In the News: FiDi’s New 70-Story Building

••• “Rafael Vinoly’s Early Design for 22 Thames Street Revealed.” The developer has the right to build 85 stories, but it’s only planning on 70. —Curbed

••• Christine Quinn “credits spin classes for weight loss, stress relief.” She trains weekly at SoulCycle Tribeca. —New York Post

••• “After testing water samples from 10 spots on the Hudson’s estuary between Westchester County and Lower Manhattan, scientists found that 38 percent of microbes were resistant to tetracycline and 84 percent were resistant to ampicillin—drugs used to treat ear infections, pneumonia and more. […] This is the first study to make the connection between the microbes and the untreated sewage that regularly flows into the Hudson River.” —DNAinfo

••• “A federal judge rejected developer Larry Silverstein’s bid to recover billions of dollars from two airlines whose planes were used in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.” —Wall Street Journal

••• “108 Reade Street loft goes to war, secretly, beats the heck out of 2011 market.” —Manhattan Loft Guy

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  1. OMG – That was Christine Quinn?! I thought it was Lena Dunham.

  2. Only 70 floors instead of 85? Such restraint!

  3. Can we commission the 15 floors for a school?