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Old Posted Aug 20, 2019, 4:19 PM
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Does anyone know what the Elevation or AMSL (Above Mean Sea Level) is on this site ?
This FAA study suggests the height at 43 ft.







DOB ducuments put it at 42 ft and 10 inches (or about the same 43 ft).











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Please please please let this get built before a recession kills it, limits it to 500' or something else. I just love this building.
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Please please please let this get built before a recession kills it, limits it to 500' or something else. I just love this building.
Its not going to get killed because its financed, there is a housing demand in which part of this tower does have affordable housing, and there is high demand for market rate units and unbelievably so for affordable housing; so much that the lottery has horrible odds due to how many applicants are in the pipeline. This tower is not uber ultra luxury. Might I say, kinda affordable relative to whats rising on 57th Street or anywhere on the UWS.

NYC has a way of weathering recessions on a side note, as history has shown. But the biggest factor is housing in general. One might think a million dollar unit might not sell, but it will! It will!!! Its actually cheap compared to some of the bs costs in Manhattan for example. 1 million dollars might seem a lot for some cities, but depending on the neighborhood, its actually a bargain in NYC (location dependent). There is massive demand for units 400k-1.5 million in price.

Another tower thats actually cheap relatively speaking is 99 Hudson in Jersey City. Magnitudes cheaper than getting something in SoHo or Greenwich village, and you'll actually get a killer view along with it versus staring at some brick wall for a 4 million dollar unit in SoHo.
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Do yourselves a favor and head over to JDS's Instagram page. They just released a new video which displays some software that takes renderings to a whole new level!
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Any updated pics?
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^ yeow that is some tricky foundation work!
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Old Posted Sep 25, 2019, 9:42 PM
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It looks like it has a ways to go before it starts to rise...
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^ yes -- it looks like quite a challenge to keep the old bank building up while they dig out the foundation.
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May I remind some of you that The Empire State--amongst other quite talls--was put up during the Great Depression (The diagram section is your friend)? After 1941, not one tower that I know of rose in the decade + change following.

'Course, after WWII, we started to see the wedding-cake design which came about as, IIRC, the result of zoning laws run slightly amuck. The UN Secretariat finished up in '52 and the rest is indeed history, stable/unstable international banks notwithstanding.
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Plenty of guys on site today, I have no doubt they're building this thing, otherwise they're bleeding money for no reason. JDS does not bleed money for no reason. No photos because they're still down in the hole and what's going on can't really be seen, but when it starts rising I'll be posting pics. Keep in mind this is directly next to two subway tunnels and DeKalb station, everything they do down there has to be checked, rechecked and then calculated again for approval.
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Found a couple interesting renderings I haven't seen in the thread on Cityrealty.com



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That facade is beautiful.
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Found a couple interesting renderings I haven't seen in the thread on Cityrealty.com

That's because you've got to go waaaay back to page 27. But it's worth seeing again, always like looking at this tower. We'll be looking at the real thing eventually. But like every other tower we had to wait to watch rise, this one is no different.
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Old Posted Oct 8, 2019, 7:27 PM
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Thought I would throw a couple pics up, if only to show the Flatbush entrance to DeKalb Station preserved for integration into the tower base:

540 Fulton in background











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Old Posted Oct 9, 2019, 12:37 AM
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I can't remember... did they purchase the air rights over Junior's or could the owners of Junior's develop a tower of their own on that property in the future?
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JDS didn't purchase the Junior's air rights.

But I have no doubt those air rights will eventually be used at another project. The site is far too valuable.
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