Originally Posted by Don098
The constraints you speak of - wiring and lighting - sound like extremely minuscule and trivial augmentations based upon a tenant's needs.
Originally Posted by STR
Let's ignore [that] fact
Reading, it's a good thing. Which, if you had done that, you'd know that the real issue wasn't the wiring, but that the stacking plan isn't set up for some random office floor. Period. That
would require considerable redesign, which since that would cause a delay, is simply not going to happen here. It's a more complex issue (and therefore less plausible) than the one that popped up (and was shot down by ZenSteelDude) when someone asked a few months back if the broadcast facilities on 89 & 90 could be turned into offices when the story came out that they were going to sit empty for years since broadcaster's weren't relocating from Midtown.
Just because something is 6 months out does NOT mean it isn't fixed. That's the difference between restaurant management (which is what you alluded to being your career) and project management, which was my last gig (PM being an inherently temporary job). The order for steel for the 102nd has been placed. It might have even been fabricated. Any major alteration would involve cancelling orders, rebidding contracts and delaying the completion of this severely delayed project. Given that this is a public funded project subject to mercurial politicians (who are more volatile, less educated, and beholden to many more interests than a private developer) another delay could cost people their heads.
Which is why something major like re-purposing the space for offices is NOT going to happen. This is ultimately a good thing, because that means the space will likely be available to the public in some form, again, most likely as a space for private parties. It is bad, because a restaurant would have really rocked. I know whenever I'm well enough dressed and on Michigan Ave I pop into the 95th in the Hancock Center for a drink.