Construction is getting close to topping out at Queens Plaza Park, aka Sven, a 755-foot-tall residential skyscraper at 27-29 Queens Plaza North in Long Island City, Queens. Designed by Handel Architects and developed by The Durst Organization, the reflective glass curtain is also nearing the halfway mark of the concave-shaped superstructure. Selldorf Architects is the interior designer for the 67-story project, which is alternately addressed as 29-37 41st Avenue.
Metallic exterior façade panels now cover the entirety of the northern face of 12 East 48th Street, a 161-room Hilton Grand Vacation Hotel in Midtown East. Designed by Handel Architects and developed by Hidrock Realty, the slender reinforced concrete building is located between Madison Avenue and Fifth Avenue and is flanked by two low-rise structures.
Excavation is getting deeper at 451 Tenth Avenue in Hudson Yards, site of a 580-foot-tall mixed-use skyscraper from Handel Architects. Bryan Cho of Related Companies filed permits in early June 2019 for the 44-story building, which will rise directly to the north of 66 Hudson Boulevard, Bjarke Ingels‘ supertall known as The Spiral. A great deal of earth has been excavated from the lot, a former parking lot located between West 35th and 36th Streets and Tenth Avenue and Hudson Boulevard. Spitzer Enterprises is co-developing alongside Related.
Permits have been filed for a 32-story mixed-use building at 308 West 43rd Street in Midtown West, Manhattan. Located between Eighth Avenue and Ninth Avenue, the through lot is around the corner from the 42 Street-Port Authority subway station, serviced by the A, C, and E trains. Taconic Partners under the 311 West 42nd Street Associates is listed as the owner behind the applications.
YIMBY went to check in on the progress of the nine-building Essex Crossing complex on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, where two structures are getting closer to completion. The exterior of Handel Architects‘ 180 Broome Street is almost finished, while façade work is rapidly progressing on the CetraRuddy-designed 202 Broome Street. Both mixed-use developments join the six-acre master plan that is expected to cost $1 billion and will bring more than 1,000 new homes, 100,000 square feet of green space, over 350,000 square feet of offices, and 300,000 square feet of retail to the booming neighborhood. Triton Construction is the general contractor for the project.