Architecture

Two Manhattan West Prepares For Imminent Ascent, in Midtown

Work is ramping up at the site of Two Manhattan West, a forthcoming 935-foot-tall commercial skyscraper and number 12 on YIMBY’s countdown of the tallest projects underway in the city. The final component of the Manhattan West complex, the 58-story tower will join its nearly identical sibling One Manhattan West, though it will cap off with a slightly shorter parapet. Skidmore Owings & Merrill is the designer and Brookfield is the developer of the two-million-square-foot project.

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Corner Site for 920-Foot-Tall Skyscraper at 520 Fifth Avenue Cleared for Construction in Midtown

YIMBY checked in recently at 520 Fifth Avenue, the site of a planned 920-foot-tall skyscraper that takes the number 13 spot on our countdown of the tallest projects in progress in New York City. Located in Midtown at the corner of Fifth Avenue and West 43rd Street, the plot sits cleared for construction, which YIMBY expects will commence sometime in 2020. YIMBY last reported that Handel Architects is designing and Arthur Hooper of Ceruzzi Properties is developing the project in conjunction with SMI USA. Ceruzzi purchased the property in 2015 for $275 million from Thor Equities.

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Completion Expected Next Year for 125 Greenwich Street, in Financial District

Work is almost entirely complete on the reflective curtain wall of 125 Greenwich Street, number 14 in our countdown of the tallest projects under construction in New York City. The only sections awaiting façade work are the podium and the portion where the exterior hoist is still mounted. Designed by Rafael Vinoly and developed by Bizzi & Partners and Vector Group, the slender 88-story residential skyscraper stands 912 feet tall over the Financial District. The 273 residential units are being marketed by Douglas Elliman, while the interiors are designed by March & White. Plaza Construction is the general contractor for the development.

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99 Hudson Street’s Glass and Limestone Façade Substantially Complete in Jersey City

Exterior work is getting very close to completion at 99 Hudson Street in Jersey City, the 15th tallest skyscraper in our annual countdown. The gaps where the exterior hoist was attached have now been completely enclosed, and the only sections remaining are at street level around the soaring main lobby and the podium. Designed by Perkins Eastman, developed by COA 99 Hudson, LLC, and built by Plaza Construction with Vidaris overseeing the exterior envelope, the 79-story, 900-foot-tall residential tower stands as the tallest building in New Jersey.

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