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  • National market report

    September 06, 2012 05:30PM

    Chicago Skyline

    From the September issue: In our monthly roundup of real estate news from across the nation, The Real Deal leads with on one of the largest office leases ever signed in Chicago at the former Sears Tower. The report also includes details on the largest office building sale in Miami since 2008 and Amtrak’s proposal for a $7 billion expansion of Washington, D.C.’s Union Station. On the residential side, we have news on Michael Phelps selling his Baltimore home, Bill Koch building an Old West-style town in Colorado, David Schwimmer selling his Los Angeles estate for $8.9 million and more. Click here to read the entire report.

  • alternate textSpeaker Christine Quinn (center) will push harder to redevelop Farley
    Post Office (left) to replace Penn Station which she compared
    unfavorably to Union Station in D.C. (right)

    City Council speaker Christine Quinn told contractors and builders at a
    morning breakfast today that the Moynihan Station planners need to
    consider smaller or staggered plans, despite the fact that Pennsylvania
    Station is an eyesore. “At this point we need to come up with a plan even if it is smaller or
    phased in,” for the project located in her city council district, she
    said. Quinn was speaking to members of the New York Building Congress at its
    industry breakfast forum at the Hilton New York Hotel in Midtown today. The Moynihan Station plan envisions converting the James A. Farley Post
    Office on Eighth Avenue and 33rd Street to a rail transit hub, part of
    a wider vision to transform the Penn Station area, with a new Madison
    Square Garden structure and office towers. … [more]