Few towers have as much separation from the rest of the Manhattan skyline as the Lower East Side’s One Manhattan Square. The building is without competition for views, rising 72 stories above one of New York’s most well-known neighborhoods. The next highest structure in its immediate vicinity is the Manhattan Bridge, which spans the East River into Brooklyn. Extell Development Company is responsible for the development, and Lendlease is responsible for construction.
Last month, YIMBY toured the sales gallery for 125 Greenwich Street as the first in a series of skyline updates going live this week. Construction is moving quickly, and last we saw, the tower had risen over two-dozen floors, and nearly 300 feet, above ground. That leaves plenty of height left to grow before it makes an impact on the Lower Manhattan skyline. Famed architect Rafael Viñoly is responsible for the design.
Permits have been filed for a three-story commercial building at 559 Park Avenue, in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, near the neighborhood’s border with Williamsburg. The site is four blocks away from the Flushing Avenue subway station, serviced by the G train. The NYC Department of Sanitation is responsible for the development.
For the second day of 2018’s Skyline Week, YIMBY has photos from the top of 53 West 53rd Street, aka 53W53, which has been talked about for longer than any other skyscraper currently under construction in New York City. The supertall has been eleven years and a controversial 200-foot height reduction in the making. The tower will yield condominiums, galleries, and a restaurant, and its kinetic dark façade matches the vibrant energy of the Midtown streets below, with crisscrossing diagrid lines careening from the base up toward the spearheaded peak. The structure is on its way to a 1,050-foot pinnacle, which will handily pierce the surrounding plateau of 700 to 800-foot rooftops.
Developer Daniel Kimya will reveal a host of new design concepts and revised layouts for 110 West 123rd Street in a Landmarks presentation scheduled for later today. Located in the northern portion of Harlem’s Mount Morris Landmark District, the revisions aim to bridge the neighborhood’s historic, masonry facades with modern aesthetics and materials.