Sixth Avenue's Milliken Building was a cute little box o' Modernism near Bryant Park, but after a date with the wrecking ball back in 2009, it's now a big patch of dirt next to a really big, really blank wall. The 1045 Sixth Avenue site is still owned by the South Carolina-based chemical and textile manufacturer, but today the Post's Lois Weiss reports that developer Hines Interests has come aboard to help fill this sad gap in the Avenue of the Americas. The partners have brought in architecture firm Pei Cobb Freed to create conceptual designs for a building that will offer "in excess of 400,000 square feet of rentable area," which sounds officey to us. No construction timeline yet.
· Breakthrough at Bryant Park [NYP]
· Destructoporn: Live From the Milliken Massacre [Curbed]