One week after news broke that developer SL Green had tapped Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates to design a new tower near Grand Central, the Real Deal is reporting that said tower will be called One Vanderbilt. SL Green revealed the name and the above drawings today during its annual investor conference. The 1.55-million-square-foot building would be located on a block bound by 42nd and 43rd Streets, presumably fronting on Vanderbilt Avenue. As currently designed, the building would not actually be feasible unless the Midtown East rezoning is approved, so clearly SL Green is feeling optimistic about the rezoning moving forward.
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