Architecture

Crown Installation for New Jersey’s New Tallest Building Underway at 99 Hudson Street, in Jersey City

After topping-out at the end of 2018, 99 Hudson Street has become the tallest skyscraper in both Jersey City and all of New Jersey, standing 900 feet to its rooftop. The 79-story residential building will have 781 units with perfect uninterrupted views of the World Trade Center, the morning sun, and afternoon sunsets to the west. Perkins Eastman is the designer of the tower, while the developer is China Overseas America. Plaza Construction is the main contractor, while DeSimone Consulting Engineers is the structural engineer. Vidaris is in charge of the facade, which is now quickly making its way towards the crown.

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Sales Launch For The Vandewater, at 543 West 122nd Street In Morningside Heights

After topping-out last year above Morningside Heights, the Vandewater has now launched sales of its 183 condominiums. Located at 543 West 122nd Street, the 33-story residential building stands 391 feet tall, with a total scope of over 300,000 square feet. It is designed by Incorporated Architecture & Design, while SLCE Architects is the executive architect. Savanna is the project’s developer, while Halstead Property Development Marketing is handling sales.

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145 West 47th Street Gets Off The Ground, Set to Become Another Times Square Hotel

Located between Sixth and Seventh Avenue in Times Square, 145 West 47th Street will soon yield a new 343-key hotel. Designed by Berg + Moss Architects, the hospitality project is well under way, and the first floor is now being formed and assembled. The building will stand 27 stories high when complete, and have a total square footage of around 141,500 square feet. The property was sold by Stahl Real Estate almost three years ago for $101.2 million dollars, and TriBeach Holdings is the new developer.

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Model Photos Revealed as Thomas Heatherwick’s Pier 55 Begins to Bloom Atop the Hudson River, in Chelsea

Rising on the former site of Cunard’s Pier 54, Thomas Heatherwick’s park over the Hudson River is now blooming quickly. Pier 55 continues to be assembled piece by piece on the Chelsea waterfront. Large, preformed concrete blocks are being placed into position with the help of barges and the use of a construction crane. The 2.7 acre grounds will sit atop 425 piles that hold the project over the water, giving the structure its unique shape and figure. Hudson River Park Trust (HRPT) will manage Pier 55, and Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects, P.C. is designing landscaping. Today, YIMBY has a look at new photos of the model for the site, which offer a much better illustration of the park’s impending appearance.

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A view of the public square and the Vessel looking south. rendering by Forbes Massie

YIMBY Tours Related’s 88-Story 15 Hudson Yards, First Residential Skyscraper To Open Atop the Hudson Yards Platform

15 Hudson Yards is a 910-foot tall structure, and the first residential skyscraper to be completed in the massive $25 billion Hudson Yards complex developed by Related Companies. With LEED Gold status, the new 88-story glass tower spans 960,000 square feet, and was designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with the Rockwell Group. Ismael Leyva Architects served as the architect of record. David Rockwell recently led an exclusive tour, showcasing the building’s 40,000 square feet of amenity spaces on its 50th and 51st floors, followed by a question and answer session with architect Elizabeth Diller.

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