After a decade of waiting, Jean Nouvel’s 53 West 53rd Street, formerly known as the Torre Verre and now known as 53W53, is finally climbing into the New York City skyline. And while the tower only stands about a dozen floors at the moment — up from only a handful when YIMBY last checked in on the site this past June — installation of its iconic cladding and glass has already begun, with the latest update thanks to YIMBY Forumer streetscaper.
Windows are going in on the 21-story residential project at 221 West 29th Street between Seventh and Eighth avenues in Chelsea, near the northern border with the Garment District. Tectonic swung by the site recently and brought back some shots of the progress.
The last few years have brought a wave of new construction to Pacific Street in Prospect Heights and western Crown Heights. From townhouses to mid-rise condo buildings, the area is booming with expensive real estate that replaced garages and aging row houses. Now, YIMBY has a look at another project coming to the area at 953 Pacific Street, between Washington and Grand avenues.
A warehouse that’s becoming a Restoration Hardware in the Meatpacking District has been hit by two major controversies in the last year, but construction continues to chug forward at 9-19 Ninth Avenue, on the corner of Little West 12th Street. Tectonic brings us an update.
On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved a major expansion of the American Museum of Natural History.