Architecture

Crown Fins Atop Norman Foster’s 425 Park Avenue Stand Fully Clad, in Midtown East

The triplet of flat rectangular fins atop the roof parapet of 425 Park Avenue are fully enclosed, while some of the last remaining office floors for the upper tiered section of the 47-story, 897-foot-tall Midtown East skyscraper, are close to being clad. The commercial office project is designed by Norman Foster, head of Foster + Partners, and is being developed by L&L Holding Company LLC. Adamson Associates is the architect of record.

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Excavation Underway for Gene Kaufman’s 974-Room Hotel at 150 West 48th Street, in Midtown

Excavation has begun at 150 West 48th Street in Midtown, site of 974-room hotel designed by Gene Kaufman Architect. The 330-foot-tall, 34-story project is being developed by Sam Chang of McSam Hotel Group, who purchased the lot for $140 million from Rockefeller Group in early 2019 and secured a $250 million construction loan. Rooms will occupy a total of 300,216 square feet, for an average of 308 square feet apiece.

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