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Midtown West

411 Ninth Avenue

Revealed: 411 Ninth Avenue, aka Skylight House, Midtown West

UPDATE: while permits would seem to indicate condominium’s given the developer’s LLC, a rep for HTO has corrected YIMBY, and 411 Ninth Avenue will actually have rentals.

A sliver lot on the northwest corner of Ninth Avenue and 33rd Street has remained vacant for quite some time, but YIMBY now has the reveal for the building that will soon rise at 411 Ninth Avenue. HTO Architect is designing the project, which has been dubbed Skylight House.

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Hudson Rise

Design Update on 470 Eleventh Avenue, aka Hudson Rise, Stalled Hudson Yards Mixed-Use Skyscraper

With the first of Related’s Hudson Yards towers now inching towards its pinnacle, it should come as no surprise that other developers with nearby sites are also beginning to move ahead with plans of their own. Kuafu Properties and Siras Development are building a 700-foot tall 42-story mixed-use tower at 470 Eleventh Avenue, between 37th and 38th Streets, and YIMBY has a fresh set of close-up renderings that also show some slight modifications to the “lantern-inspired” design.

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611 West 56th Street

35-Story Condo Building At 611 West 56th Street Will Have 80 Units

A 35-story, 80-unit condominium tower, currently in the design stage, is planned at 611 West 56th Street, also known as 823 11th Avenue, in Midtown West. The building will span 162,000 square feet and stand 420 feet in height, according to Dezeen, and Álvaro Siza is designing. Sumaida + Khurana is co-developing with LENY, and construction is slated to begin in 2016, with completion in 2018. Gabellini Sheppard is designing the interiors, while SLCE Architects will serve as the architect of record. A six-story building will need to be demolished first.



550 West 37th Street

Tishman Speyer To Acquire Mixed-Use Development Site At 550 West 37th Street, Hudson Yards

Tishman Speyer is in the process of acquiring the development site at 550 West 37th Street — on 11th Avenue, between West 36th and 37th streets – in the Hudson Yards district, for $185 million. According to Crain’s Business, the parcel boasts 735,000 square feet of mixed-use building potential, but can be expanded to roughly 1.7 million square feet with the purchase of bonus air rights. The developer also plans a significant tower at 435 10th Avenue, a few blocks to the south.


Hudson Yards

Related’s 30 Hudson Yards & Retail Base Go Vertical, Far West Side

YIMBY has word that the 100,000-ton steel order placed for the construction of Related’s Hudson Yards development is now making its way to the Far West Side, and Curbed has photographic evidence. Dubbed “The Shops & Restaurants at Hudson Yards”, the seven-story, 1 million square-foot retail base being built between 10 and 30 Hudson Yards will feature 100 different establishments, and is scheduled to open in 2018.


55 Hudson Yards

First Lease Signed At 55 Hudson Yards, 51-Story, 780-Foot-Tall Office Building

The law firm Boies, Schiller & Flexner has signed a lease for 83,000 square feet at 55 Hudson Yards, a 51-story, 1.3 million square-foot office building in the works on the Far West Side. According to The Wall Street Journal, who first broke the news, the lease is the tower’s first. In March, YIMBY brought you news of excavation work beginning, and currently, foundation work is underway. Related, Mitsui Fudosan America, and Oxford Properties Group are developing, and opening is slated for 2018.


451 10th Avenue

New Mixed-Use Tower Planned at 451 Tenth Avenue, Hudson Yards

Spitzer Enterprises has filed applications with City Planning for a roughly 414,700 square-foot mixed-use building at 451 10th Avenue, in the Hudson Yards district. The building will have 311,000 square feet of office and retail space, and 103,700 square feet for an upper-level residential portion. Crain’s Business reported in April 2014 Maddd Equities is leasing the site, and the potential building could rise to 700 feet in height.


334 West 36th Street

Façade Being Preserved At 334 West 36th Street, Site Of 28-Story, 566-Key Hotel, Garment District

Prolific hotel developer Sam Chang has revised plans for a proposed hotel development at 334 West 36th Street, in the Garment District. Previous plans called for the demolition of the existing six-story Christ Church, but now the structure and its façade are being incorporated into the new development. According to The New York Times, the hotel will stand 28 stories, and DOB permits now show 566 hotel rooms. This is an increase from earlier applications, which called for 20 stories and 406 rooms.


1 Park Lane

Handel Architects Behind Design of 1,210-Foot Tall 1 Park Lane, aka 36 Central Park South

Yesterday, YIMBY revealed the exteriors for 1 Park Lane, which has an actual address of 36 Central Park South, the site of the current Helmsley Park Lane. While we speculated that Vinoly was behind the renderings, we have now learned that Handel Architects is in fact behind the design, which is unsurprising considering the supertall does resemble a vertically extruded take on the Trump Soho (another Handel project). The 1,210-foot tall building will have 88 condominiums, and completion is expected by 2020.

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