NY Plans To Erect Empire State Building-Sized Penn 15 Skyscraper
Eyebrows have been raised over a proposal for a huge skyscraper in New York City, called Penn 15 and comparable in size to the Empire State Building.
Andrew Cuomo, New York’s governor, hopes to erect Penn 15 as part of a plan to redevelop midtown Manhattan and improve the city’s transport. The 1,200ft building would include 27 landscaped terraces, according to the developer, Vornado Realty Trust, and 57 floors of office space.
Penn 15 is described as a “super-tall tower that will become the new standard for office design”, featuring “a unique side core design to allow for flexible office configurations and terraces on every fourth floor to maximize access to light and air.
Penn 15 would thrust into the sky as one big part of a sprawling, 20m sq ft redevelopment. The redevelopment would include 10 large-scale buildings and would be completed by 2038. Plans for Penn 15 hang on New York budget negotiations.The redevelopment would include 10 large-scale buildings and would be completed by 2038.