Fresh renderings by DBOX shed new light on PENN 15, a 56-story, 1,200-foot-tall commercial skyscraper at 15 Penn Plaza in Midtown, Manhattan. Designed by Foster + Partners and developed by Vornado Realty Trust, the 2.7 million-square-foot supertall will rise from the site of the Hotel Pennsylvania, which has been closed since early 2020 and is beginning the demolition process. The tower will be the tallest component in the 7.4-million-square-foot Penn District master plan, on a plot bound by Seventh Avenue to the west, West 32nd Street to the south, and West 33rd Street to the north.
The Jersey City Redevelopment Agency is now reviewing proposals to construct West Side Crossing, a four-tower complex with more than 3,000 residential units. Located on an eight-acre assemblage near the Hackensack riverfront, West Side Crossing is the latest project from Bushburg Properties, which appointed Marchetto Higgins Stieve as architect of record.
Demolition is underway at 570 Fifth Avenue, the site of a potential supertall skyscraper in Midtown, Manhattan. Developed by Extell, the tower could reach a height of 1,100 feet and 78 floors on a 43,011-square-foot plot at the corner of Fifth Avenue and West 46th Street. The parcel had mostly sat vacant for the past several years, and includes several old structures that are now in the process of being razed. There is still no architect publicly announced, nor clear indication of the building’s programming, though a series of zoning and massing diagrams and ground-floor plans suggest either an office complex or a residential and hotel development, with the latter reaching supertall status.
Excavation is progressing at 520 Fifth Avenue, site of a 76-story mixed-use supertall skyscraper in Midtown, Manhattan. Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox for Rabina Properties, which took over as the lead developer in 2019 from Ceruzzi Properties and SMI USA, the 995-foot-tall, 507,608-square-foot structure will yield 98 residential units, commercial space, and four cellar levels. Suffolk Construction is the general contractor for the project, which is located on a 10,625-square-foot lot at the corner of Fifth Avenue and West 43rd Street.
Federal Realty Investment Trust is leading a full redevelopment of Huntington Shopping Center, a major retail destination in Dix Hills, Long Island. The scope of work includes the construction of a new Whole Foods Market, enhancements and repairs to the existing surface-level parking lot, the installation of benches and public seating, and three new vehicular and pedestrian entrances.