Architecture

New Renderings Revealed for SOM’s 175 Park Avenue, aka Project Commodore, in Midtown East

YIMBY spotted a new batch of renderings and diagrams that depict Skidmore Owings & Merrill‘s upcoming ground-up mixed-use supertall at 175 Park Avenue, aka Project Commodore. The 83-story Midtown East, Manhattan behemoth is slated to rise on the site of the Grand Hyatt between the 108-year old Beaux Arts style Grand Central Terminal and the 91-year-old Art Deco style Chrysler Building at the corner of East 42nd Street and Lexington Avenue. RXR Realty and TF Cornerstone are developing the massive structure, which also appears to have gotten a height reduction to 1,486 feet tall, as opposed to the 1,646-foot tall architectural height previously intended. Inside will be 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; new elevated, publicly accessible plaza space overlooking the surrounding Midtown neighborhood; and 2.1 million square feet of Class A office space.

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COOKFOX’s 378 West End Avenue Progressing, Sales Launch, On Manhattan’s Upper West Side

Sales recently launched for 378 West End Avenue, and the brick exterior for COOKFOX’s topped out 18-story project is quickly rising. Alchemy Properties is developing the Upper West Side residential complex, which incorporates the adjacent restoration of a 1915 Palazzo-style building located at the corner of West End Avenue and West 78th Street, and sits to the north of the abutting Collegiate Church. Inside 378 West End Avenue will be 58 one- to six- bedroom residences, including a collection of penthouses with pricing upon request, pre-war proportions, high ceiling heights, and oversized windows. Prices for one-bedrooms start at $1,795,000, two-bedrooms for $3,525,000, three-bedrooms for $5,550,000, four-bedrooms for $6,995,000, and five-bedrooms for $9,895,000. Alchemy Properties and Compass are working together to market the condominiums.

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606 West 30th Prepares to Go Vertical in Hudson Yards, Manhattan

Construction is about to go vertical on 606 West 30th Street, a 545-foot-tall residential skyscraper in Hudson Yards. Designed by Ismael Leyva Architects and developed by Lalezarian Properties, the 42-story building will yield 312,350 square feet, of which 192,780 will be dedicated to residential space and 14,240 for commercial use. The property is located between Eleventh Avenue and West Street near the border of West Chelsea.

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Korean Cultural Center’s Façade Begins to Emerge at 122-126 East 32nd Street in Murray Hill, Manhattan

Scaffolding is beginning to come down, revealing the exterior of the Korean Cultural Center of NYC, a seven-story building at 122-126 East 32nd Street in Murray Hill. Designed by SAMOO Architecture PC for Level Group, the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea, NY, purchased the property for $15.8 million in March 2008, including the use of nearly 4,500 square feet of air rights. Construction broke ground in June 2018 on the 120-foot-tall project, which is planned to yield a total of 36,500 square feet and is aiming for LEED Certification.

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New Rendering Reveals 141 East 47th Street’s Art Deco-Inspired Details in Midtown East, Manhattan

A new rendering has been revealed for 141 East 47th Street, a 35-story residential tower in Midtown East. Excavation is underway for the 183,310-square-foot project designed by Ismael Leyva Architects and developed by Silverback Development. The latter was brought on by Hopson Development Holdings, which previously purchased the parcel for $115 million in December 2019 from the original developers, New Empire Real Estate. The property will contain a mix of studios through two-bedroom units averaging around $1.5 million apiece, as well as 5,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space.

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