Architecture

255 West 34th Street’s Superstructure Rises in Midtown, Manhattan

Construction is rising on 255 West 34th Street, a 33-story hotel tower in Midtown. Designed by Stonehill Taylor Architects and developed by The Chetrit Group, the 155,594-square-foot development will yield 330 hotel rooms directly across from One Penn Plaza, on the southern edge of the Garment District between Seventh and Eighth Avenues. Flintlock Construction Services, LLC is the general contractor for the project.

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Era’s Limestone Façade Progresses at 251 West 91st Street on Manhattan’s Upper West Side

Exterior work is progressing on Era, a 20-story condominium building at 251 West 91st Street on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Designed by ODA Architects and developed by Adam America Real Estate and Northlink Capital, the reinforced concrete edifice features a dramatic stepped cantilever and will yield 57 residences at the corner of 91st Street and Broadway. Reuveni Real Estate is exclusively handling the marketing and sales and Urban Atelier Group is the general contractor for the project.

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Turken House Nears Topping Out at 300 East 41st Street in Murray Hill, Manhattan

Construction is nearing topping out on Turken House, a 21-story mixed-use building at 300 East 41st Street in the MidtownManhattan neighborhood of Murray Hill. Designed by Perkins + Will for a non-profit company called The Turken Foundation, which provides Turkish students with help obtaining scholarships and job opportunities in the United States, the nearly 80,000-square-foot structure will stand 227 feet tall and yield 82 turnkey residences with both single- and double-occupancy quarters. The ground-up edifice is located at the corner of East 41st Street and Second Avenue, near both the United Nations and Grand Central Terminal, and was previously the site of two low-rise properties that were purchased for a combined $17.5 million prior to demolition. Turken House is aiming for LEED Certification with a program goal of LEED Silver Certification. Fast Track Construction is listed as the general contractor for the project.

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417 Park Avenue Begins Demolition In Midtown East

YIMBY last covered 417 Park Avenue back in July 2020, when demolition permits for the 14-story, 29-unit residential co-op building were fully filed. GDS Development (GDSNY) is the owner of the building that stands on an 8,725-square-foot site and was originally built in 1916 with two cellar levels and a penthouse atop the 143-foot-tall edifice. The Midtown East property is located at the corner of Park Avenue and East 55th Street and is directly south of Foster + Partner‘s topped-out and nearly complete 425 Park Avenue. GDSNY and Klövern AB previously paid $184 million to purchase all the units, and the demolition of the current structure will make way for an office tower with a floor area ratio of 25, or nearly 220,000 square feet under Midtown East Rezoning regulations.

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YIMBY Checks Up On The World Trade Center Site Upon The 20th Anniversary of 9/11, In Financial District

As New York City and the United States remembers and commemorates the 20th anniversary of 9/11, YIMBY once again takes a look at the sacred 16-acre World Trade Center site, which holds the two square footprints of the former Twin Towers that are part of the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. We focus on the active and ongoing construction of the Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center, St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, and the current state of Two and Five World Trade Center. All of which are, or are around, the former trapezoidal superblock that held six of the original World Trade Center buildings bound by West, Vesey, Church, and Liberty Streets.

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