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Madison Ave. Makeover Still Happening; Other Towers O' Garbage

MIDTOWN?Glassy facade facelifts of office towers were all the rage when commercial rents were soaring, but economic meltdown has a way of slamming the breaks on costly renovations. Still, Vornado appears to be going ahead with the makeover of 330 Madison Avenue, if the renderings and signage that recently popped up around the building are any indication. Then again it's been about 10 months since plans were announced and all we have to show for it are a few signs, so we'll see. [CurbedWire Staff]

HELL'S KITCHEN?"For the last at least 5 years," a Curbed reader writes, "there has been a mega Sanitation Department building under construction that spans 56th Street at the West Side Highway. On most weekends 56th St is closed off between 12th and 11th Avenues for construction on this building causing massive delays on the southbound West Side Highway approaching the light at 56th Street. Plus every car that does go under this building dodges pot holes, construction debris etc. This seems to be the project that never will end?" Our expertise on Towers o' Garbage is limited to what's going on down in Hudson Square, so we can't offer any intel. Anyone wanna talk trash? [CurbedWire Inbox]