YIMBY checked in recently at 520 Fifth Avenue, the site of a planned 920-foot-tall skyscraper that takes the number 13 spot on our countdown of the tallest projects in progress in New York City. Located in Midtown at the corner of Fifth Avenue and West 43rd Street, the plot sits cleared for construction, which YIMBY expects will commence sometime in 2020. YIMBY last reported that Handel Architects is designing and Arthur Hooper of Ceruzzi Properties is developing the project in conjunction with SMI USA. Ceruzzi purchased the property in 2015 for $275 million from Thor Equities.
Ceruzzi Properties and SMI have partnered with Champalimaud Design to deliver a suite of amenity spaces within The Centrale, one of the latest condominium towers to debut in Manhattan’s East Side. Located at 138 East 50th Street, the 71-story building is designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli and SLCE and contains 124 condominiums that entered the market in May 2019.