It would be a shame to lose that nice old building.
Terrible news. First we lose 260 York Street in New Haven, and now this? Granted, I haven’t visited in a while–mainly thanks to Del Vecchio’s other terrible decisions–but this is sad. 346 Mads is an American icon.
Oh well. I’ll always have the memories and, if I’m lucky, another blank-walled Foster behemoth to look forward to.
Too bad its not 350 Madison being sold as a redevelopment opportunity, I don’t think anyone would miss it.
According to people on SkyscraperPage, 11 East 44th Street is also part of this assemblage. This site has a FAR of 23, which would add up to 1.1 million square feet. For reference, One Vanderbilt is 1.6 million square feet. This plot has a slightly larger footprint than One Vanderbilt. Definitely supertall potential here.