Architecture

Rendering of 12 West 57th Street by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

SOM’s 12 West 57th Street Awaits Final Demolition in Midtown, Manhattan

At number 21 on our year-end countdown is 12 West 57th Street, a 672-foot-tall residential skyscraper in Midtown, Manhattan. Designed by Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill and developed by Sheldon Solow of Solow Management Corp., who filed permits for the proposal in 2019, the tower will rise along Billionaires’ Row between Fifth and Sixth Avenues and West 56th and 57th Streets. Before construction can break ground, the remaining two structures occupying the plot from 10 to 20 West 57th Street must first be demolished.

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Aloft Hotel Progresses at 450 Eleventh Avenue in Hudson Yards, Manhattan

At number 22 on our year-end countdown is 450 Eleventh Avenue, a topped-out 642-foot-tall Aloft Hotel in Hudson Yards. Designed by DSM Design Group and developed by Marx Development Group, the slender 51-story reinforced concrete skyscraper will yield 379 guest rooms as well as a business center, a ballroom, and a fourth-floor restaurant and bar with an outdoor terrace overlooking the growing neighborhood. Atria Builders LLC is the general contractor for the Midtown, Manhattan property, which is located at the corner of West 37th Street and Eleventh Avenue, directly across from the Jacob K. Javits Center. The total construction cost is expected to be around $368 million.

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Journal Squared’s Third Residential Skyscraper Underway in Jersey City, New Jersey

At number 23 on our year-end countdown is Journal Squared Tower 3, a 60-story residential skyscraper under construction in Jersey City‘s Journal Square neighborhood. Designed by HWKN Architecture and Handel Architects and developed by Kushner Real Estate Group and National Real Estate Advisors, the tower is the final component of the three-skyscraper complex and will top out as the second tallest, yielding 600 rental apartments with interiors designed by Major and Handel Architects. The development is bound by Pavonia Avenue to the north and Summit Avenue to the east. Groundbreaking occurred in early October.

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Haus25 Wraps Up Construction at 25 Columbus Drive in Jersey City

At number 24 on YIMBY’s annual construction countdown is Haus25, a 626-foot-tall mixed-use skyscraper nearing completion at 25 Columbus Drive in Jersey City. Designed by Elkus Manfredi Architects and developed by Veris Residential, the 57-story tower will yield 750 units with interiors designed by Fogarty Finger and a school designed by KSS Architects in the low-rise podium. Melillo + Bauer Associates is the landscape designer, DeSimone Consulting Engineers is the structural engineer, Inglese Architecture + Engineering is the Civil Engineer, and AMA Consulting Engineers is the mechanical engineer for the project, which is bound by Christopher Columbus Drive to the north, Montgomery Street to the south, Washington Street to the east, and Warren Street to the west.

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Demolition Prep Underway For 415 Madison Avenue In Midtown East, Manhattan

Demolition preparations are ramping up at 415 Madison Avenue in Midtown East, the site of a 605-foot-tall commercial skyscraper and number 25 on our year-end countdown. Designed by Skidmore Owings & Merrill and developed by 415 Madison Avenue LLC, the 40-story building will yield 343,100 square feet of office space and replace a 66-year-old structure currently owned by Rudin Management at the corner of Madison Avenue and East 48th Street. YIMBY last reported that the LLC was seeking special permits as part of the ULURP process to build in compliance with the East Midtown sub-district regulations. This would allow for the reconstruction of overbuilt floor area in a new development, as well as obtaining air rights from the nearby landmarked St. Bartholomew’s Church along Park Avenue. The new property will also include a 350-square-foot ground-floor retail pavilion and a 2,400-square-foot open-air public concourse.

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