The construction crane on Extell‘s Central Park Tower has begun disassembly at 217 West 57th Street in Midtown as the 1,550-foot-tall skyscraper moves closer to completion. Designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill, the residential supertall boasts the highest roof level of any building in the Western Hemisphere. Extell is projecting a $4 billion sellout with its in-house team marketing the 179 residences.
RAL Development recently celebrated the topping out of Zero Irving in Union Square, Manhattan. Located at 124 East 14th Street, the 21-story building will yield a mix of affordable and market-rate office space for technology firms and will provide on-site amenities, dining facilities, and the Digital Skills Training Center, which is envisioned as a pathway to good-paying jobs for the next generation of technology professionals.
Under the consortium of “FWRA LLC,” developers Richard Siu of F&T Group, John Liang of Young Nian Group LLC, and William Xu of United Construction & Development Group recently announced plans for the Special Flushing Waterfront District, a major redevelopment in downtown Flushing, Queens. Designed by Hill West Architects, the master plan would transform an underdeveloped swath of land bound by Flushing Creek, Northern Boulevard, College Point Boulevard, and Roosevelt Avenue into a mixed-use community, while simultaneously restoring and upgrading the neighborhood’s public waterfront access. YIMBY reached out to the development team with ten questions on what’s to come for the project.
Exterior work is still wrapping up on 7 West 57th Street, a 19-story mixed-use residential project in Midtown. External progress has slowed down over the past months, while the state of the interiors remains unclear. The topped-out building is designed by Hill West Architects and developed by Solow Realty & Development Group, which purchased the property along Billionaires’ Row 14 years ago for $25,550,000. Vidaris is the envelope consultant for the 237-foot-tall structure.
The Landmarks Preservation Commission is scheduled to hold a remote public hearing to review the exterior restoration of a landmarked structure and the construction of a 20-story mixed-use residential building in Tribeca, Manhattan. The existing landmarked property is located at 315 Broadway, and the new residential building will debut as 317 Broadway.