Sequels don't have to be the worst. A lot of people think the The Empire Strikes Back and The Godfather Part II were superior to their cinematic predecessors. But if you live in a 42-story glass curtain-walled tower with unobstructed views of the East River and points north, south, and east, a sequel building rising directly in front of you is going to get thumbs down reviews. That is the case these days over on Sutton Place North, aka York Avenue between 60th and 61st Streets, where ground has broken on Two Sutton Place North. Its footprint is situated diagonally in front of the extant One Sutton Place North, and will eventually stand between the original tower and views of the Queensboro Bridge, the Cornell Tech campus on Roosevelt Island, and the East River. The two buildings are expected to be the same height, and current renters of the 2003 original will have had a good decade while it lasted.
· One Sutton Place North coverage [Curbed]
· Oops, There Goes My View [Curbed]