Work is nearing completion on Extell’s Brooklyn Point, number 26 on YIMBY’s countdown of the tallest buildings under construction in the city. The 68-story, 720-foot-tall skyscraper, which is also addressed as 138 Willoughby Street, is designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox and is part of the third and final phase of the City Point complex in Downtown Brooklyn. SLCE Architects is serving as the architect of record, while Katherine Newman is designing the interior spaces. A total of 458 units, ranging from studio to three-bedroom units, will be created.
Vertical progress on Extell’s 50 West 66th Street appears to be stalled, and it is unclear at the moment what is causing the delay in construction. Snohetta is the design team behind the 775-foot-tall residential skyscraper, which would become the tallest structure on the Upper West Side.
The seven-story Nordstrom flagship at the base of Central Park Tower, aka 217 West 57th Street, is finally open for business. Thursday, October 24 marked the official opening of the massive 320,000-square-foot store, its largest in New York. The main doors are located along West 57th Street underneath the wavy, transparent glass curtain wall. James Carpenter Design Associates is the designer for the store, collaborating with Nordstrom’s inhouse design team to work with architects, CallisonRTKL. Extell is the developer of the 1,550-foot-high Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill-designed supertall. This is the first portion of the property that is finished.
Demolition permits have been filed for two buildings at 2 and 10 West 47th Street in Midtown, Manhattan. Located between Fifth Avenue and Sixth Avenue, the adjacent sites are a block from the 47-50 Streets Rockefeller Center subway station, serviced by the B, D, F, and M trains. David Rothstein of Extell is listed as the owner behind the applications.
YIMBY checked in on 159 West 48th Street in Times Square, the site of the first Hard Rock Hotel in New York City, where work appears to have stopped. Thick planks of wood can be spotted covering the exposed steel rebar protruding from the completed reinforced concrete foundations. The project is designed by Berg + Moss Architects and is being developed by Extell and Hard Rock International.