Tudor City residents object to planned U.N. office tower

TRD New York /
Sep.September 26, 2013 11:39 AM

The United Nations Development Corporation faced a barrage of angry Tudor City residents at a public meeting Tuesday over their plan to condense the U.N. offices into one yet-to-be-built 36-story tower.

Most community members at the public meeting were concerned the building would cast a shadow over the two parks in the Fred French-developed co-op across the street, which stretches from First to Second Avenue from East 41st to East 43rd streets.

The building would rise on part of Robert Moses Park, between 42nd and 41st streets, along the East River waterfront. The project is going through the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure at the moment, and will soon head to the City Planning Commission for a vote.

“I’m concerned that we’re losing more parkland,” Tudor City resident Tim Maldonado told DNAinfo. “Right now, we do have sunlight coming into the park, but if this building goes up, any children going out at 9:30 in the morning would be in total shadow.”

The U.N. Development Corporation, which did not respond for comment, hopes the building will be ready by 2018. [DNAinfo]Mark Maurer


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