New York City has announced that it will shut down the tallest building in Manhattan after the city decided to build a massive new office building to serve as a data center for its Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
The new office complex is slated to be built on a vacant lot in Manhattan’s Midtown neighborhood, a short distance from the city’s subway system.
The Midtown office building is not the tallest structure in Manhattan.
The skyscraper is only the second-tallest, and is on the corner of 5th Avenue and Madison Street.
The New York Times called it “the world’s tallest office building, taller than the Empire State Building.”
[Photo: Getty] “This is a major milestone for our region, and it’s a testament to the work that New Yorkers have done to make Midtown one of the best places to live, work, play, and retire,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a statement.
“The Midtown project will be the centerpiece of the new headquarters of the Metropolitan Transportation Agency, and the future of the city is bright.”
New York officials announced that the building would be a centerpiece of their plan to modernize the city, with the building being the citywide hub for the New York Metropolitan Transit Authority.
“New York City’s skyline is now a virtual canvas, as New Yorkers look for affordable housing and transportation solutions, and more jobs and services,” said New York State Assembly Speaker Christine Quinn, who represents the Midtown section of Manhattan.
“This building will serve as the hub of the MTA and will transform Midtown as the center of New York.”
The MTA has been working on the Midyear report to update the citys transportation plans.
The report was originally scheduled to be completed in 2019, but was delayed by the recession.
The agency plans to begin construction in 2021 and open the building in 2024.
[Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images] The new building will have about 1,300 employees, and will be connected to a bus terminal by a large underground tunnel.
It will have a total of 18,000 square feet of space, and would be connected via a tunnel to the city`s subway system, which operates on two different systems, the MetroCard and the Metrorail.
The MTA already has a subway system that is in the process of upgrading to an electric car system, and officials have said that the new building is part of a plan to improve connectivity.
The building will also house offices for the MTA, the Port Authority of New Jersey, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and several other government agencies.
The city said that it is the first time in the city s history that an entire city building will be built at once.
“While the construction of the Midcentury Modern will be a transformative undertaking for Midtown and New York, it is a critical step in bringing the city back to where we once were,” New York Gov.
Andrew Cuomo said in the statement.
[Read more: The 10 coolest buildings in the world] New York Mayor Bill De Blasio, who announced the project, called the Midterm report a “historic moment.”
“The construction of Midtown is a monumental undertaking, and we are taking a major step forward toward transforming Midtown into a modern, vibrant, and welcoming city,” he said in an interview with CNN.
“As New Yorkers, we have been working for decades to make this a better place to live and work.
I am proud that Midtown will be one of our largest investments in our city.
This project is one of many steps that we will take to bring the city of New Yorkers together, strengthen our communities, and ensure that we can work together for the common good.”
The Midterm study will examine the city and its transportation infrastructure, as well as its relationship to the economy and the environment.
The document is scheduled to go to the Transportation Committee of the New Jersey State Legislature on Monday.