Architecture

50 Hudson Yards’ Lobby Finishes as Construction Draws to a Close in Hudson Yards, Manhattan

Construction is closing in on completion on 50 Hudson Yards, a 58-story commercial supertall in Hudson Yards and the final component of the first phase of the master plan. Designed by Foster + Partners and developed by Related Companies and Oxford Properties, the 1,011-foot-tall skyscraper will yield 2.9 million square feet of office space, making it the largest building by volume in the complex. ArcelorMittal provided the steel components, Langan Engineering is the civil and environmental engineer, and WSP is the structural and MEP engineer for the property, which occupies a full block bound by West 34th Street to the north, West 33rd Street to the south, Tenth Avenue to the east, and Hudson Boulevard to the west.

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Curtain Wall Installation Begins on 606 West 30th Street in Hudson Yards, Manhattan

Curtain wall installation has begun on 606 West 30th Street, a 42-story residential skyscraper along the border of Hudson Yards and West Chelsea, Manhattan. Designed by Ismael Leyva Architects and developed by Lalezarian Properties, the 545-foot-tall structure will yield 312,350 square feet, with 192,780 square feet of residential space and 14,240 square feet of commercial space. The building is known as Tower B in a two-skyscraper development along with the adjacent 601 West 29th Street from FXCollaborative and Douglaston Development. Hudson 37 LLC is the general contractor for the property, which is located between Eleventh Avenue and West Street.

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Rendering of 153-10 88th Avenue in Jamaica, Queens. Courtesy of Brett Fisher/Depict

153-10 88th Avenue Tops Out in Jamaica, Queens

Construction has topped out on 153-10 88th Avenue, a nine-story mixed-use building in Jamaica, Queens. Designed by Ismael Leyva Architects and developed by Rufus King Park Development, the 95-foot-tall structure will yield 218,000 square feet, with 223 units spread across 150,696 square feet, as well as a parking garage for 176 vehicles and ground-floor community facility space. Homes will come in studio to two-bedroom layouts, and 30 percent of the inventory will be allocated for affordable housing. Monadnock Construction is the general contractor for the property, which is located at the corner of 88th Avenue and 153rd Street.

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JPMorgan Chase’s 270 Park Avenue Supertall Continues Climb Over Midtown East, Manhattan

Construction continues to rise on 270 Park Avenue, JPMorgan Chase‘s 60-story supertall headquarters in Midtown East. Designed by Norman Foster of Foster + Partners and developed by Tishman Speyer, the 1,388-foot-tall skyscraper will yield 2.5 million square feet of office space and set the record for the tallest building in New York to be powered by hydroelectric energy. Banker Steel is in charge of steel fabrication and NYC Constructors is the general contractor for the property, which spans a full block bound by East 48th Street to the north, East 47th Street to the south, Park Avenue to the east, and Madison Avenue to the west.

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88-20 153rd Street Goes Vertical in Jamaica, Queens

Construction is rising on 88-20 153rd Street, an eight-story residential building in Jamaica, Queens. Designed by Hill West Architects and developed by The Chetrit Group, the 80-foot-tall structure will yield 133,000 square feet with 207 rental units. NY Developers & Management is the general contractor for the property, which is bound by 88th Avenue to the north, 89th Avenue to the south, and 153rd Street to the east.

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