The Midtown Plateau’s block-to-block coverage of behemoth skyscrapers knows no rivals in terms of sheer density, which is why it is increasingly difficult for towers to penetrate above the still-rapidly-growing thicket. But at an imminent height of 1,050 feet, and after ten years of watching and waiting, the Jean Nouvel-designed 53 West 53rd Street is about to do exactly that.
Building applications were filed for the site spanning from 513 3rd Avenue to 165 12th Street, on the corner of 3rd Avenue and 12th Street in Gowanus, back in late July. Now, YIMBY has the reveal for the project, which is being designed by prolific architects Issac & Stern.
The city of New Brunswick, New Jersey, is only a 36-mile train ride from Penn Station, and no stranger to exciting new development. Now, the New Brunswick Development Corporation (DEVCO) hopes to utilize the community’s proximity to New York City to build an enormous Performing Arts Center.
A single story warehouse is about to be torn down to make way for a six-story mixed-use structure in the southernmost corner of Williamsburg, at 334 Flushing Avenue.
The Lower Lower East Side, aka Two Bridges, now has its first official skyscraper, with One Manhattan Square having topped-out yesterday. The tower, which also goes by its address 252 South Street, stands 847 feet and 72 actual floors (80 marketing) to its pinnacle, having risen the last ten floors to its rooftop since YIMBY last checked in on the site, in late August.