CTBUH, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, has announced the 2018 pool of winners from its 16th Annual Tall Buildings Award Program. Out of nearly 50 finalists from 28 countries, the awards jury selected the American Copper Buildings in New York City for the top honor.
626 First Avenue
It was in December that YIMBY last brought you a construction update on the two-towered, 800-unit residential development under construction at 626 First Avenue, between East 35th and 36th streets in Murray Hill. The residential towers – now standing 41 and 48 stories – have since topped out, as seen in photos by Tectonic. The apartment units should average 906 square feet apiece and will be accompanied by 94,700 square feet of amenities, including a 38,000-square-foot public park. There will also be 4,100 square feet of ground-floor retail space. JDS Development Group is the developer of the 825,000-square-foot complex, and SHoP Architects is behind the design. Completion is expected in early 2017.
JDS Development’s 41- and 48-story residential towers planned at 626 First Avenue, on the East River in Murray Hill, are now rising quickly, per Curbed. Construction began nearly a year ago, and completion of the 800-rental-unit development is expected in 2017. SHoP Architects is designing, and façade installation has also begun closer to street level. A 38,000 square-foot park is planned to surround the base of the project.
626 1st Avenue [Wall Street Journal]: JDS Development Group has “secured $390 million from Cornerstone Real Estate Advisors” to construct a twin-towered residential development at 626 1st Avenue in Murray Hill. Verticality is imminent now that “the foundation for the towers is…