Supertall

111 West 57th Street’s Podium Nears Completion in Midtown, Manhattan

Work is nearing full completion on 111 West 57th Street as construction wraps up on the lower podium section of the 1,428-foot residential supertall in Midtown, Manhattan. Designed by SHoP Architects and developed by JDS DevelopmentProperty Markets Group, and Spruce Capital Partners, the 84-story skyscraper will yield 60 condominiums designed by Studio Sofield and marketed by The Corcoran Group. WSP is the structural engineer, Jaros, Baum & Bolles is the MEP engineer, R&R Scaffolding Ltd. provided the building maintenance unit (BMU) sitting atop the crown, RWDI consulted with the design of the dampening system, and BuroHappold Engineering is the façade consultant for the tower, which is located between Sixth and Seventh Avenues on Billionaires’ Row.

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50 Hudson Yards Nears Completion in Hudson Yards, Manhattan

Construction is nearing completion on 50 Hudson Yards, a 58-story commercial supertall in Hudson Yards. Designed by Foster + Partners and developed by Related Companies and Oxford Properties, the 1,011-foot-tall skyscraper will yield 2.9 million square feet of office space, making it the largest building by volume in the first phase of Related’s Hudson Yards complex. ArcelorMittal provided the steel, Langan Engineering is the civil and environmental engineer, and WSP is the structural and MEP engineer for the project, which occupies a full-block parcel 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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JPMorgan Chase’s 270 Park Avenue Continues Its Ascent in Midtown East, Manhattan

Construction continues to rise on 270 Park Avenue, JPMorgan Chase‘s new 1,388-foot-tall, 70-story supertall headquarters in Midtown East. Severud Associates is the engineer of record and Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers (MRCE) designed the structural foundation elements for the 2.5 million-square-foot tower, which takes up a full city block between Park and Madison Avenues and 47th and 48th Streets.

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New Renderings Revealed for 1,200-Foot PENN15 Supertall in Midtown, Manhattan

Fresh renderings by DBOX shed new light on PENN 15, a 56-story, 1,200-foot-tall commercial skyscraper at 15 Penn Plaza in Midtown, Manhattan. Designed by Foster + Partners and developed by Vornado Realty Trust, the 2.7 million-square-foot supertall will rise from the site of the Hotel Pennsylvania, which has been closed since early 2020 and is beginning the demolition process. The tower will be the tallest component in the 7.4-million-square-foot Penn District master plan, on a plot bound by Seventh Avenue to the west, West 32nd Street to the south, and West 33rd Street to the north.

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Demolition Underway For Extell’s Potential Supertall at 570 Fifth Avenue in Midtown, Manhattan

Demolition is underway at 570 Fifth Avenue, the site of a potential supertall skyscraper in Midtown, Manhattan. Developed by Extell, the tower could reach a height of 1,100 feet and 78 floors on a 43,011-square-foot plot at the corner of Fifth Avenue and West 46th Street. The parcel had mostly sat vacant for the past several years, and includes several old structures that are now in the process of being razed. There is still no architect publicly announced, nor clear indication of the building’s programming, though a series of zoning and massing diagrams and ground-floor plans suggest either an office complex or a residential and hotel development, with the latter reaching supertall status.

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