Demolition is complete at 570 Fifth Avenue, the site of a potential 1,101-foot mixed-use supertall in the Diamond District of Midtown, Manhattan. Developed by Extell, the project could either unfold as a 78-story, 1.4-million-square-foot hotel and condominium tower or as an 860-foot-tall, 47-story office skyscraper yielding more than 1.5 million square feet. ALBA Services was the demolition contractor for the property, which spans between West 46th and West 47th Streets.
Construction appears stalled at 255 West 34th Street, a 33-story hotel tower in Midtown, Manhattan, following a $481 million loan default by former developer The Chetrit Group late last year. Designed by Stonehill Taylor Architects, the 397-foot-tall structure was planned to yield 330 hotel rooms spread across 155,594 square feet. Flintlock Construction Services is the general contractor for the project, which is located between Seventh and Eighth Avenues on the southern edge of the Garment District.
Construction has topped out on 317-319 West 35th Street, a 25-story hotel building in Midtown’s Garment District. Designed by Peter Poon Architects and developed by Wei Hong Hu under the H Hotel LLC, the 249-foot-tall structure will yield 59,250 square feet with 166 hotel rooms, 3,399 square feet of commercial space, and three below-grade levels. Crosscity Construction Corporation is the general contractor for the property, which is located between Eighth and Ninth Avenues.
Excavation is progressing at 740 Eighth Avenue, the site of a 52-story supertall hotel and observation tower in Midtown, Manhattan. Designed by ODA with SLCE Architects as the architect of record and developed by Extell, the 1,067-foot-tall skyscraper will yield 776,000 square feet with 825 hotel rooms in its lower half and a public observatory with a drop ride attraction above. The unconventionally-shaped structure will also contain retail space, two upper restaurant floors, and a pool deck for guests. Lendlease is the general contractor, WSP is the structural engineer, and Ancora Engineering is handling excavation and foundations for the property, which is located on an expansive lot along Eighth Avenue between West 45th and 46th Streets on the border of Times Square and Hell’s Kitchen.
In December, SL Green announced a partnership with Roc Nation in a bid to win development rights to construct a new Caesars Palace casino and hotel at 1515 Broadway in Times Square, Manhattan. Citing concerns about congestion, economic disturbance, and social harm, a group of community associations and neighboring businesses have formed a coalition to oppose any advancement on the proposed casino.