Last Wednesday, developers Related Companies, Mitsui Fudosan America, and Oxford Properties celebrated the grand opening of 50 Hudson Yards, a 78-story supertall commercial skyscraper in Hudson Yards. Designed by Foster + Partners, the 1,011-foot-tall structure is the largest building by volume in the first phase of the Hudson Yards complex and the fourth-largest in the city overall, yielding 2.9 million feet of office space. ArcelorMittal provided the steel components, R&R Scaffolding provided the BMU equipment, Langan Engineering is the civil and environmental engineer, and WSP is the structural and MEP engineer for the $3.8 billion project, which occupies a full block bound by West 34th Street to the north, West 33rd Street to the south, Tenth Avenue to the east, and Hudson Boulevard to the west.
Façade work is continuing on 1841 Broadway, a 25-story residential tower on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Designed by INC Architecture & Design with SLCE Architects as the architect of record and developed by Global Holdings Management Group, the 281-foot-tall, 180,813-square-foot structure will yield 173 market-rate and affordable housing units, and 11,741 square feet of retail space on the first two levels. Pavarini McGovern is the general contractor and DeSimone Consulting Engineers is the façade consultant for the property, which is located at the corner of Broadway and West 60th Street, just north of Columbus Circle and the southwest corner of Central Park.
Construction is nearing completion on 141 Willoughby Street, a 24-story commercial building in Downtown Brooklyn. Designed by Fogarty Finger with SLCE as the executive architect and developed by Savanna Real Estate, the structure will yield 400,000 square feet of Class A offices and lower-level retail space. Gilbane Building Company and Savcon are the general contractors, Thornton Tomasetti is the structural engineer, and AKF Group is the MEP engineer for the property, which stands on a trapezoidal plot bound by Willoughby Street to the south, Flatbush Avenue Extension to the east, and Gold Street to the west.
Construction is finishing up on 510 Driggs Avenue, a six-story residential building in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Designed by Woods Bagot and developed by Northlink Capital, the 79,500-square-foot structure will yield 44 units in studio to four-bedroom layouts with sales led by The Serhant Team of Nest Seekers Development Marketing, as well as 12,820 square feet of commercial space. Ray Builders is the general contractor for the property, which is located at the intersection of Driggs Avenue and North 8th Street.
YIMBY took a tour of the upper floors of 450 Washington Street, a 12-story residential building on the Hudson River waterfront in Tribeca. Designed by Roger Ferris + Partners and developed by Related Companies, the structure is undergoing a renovation to convert its rental apartment layout into 176 condominium units, as well as an extensive exterior overhaul involving window replacement and a new exterior finish. Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group is handling sales and marketing for the condominiums, which range from studios to four-bedroom homes with pricing ranging from $1 million to $10 million. Hollander Design is the landscape architect for the property, which occupies a full block parcel bound by Watts Street to the north, Desbrosses Street to the south, Washington Street to the east, and West Street to the west.