An updated rendering has been released for Project Commodore, an approved 85-story supertall skyscraper at 175 Park Avenue in Midtown East. Designed by Skidmore Owings & Merrill and developed by RXR Realty and TF Cornerstone, the 1,575-foot-tall mixed-use tower will replace the Hyatt Grand Central New York hotel and yield 2.1 million square feet of Class A office space, 500 Hyatt hotel rooms spread across 453,000 square feet on the upper floors, and 10,000 square feet of retail space on the ground, cellar, and second levels. The development will also include a 25,000-square-foot elevated public plaza surrounding the tower and abutting the adjacent Grand Central Terminal. If built to its current scope, Project Commodore will also wrest the title of tallest building in the western hemisphere by roof height from the Central Park Tower.
Foundation work is nearing completion at 200 East 20th Street, the site of a 19-story residential building in Gramercy Park, Manhattan. Designed by CetraRuddy and developed by Glacier Global Partners, the 210-foot-tall structure will yield 82,800 square feet with 52 condominium units spread across 65,500 square feet and 2,730 square feet of retail space. CM & Associates Construction Management is the general contractor for the property, which is located at the corner of East 20th Street and Third Avenue.
Construction has topped out on 33 Franklin Street, a seven-story residential building in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Designed by StudiosC and developed by Yidel Hirsch under the Franklin 33 LLC, the 80-foot-tall structure will span 95,000 square feet with 80 units including an affordable housing component, as well as ground-floor retail space and on-site parking for 32 vehicles. Unique Developers Holdings Corp. is the general contractor for the property, which is alternately addressed as 82 Calyer Street and is bound by Calyer Street to the north, Quay Street to the south, and Franklin Street to the east.
Construction is rising on 609 Second Avenue, an 18-story residential building in Kips Bay, Manhattan. Designed by Fischer + Makooi Architects and developed by The Horizon Group, the 212-foot-tall structure will span 74,528 square feet and yield 65 condominium units in studio to three-bedroom layouts with sales led by Douglas Elliman Development Marketing Group. Britt Realty is the general contractor for the project, which is located between East 33rd and 34th Streets, just south of Murray Hill.
Excavation is set to begin at 75 Dupont Street, the site of an eight-story mixed-use building in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Developed by Madison Realty Capital, the 400,000-square-foot structure will yield 480 homes with 144 designated for affordable housing, as well as 200 on-site parking spaces, community facilities, and a grocery store. Omnibuild is the general contractor for the property, which was formerly addressed as 14 Clay Street and is bound by the confluence of Commercial and Clay Streets to the north, Dupont Street to the south, and Franklin Street to the west.