One of the largest potential office buildings in New York City has long been in the works on the site of the Hotel Pennsylvania, at 401 Seventh Avenue, with renderings for a soaring supertall first released last decade. But now, YIMBY has the latest on Vornado’s newest vision for the site, which would place Facebook within a massive 2.8-million-square-foot tower designed by Rafael Vinoly, dubbed “Penn15” in the brochure.
Amidst the ongoing evolution of the Manhattan skyline, one of the most notable recent changes has been the completion of the Midtown East rezoning, which has already resulted in the rise of One Vanderbilt. Now, with 270 Park Avenue and other projects already on the development boards, Vornado and Rudin Management’s plans for 350 Park Avenue have been fully revealed, depicting yet another supertall that would rise almost 1,500 feet to its pinnacle. While the architect has not been confirmed, YIMBY is strongly suspicious that the design is by Foster + Partners, the firm responsible for the nearly-complete 425 Park Avenue.
The Landmarks Preservation Commission will again review proposals from Vornado and Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners to redevelop and expand an existing building in the city’s West Chelsea Historic District.
Construction on 220 Central Park South is starting to wrap up, as the exterior mechanical elevator is finally being disassembled. The 67-story residential tower will contain 593,000 square feet of prime real estate, and stands 950 feet tall above Midtown and Central Park South. Robert A. M. Stern Architects is the lead architect while SLCE Architects is the executive architect. Vornado Realty Trust is the developer of the nearly $3.4 billion dollar project. Interiors are being designed by Thierry W. Despont.
A record-shattering $238 million purchase of a Manhattan penthouse at 220 Central Park South came at the hands of billionaire and Citadel hedge fund founder Ken Griffin. The sale of the 24,000 square foot apartment makes it the highest-priced home ever sold in the United States. The four-story residence is part of a 66-floor near-supertall development by Vornado Realty Trust, and has 16 bedrooms, 17 bathrooms, five balconies, and a terrace facing Central Park.