Articles by Michael Young

Jacob K. Javits Center’s Massive Expansion Continues in Hudson Yards

Work on the expansion of the Jacob K. Javits Center continues to progress in Hudson Yards. The massive expanse of steelwork is in place and offers a sense of the scale of the 1.2-million-square-foot addition. Tvsdesign is the designer and Empire State Development Corporation is the developer of the new northern wing, which is expected to cost $1.5 billion. Once completed, the project will bring the convention center’s combined square footage to 3.3 million and add an extra 22,000 square feet to the largest green roof in New York City. The construction and design build is being overseen by Lendlease in a joint venture with Turner Construction Company.

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Bjarke Ingels’ 66 Hudson Boulevard, aka The Spiral, Climbs Past Podium in Hudson Yards

Construction has surpassed the podium levels at 66 Hudson Boulevard, aka The Spiral, one of the largest buildings under construction in New York City. Designed by Bjarke Ingels Group and developed by Tishman Speyer, the 65-story 1,031-foot-tall skyscraper sits at the northernmost end of the first phase of Hudson YardsTurner Construction Company is the construction manager and Banker Steel is in charge of fabricating the nearly $3.7 billion ground-up supertall.

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Foundation Walls Begin Formation for 487-Foot Starwood Hotel at 450 Eleventh Avenue in Hudson Yards

Excavation continues at the site of 450 Eleventh Avenue, while the first portions of the reinforced concrete foundation walls are beginning to form what will become a 487-foot-tall hotel from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide. Designed by DSM Design Group and developed by Marx Development Group, the project is located between West 36th and 37th Streets, directly across Eleventh Avenue from the Jacob K. Javits Center and just to the north of Related Companies’ Hudson Yards master plan.

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YIMBY Scopes The Views From The Top of Madison House, Nomad’s New Tallest Tower

YIMBY recently went on a hard-hat tour of Madison House, aka 15 East 30th Street The slender 805-foot-tall tower is topped out as the tallest skyscraper in NoMad, standing 62 stories tall, and creates a distinct multi-pointed crown and silhouette on the Midtown skyline. The residential building is designed by Handel Architects, while Fosun Group and JD Carlisle are responsible for the nearly 300,000-square-foot development. Douglas Elliman is handling sales and marketing.

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Steelwork Reaches the Top Podium Level of Norman Foster’s 50 Hudson Yards

The steelwork is continuing its vertical ascent at 50 Hudson Yards, where the large rectangular floor plates have begun to reach the sixth and final floor of the podium. Designed by Norman Foster of Foster + Partners, the supertall skyscraper will eventually stand 1,011 feet tall and contain 2.9 million square feet of office space. Oxford Properties and Mitsui Fudosan are developing the project, which is the final component in the first phase of Related Companies‘ Hudson Yards and will also be the largest office building by floor space in the 28-acre master plan.

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