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Old Posted Aug 25, 2008, 4:38 PM
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Smile NEW YORK | 610 Lexington Ave | 712 FT / 216 M l 66 FLOORS

Shangri La Hotel
610 Lexington Ave
709 ft / 216 m
61 Floors
Norman Foster

This tower will rise at 610 Lexington Ave at the corner of East 53rd Street. It sits directly behind and tower over the iconic Seagram building. It is incredibly narrow with a 46 foot width so it won't have that big of a visual impact in the skyline. Especially since it will be catty corner to the incredibly thick 915ft Citigroup Center.

The tower is designed by Norman Foster and RFR Realty. The added height to the tower was made possible by buying remaining air rights from the Seagram Building.

The site is bordered by Subway lines on its northern (E and V) and eastern (4,5,6) borders. It is across the street from a major subway stop.

This building takes the place of a now demolished YWCA.

source: Lecom

Currently the foundations are being dug. On the western edge of the site abutting Seagrams, the foundations are near 30 feet deep currently.

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Last edited by Lecom; Aug 26, 2008 at 4:25 AM. Reason: fixed "687ft/ 209M" to "687 ft / 209 m"