The number of floors are about the same, but from the rendering in the Post, it looks similar, yet different...
That's an old rendering of Related's mixed-use tower in the background, the proximity of the towers shown below...
I've been looking forward to this one coming back with completion nearing for the 7 station. Both this site and the Girasole site are situated directly above the station.
Related Cos. is the designated developer of the Hudson Yards rail site bounded by 10th and 12th avenues and West 30th-33rd streets. Extell’s site is just north of it in what city officials call the “Hudson Yards area.”
Was Barnett worried the name might steam up Related chief Stephen M. Ross? “I’m not interested in steaming up anybody, much less Steve Ross,” Barnett told us. But Ross fumed, “I don’t know why he is trying to deceive tenants and the public.”
Barnett said he’s cooperated closely with the MTA on the new subway station and helped the agency assemble the site. He said station construction also put in place some of the foundation for his tower, which will reduce Extell’s cost and allow it to build swiftly.
“We have the ability to begin vertical construction by the end of the year,” he said, “and the ability for our tenants to do their buildouts in 2015.”
No need for anybody to get snippy. The Hudson Yards is vast, and anyone who follows such things knows Extell's tower is just one of many in the Hudson Yards district. I would have thought Barnett would use a "Hudson Boulevard" address like the Girasole though. When that is built out, it will become synonamous with the Hudson Yards.
But it's clear why this could be a little too close for Related's comfort...
Time Warner on the Prowl
Time Warner, which is searching for 4 million square feet of space, plans at last to send out its requests for proposals. The media conglomerate, which owns its offices in Columbus Circle and leases space at 1100 and 1271 Sixth Ave., is looking at a wide range of options for when the leases come due, according to multiple people familiar with the matter.
The company is weighing some 20 sites, the people said, including Hudson Yards, the World Trade Center, and other sites on the far west side owned by Sherwood Equities Inc., Brookfield Office Properties Inc. Extell Development Co.
Time Warner intends to have a deal for a new space or to stay in place by the end of the year, according to a person familiar with the process. That could be good news for developers like Related and Brookfield, which are scrambling to land a tenant so they can get major new projects off the ground.
A Deal for Time Warner
April 30, 2012
Late Friday afternoon, Time Warner sent out requests for proposals to virtually all of the city's largest developers including Sherwood Equities Inc., Brookfield Office Properties Inc., Extell Development, Related Cos., Boston Properties Inc., Rockefeller Group, Vornado Realty Trust, Alloy Development and Silverstein Properties. The company plans to make a decision by the end of the year.
Grab some popcorn, and watch the show...