Architecture

341 Ninth Avenue’s Green Roof Takes Shape in West Chelsea, Manhattan

Work continues to unfold on Manhattan’s largest outdoor roof deck at 341 Ninth Avenue, a ten-story office building in West Chelsea. Tishman Speyer is working with the United States Post Office to redevelop the 2.2 million-square-foot Art Deco-style structure, known as the Morgan North Postal Facility, converting the upper floors into 650,000 square feet of modern office space with a 2.5-acre green roof. The property will also yield 5,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space facing Ninth Avenue. CBRE represented USPS in prior negotiations with Tishman Speyer for the Midtown, Manhattan project, which occupies the full block from Ninth to Tenth Avenues and West 29th to West 30th Streets. Urban Atelier Group is the general contractor for the project.

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The Alloy Block’s Foundations Continue to Progress at 100 Flatbush Avenue in Downtown Brooklyn

Work is progressing below grade at 100 Flatbush Avenue, the site of a 44-story residential building in The Alloy Block multi-tower complex in Downtown Brooklyn. Designed and developed by Alloy Development, the 482-foot-tall structure will be joined by a separate 840-foot-tall skyscraper. Urban Atelier Group is the contractor for the project, which is located on a trapezoidal plot bound by Flatbush Avenue to the northeast, State Street to the southwest, and Third Avenue to the northwest.

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First Official Renderings Revealed for JPMorgan’s 1,388-Foot Headquarters at 270 Park Avenue in Midtown East, Manhattan

Foster + Partners has been announced as the architect for JPMorgan Chase‘s 60-story supertall headquarters at 270 Park Avenue, and has released the first batch of official renderings for the Midtown East project. The 1,388-foot-tall office skyscraper is currently under construction and will yield 2.5 million square feet of flexible and collaborative space, and will become the tallest building in New York City to be fully powered by a New York State hydroelectric power plant, operating with net-zero emissions. The massive structure is rising on a full-block site bound by Park Avenue to the east, Madison Avenue to the west, East 47th Street to the south, and East 48th Street to the north.

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Rendering of 660 Fifth Avenue

660 Fifth Avenue’s Re-Cladding Nears Completion in Midtown, Manhattan

Curtain wall installation is nearing the parapet of 660 Fifth Avenue, a 39-story commercial tower undergoing modernization in Midtown. Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox and developed by Brookfield Properties, the project involves interior renovations and the full re-cladding of the 64-year-old structure, which will yield 1.25 million square feet of office space and is expected to achieve LEED Gold certification. Turner Construction Company is the general contractor for the property, which is located along Fifth Avenue between West 52nd and 53rd Streets and was formerly addressed as 666 Fifth Avenue.

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Disney Headquarters Tops Out at 4 Hudson Square in Hudson Square, Manhattan

Construction has topped out on Four Hudson Square, The Walt Disney Company’s new 22-story headquarters in Hudson Square. Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and developed by Silverstein Properties, the 338-foot-tall building will yield 1.2 million square feet of offices, film and production studios, and ground-floor retail space. Lendlease is the contractor for the property, which is alternatively addressed as 137 Varick Street and occupies a full-block parcel bound by Varick Street to the east, Spring Street to the south, Hudson Street to the west, and Vandam Street to the north.

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