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.
Excavation at 50 Hudson Yards is nearing completion, and thanks to an aerial by Archartdescon, we can see that foundation work has also now commenced. Construction is advancing with incredible speed, and most of the site has been cleared since YIMBY’s last report in November. The pace isn’t too surprising when one considers the several excavators operating simultaneously. Related Companies is responsible for the Hudson Yards development.
Extell’s assemblage between East 79th and East 80th Streets in Yorkville, Manhattan, is inching closer to reality, with demolition permits now pulled for the bulk of the extant structures. The mixed-use, residential buildings set to meet the wrecking ball include addresses 1514 though 1528 First Avenue.
Construction is well underway for what will eventually become the Financial District’s tallest residential tower, a 64-story supertall at 45 Broad Street. Thanks to a reader providing an overview photograph, we can see that trucks are currently removing debris from the site, and reports indicate that concrete trucks are also moving in and out, indicating that excavation is now in full swing. Drilling for the foundational piers has already started. Pizzarotti LLC is responsible for building and developing the tower, along with Madison Equities and AMS Acquisitions.
Construction is moving along at 685 First Avenue, as it nears completion in Murray Hill, Manhattan. The 42-story tower has officially launched sales ahead of its anticipated opening later this year, or early next.