NEW YORK | 32 West 48th Street | 456 FT | 33 FLOORS

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I didn’t realize it earlier, but this is the weirdest shaped hotel building because of the lot assemblage. It has a wide mass with a cantilever on the 48th st side, but the 47th st side has a narrow attachment with a lot of setbacks.

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There was an article in the Times about this a few years ago. It’s cheaper to build straight up than to do setbacks.

It’s a shame that Extell couldn’t buy the adjacent sites on 47th St. They are filthy and disgusting. Presumably, the putzes who own them refused to sell.

It’s ridiculous that this street, along with Antwerp, is the biggest diamond center in the world, and yet it looks like a third-world, dilapidated PoS.

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Michael Young photos

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Photo by Michael Young

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Lot line windows next door in peril -

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Photo by Michael Young

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ABOVE 48th St view


ABOVE: detail as seen from 47th street


ABOVE: Detail as seen from 5th Ave.

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