, which includes more affordable housing units and buildings that sit up to 10 stories shorter than originally proposed in 2010. Quadriad officials said they planned to submit the new proposal to the city in late July, but agency reprentatives said they have not yet seen the new plan.
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This should be built. It has more benefits than disadvantages.
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Old Posted Aug 8, 2012, 3:05 AM
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I really don't understand people's aversion to tall buildings in this city sometime...
     
     
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So awesome. Give me lots of little CBDs and modern condos all over the Metro area!!!!
     
     
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Tryon Center aka Wahi Towers by Quadriad Realty is canceled.
     
     
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