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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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New York 2020

New Renderings Show New York’s Future Skyline

Visualhouse sent along a rendering of the Manhattan skyline circa 2030, and the vista will be far more impressive than today’s, with supertalls set to line both 57th Street and the Far West Side. The image leaves out the new World Trade Center as well as several major projects in Midtown and on the Far West Side (and Nordstrom is also missing its cantilever), but the picture gives a good idea of the changes New Yorkers can expect over the next few years, even though the approximation is likely closer to 2020 than 2030, given that all depicted additions (besides 15 Penn) should be complete by 2018/2019.

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53 West 53rd Street

MoMA Tower at 53 West 53rd Street Gets New Renderings, Construction Imminent

Bloomberg Business published new renderings of the 82-story, 1,050-foot, and 139-unit ultra-luxury residential tower at 53 West 53rd Street, in Midtown. Dubbed 53W53, the Jean Nouvel-designed supertall’s duplex penthouse is listed for $70 million, and Hines is developing. MoMA is taking multiple floors close to street level, and funding secured, the tower is expected to be finished in November of 2018; YIMBY captured excavation work beginning in March, and vertical construction is imminent.


Nordstrom Tower/217 West 57th Street, image from Extell

Official Rendering Revealed for 217 West 57th Street, Nordstrom Tower

While Extell has avoided posting any information on-site or online for 217 West 57th Street, YIMBY has brought you two sets of plans for the building, with the most recently obtained versions (dated June of 2014) depicting a 1,795-foot pinnacle. We have now obtained an official rendering Extell is using for the project, dated from this March, confirming it will look almost identical to both versions previously revealed by YIMBY as well as the image of the tower created in-house at Smith + Gill.

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Midtown's Future Skyline

Local Politicans Casting Shadows Over New York City’s Future

The issue of shadows over Midtown had seemingly been settled over a century ago, with the construction of the neighborhood’s first skyscrapers, but many of the new trees in New York’s urban forest will stand a substantial height taller than the existing plateau. While critics have lurked in the background since the death of the original Torre Verre, they are once again out in full force, seeking new limitations on development due to “the shadows.”

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