32 West 48th Street Begins Ascent in Midtown, Manhattan

Construction is rising on 32 West 48th Street, a 31-story hotel tower in Midtown, Manhattan’s Diamond District. Designed by SLCE Architects and developed by Extell, the 456-foot-tall structure will span 213,158 square feet and yield 534 guest rooms with an average scope of 316 square feet. AECOM Tishman is the general contractor for the project, which is located between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, directly south of Rockefeller Center, with a narrow annex extending south to West 47th Street.

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711 Seventh Avenue Hotel Tower Begins Ascent in Times Square, Manhattan

Construction is rising on 711 Seventh Avenue, a 32-story hotel tower in Times Square. Designed by Gene Kaufman Architect and developed in a joint venture between general contractor Flintlock Construction Services and Atlas Hospitality under the 711 Seventh Hotel Associates LLC, the 343-foot-tall structure will yield 400 guest rooms under IHG Hotel & Resorts’ voco brand. Capital Industries served as the demolition contractor for the three low-rise former occupants of the L-shaped parcel, which has frontage along Seventh Avenue and West 48th Street.

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One High Line’s Public Plaza Takes Shape at 500 West 18th Street in Chelsea, Manhattan

Construction is progressing on the lower levels of One High Line, a pair of twisting structures at 500 West 18th Street in Chelsea, Manhattan. Designed by Bjarke Ingels Group and developed by Witkoff Group and Access Industries, the 36- and 26-story structures will span 900,000 square feet and yield 236 condominium units in one- to five-bedroom layouts, as well as a hotel component operated by Faena Hotel, ground-floor retail space, and a new plaza separately designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Field Operations. Suffolk Construction is the general contractor, Enea Landscape Architecture is the landscape architect, and Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group is handling sales and marketing for the property, which is alternately addressed as 76 Eleventh Avenue and stands adjacent to the High Line on a trapezoidal plot bound by West 18th Street to the north, West 17th Street to the south, Tenth Avenue to the east, and West Street to the west.

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Renderings Revealed for The Torch at 740 Eighth Avenue in Midtown, Manhattan

Renderings have been revealed for The Torch, a 1,067-foot mixed-use supertall skyscraper at 740 Eighth Avenue in Midtown, Manhattan. Designed by ODA with SLCE Architects as the architect of record and developed by Extell, the 52-story structure will span 875,372 square feet and yield an 825-room hotel on the lower half and a public outdoor observation deck with a drop ride attraction above. The property will also feature lower-level retail space, a restaurant on two of the upper floors, a VIP lounge, and a pool deck for hotel guests. Lendlease is the general contractor, WSP is the structural engineer, and Ancora Engineering is handling excavation and foundations for the project, which is located along Eighth Avenue between West 45th and 46th Streets on the border of Times Square and Hell’s Kitchen.

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Renderings Released For Resorts World Casino Expansion Proposal in Ozone Park, Queens

New renderings have been revealed for an extensive proposed expansion of the Resorts World New York City (RWNYC) casino complex at the Aqueduct Race Track in South Ozone Park, Queens. Designed by Perkins Eastman, the estimated $5 billion project would add 350,000 square feet of gaming space, a 1,600-room Crockfords-branded hotel, a 7,000-seat arena, wellness amenities, restaurants, and more than 10 acres of parks, trails, and bike paths. The existing complex spans 1 million square feet with 400 guest rooms and around 6,500 slot machines, and is bound by Rockaway Boulevard to the north, the Belt Parkway to the south, 114th Street to the east, and Aqueduct Road to the west.

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