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Old Posted May 15, 2010, 8:02 PM
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Originally Posted by mwadswor View Post
Probably a dumb question, but why would an office tower have to have a more conservative design?
Typically, at least in New York, office towers require more blanced floorplates, with enough space to accomodate various amounts of office workers. Just as an example, you wouldn't see something like Calatrava's Chicago Spire, or 80 South Street being built as office space.

Clearly a tower such as this one wouldn't have the large floorplates necessary in New York's office market.

Beyond that, developers aren't going to spend lavishly on designs for extra-extravagant office towers, which are basically warehouses for clerks.

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