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A Joseph Ross
Thu Oct 6 01:04:41 EDT 2011
On 10/5/2011 9:56 AM, Martin Waters wrote:
> >A. Joseph Ross wrote:
> >I believe they were planning to retain only one of the towers.
> Based on news coverage I've seen over several years, the
> redevelopment plan always has called for demolishing all the
> buildings, including the one with the towers on the roof, except the
> office building at the front of the site (about 40 acres total).The
> plans, calling for a shopping mall, did go into limbo when the economy
> crashed, but the property was sold earlier this year to O'Connell,
> based in Holyoke, a major developer in the area. According to a
> Springfield Republican article in April, O'Connell said it also
> plans demolition (supposedly "this year") of all but the office
> building and construction of a mall. A couple weeks ago, the
> Republican reported that one of the wanna-be casino developers in
> Massachusetts is considering the Westinghouse site.
You've jogged my memory. I think the plans were for demolishing the
buildings and both towers, but after some public protest, someone
proposed a compromise to demolish one tower and leave the other
standing. Of course, the entire plans went on hold because of the economy.
A. Joseph Ross, J.D. 617.367.0468
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