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15 Hudson Yards

Glass Wraps for 88-Story 15 Hudson Yards As Opening Day Rapidly Approaches

Rising on the southwestern corner of Phase I at Hudson Yards, 15 Hudson Yards is wrapping up its glass exterior work, while interiors are getting ready for opening day this coming spring. Designed by Diller Scofidio + RenfroRockwell Group, and Ismael Leyva Architects, the tower stands 88 floors, and ranks as the 15th-tallest skyscraper under construction in New York City. It is being developed by Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group.

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The World Trade Center’s Perelman Performing Arts Center Receives $89 Million in Funding

Last week, The Perelman Center received $89 million in funding for the construction of the future Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center. The funds came from the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation (LMDC), and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and up the total amount of construction costs now covered to 82 percent. The building will be designed by REX Architecture, and will rise 138 feet tall. The inside will be constructed with a steel structural system. It will hold multiple theaters and performance spaces within, while the exterior will be faced in a signature marble envelope on all four sides.

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125 Greenwich Street Closing In On Final Floors Above The Financial District

125 Greenwich Street shot up with great speed in 2018, and is the 16th-tallest skyscraper under construction in New York City. Now, it has only a few floors remaining before its 912-foot pinnacle is reached above the Financial District. The 88-story tower is being designed by Rafael Vinoly and developed by Bizzi & Partners and Vector Group, while the marketing of the 273 residential units is being handled by Douglas Elliman. Interiors are being designed by March & White.

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Norman Foster’s 425 Park Avenue Officially Tops Out 897 Feet Atop Midtown East, Manhattan

425 Park Avenue held its official topping-out ceremony on December 3, 2018. Its architect Lord Norman Foster, head of Foster + Partners, along with several keynote speakers including David Levinson of L&L Holding Company LLC and Masaoki Kanematsu of Tokyu Land Corporation spoke at the reception, held on the 20th floor of the the building’s first and largest tiered setback. The 41-story, 897-foot tall building is the 17th-tallest building under construction in New York City, and has grown out of the old remains of the original structure that formerly stood on site. The un-demolished section is being repurposed as part of Midtown’s first new full-block office skyscraper in over 50 years. The tower is being developed by L&L Holding Company LLC while Adamson Associates is the architect of record.

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