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Old Posted Feb 6, 2015, 10:17 PM
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Originally Posted by BrownTown View Post
The number of bridges and rail flyovers in the area would make this site very complex to develop. It would probably take at least a billion just to get the infrastructure to a point where you could even START construction on the actual platform and buildings. I'm not sure how that level of expense could ever be paid off with affordable housing and a convention center. The Eastern half of the yards might be possible, but the West half looks too complex and small to justify the expense.
I think the idea is that intensive development of the current Javits Center site would cross-subsidize the expense needed create the infrastructure needed to handle development in Sunnyside Yards.

But that would probably be contingent on parcel sales...which would need to happen after the new Sunnyside Yards Javits Center was built.
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