"The biggest collection of empty holes with no sign of any work being done is on First Avenue south of the United Nations, where Sheldon Solow won city approval earlier this year to put up six apartment buildings and one office tower. Some day, we hope, it will all be beautiful; today, it's a 9.8-acre expanse of nothing - making us miss, for the time being, the hulking old Con Ed plants." Other holes that make the list: Extell's 57th Street pit across the street from Carnegie Hall, and the scene of Macklowe's murder of the Drake Hotel. [NYP, fourth item]
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