Architecture

2551-2555 Broadway’s Façade Installation Progresses on Manhattan’s Upper West Side

Façade installation is progressing on 2551-2555 Broadway, a 22-story residential building on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Designed by Thomas Juul-Hansen with Stephen B. Jacobs Group as the architect of record and Paragaon JV Properties III, LLC as the owner, the 276,578-square-foot structure will yield 130 residential units averaging 1,660 square feet apiece, as well as 9,080 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor. Leeding Builders Group, LLC is the general contractor, and RC Structures Inc. is the concrete contractor for the property, which is being built at the corner of Broadway and West 96th Street, next to the 96 Street station servicing the 1,2, and 3 trains.

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15 West 96th Street Rises on Manhattan’s Upper West Side

Construction is rising on 15 West 96th Street, a 22-story residential building on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Designed by SLCE Architects and developed by Sackman Enterprises, the 321-foot-tall structure will yield 17 units. West 96th Development LLC is the owner and Cavan Builders Corporation is the general contractor for the property, which is located between Central Park West and Amsterdam Avenue.

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Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center’s Marble Façade Nears Completion in Financial District, Manhattan

Façade installation is nearing completion on the Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center, 138-foot-tall performance venue in the World Trade Center complex in the Financial District. Designed by REX with Davis Brody Bond Architects as the executive architect and developed by non-profit company The Perelman, the steel-framed edifice is located between Skidmore Owings & Merrill‘s One World Trade Center to the west, Vesey Street to the north, Fulton Street to the south, and Greenwich Street to the east. Sciame Construction, LLC is in charge of construction for the project.

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175 Park Avenue’s 1,575-Foot-Tall Design Gains Approval in Midtown East, Manhattan

At number one on our year-end countdown is Skidmore Owings & Merrill‘s mixed-use supertall at 175 Park Avenue in Midtown East, which earlier this month gained approval from the New York City Council. Developed by RXR Realty and TF Cornerstone, the 85-story tower has been reduced in height from 1,642 to 1,575 feet, still enough to surpass Central Park Tower for the title of tallest building in New York by roof height. 175 Park Avenue will eventually rise from the site of the Grand Hyatt hotel between the 108-year-old Beaux Arts Grand Central Terminal and the 91-year-old Art Deco Chrysler Building. The structure will yield 2.1 million square feet of Class A office space; 500 Hyatt hotel rooms on the upper floors spanning 453,000 square feet; 10,000 square feet of retail space on the ground, cellar, and second levels; and an elevated, 25,000-square-foot publicly accessible plaza space populated with artwork and views overlooking the surrounding Midtown streets.

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Central Park Tower Finishes Construction as New York City’s Tallest Residential Building in Midtown, Manhattan

Work is wrapping up on Central Park Tower, a 1,550-foot residential supertall in Midtown and number two on our year-end countdown. Addressed as 217 West 57th Street, the 98-story tower is designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill and developed by Extell and stands as the tallest residential building in the world and the tallest structure in New York by roof height. The property yields 179 condominiums marketed by Corcoran Sunshine above a Nordstrom retail podium bound by West 57th and West 58th Streets and Broadway and Seventh Avenue.

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