YIMBY Today: Hudson Yards Update, Upper East Side Assemblage, and More

Hudson YardsLooking south from 10 Hudson Yards, image from Curbed/Max Touhey

Hudson Yards Development [Curbed]: Now that the Amtrak Tunnel crossing under the Hudson Rail Yards is being poured and capped, construction of the platform covering the rail yards can be prioritized. Upwards of “300 caissons will be drilled into the bedrock” to provide support for the platform and the towers, including 30 Hudson Yards; 50 by 100-foot trusses will then be lifted into place to form the framework.

1540 2nd Avenue [DNAinfo NY]: Icon Realty Management is working to vacate three partially occupied buildings that are part of a $44.8 million assemblage — totaling six low-rises — spanning 1532-1556 2nd Avenue, on the Upper East Side. Tenants are expected to leave by August 1st; locals state that “five of the buildings [1546-1538 2nd Ave.] will be demolished and replaced by a high-rise.”

264 West Street [The Real Deal]: Related Companies’ planned 152,000 square-foot residential building — between Desbrosses and Vestry Streets, in Tribeca — is expected to be delivered by early 2017. Demolition permits for multiple buildings have already been filed, including 33 and 35 Desbrosses Street, and 264, 268 and 270 West Street; 46 units are set to be housed within the new building.

One Vanderbilt [Curbed]: A Landmarks Preservation Commission hearing offers the latest and most detailed renderings of One Vanderbilt — a 1,450-foot tall office building being developed by SL Green — planned for Midtown East. KPF‘s James von Klemperer shared elements of the block-encompassing structure, clad in terra cotta, and offering “direct access to multiple levels of Grand Central.” Thankfully, “most of the Landmarks commissioners liked the project.”

2015 5th Avenue [Harlem+Bespoke]: The vacant street corner at 2015 5th Avenue, in East Harlem, has remained surprisingly inactive for quite some time. A tipster at Harlem+Bespoke has given an explanation to why the site remains undeveloped; the property owner is only willing to sell the site at “downtown” prices.

713 Caton Avenue [Brownstoner]: At the formerly vacant site at 713 Caton Avenue — in Kensington — the NYC School Construction Authority is currently building a five-story elementary and middle school, spanning a total “87,629 square feet, according to new building permits.” The building is expected to be ready for September of 2015; Rawlings is designing.

Atlantic Yards – B2 [Atlantic Yards Report]: The pace of construction at Atlantic Yards B2 Tower — in Prospect Heights — has picked up; “246 of 930 modules” have been installed. At 57 modules per two weeks, “it’s possible the building could be finished much closer to its previous December completion date.” Modules for the 10th floor are now being put in place.

10 Bond Street [EV Grieve]: Since the last update, the seven-story and 11-unit luxury residential building at 10 Bond Street has topped out, and is now receiving glass, terracotta tile, and Corten steel. The adjacent development at 372 Lafayette Street is also making headway, and will eventually standing six stories tall.

11-35 45th Avenue [The Court Square Blog]: The six-story and 39-unit infill project at 11-35 45th Avenue, in Hunter’s Point, has begun to rise, with rebar now sprouting from foundation. Dubbed “Murray Park North”, the development is expected to wrap “sometimes in Spring of 2016.”

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