Metals in Construction is launching a competition to reclad 200 Park Avenue, a.k.a the MetLife Building, which is situated directly behind Grand Central Terminal. Architects and engineers are being asked to submit plans for an updated, eco-friendly and efficient façade that would also retain the building’s heritage. 200 Park is a hulking 58-story, 3-million square-foot office building completed in 1963. Submissions are due February 1st, 2016, and $15,000 will be awarded to the team with the most innovative design.
Onyx Equities and Rubenstein Partners are renovating the 15-story, 320,000 square-foot office building at 30 Montgomery Street, in Jersey City’s waterfront district. According to Real Estate Weekly, the overhaul will include a glassy new two-story lobby, an updated façade, along with other improvements. The makeover is expected to be complete in December of 2015, and Cushman & Wakefield is marketing the building’s available space.
Last month, Italian developer Est4te Four announced that they needed a partner willing to shell out at least $100 million to build a huge office project along the Red Hook waterfront. Now YIMBY’s got a new set of renderings for the development, which was recently named Red Hook Innovation Studios.
Earlier this year, YIMBY brought you a proposal for the transformation of One Wall Street created by CetraRuddy. While that version of the tower will remain unbuilt, we now have the first rendering of actual plans, created by Robert A.M. Stern for developer Macklowe Properties, as well as word that the development is seeking $100 million in EB-5 funding, or 6.6% of its projected cost of $1.502 billion.
After the City Council greenlighted One Vanderbilt’s rezoning in May, it was only a matter of time until developer SL Green pushed forward with construction of the 67-story commercial tower. And on Friday, they filed plans for the project, under the property’s main address at 51 East 42nd Street.