Work at the corner lot for 1241 Broadway in NoMad is seeing a lot of activity in preparation for a 22-story, SOM-designed commercial office building. Excavation on the perimeter of the site is finishing up, while work on the reinforced concrete foundations and core walls is happening simultaneously. This is a rapid change of pace since YIMBY last visited the Midtown location a couple months ago, when it was still quiet. The future 318-foot-tall, 170,000-square-foot tower is being developed by GDS Development and Sweden-based Klovern. Triton Construction is currently in charge of building the structure.
One of the largest potential office buildings in New York City has long been in the works on the site of the Hotel Pennsylvania, at 401 Seventh Avenue, with renderings for a soaring supertall first released last decade. But now, YIMBY has the latest on Vornado’s newest vision for the site, which would place Facebook within a massive 2.8-million-square-foot tower designed by Rafael Vinoly, dubbed “Penn15” in the brochure.
Following an outcry from local residents and community officials, the Department of City Planning has proposed a series of zoning amendments and land-use actions known as the Bushwick Neighborhood Plan.
The six-story reinforced concrete structure for 200 Kent Avenue is now topped-out, and window frames are now beginning to be installed for the curtain wall on the upper floors of the eastern elevation. ME Architect P.C. is responsible for the design of the commercial building, while Isaac Hager of Cornell Realty Management is the developer. The development now stands 83 feet tall above the northern section of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and can easily be seen when traveling on the East River ferries. The lot measures 22,640 square feet, and was purchased by two anonymous entities back in the summer of 2016 for $33 million.
Permits have been filed for a 23-story office building at 141 Willoughby Street in Downtown Brooklyn. Located between Gold Street and Prince Street, the lot is one block north of the DeKalb Avenue subway station, serviced by the B, Q, and R trains. Gregory Jaffe of Savanna Fund is listed as the owner behind the applications.