Woolworth Building can get minor makeover

Joe Anuta reports for Crain’s New York Business. The Landmarks Preservation Commission gave Alchemy Properties the go-ahead to make over a portion of the Woolworth Building. Photo by Buck Ennis. Alchemy Properties, which is transforming the upper floors of the landmark tower into luxury condos, received a key city approval to move forward with its conversion plans. The developer transforming

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Are Billionaires Ruining The New York Skyline?

“I defend these buildings against people who take moral offense because ‘only wealthy people live in them,’” says Carol Willis, the director of Skyscraper Museum. She isn’t talking about Justin Davidson’s epic takedown of the luxury residential tower One57 in New York Magazine a few weeks earlier, but she might as well be. “All they are doing is playing by

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50 Years Later, Relive the Destruction of Old Penn Station

Hana R. Alberts reports for Curbed. <div><a href=”http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2013/10/28/50_years_later_relive_the_destruction_of_old_penn_station.php”><img src=”http://cdn.cstatic.net/images/gridfs/526e71bcf92ea10a2600d3b6/MNY51579.jpg” width=”500″ height=”346″></a><br /><a href=”http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2013/10/28/50_years_later_relive_the_destruction_of_old_penn_station.php” style=”font-size: 9px; text-align: center;”>Click here to view the full photogallery.</a></div>It was 50 years ago today that demolition began on the New York icon that evokes intense nostalgia and mourning even today: the old Pennsylvania Station. To honor the day, Atlantic Cities rounded up some beautiful photos of

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New skinny skyscraper set to rise in Midtown Manhattan

Manhattan’s 57th Street continues its ascent as New York City’s new gold coast with a skinny skyscraper unveiled by SHoP Architects and JDS Development. SHoP most recently celebrated the groundbreaking of another skyscraper for JDS along the East River, but has now been tapped to build a lean, luxury high-rise on West 57th Street that could climb to a whopping

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