Wednesday Roundup: Rezoning Complications, Starchitecture, and Silicon Alley

Future Midtown Rezoning Complicates 425 Park Plans (New York Post) The original structure at 425 Park Avenue wouldn’t be allowed under today’s zoning code, which would allow for significantly less than the 600,000 square feet the original tower holds if full demolition occurs.

Stern Tapped for 220 Central Park South (Michael Gross) As demolition of 220 Central Park South begins, Vornado has tentatively chosen Robert Stern, of 15 Central Park West fame, to design what will rise in the building’s spot.

New Map: New York Start-Ups Hiring (Made In NY) Mayor Bloomberg presided over the launch of a new map service listing new start-up companies in New York with job openings, proving the city’s rise as the East Coast’s ‘Silicon Alley’.

Subway Construction Photos, 1901-1931 (Gothamist) Historic photos provide a first-hand glimpse into the warren of tunnels and tubes that make up New York’s subway system.

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