Construction has begun on the new superstructure for 1568 Broadway, a 470-foot-tall hotel in Times Square. Designed by PBDW Architects, Mancini Duffy, and Perkins Eastman and developed by L&L Holding Company, Maefield Development, and Fortress Investment Group, the project involved the partial demolition of the former DoubleTree Suites by Hilton to make way for the new 550,000-square-foot tower, which will be dubbed TSX Broadway. The overhaul also includes the raising of Kirchoff & Rose’s 108-year-old Palace Theater by 30 feet to make room for ground-floor retail space. The site is located at the corner of Seventh Avenue and West 47th Street to the east of the red TKTS stairs, and is slated to cost $2.5 billion.
Façade work is getting closer to completion on 145 West 47th Street, a 48-story RIU Hotel in Times Square. Designed by Berg + Moss Architects and developed by Tribeach Holdings, the 353,000-square-foot edifice is located between Sixth and Seventh Avenues and will yield a total of 630 guest rooms.
YIMBY spotted a new batch of renderings and diagrams that depict Skidmore Owings & Merrill‘s upcoming ground-up mixed-use supertall at 175 Park Avenue, aka Project Commodore. The 83-story Midtown East, Manhattan behemoth is slated to rise on the site of the Grand Hyatt between the 108-year old Beaux Arts style Grand Central Terminal and the 91-year-old Art Deco style Chrysler Building at the corner of East 42nd Street and Lexington Avenue. RXR Realty and TF Cornerstone are developing the massive structure, which also appears to have gotten a height reduction to 1,486 feet tall, as opposed to the 1,646-foot tall architectural height previously intended. Inside will be 500 Hyatt hotel rooms on the upper floors spanning 453,000 square feet; 10,000 square feet of retail space on the ground, cellar, and second levels; new elevated, publicly accessible plaza space overlooking the surrounding Midtown neighborhood; and 2.1 million square feet of Class A office space.
Fleet Financial Group is developing a state-of-the-art healthcare facility called Eastern Mirage Medical Center at 42-31 Union Street in Flushing, Queens. The 104,000-square-foot medical center will be located within the tallest building in Flushing, an 18-story mixed-use structure that will also house the Eastern Mirage hotel.
Construction is nearing the halfway mark on 450 Eleventh Avenue, a 642-foot-tall Aloft Hotel in Hudson Yards. Designed by DSM Design Group and developed by Marx Development Group, the 51-story skyscraper will yield 379 rooms and is expected to cost around $368 million. The property is located at the corner of West 37th Street, directly across from the Jacob K. Javits Center, and will also feature a business center, a ballroom, and a fourth-floor restaurant and bar with an outdoor terrace.