The experimental minds of RB Systems have published a new concept for a plot of vacant land at 265 West 45th Street, in Midtown West, and today YIMBY has a first look at their sky-high renderings. As Manhattan begins to embrace taller and slimmer supertall towers that meet the intense demand of the residential market, the proposal explores how office space could take advantage of the same emerging typology.
425 Park Avenue in Midtown East has been the focus of much interest, with good reason. Unlike the full demolition and larger replacement impending for the Union Carbide Building, the old pre re-zoning regulations forced 425 Park’s developers to maintain 25% of the extant structure in order to build to its exact original square footage. Now, steel and concrete for the Foster + Partners creation are finally rising above the old shell, and the project is slowly moving upwards and into the neighborhood skyline.
Permits have been filed for a six-story hotel at 2100 Bartow Avenue, in Baychester, The Bronx. The site is twelve blocks away from the Gun Hill Road subway station, serviced by the 2 and 5 trains. Bay Plaza Hospitality Investors are responsible for the development.
It was just a month ago that YIMBY reported on progress on One Vanderbilt, the first supertall to result from the rezoning of Midtown East. The tower had reached the milestone of finally surpassing its massive cantilevering base, revealing its full width to pedestrians. Today, we have a look at photographs from inside the site by Max Touhey.
Permits have been filed for a seven-story commercial building at 25-41 Borden Avenue, in Hunters Point, Queens. The site is just a few blocks away from a rail yard that functionally separates the area from the rest of the neighborhood. The Hunters Point Avenue subway station is five blocks away, serviced by the 7 train. Eight blocks away is the 21st Street Subway Station, serviced by the G trains. The site is right by the Newtown Creek, which marks Queens’ border with Brooklyn. An anonymous LLC is behind the applications.