YIMBY is counting down the 31 tallest skyscrapers under construction in New York City. Our annual list looks at projects that made a substantial amount of progress since the beginning of 2019. We start with 45 Park Place, a 43-story reinforced concrete superstructure topped out at 667 feet tall above the Manhattan neighborhood of Tribeca. The modestly slender skyscraper is designed by SOMA Architects with Ismael Leyva Architects serving as the executive and residential architect. The property is being developed by Sharif el-Gamal of Soho Properties. The Piero Lissoni-designed interiors are being handled and marketed by Corcoran Sunshine.
The reinforced concrete foundations for Davis Brody Bond‘s 21-story tech hub at 124 East 14th Street is taking shape and climbing toward street level. Located just east of Union Square, the development is officially known as the Union Square Tech Training Center. The 254,000-square-foot project will include a mix of affordable and market-rate office space for tech companies, retail, and dining facilities managed by Urbanspace. Private entities RAL Development and Suffolk Construction are also part of the project team.
Permits have been filed for a five-story school building at 661 St. Nicholas Avenue in Hamilton Heights, Manhattan. Located between West 141st Street and West 145th Street, the lot also addressed as 655 St. Nicholas is near the 145th Street subway station, serviced by the A, B, C, and D trains. Harlem Academy is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Permits have been filed for a four-story school building at 79-20 Queens Boulevard in Elmhurst, Queens. Located between Cornish Avenue and Dongan Avenue, the lot is near the Grand Avenue-Newtown subway station, serviced by the E, M, and R trains. David Levitan of Liberty One Group is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Permits have been filed for a seven-story mixed-use building at 310 West 139th Street in Harlem, Manhattan. Located between Frederick Douglass Boulevard and Edgecombe Avenue, the lot is four blocks north of the 135th Street subway station, serviced by the B and C trains. The Grace Congregational Church of Harlem is listed as the owner behind the applications.