Architecture

Two Manhattan West’s Steel Superstructure Tops Out in Midtown West, Manhattan

Construction has topped out on Two Manhattan West, a 935-foot-tall commercial skyscraper in Midtown West and number 13 on our year-end countdown. Designed by Skidmore Owings & Merrill and developed by Brookfield, the 58-story tower will yield 2 million square feet of office space directly to the south of its 996-foot-tall fraternal twin, One Manhattan West. AECOM Tishman is the general contractor for the project, which is aiming for LEED Gold Certification and is located at the corner of West 31st Street and Ninth Avenue.

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425 Park Avenue. Rendering by Dbox, courtesy of Foster + Partners

Final Touches Underway on Norman Foster’s 425 Park Avenue in Midtown East, Manhattan

The final touches are underway on 425 Park Avenue, an 897-foot-tall commercial skyscraper in Midtown East and number 14 on our year-end countdown. Designed by Norman Foster of Foster + Partners for L&L Holding Company, Tokyu Land Corporation, and co-managing partner BentallGreenOak, the 47-story building yields around 667,000 square of office space, as well as a ground-floor restaurant run by world-renowned Chef Daniel Humm, proprietor of the Three Michelin-starred Eleven Madison Park. Tishman Construction is the general contractor of the Midtown, Manhattan property, which is bound by Park Avenue to the west, East 55th Street to the south, and East 56th Street to the north. The structure is expected to achieve LEED Gold certification and debut as New York City’s first WELL-certified building.

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3 Sutton Place’s Exterior Nears Completion in Midtown, Manhattan

At number 15 on our construction countdown is 3 Sutton Place, an 847-foot-tall residential skyscraper nearing completion at 430 East 58th Street in Midtown East. Designed by Thomas Juul-Hansen and developed by Gamma Real Estate with Stephen B. Jacobs Group as the executive architect, the 62-story tower is located between Sutton Place South and First Avenue and will yield 121 units. The site is a short walk from the Sutton Place Park North esplanade, which overlooks the East River, Roosevelt Island, and the growing Long Island City skyline.

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Excavation Underway for The Alloy Block at 100 Flatbush Avenue in Downtown Brooklyn

At number 16 on our countdown is The Alloy Block, a multi-tower complex designed and developed by Alloy Development in Downtown Brooklyn. Located along the border with Boerum Hill, the project consists of the 840-foot-tall 80 Flatbush Avenue and the 44-story, 482-foot-tall 100 Flatbush Avenue. Hunter Roberts Construction Group is in charge of building the foundations, and Urban Atelier Group will take over the superstructure work, which will rise from the trapezoidal plot bound by Flatbush Avenue to the northeast, State Street to the southwest, and 3rd Avenue to the northwest.

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Madison House Prepares for Occupancy at 15 East 30th Street in NoMad, Manhattan

At number 17 on our year-end countdown is Madison House, an 805-foot-tall residential skyscraper nearing completion at 126 Madison Avenue in the Midtown district of NoMad. Alternately addressed as 15 East 30th Street, the 62-story reinforced concrete tower is designed by Handel Architects and developed by Fosun Group and JD Carlisle and will yield 199 condominiums with sales and marketing led by Douglas Elliman Development Marketing, as well as 7,500 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Madison House has a T-shaped footprint stretching between East 30th and 31st Streets and also features a narrow one-story sliver that runs along Madison Avenue. YIMBY last reported that the residential inventory is more than 65 percent sold with over $400 million in sales, and occupancy is set to begin in February 2022.

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