Construction on the most slender skyscraper in the world has been advancing at lightning speed, and now, YIMBY can confirm that 111 West 57th Street has reached another major milestone. Our last update, just over a month ago, missed an obscure but significant achievement. With additional progress since, we can see that the Midtown project has officially passed its first setback, on the 45th floor. This is the first of twelve setbacks that will end with the steel truss cap, which will ultimately define the striking silhouette of 57th Street’s second-tallest supertall.
Another day, another reveal for new development in Long Island City. Today’s renderings are for 11-12 44th Drive, a residential project. The site is three blocks away from the Court Square-23rd Street Subway Station, serviced by the E and M trains. The waterfront Gantry Plaza State Park is also seven blocks away. Sergey Rybak’s Rybak Development is listed as behind the applications.
Permits have been filed for a 12-story mixed-use building at 1074 Washington Avenue, in Morrisania, The Bronx. The area was originally part of the massive estate for the powerful Morris Family. The site is six blocks away from the Melrose train station, serviced by Metro North’s Harlem Line. Fifteen blocks away is the Prospect Avenue subway station, serviced by the 2 and 5 trains. Bronx Pro Group will be responsible for the development. The firm is dedicated to creating and managing energy-efficient affordable housing. In the past, they have created passive housing projects, including 3365 Third Avenue.
Permits have been filed for an eight-story residential building at 27 East 198th Street, in The Bronx’s Jerome Park neighborhood. The site is four blocks away from the Bedford Park Boulevard Station, serviced by the D trains, and five blocks away from the Kingsbridge Road subway station, serviced by the 4 trains. Vilson Lumaj is listed as responsible for the development.
New high-rises aren’t a frequent occurrence in Upper Manhattan, but one such project currently rising at 543 West 122nd Street, in Morningside Heights, now has its first renderings. The development will be known as Vandewater, taken from the original Dutch name for the area. Savanna is responsible for the development, and Curbed was the first to reveal the new images.