Supertall

270 Park Avenue’s Demolition Wrapping Up as New Superstructure Rises in Midtown East, Manhattan

Demolition is nearly complete on the Union Carbide Building, JP Morgan Chase‘s former 52-story, 707-foot-tall headquarters at 270 Park Avenue in Midtown East, while the new steel superstructure for its 2.5 million-square-foot supertall replacement continues to rise on the opposite side of the full-block plot. The new 1,425-foot-tall skyscraper will eventually stand as one of the tallest structures in New York City on a parcel of land bound by Park Avenue to the east, Madison Avenue to the west, East 47th Street to the south, and East 48th Street to the north.

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New Renderings Revealed for SOM’s 175 Park Avenue, aka Project Commodore, in Midtown East

YIMBY spotted a new batch of renderings and diagrams that depict Skidmore Owings & Merrill‘s upcoming ground-up mixed-use supertall at 175 Park Avenue, aka Project Commodore. The 83-story Midtown East, Manhattan behemoth is slated to rise on the site of the Grand Hyatt between the 108-year old Beaux Arts style Grand Central Terminal and the 91-year-old Art Deco style Chrysler Building at the corner of East 42nd Street and Lexington Avenue. RXR Realty and TF Cornerstone are developing the massive structure, which also appears to have gotten a height reduction to 1,486 feet tall, as opposed to the 1,646-foot tall architectural height previously intended. Inside will be 500 Hyatt hotel rooms on the upper floors spanning 453,000 square feet; 10,000 square feet of retail space on the ground, cellar, and second levels; new elevated, publicly accessible plaza space overlooking the surrounding Midtown neighborhood; and 2.1 million square feet of Class A office space.

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50 Hudson Yards’ Stone and Glass Façade Nears Final Levels in Hudson Yards, Manhattan

Façade installation is progressing on Foster + Partners‘ 50 Hudson Yards, a 1,011-foot commercial supertall in Hudson Yards. Developed by Related Companies and Oxford Properties, the 58-story office skyscraper is the final structure in the first phase of Hudson Yards and is to be the largest structure by volume, yielding 2.9 million square feet. The site is bound by West 34th Street to the north, Tenth Avenue to the east, West 33rd Street to the south, and Hudson Boulevard to the west.

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247 Cherry Street and 252 South Street, image from JDS

NIMBY Lawsuits Fail Against Two Bridges Supertalls, On Manhattan’s Lower East Side

This week the New York State Court of Appeals shut down a lawsuit opposing the development of four new skyscrapers in Lower Manhattan’s Two Bridges neighborhood, as reported in The Broadsheet. This legal move upheld the August ruling by Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court in favor of a group of developers, including JDS Development Group, CIM Group, L+M Development Partners, and Starrett Corporation, to build four more towers along the Two Bridges waterfront on the Lower East Side. The site is bound by Cherry Street to the north, South Street to the south, mid-block between Pike Slip and Rutgers Street to the west, and mid-block between Clinton and Montgomery Streets to the east.

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111 West 57th Street’s Exterior Hoist Disassembled in Midtown, Manhattan

Exterior work is taking another step toward completion on 111 West 57th Street, a 1,428-foot residential supertall on Midtown, Manhattan’s Billionaires’ Row, as the construction elevator has been disassembled from the northern elevation. Designed by SHoP Architects and developed by JDS DevelopmentProperty Markets Group, and Spruce Capital Partners, 111 West 57th Street is the world’s most slender building with a height-to-width ratio of 24:1, and features 60 units designed by Studio Sofield and marketed by Douglas Elliman Development Marketing.

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