One Times Square, aka the Times Tower, is one of the most photographed buildings in the world. Millions of tourists from across the country and around the world constantly take photos of Times Square, formerly called Longacre Square, and the flashing digital advertisements that run nonstop year round. Even more view it during the annual ball drop and lighting of the four numbers at the start of every year since 1904. The culturally iconic and economically famous 25-story skyscraper stands 363 feet tall and is in the midst of getting a 21st century makeover. Six giant screens that once lit the slender northern wall have been taken down and will be consolidated into one 350-foot-tall LED panel. Jamestown is the owner of the property. One Times Square can be touted as the most expensive and lucrative place on the planet to advertise.
Permits have been filed for an 11-story mixed-use building at 355 West 39th Street in Midtown West, Manhattan. Located between 8th Avenue and 9th Avenue, the interior lot is three city blocks south of the 42 Street-Port Authority Bus Terminal subway station, serviced by the A, C, and E trains. Man Hei Li under the 355 39th Street LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.
The Kaufman Organization has partnered with renowned street artist Tristan Eaton to complete a 100-foot-tall mural in the heart of NoMad, Manhattan. The artwork is positioned on the south-facing wall of 236 Fifth Avenue and depicts Evelyn Nesbit, a 20th century fashion icon, actress, and chorus girl who graced the magazine covers of Vanity Fair, Cosmopolitan, and Harper’s Bazaar magazines, among others.
Permits have been filed for a six-story community facility building at 529 St. Ann’s Avenue in Mott Haven, The Bronx. Located between East 148th Street and East 149th Street, the lot is three blocks east of the 3 Avenue – 149 Street subway station, serviced by the 2 and 5 trains. Abraham Robenzadeh under the Omega Construction Solutions LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Construction has topped out on One South First, formally called 260 Kent Avenue, in the Williamsburg waterfront development of Domino Park. This is the second new structure to rise from the master plan that aims to revitalize the site of the Domino Sugar factory. The reinforced concrete building now stands 435 feet high and will soon yield 330 rentals, 66 affordable units, and 150,000 square feet of office space among 22 floors, as well as 13,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space. COOKFOX is the architect of the tower while Two Trees Management is the developer.