Related’s redevelopment of the formerly open-air West Side railyards is now becoming very apparent on the skyline, thanks to the rapidly rising 10 Hudson Yards. The Kohn Pedersen Fox-designed tower is closing in on its pinnacle, and the latest photo sent in by reader Mike McLaughlin shows its newly prominent position on the horizon.
According to The New York Times, UK-based Thomas Heatherwick’s Hudson Yards centerpiece is now under construction. A source who has seen the design described it as resembling the shape of a chalice, rising higher than the 100-foot-tall Culture Shed, which YIMBY unveiled in 2013. The sculpture does not require public review, and Related Companies and Oxford Properties are developing.
The current round of the 57th Street boom is making rapid progress, and construction work at 220 Central Park South in particular is moving quickly. Despite all the momentum, slight uncertainty has surrounded the building’s final design, but YIMBY now has a fresh rendering confirming the skyscraper’s ultimate appearance.
Construction is proceeding swiftly across the entirety of the Eastern Yards (within Related’s greater Hudson Yards plan), and last week YIMBY posted photos of excavation making major headway at 15 Hudson Yards. Now we have new renderings for 35 Hudson Yards, which will also be mixed-use, holding condominiums and a hotel.
Hotel developer Sam Chang of McSam Hotel Group has just broken ground on a 114-key hotel at 324 West 44th Street, and YIMBY has a first look at the development, which will be a Marriott TownPlace Suites.
Artist Jeff Koons has acquired the three-story commercial building at 624 West 52nd Street, near the Hudson River in Hell’s Kitchen, for $12.7 million. Koons also owns the lots at 620-622 West 52nd Street, after picking them up this past May for a total of $11 million. The assemblage boasts nearly 50,200 square feet of development potential, although plans for the properties are not known.
Most of the progress so far at Hudson Yards has been on the eastern edge of the site, with 30 Hudson Yards the only tower that’s currently above ground level. But with the decking-over of the Eastern Yards now wrapped-up, YIMBY reader ILNY took the following photos showing that work is finally about to begin on 15 Hudson Yards.
Earlier this year, Silverstein Properties paid roughy $100 million for a car dealership at 520 West 41st Street, aka 514 Eleventh Avenue, in Midtown West. Last summer, YIMBY revealed plans for an 106-story, 1,400-unit mixed-use tower at the site (currently traversing ULURP). Although the proposed 1.685 million square-foot building has yet to be approved, Curbed reports demolition of the existing low-rise commercial building has begun.
The furthest reaches of Midtown West are about to get another mixed-use building designed by Cetra Ruddy. The Soho-based firm filed new building applications this morning for a 13-story residential development with ground floor retail at 572 11th Avenue, on the corner of 43rd Street.
The City’s EDC has confirmed the redevelopment of the parking lot at 493 11th Avenue, on West 39th Street in Midtown West, according to DNAinfo. The City will request proposals this summer for a permanently all-affordable housing tower, which will also have retail and community space on the lower levels. The site was previously said to allow for a 45-story, 300-unit building, and was formerly occupied by a six-story slaughterhouse, demolished in the 1980′s.