It is the latest step forward for one of the city’s numerous projects that just refuse to die. Hopefully it will not be accompanied by yet another step back.
At a public meeting today of the board of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, plans were presented by the Vornado Realty Trust for a 40-story office tower, according to the Observer, which got the scoop. Vornado offered three potential designs, all very striking, not to mention strikingly emblematic of the responsible firms: Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, Pelli Clarke Pelli, and Kohn Pedersen Fox.
It is worth noting that what had once been a lonely corner off Times Square could soon boast three impressive towers, if not more: this new one, which would block the dominant Jersey view of the second, the Times Building across 8th Avenue, and a third, the FXFowle-designed Eleven Times Square. It is becoming quite the architectural hub, especially with 4 Times Square and One Bryant Park just down the block.
Gallery: The Port Authority Tower Designs
Kohn Pedersen Fox
Pelli Clarke Pelli
COURTESY PELLI CLARKE PELLI ARCHITECTS
Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners