Architecture


350 Park Avenue, rendering from Vornado / Rudin Management

YIMBY Checks in on the Site of 350 Park Avenue in Midtown East

Perhaps the most exciting skyscraper project proposed for New York last year is 350 Park Avenue, a nearly 1,500-foot-tall skyscraper from Vornado Realty Trust and Rudin Management. After YIMBY broke the news on Vornado’s expected 2027 completion date for the tower back in February, we stopped by the site to check on the status of its current occupant. Located between East 51st and East 52nd Streets, a total of two edifices would need to be demolished to make way for the development.

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Rendering of 125 West End Avenue on the Upper West Side

Upper West Side NIMBYs May Face Karmic Justice As Plans Reveal Two Skyscrapers at 125 West End Avenue

UPDATE: A source has informed YIMBY that the depicted design was created for the site’s previous owners by Ennead Architects, and is now out of date. The actual plans are unlikely to include a residential component.

After vainly attempting to stymy the rise of 200 Amsterdam Avenue through multiple frivolous lawsuits, the residents of the hulking and monolithically anti-urban Lincoln Towers may soon be reaping just karmic desserts, with an even taller neighbor now apparently in the works on their southern periphery. Preliminary renderings have been found for Taconic’s planned two-towered development at 125 West End Avenue, and if the first image of the project is any indicator, the larger of its two towers could steal 200 Amsterdam’s mantle as the tallest skyscraper on the Upper West Side.

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425 Park Avenue. Rendering by Dbox, courtesy of Foster + Partners

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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