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Gehry's Downtown Manhattan tower now 75 stories

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20 more stories for Beekman building

By Ronda Kaysen

Real estate developer Bruce Ratner announced plans last week to increase the size of his Beekman St. tower from 55 stories to 75 stories, making it the second tallest proposed building in the Downtown skyline after the Freedom Tower, and inciting outrage from local residents and a potential lawsuit from the city council.

The announcement of a 20-story addition to the one-million-square-foot tower on the lot bordered by Spruce, Beekman, Nassau and Gold Sts. was proposed as a solution to concerns from residents of the neighboring Southbridge Towers that the development would block their windows. Ratner

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"“When you negotiate something in a community that the community doesn’t like, it usually goes down in scale, not up"

Haha! I love it. Down with NIMBYS and up with highrises!

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