The resolutions required a tower of similar design proportions. How much the new design resembles the old one, just shorter, is not immediately clear. Initially, Hines said it had filed no new plans, but when The Observer pointed to a notice on the City Planning website, spokesman George Lancaster admitted that the project was back on and imminent. “We DID file revised plans with City Planning for the shorter tower adjacent to MoMA,” he wrote in an email. — Observer
So is this good news or bad news? They said they couldn't do a shorter tower, and if it has to be the same thing, just shorter or with 200 feet lopped off the top, can that really be a satisfactory solution? Then again, if it's even half as good as 100 11th, it'll be better than most of the dreck in Midtown.