Architecture

50 West 66th Street site, image by Extell

Construction on Extell’s 50 West 66th Street May Restart Soon on Manhattan’s Upper West Side

Extell’s 50 West 66th Street slots into YIMBY’s countdown list as the 22nd tallest project underway in New York City. Excavation and foundation work for the 775-foot-tall residential skyscraper progressed quickly in 2019, but activity at the site has recently halted. The reasons for the stoppage are unclear, but YIMBY expects that work will start up again in early 2020. Snohetta is the design team behind the tower, which would become the tallest structure on the Upper West Side.

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Construction Progresses Rapidly at 86 Delancey Street on the Lower East Side

Installation of the dark-colored exterior panels and balconies of 86 Delancey Street is getting close to completion. Meanwhile, interior work is also progressing rapidly at the 12-story mixed-use residential building on the Lower East Side. YIMBY last reported back in July 2017 that SWA Architecture is the designer and David Escava is developing the project, which will have 23,668 square feet of residential space split between 24 units, for an average of just under 1,000 square feet apiece.

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CetraRuddy’s Two-Tower Development at 520 West 41st Street Set for Construction in Midtown West

Coming in at number 23 on our countdown of the tallest construction projects underway in New York City is 520 West 41st Street. YIMBY previously reported an exclusive rendering reveal for a possible two-tower mixed-use development at the Midtown West site, with the taller structure potentially rising 758 feet tall. Owner and developer Silverstein Properties called on CetraRuddy Architecture to create a pair of offset glass skyscrapers on the property near the edge of the Manhattan waterfront, and there have been a number of design changes over the past several years. Leeding Builders Group will be the general contractor.

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Journal Squared’s Second and Tallest Tower Tops Out in Jersey City

Construction has topped out on 537 Summit Avenue, the second and tallest building in the three-tower Journal Squared complex in Jersey City. Despite its location across the Hudson River from New York, the 754-foot-tall reinforced concrete skyscraper’s prominent height earns it inclusion at the number-24 spot in YIMBY’s countdown of the tallest current projects in the city. Designed by HWKN/Hollwich Kushner and Handel Architects and developed by Kushner Real Estate Group, the tower stands dominantly over its shorter 563-foot-tall, 53-story sibling.

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Queens Plaza Park, aka Sven, Passes the Halfway Mark in Long Island City

Queens Plaza Park, aka Sven, is the 25th building on our annual countdown of the tallest projects underway in New York. Construction has passed the halfway point on the 755-foot-tall residential skyscraper, which is located at 27-29 Queens Plaza North in Long Island City. Meanwhile, the curved reflective glass curtain wall is rapidly ascending the 67-story reinforced concrete superstructure. Handel Architects is the designer and The Durst Organization is the developer of the project, which is also addressed as 29-37 41st AvenueSelldorf Architects is the interior designer.

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