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425 Park Avenue

Foster + Partners-Designed 425 Park Avenue Begins Slow Rise in Midtown East

425 Park Avenue in Midtown East has been the focus of much interest, with good reason. Unlike the full demolition and larger replacement impending for the Union Carbide Building,  the old pre re-zoning regulations forced 425 Park’s developers to maintain 25% of the extant structure in order to build to its exact original square footage. Now, steel and concrete for the Foster + Partners creation are finally rising above the old shell, and the project is slowly moving upwards and into the neighborhood skyline.

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242 West 53rd Street, image by Andrew Campbell Nelson

Roseland Ballroom’s Futuristic Replacement “ARO” Nears Completion at 242 West 53rd Street, Midtown Manhattan

Construction is nearly complete for the 62-story mixed-use tower named “ARO” at 242 West 53rd Street, in Midtown, Manhattan. A plethora of transit options are located near the site. The A, B, C, D, E, F, N, Q, R, W, and 1 trains can all be found within seven blocks distance. Algin Management is responsible for the development.

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432 Park Avenue, phoot by DBOX for CIM Group:Macklowe Properties

432 Park Avenue Sets Single-Building Record For Highest Residential Sales in New York City

The world’s current tallest residential tower, 432 Park Avenue, has broken a record. Total sales of its condominiums have now surpassed $2 billion, and co-developers CIM Group and Macklowe Properties have made the announcement that their Midtown project has now achieved the all-time record for all of New York City. This news leaves the developers just $1.1 billion dollars shy of their expected total $3.1 billion sell-out.

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One Vanderbilt, photo by Andrew Nelson rendering by Jose Hernandez

One Vanderbilt Begins Rising Above Its Retail Podium, Midtown East

Construction is moving along at One Vanderbilt in Midtown, with work on the lower floors now rising past the cantilever. Thanks to images by Tectonic, we can see the tower has reached its maximum width. It is now nearly the same height as Grand Central Terminal, which peaks at 130 feet. Several companies have recently signed on for space, with Greenberg Traurig announcing plans to move their center of New York Operations into the supertall, acquiring a fifteen-year lease for four continuous floors.

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