CRAINS -- Expansion of big West Side project gets nod

The City Planning Commission approved a key zoning modification for Brookfield Office Properties' $4.5 billion Manhattan West project Wednesday. The change will allow it to be linked up with the huge building the company bought just to the west in 2012. The proposal now moves on to the City Council for consideration.

"We are pleased with the commission's decision, and look forward to moving ahead with the project," said Philip Wharton, senior vice president of development at the firm. "We believe the additional open space will be beneficial to the community."

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