Architecture

Skyline Views From the Top of COOKFOX-Designed 25 Park Row, in Lower Manhatan

YIMBY recently toured COOKFOX’s 25 Park Row, and snapped the sunset and skyline views from the 41st floor of the 49-story, 665-foot tall residential skyscraper. Standing on what would be a full-floor unit, the space will soon be home to some of the best views of both Lower Manhattan, and Midtown to the north. The tower is developed by  L&M Development Partners and the J&R Music Store founders, while sales of the 110 units are being handled by Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group.

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Glass Facade Fully Encloses 63-Story 19 Dutch, in The Financial District

Situated along the intersection of Fulton Street and Dutch Street in Lower Manhattan, 19 Dutch ranks 24th on New York City’s list of the thirty tallest skyscrapers currently under construction. Standing 770 feet tall, the 63-story tower will have 483 rental units. The building was designed by New York’s GKV Architects, while SLCE served as the architect of record. Carmel Partners is the developer of the project. Douglas Elliman Development Marketing is handling the leasing and marketing while interiors are being designed by Colum McCartan.

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Queens Plaza Park, rendering courtesy the Durst Organization (left) and Long Island City Clock Tower, via Google Maps (right)

Second Round of Long Island City’s Skyscraper Boom Gets Underway as Durst’s 67-Story Queens Plaza Park Begins Rising at 27-29 Queens Plaza North

Located in Long Island City at 27-29 Queens Plaza North, Queens Plaza Park will soon be one of the tallest skyscrapers in both Queens and New York City. It is also addressed as 29-37 41st Avenue. The 755-foot-tall, 67-story tower is nearing completion of its concrete foundations, and vertical ascent should begin sometime in the first half of 2019. A new updated design by Handel Architects was revealed back in April, and features a concave-shaped glass building. Selldorf Architects is designing the interiors while The Durst Organization is in charge of developing the 978,000 square foot tower.

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Roseland-Replacing ARO at 242 West 53rd Street Nears Full Completion in Midtown West

With its bold white brick-pattern facade soaring over the former site of the Roseland Ballroom, ARO, aka 242 West 53rd Street, is currently the 27th tallest skyscraper under construction in New York City, and perhaps the closest on the list to the finish line. It is nearing completion, with occupancy set to begin anytime now. This new 738-foot, 62-story residential skyscraper is bringing 426 apartment units to Midtown West. Its 450,000 square feet is being designed by CetraRuddy Architecture, while Algin Management is the developer. Triumph Property Group is handling the leasing of the units.

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Brooklyn Point’s Rapid Ascent Continues in Downtown Brooklyn

Set to become the temporary-tallest residential building in Downtown Brooklyn, and ranking 28th among the 30 tallest skyscrapers currently under construction across the Five Boroughs, Extell’s Brooklyn Point, aka 138 Willoughby Street, has now surpassed the halfway mark in its rise. The upcoming 720-foot-tall tower is designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox, with SLCE Architects serving as the architect of record. Interiors are being designed by Katherine Newman, while the landscaping of the private outdoor spaces is being carried out by MNLA.

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