Situated across the street from the ABC News television studios on the Upper West Side is the site of 50 West 66th Street. Just off of Columbus Avenue, the future 775-foot high residential tower will be the tallest on the Upper West Side when complete. It is being designed by Snohetta and developed by Extell, and is currently the 23rd tallest skyscraper under construction in the Five Boroughs.
Articles by Michael Young
Situated along the intersection of Fulton Street and Dutch Street in Lower Manhattan, 19 Dutch ranks 24th on New York City’s list of the thirty tallest skyscrapers currently under construction. Standing 770 feet tall, the 63-story tower will have 483 rental units. The building was designed by New York’s GKV Architects, while SLCE served as the architect of record. Carmel Partners is the developer of the project. Douglas Elliman Development Marketing is handling the leasing and marketing while interiors are being designed by Colum McCartan.
Handel Architects is designing a new residential tower to NoMad at 15 East 30th Street, aka 126 Madison Avenue, which is currently the 25th tallest skyscraper under construction in the Five Boroughs. It sits to the north of 11 East 29th Street, aka Sky House, which is considered to be the first slender residential tower in New York City. Handel’s 51-story, 756-foot-tall building also features a slender profile as viewed from both north and south perspectives. Recent photos show the facade rising several floors above street level as the superstructure begins to peak above the surrounding urban fabric. Fosun Group and JD Carlisle are the developers of the project.
Located in Long Island City at 27-29 Queens Plaza North, Queens Plaza Park will soon be one of the tallest skyscrapers in both Queens and New York City. It is also addressed as 29-37 41st Avenue. The 755-foot-tall, 67-story tower is nearing completion of its concrete foundations, and vertical ascent should begin sometime in the first half of 2019. A new updated design by Handel Architects was revealed back in April, and features a concave-shaped glass building. Selldorf Architects is designing the interiors while The Durst Organization is in charge of developing the 978,000 square foot tower.
Thomas Heatherwick’s first residential project located at 511-525 West 18th Street is starting to take shape above Chelsea. When walking north on the High Line from Chelsea Market directly past Bjarke Ingels twisting residential towers dubbed “The XI,” Heatherwick’s pair of buildings will soon show off their sculptural windows on both sides of the High Line, which splits the project site down the middle. The site is being developed by Related Companies, the same firm behind Hudson Yards at the tip of the High Line’s third phase.