Developers will again appear before the Landmarks Preservation Commission seeking approvals to renovate and redesign 550 Madison Avenue. This follows impassioned NIMBY outcry against the original proposal.
Standing across the street from Chelsea Market is a new 270-foot, 18-story office building spanning 130,000 square feet, designed by CetraRuddy Architecture and developed by Rockpoint Group and Atlas Capital. 412 West 15th Street stands between Ninth and Tenth Avenue above the Meatpacking District in Chelsea, with a tall glass facade and dark metal panels featuring textured geometric panels. The project is also connected to two landmarked buildings along West 14th Street that have a combined square footage of around 85,000 square feet.
Enclosed in a grid of dark, two-story tall square and rectangular windows with rounded corners, 55 Hudson Yards is the second office tower to be completed and the shortest skyscraper of Phase I at Hudson Yards. Rising 780 feet and 51 stories tall, it is designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox and developed by Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group Inc. Despite relative diminution of height within Hudson Yards itself, the building is the 21st-tallest tower with work still ongoing in the Five Boroughs, and by today’s rapidly changing rankings, 55 Hudson Yards is the 74th tallest building in the entire country, standing the same height as the iconic Bank of America Center in Houston, Texas.
YIMBY recently featured an update on the construction of Queens Plaza Park, aka 29-37 41st Avenue, as part of our December series on New York City’s tallest new skyscrapers. Now, we have an exclusive first look at a new rendering for the 755-foot-tall and 67-story tower, and its impact on the neighborhood skyline as it rises above Long Island City, Queens. The Handel Architects-designed skyscraper is being developed by The Durst Organization and will soon contain 978,000 square feet of space.
YIMBY first revealed the rising office conversion at 107 North 1st Street in March 2018. Today, Melamed Architects have announced a full redesign of the building’s façade, and we have exclusive new renderings of the development.