Among New York City’s current skyscrapers under construction, none comes closer to supertall status without actually reaching it than 220 Central Park South, which stands 950 feet to its rooftop. Despite imminent overshadowing by Central Park Tower, which will rise 600 feet taller, it is still an impressive addition to the Midtown Manhattan skyline. Today, YIMBY has an update on exterior progress, which is nearing completion, even as the building’s actual prominence is already on the decline.
Construction is moving along quickly for two new towers on City Hall Park. The park is one of just three major public outdoor areas in the Financial District, making any development around it particularly important. The buildings photographed for this article are 25 Park Row and 1 Beekman Street, which will add a combined 142 new condominiums and nearly 67,000 square feet of commercial space to the neighborhood.
Permits have been filed for a ten-story mixed-use building at 107-02 Queens Boulevard in Forest Hills, Queens. The site is half a block away from the Forest Hills 71st Avenue subway station, serviced by the E, F, M, and R trains, and RJ Capital Holdings is the developer.
Permits have been filed for a ten-story mixed-use building at 70-65 Queens Boulevard, in Elmhurst, Queens. The site is eight blocks away from the Elmhurst Avenue subway station, serviced by the E, M, and R trains. Skyhill III Group is behind the applications.
Construction at 150 Rivington Street on Manhattan’s Lower East Side has moved along quickly. YIMBY last reported on the site’s progress in January, when the structure was just two stories high. Now, the building has topped-out, at seven stories. Cogswell Lee Development is responsible for the project, which replaces the former Streitz Matzo Factory.