Towering news from the West Village! (Hey, it's Friday afternoon. Give us a break.) Julie Satow reports that megadeveloper The Related Company has filed plans for a 20-story tower on Bethune Street that would tower over everything in the vicinity?like the Richard Meier buildings, which would be dwarfed by 15 feet. The project would require the destruction of the Superior Ink Factory along the West Side Highway. Naturally, preservationists are pissed, but the battle was inevitable when Related bought the site a year ago. To the barricades!
· Luxury High-Rise Planned for Bethune Street ?Gold Coast? [NYSun]
· Development Boon Near the River [Downtown Express, 2/04]