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1241 Broadway estimated height, base image via Google Maps

Permits Filed for SOM-Designed 1241 Broadway, Midtown, Manhattan

Permits have been filed for a 22-story commercial office building at 1241 Broadway in Midtown, Manhattan. The architect of the project will be Skidmore Owings & Merrill, who arguably have had the largest impact on New York City’s built environment compared to any other firm. First formed in 1939, they specialize in high-end office space, like the soon-to-be tower in today’s post.

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1228-1234 Madison Avenue, via Google Maps

Permits Filed for 20-Story Building at 1230 Madison Avenue on Manhattan’s Upper East Side

Permits have been filed for a 20-story mixed-use building at 1230 Madison Avenue, on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. The site is ideally located for culturally engaged residents, as it is on the same block as the Guggenheim Museum, and just six blocks away from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Six blocks away is the 86th Street subway station, serviced by the 4, 5, and 6 trains. Real Estate Equities Corporation (R.E.E.C.) is behind the applications.

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The XI, rendering from TheXI.com

New Renderings Revealed for The XI As First Tower Tops Out At 76 Eleventh Avenue in Chelsea

The newest Bjarke Ingels Group-designed project has now partially topped out. The taller 36-story component of the XI, at 76 Eleventh Avenue in Chelsea, has reached this milestone when just seven months ago, it was merely two stories high. With only a few months in between YIMBY’s visits, the enormous scale of the new building is quite shocking, as it rose incredibly quickly. The theatric nature of the twisting concrete sculpture certainly catches the attention of visitors from the High Line park, where many tourists are already snapping photographs. HFZ Capital Group is responsible for the development.

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