October in New York: Parking lots, slivers and stories

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I noticed this building at 785 8th Avenue, now known as the Icon, on a previous trip.  It’s still weird: what is a sliver building doing on a location like this? – quite literally an edgy Hell’s Kitchen site.

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The various density transfers involved must be a story on its own.  As is the technology involved to slip something so tall on a 33-foot site:

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Lots of international money involved, apparently – since real-estate in New York more and more about that.
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Which makes this all the more curious:
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Parking lot
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A surface parking lot at 135 West 54th – not half a block from those corporate towers on Sixth and right on the edge of the theatre district.  Oh, the money that must be worth – and it doesn’t even look like it attracts a lot of cars.
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Gotta be a story there.

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