Construction is moving along at One Vanderbilt in Midtown, with work on the lower floors now rising past the cantilever. Thanks to images by Tectonic, we can see the tower has reached its maximum width. It is now nearly the same height as Grand Central Terminal, which peaks at 130 feet. Several companies have recently signed on for space, with Greenberg Traurig announcing plans to move their center of New York Operations into the supertall, acquiring a fifteen-year lease for four continuous floors.
Renderings are out for a complete redesign of 609 Fifth Avenue, a large retail space on one of the busiest street corners in the country, in Midtown Manhattan. The modern façade will bring floor-to-ceiling windows to the base of the limestone structure.
Permits have been filed for a six-story mixed-use building at 87-83 168th Street, in Jamaica, Queens. The site is seven blocks away from the Parson Boulevard Subway Station, serviced by the E and F trains. Six blocks further is the Jamaica Center Subway Station, the final stop for the E, J and Z trains. Ziyana Properties will be responsible for the development.
Permits have been filed for a three-story residential building at 80 Oak Street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The site is two blocks from the East River waterfront, and comes eight blocks away from the Nassau Avenue Subway Station, serviced by the G trains. It’s part a trend of development around the neighborhood waterfront to match demand. Shiraz Sanjana will be responsible for the development.
It was only back in October that YIMBY reported on 53 West 53rd Street’s surpassing its 50th floor. Now, the supertall residential tower designed by Jean Nouvel is just about to top-out, with an estimate that formwork should be complete by early March, as the last concrete is poured above the 1,000-foot mark for the iconic skyscraper.