Work is moving along on the re-cladding of 660 Fifth Avenue, a 39-story commercial building in Midtown, Manhattan. Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox and developed by Brookfield Properties, the project involves the complete overhaul of the 64-year-old structure, which was originally designed by Carson & Lundin and formerly addressed as 666 Fifth Avenue, replacing its mid-century exterior with a modern glass enclosure. The 1.5-million-square-foot property is located between West 52nd and 53rd Streets.
Exterior work is nearing completion on the Tin Building, a 53,000-square-foot market structure on the rebuilt Pier 17 in the South Street Seaport District. Designed by SHoP Architects and developed by Howard Hughes Corporation with Plaza Construction as construction manager, the Lower Manhattan project will feature a seafood market by Jean-Georges Vongerichten, the main tenant of the waterfront property. The site is located to the immediate west of SHoP Architect’s Pier 17 and east of the elevated FDR Drive and South Street.
The steel superstructure for JP Morgan Chase‘s new 1,425-foot supertall headquarters continues to rise on the western half of 270 Park Avenue‘s full-block parcel as work progresses on the demolition of the company’s 52-story former home on the opposite end of the Midtown East lot. Construction workers are busily lifting and welding new steelwork along Madison Avenue between East 47th and 48th Street, where the low-rise podium of the original 707-foot-tall skyscraper formerly known as the Union Carbide Building once stood.
Construction is nearing topping out on 109 East 79th Street, a 20-story residential building on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Designed by Steven Harris Architects and developed by Legion Investment Group, the 210-foot-tall structure will yield 145,000 square feet divided into 32 condominiums. Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group is handling sales of the two- to five-bedroom residences, which will measure up to 6,000 square feet.
Construction has topped out on 150 East 78th Street, a 16-story residential building on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Developed by Midwood Investment & Development and EJS Group and designed by Robert A. M. Stern Architects with Ismael Leyva Architects as executive architect and residential layout designer, the 205-foot-tall property will yield 25 units ranging from three- to five-bedroom condominiums. Sales have launched and are being handled by Compass Development Marketing Group.