Finishing touches are underway on 7 West 57th Street, a 19-story mixed-use tower along Billionaires’ Row in Midtown, Manhattan. Designed by Hill West Architects and developed by Solow Realty & Development Group, the 237-foot-tall structure is located between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, directly adjacent to the eastern side of Solow’s 50-story SOM-designed skyscraper at 9 West 57th Street.
Exterior work is nearing completion on the renovation of 1100 Avenue of the Americas, a 15-story commercial building at the corner of West 42nd Street and Sixth Avenue in Midtown. Alternatively addressed as Two Bryant Park, the project is developed by Brookfield Properties and involves the refurbishment of the structure’s 386,190 square feet of floor space and a new modern curtain wall designed by MdeAS Architects. AECOM Tishman is the general contractor for the project.
The final steel façade is making its way up the sides of 76 Eighth Avenue, a ten-story commercial building in Greenwich Village. Gene Kaufman Architect designed the exterior, while RAAD Studios designed the lobby interior and Plus Design Studios did the office floor interiors. Sang Lee, Noviprop, and Plus Development are the developers of the 120-foot-tall structure, which will yield 30,000 square feet of office space and ground-floor retail at the corner of Eighth Avenue and West 14th Street, on the border of the Meatpacking District, Chelsea and West Village neighborhoods.
Work continues to progress on the hotel and residential conversion of the 100-year-old Crown Building at 730 Fifth Avenue in Midtown into the Aman New York. Designed by Jean-Michel Gathy and developed by OKO Group, the project involves the construction of a low-rise annex and the restoration and repurposing of the original 26-story structure, which was designed by Warren and Wetmore and served as the first home of the Museum of Modern Art. The property is located at the corner of Fifth Avenue and West 57th Street.
Construction is rising rapidly on Disney’s 1.2-million-square-foot headquarters at 137 Varick Street in Hudson Square. Alternately addressed as Four Hudson Square, the 22-story, 338-foot-tall structure is designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and is being developed by Silverstein Properties. The media giant purchased the parcel from Trinity Church Real Estate for $650 million and Skanska was responsible for the demolition of four structures that wrapped up last summer. Lendlease is in charge of constructing the new headquarters, which is bound by Varick Street to the east, Spring Street to the south, Hudson Street to the west, and Vandam Street to the north.