The last time YIMBY checked in on progress at Brookfield’s Manhattan West, a little over a year ago, construction had just reached above ground level. Now, the superstructure for the first tower, at 401 Ninth Avenue, is closing in on the halfway mark, and in the past few days, glass installation has also begun.
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The Upper West Side doesn’t often see major new residential developments, especially of the affordable variety, which is why HPD’s plans for 145 West 108th Street, on behalf of the West Side Federation for Senior and Supportive Housing, are somewhat surprising. Dattner Architects will be designing, and today, YIMBY has the first images of what the two-building project will look like.
Back in February of 2015, YIMBY reported on the initial new building applications for 30 East 31st Street, between Park and Madison Avenues, in Midtown South. In November of that year, we revealed the first rendering for the project. Since then, filings have been amended for a slight height increase of two floors, and construction has entered full swing, with the Morris Adjmi-designed skyscraper now up to its fourteenth floor per the latest photos from JC_Heights.
The transition zone between East Harlem and the Upper East Side is booming with new developments, and just last week, YIMBY featured an update on 1399 Park Avenue, on the corner of East 104th Street, which is close to topping-out. Today, we have another update by Tectonic on 302 East 96th Street, several blocks to the southeast, where superstructure work is also close to completion.
The ongoing Downtown Brooklyn development boom has already resulted in three new “tallest towers” for the borough, with 388 Bridge, then AVA Willoughby, and now 333 Schermerhorn taking the title, at 607 feet to parapet. But while each of those projects stands just a few feet above the others, Extell’s Brooklyn Point, at 138 Willoughby Street, is going to top-out 68 floors and 720 feet above the streets below. Now, YIMBY has a look at new renderings that paint a much more vivid picture of the skyscraper’s eventual impact on the DoBro skyline.