Lawsuit seeks to halt construction of SOM’s supertall Project Commodore next to Grand Central

The 2017 rezoning of East Midtown in Manhattan has drawn the ire and enthusiasm of many and the impact of that overhaul is now coming to fruition in the form of completed and planned supertall commercial towers. Project Commodore is perhaps the most ambitious to date: the 83-story tower passed the gauntlet of Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) approval in February, and, after leveling the existing Hyatt Hotel on the site, could loom over Grand Central Terminal’s eastern boundary. However, a lawsuit has now been filed with the Manhattan Supreme Court that seeks to halt its construction on the grounds that the passage of the project through the LPC was incongruent

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