Yesterday morning SL Green, Hines, and National Pension Service of Korea held a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the official opening of One Vanderbilt, a $1.4 billion, 77-story supertall in Midtown East. Transit officials, labor leaders, building tenants, and Mayor de Blasio attended the milestone celebration in the new pedestrian plaza, called One Vanderbilt Avenue, directly below the eastern side of the Kohn Pedersen Fox-designed skyscraper, which received a Temporary Certificate of Occupancy on September 11.
The steel superstructure is nearing the pinnacle of Covenant House, a 164-foot-tall mixed-use building at 460 West 41st Street in Midtown West. Designed by FXCollaborative and developed by Covenant House, the 80,290-square-foot project will yield 53,053 square feet of community facility space and 60 residential units averaging approximately 884 square feet apiece. 460 West 41st Street is planned to be the first supportive housing development by Covenant House in 48 years and includes help from for-profit entities Gotham Organization and Denham Wolf Real Estate Services.
The construction crane on Extell‘s Central Park Tower has begun disassembly at 217 West 57th Street in Midtown as the 1,550-foot-tall skyscraper moves closer to completion. Designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill, the residential supertall boasts the highest roof level of any building in the Western Hemisphere. Extell is projecting a $4 billion sellout with its in-house team marketing the 179 residences.
Construction rising quickly at 223 West 46th Street, a 34-story Marriott SpringHill hotel in Times Square. Designed by Gene Kaufman Architects and developed by McSam Hotel Group, the tower will yield 70,000 square feet and 200 rooms.
Under the consortium of “FWRA LLC,” developers Richard Siu of F&T Group, John Liang of Young Nian Group LLC, and William Xu of United Construction & Development Group recently announced plans for the Special Flushing Waterfront District, a major redevelopment in downtown Flushing, Queens. Designed by Hill West Architects, the master plan would transform an underdeveloped swath of land bound by Flushing Creek, Northern Boulevard, College Point Boulevard, and Roosevelt Avenue into a mixed-use community, while simultaneously restoring and upgrading the neighborhood’s public waterfront access. YIMBY reached out to the development team with ten questions on what’s to come for the project.