Architecture

YIMBY Checks Out the Views From Skyline Tower, Queens’ Tallest Skyscraper, in Long Island City

YIMBY recently went on a hard hat tour of Skyline Tower, aka 23-15 44th Drive, which has made a dramatic impact on the rapidly growing skyline of Long Island City. The reinforced concrete superstructure stands topped out at 778 feet tall and is currently the tallest skyscraper in Queens and the outer boroughs. The 67-story residential tower is designed by Hill West Architects and developed by United Construction & Development Group, FSA Capital, and Risland US Holdings LLC. Modern Spaces is the exclusive marketing and sales agency for the 802 residences, which are designed by Whitehall Interiors and will range in price from $500,000 to $4 million.

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Rendering of the northern elevation of Rose Hill. Courtesy of Recent Spaces

CetraRuddy’s Rose Hill Surpasses the Halfway Mark in NoMad

Construction on Rose Hill, aka 30 East 29th Street, has passed the halfway mark. Designed by CetraRuddy Architecture, the 45-story NoMad skyscraper will stand out from the growing number of residential towers in the neighborhood with its dark-colored, Art Deco-inspired façade made of tall glass panels, terraces, and etched metal panels. Developed by Rockefeller Group, Rose Hill will eventually top out at 639 feet tall and have 123 condominiums marketed by CORE Real Estate.

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

Structural Framework Finished for 425 Park Avenue’s Parapet Fins, in Midtown East

YIMBY last checked in on the construction progress and installation of the structural frames for 425 Park Avenue‘s trident of parapet fins back in August. Now all three are in place above the flat roof of the 47-story, 897-foot-tall Midtown East structure. The office tower is designed by Norman Foster, head of Foster + Partners, and is being developed by L&L Holding Company LLCAdamson Associates is the architect of record.

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Nordstrom’s Manhattan Flagship Store Officially Opens for Business in Central Park Tower

The seven-story Nordstrom flagship at the base of Central Park Tower, aka 217 West 57th Street, is finally open for business. Thursday, October 24 marked the official opening of the massive 320,000-square-foot store, its largest in New York. The main doors are located along West 57th Street underneath the wavy, transparent glass curtain wall. James Carpenter Design Associates is the designer for the store, collaborating with Nordstrom’s inhouse design team to work with architects, CallisonRTKL. Extell is the developer of the 1,550-foot-high Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill-designed supertall. This is the first portion of the property that is finished.

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One Wall Street’s Whole Foods Market Retail Space Continues Taking Shape in Financial District

The residential conversion of One Wall Street is continuing above the streets of the Financial District and is the largest office-to-condominium conversion project in New York City real estate history. Down at street level, work is moving along on the upcoming 44,000-square-foot Whole Foods Market that will open at the corner of Broadway and Exchange Place. The glass curtain wall addition protrudes from the mid-20th century annex of the property and will also include a Life Time fitness center on the second floor. SLCE Architects is the architect of record, and Macklowe Properties is the developer of the $1.5 billion project. CORE is handling sales and marketing of the planned 566 residential units above the new retail space.

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