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Apr 18, 2017

Tallest Albuquerque Building Proposal Sparks Potential Opposition

A plan to build the tallest building in downtown Albuquerque will be opposed by a local neighborhood association if that structure goes up at a currently vacant lot in the 300 block of Second Street SW.

A group called the Silver Platinum Downtown Neighborhood Association has said that the proposed 360-foot tall structure would block the sun from the rooftop of the nearby Imperial Building, which was completed last year.

The Imperial Building is located across the street from the potential site of the new high-rise. A second site under consideration by city officials is located at the corner of Third Street and Marquette Avenue.

In February, Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry said he wanted to see the construction of a new Albuquerque skyscraper, noting “Every 25 years it seems like we build the tallest building in New Mexico.”

Proposals for the project are being accepted by the City of Albuquerque until June 30.

The empty lot on Second Street being considered as a possible home for the high-rise was formerly the site of a Greyhound bus terminal, which was demolished a decade ago.     

 

By Garry Boulard

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