YIMBY attended a topping-out ceremony for 122 Fifth Avenue, a 11-story commercial building expansion in Union Square. Designed by STUDIOS Architecture and developed by Bromley Companies, the 300,000-square-foot project involves the erection of a one-story steel-framed addition above the parapet of the landmarked building, as well as the construction of a reinforced concrete annex that will expand the property’s T-shaped footprint along West 17th Street. Microsoft has signed on as the anchor tenant for the office space, and athleisure company Allbirds will occupy the retail space. Omnibuld is the general contractor for the Midtown, Manhattan property.
Construction has passed the halfway mark on 606 West 30th Street, a 42-story residential skyscraper in Hudson Yards. Designed by Ismael Leyva Architects and developed by Lalezarian Properties, the 545-foot-tall structure will yield 312,350 square feet, with 192,780 square feet of residential space and 14,240 square feet of commercial space. Hudson 37 LLC is the general contractor for the property, which is also known as Tower B in a two-skyscraper development alongside FXCollaborative and Douglaston Development‘s topped-out 601 West 29th Street. 606 West 30th Street is located between Eleventh Avenue and West Street, near the border with West Chelsea.
The new Brooklyn Heights Public Library at 286 Cadman Plaza West is now complete and open to the public. Located on the border of Brooklyn Heights and Downtown Brooklyn, the 26,000-square-foot library is the second-largest branch of the Brooklyn Public Library System, after the Central Library Headquarters.
Demolition work is ramping up for PENN 15, a 56-story, 1,200-foot commercial supertall at 15 Penn Plaza in Midtown, Manhattan. Designed by Foster + Partners and developed by Vornado Realty Trust, the 2.7 million-square-foot tower will replace the aging Hotel Pennsylvania and stand as the tallest component in the 7.4 million-square-foot Penn District master plan. 401 Hotel Reit is the owner and Northstar Contracting Group is the demolition contractor for the property, which is bound by Seventh Avenue to the west, West 32nd Street to the south, and West 33rd Street to the north.
Foundation work is almost complete at 312 West 43rd Street, the site of a two-building residential development in Midtown, Manhattan. Designed by Handel Architects and developed by Taconic Partners under the 311 West 42nd Street Associates LLC, the 373,133-square-foot project comprises a 33-story tower and seven-story extension with a shared podium. The complex will yield 321 apartments averaging 839 square feet apiece as well as 25,202 square feet of retail space on the lower floors. Triton Construction is serving as the general contractor for the property, which is located between West 42nd and 43rd Streets and Eighth and Ninth Avenues, directly north of the Port Authority Bus Terminal.