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Old Posted Aug 16, 2019, 7:47 PM
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Why doesn't a 91 year old developer just take a well-deserved break and leave the destruction of the city to a younger, more capable generation?

It's not like he needs the money...
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Old Posted Aug 16, 2019, 9:01 PM
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Why doesn't a 91 year old developer just take a well-deserved break and leave the destruction of the city to a younger, more capable generation?

It's not like he needs the money...
Maybe it's more about doing what you love. Look at Silverstein and Macklowe. Macklowe is sailing around the world, but still found time to put a major new skyscraper (Tower Fifth) in motion. He certainly didn't have to, but sometimes your passion is what keeps you going. And God bless them. I hope I'm still going at that age, and not leaving life to the younger generation.


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Cafe Classico and Great American Health Bar argued in a Manhattan state court filing that their landlord is trying to unfairly oust them to make way for a “major” new building.

I'm sure the prospect of putting up a new building in NY or assisting with one is a driving factor for any developer who likes the game.
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Old Posted Aug 16, 2019, 9:04 PM
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Yeah, I'm not sure I understand the age comment. Solow is a family development firm. His son, who is maybe 40, is the co-CEO.
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Old Posted Aug 17, 2019, 7:56 PM
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I'm not surprised that a 91-year old who came of age during the destructive 60's is responsible for replacing more beautiful old buildings with pomo nonsense. It's a generational mindset as far as I'm concerned.
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Somebody has to put these super talls up. As long as the design is decent, IDC if a 8 year old is developing it or Tony the Tiger, as long as it adds to the city, its a plus.

But I'm awaiting more JDS and Extell super talls. We need more of those! Also, the potential for the Penn Station district.
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He's a capable man and he'll develop the style he likes. You should be admiring him that he's not wasting away in a home.

A younger developer does not guarantee amazing architecture either, so that's just ageist. There are plenty of awful younger developers with bad taste around.

Oh yeah, and money is not important to someone like him. He does it cause that's his MO. Architects also work until they die usually.. Haven't you heard of "the old man's profession"?

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He's a capable man and he'll develop the style he likes. You should be admiring him that he's not wasting away in a home.

A younger developer does not guarantee amazing architecture either, so that's just ageist. There are plenty of awful younger developers with bad taste around.

You would think that would go without saying.
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You should be admiring him that he's not wasting away in a home.
If only he was...
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What do you care anyway?

You're making the mistake that younger age of a developer = good architecture. No, it doesn't work that way. Sorry. Any generation can ruin the city. It's not the age of the man, it's the taste of the man. And that man can be developing and designing great buildings.

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