Originally Posted by tommaso
What's the latest greatest on this one?
There are actually two towers going up here.
One is at the crane collapse site. They're going to use the shell of that structure to build one of the towers (the tower under discussion in this thread). They're currently negotiating with the city how to safety remove parts of the structure.
Then there were some damaged buildings when the crane collapsed. Those buildings were demolished, and there's another tower going up there. There's a thread on it at the Wired New York site.