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Old Posted Mar 31, 2020, 11:55 PM
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Yeh that era looks like a completely different city. It's amazing the changes that happened in the skyline between 1969-1974. Crazy.

I mean if it was now I would be moaning about 28 Liberty Street being built.

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it was a completely different mindset back then. Urban Renewal was all the rage. Chase Manhattan was considered a pioneer in the concept for building that skyscraper. Some still say they saved downtown as a viable place of business. Maybe without Chase moving in, the Twins wouldn't have been built. And now, under a new umbrella, they're doing something similar with 270 Park.
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When I think about that era in construction Downtown, I think of the Hudson Yards. But at least in the Hudson Yards, you have a blank slate. I know it was necessary though at the time, there hadn't been new office construction there for decades. And they got a lot of it.

It could have been worse though. We could have ended up with this as WTC, though maybe that would have saved some of the classic skyline views.



https://www.reddit.com/r/Architectur..._center_1960s/



Here you can see the waterfront district in the 60's...



https://www.alamy.com/1970s-aerial-v...244698182.html



A look at a dominant 80 South Street...


https://www.instagram.com/p/B9pc16ZIcPl/

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