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Initially rebuffed, Manhattan hospital scales down its redesign plans

New York Times, May 20, 2008
After its original plan was rejected by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, St. Vincent's Hospital Manhattan has submitted a more modest redesign of its $1.6 billion development proposal. In the revised plan, a proposed hospital tower would be 30 feet lower and 40 feet narrower, and a planned luxury condominium would be 32 feet lower and 60 feet narrower. In the redesign, five buildings within the Greenwich Village Historic District would be demolished to complete the project, while four other buildings would be adapted and reused. Under the original plan, all nine of those buildings would have been demolished.