Work to prepare 270 Park Avenue for its demolition is continuing in Midtown East. Since YIMBY’s last update in late July, more scaffolding and netting have been installed on the lower section of the Modernist-style skyscraper. JPMorgan Chase is the developer of the project to tear down the 1.5-million-square-foot, 52-story tower and replace it with a 57-story supertall designed by Foster + Partners Architects, with Adamson Associates as the architect of record.
New photos from across the street and around the Midtown property show that state of progress on the project. Another major step in the demolition process is the installation of a construction crane on the southern elevation of the skyscraper. The steel base and support was previously spotted in our last update before the crane arrived and was assembled. This will aid in the lifting of heavy objects and structural materials from every floor until 270 Park Avenue reaches street level.
Meanwhile, almost the entire lower western section of the tower is covered in black netting and scaffolding. Workers can be seen carting dozens of filled dumpster bins along East 48th Street, containing various materials like ceiling tiles, metal studs, drywall, and other miscellaneous scrap pieces.
No renderings of the new skyscraper have been spotted yet, though building massing studies are the only visual depictions that give us an idea of how tall and massive this new supertall will eventually become.