For all those who dreamed of another glassy, boxy office tower for midtown, look away! This afternoon, construction has been halted on 250 West 55th Street. Seems a law firm with interest in the space ended up passing, leading developer Boston Properties to stop work on the SOM-designed tower. And what of the construction site itself? Reads a press release, "Construction of foundations is well underway at the site and the Company intends to complete them to facilitate a restart of construction when it deems it propitious to do so." In other words, fans of giant gaping pits, rejoice!
· Boston Properties Announces Suspension of Construction on 250 West 55th [Mw]
· All 250 West 55th Street Coverage [Curbed]
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