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Old Posted Aug 14, 2014, 8:56 PM
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The day someone decides to tear this building down, I'll chain myself to it (given I'm still alive by that time).

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Old Posted Aug 16, 2014, 10:25 AM
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My favorite shot of the building with the old building (don't know the name of it) in front of it :



I have always loved this tower for some reason!
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Old Posted Aug 16, 2014, 11:42 AM
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ofc take a deep breathe of fresh asbestos filled air
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Old Posted Aug 16, 2014, 12:40 PM
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My favorite shot of the building with the old building (don't know the name of it) in front of it :
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It's the famous Helmsley Building.
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ofc take a deep breathe of fresh asbestos filled air
What, do you think they just shrugged and left all the asbestos in the building for the last 26 years and did nothing about it?

*sigh*

Only 3 years after your article and the building was not only 95% occupied, but they were already working on addressing the asbestos issue.

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Commercial Property: Pan Am Building; '200 Park Avenue' Preferred
New York Times: August 18, 1991

YOU might call it the Mitsui Building. Or the Dreyfus Building. Or the Rogers & Wells Building. Or, as the landlord seems to prefer, 200 Park Avenue.

Whatever the choice, if the name of the gargantuan skyscraper athwart Park Avenue were to reflect its tenancy, the name would no longer be Pan Am.

Although the airline still has four floors -- down from the 15 it occupied when the building opened in 1963 -- it will probably vacate most, if not all, of that space.

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At the moment, the 2.9 million-square-foot building is 95 percent occupied, according to Eileen J. Koffler, a senior analyst at Met Life for real estate investments. No single tenant predominates. Instead, about 100 companies and firms occupy the tower. Besides Pan Am, the largest tenants are the law firm of Rogers & Wells, which has 257,000 square feet under lease; the Dreyfus Corporation, 230,000; Mitsui & Company (U.S.A.), 170,000; the law firm of Coudert Brothers, 125,000 and the law firm of Whitman & Ransom, 110,000.

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Mitsui will be shifted within the building, in part for asbestos removal, in part to allow for construction. "When people are making 15- or 20-year commitments, they're entering into multimillion-dollar transactions," said Robert N. Jenkins, vice president for real estate investments at Met Life. "We move them to get their space fully equipped, renovated and ready for continued occupancy."

NEITHER Mr. Jenkins nor Ms. Koffler would elaborate on the asbestos issue.
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Seriously Eveningsong, I don't know what's with you. In this thread I've seen you seriously advocate tearing down a building just because you don't like it, and because you read an outdated article about asbestos.
In another thread I believe it was you who advocated tearing down a complex of buildings and leaving a hole in the ground, for no other reason than not liking their looks.

Seriously, what else do you contribute?
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I preferred the name PanAm at the top, but that's just me. The building makes the perfect backdrop for the Helmsley building/ornamental features on Grand Central Terminal. Well planned.
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Eveningsong, you better get your ticket now! (Oh wait)


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It's the famous Helmsley Building.
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Old Posted Aug 17, 2014, 11:08 AM
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This building is awesome. An icon of the Mid-Century Modern style.
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It's the famous Helmsley Building.
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Thank you for identifying the building.
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I'll be getting off the train and passing through this building (and the Helmsley walk) in 9.5 hrs.
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Amazing building!
What about the plan of a new cladding?
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Just raze it and start over it. No need to put lipstick on a pig
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Just because YOU don't like it doesn't mean there aren't people that do. Pound sand.
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Just raze it and start over it. No need to put lipstick on a pig

..and no need to argue with a red neck..
Just a suggestion:if you understand nothing about architecture,better care about
gardening..Your quote is poor and insulting.
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