Articles by Michael Young

The Charlotte’s Façade Nears Completion at 25 Columbus Drive in Jersey City

Exterior work is nearing completion on The Charlotte, a 626-foot-tall mixed-use skyscraper at 25 Columbus Drive in Jersey City. Designed by Elkus Manfredi Architects and developed by Mack-Cali’s Roseland Residential Trust, the 57-story tower will yield 750 units with interiors designed by Fogarty Finger and a school in the podium designed by KSS Architects. Melillo + Bauer Associates is the landscape architect, DeSimone Consulting Engineers is the structural engineer, and AMA Consulting Engineers is the mechanical engineer for the project, which is bound by Christopher Columbus Drive to the north, Montgomery Street to the south, Washington Street to the east, and Warren Street to the west.

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1,100-Foot Supertall Proposed for 41-47 West 57th Street in Midtown, Manhattan

It looks like Billionaires’ Row is about to get another supertall in the near future. Plans for a mixed-use 1,100-foot-tall tower at 41-47 West 57th Street have been spotted according to the New York DOB, where the applicant, BOB 57, LLC., proposes a 63-story supertall with just under 443,100 square feet of newly built space. About 237,100 square feet will be devoted toward residential usage with 119 units, while nearly 205,100 square feet of commercial space will make room for a 158-room hotel and a 10,212-square-foot restaurant. The Midtown, Manhattan site is located between Fifth and Sixth Avenues and has frontage along both West 57th and West 58th Streets. This would be the tallest structure between SHoP Architects‘ 111 West 57th Street and Rafael Vinoly‘s 432 Park Avenue.

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New Rendering Revealed for Thomas Juul-Hansen’s 3 Sutton Place in Midtown East, Manhattan

A new rendering has been released for 3 Sutton Place, a 847-foot-tall residential skyscraper under construction at 430 East 58th Street in Midtown East. Spotted on architect Thomas Juul-Hansen‘s Instagram page, the rendering shows the 62-story tower illuminated at night from the East River. The project is being developed by Gamma Real Estate with Stephen B. Jacobs Group as the executive architect and will yield 121 units. The property is located between Sutton Place and First Avenue, a short walk from the Sutton Place Park North esplanade that overlooks the East River, Roosevelt Island, Long Island City, and the Queensboro Bridge.

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The new exterior for Harborside. Designed by Elkus Manfredi Architects

Recladding for Harborside 1-3 Nearing Completion in Jersey City

The exterior recladding of Harborside 1, Harborside 2, and Harborside 3, is almost finished and has made significant installation progress since YIMBY last covered the complex back in the early fall. The Harborside buildings sit along the Jersey City waterfront as a contiguous trio of low-rise structures ranging from eight to 12 floors high. The 21st-century upgrade is designed Elkus Manfredi Architects and is being developed in a collaboration between Mack-Cali Realty Corporation and SJP Properties. The three buildings sit on a long rectangular parcel bound by Harborside Place to the north, Hudson Street to the west, and Christopher Columbus Drive to the south. Plaza Construction is in charge of the construction, which is expected to cost $75 million.

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Madison House’s Façade Approaches Completion with Podium Underway at 126 Madison Avenue in NoMad, Manhattan

Construction is getting closer to completion on Madison House, an 805-foot-tall residential skyscraper at 126 Madison Avenue and the tallest structure in the Midtown district of NoMad. Alternately addressed as 15 East 30th Street, the slender 62-story tower is designed by Handel Architects and developed by Fosun Group and JD Carlisle and will yield 199 condominiums with sales and marketing led by Douglas Elliman Development Marketing, as well as 7,500 square feet of ground-floor retail space. The property is located along Madison Avenue between East 30th and 31st Streets.

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