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Structural Framework Finished for 425 Park Avenue’s Parapet Fins, in Midtown East

YIMBY last checked in on the construction progress and installation of the structural frames for 425 Park Avenue‘s trident of parapet fins back in August. Now all three are in place above the flat roof of the 47-story, 897-foot-tall Midtown East structure. The office tower is designed by Norman Foster, head of Foster + Partners, and is being developed by L&L Holding Company LLCAdamson Associates is the architect of record.

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Rendering Revealed for 1100 Avenue of the Americas’ Glass Recladding, in Midtown

Preparations are underway for the glass recladding of 1100 Avenue of the Americas, a 15-story office building located across from Bryant Park at the corner of West 42nd Street and Sixth Avenue. Brookfield Properties is the current developer of the 386,190-square-foot structure, whose renovations include the replacement of its old reflective glass façade with a lighter, more transparent curtain wall on all sides. MdeAS Architects is the designer of the new envelope and the featured rendering. Once reopened, the structure will yield 357,940 square feet of commercial office space in addition to 11,239 square feet of ground-floor retail area. Aecom Tishman is the general contractor.

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Demolition Making Quick Headway for Google’s Hudson Square Campus, at 550 Washington Street

Partial demolition is in full swing at the site of St. John’s Terminal at 550 Washington Street, as work begins to transform the property into the cornerstone of Google’s new Hudson Square campus. This 1.3-million-square-foot structure will join two other buildings at 315 Hudson Street and 345 Hudson Street as part of Manhattan’s newest Google-plex. COOKFOX Architects is the designer and Oxford Properties is the developer of the 1.7-million-square-foot aggregation.

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