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A stunning 1,401-foot glass tower will be Grand Central's new neighbor

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Rebecca Fontana
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At 1,401 feet, #OneVanderbilt will be the second tallest building in NYC and the tallest building in #EastMidtown.

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Right now, if you walk east on 42nd Street, you’ll get a stellar view of Grand Central’s façade with its giant clock, Hercules statue and Tiffany glass. But not for long.
 
Its next-door neighbor in the square between Vanderbilt and Madison and 42nd and 43rd was demolished over the past year to make room for a brand-new glass building, One Vanderbilt. The 63-story, 1,401-foot tower will be the tallest building in Midtown and the second tallest in NYC after One World Trade. It will have office spaces with floor-to-ceiling windows, retail stores and an underground passageway to Grand Central.
 
The tower’s groundbreaking ceremony is today, and it’s scheduled to be completed by 2020.  
 
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