Architecture

Exterior Work Nears Completion on Gene Kaufman’s 140 West 28th Street in Chelsea, Manhattan

Exterior work is wrapping up on 140 West 28th Street, a 470-foot-tall, 46-story dual-brand Marriott Hotel in Chelsea. Designed by Gene Kaufman Architect for Sam Chang of the McSam Hotel Group, the 173,000-square-foot tower will yield 531 guest rooms across both a TownePlace Suites and Springhill Suites. Omnibuild is in charge of construction at the site, which is located between Sixth and Seventh Avenues.

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Exterior Work Progresses On Topped-Out 76 Eighth Avenue in Greenwich Village, Manhattan

Construction has topped out at 76 Eighth Avenue, a ten-story commercial building in Greenwich Village. The facade was originally designed by Gene Kaufman Architect but YIMBY was recently informed that the redesign with the darker steel exterior that we’ve been seeing is the work of RAAD Studios. Sang Lee, Noviprop, and Plus Development are still the developers of the 120-foot-tall structure, which is planned to yield 30,000 square feet of office space and ground-floor retail. The property is located at the intersection of West 14th Street and Eighth Avenue.

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PENN 2 revamped design by MdeAS Architects

New Renderings Reveal PENN 2’s Renovation Plans at 2 Penn Plaza in Midtown, Manhattan

More renderings have been revealed for PENN 2, Vornado Realty Trust‘s recently commenced renovation of Two Penn Plaza, a 412-foot-tall commercial office building in Midtown. Originally designed by Charles Luckman Associates, the 31-story structure currently yields 1.61 million square feet and stands immediately to the east of Madison Square Garden along Seventh Avenue between West 31st and 33rd Streets. The project, designed by MdeAS Architects, will fully revamp the 53-year-old building’s interiors and replace its dark mid-century modern façade with a lighter, more transparent glass envelope designed by MdeAS Architects. The endeavor is among a flurry of efforts to modernize the area surrounding Penn Station, which include the proposed construction of a nearly 1,200-foot-tall, 2.7-million-square-foot office supertall designed by Foster + Partners that would rise directly across the street on the site of the Hotel Pennsylvania.

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Vornado’s Supertall ‘Penn 15’ by Foster + Partners Will Rise 1,200′ After Redesign, in Midtown Manhattan

Updated renderings created by DBOX for Vornado Realty Trust showcase The Penn District, a 7.4-million-square-foot development in Midtown, Manhattan. Located within the same boundaries as the new Madison Square Garden complex from Vishaan Chakrabarti’s Practice for Architecture and Urbanism that YIMBY recently revealed, the renderings offer a more finalized version of five skyscrapers with the tallest, referred to as Penn 15, anticipated to rise nearly 1,200 feet high. Foster + Partners is designing the structures, which would stand close to the 109-year-old James A. Farley Building and Skidmore Owings & Merrill‘s newly opened Moynihan Train Hall, as well as One and Two Penn Plaza and Madison Square Garden. The redesign also appears to be a tweaked iteration of 15 Penn Plaza from a previous depiction that YIMBY showed back in May 2020.

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