YIMBY has covered One Vanderbilt’s evolution extensively, and several years after it was initially proposed, construction is now reaching well above street level. Today, we have a new look at what the uppermost portion of the tower will yield, in the form of its observation deck. The developer, SL Green, is considering several new options.
Yesterday, YIMBY reported on the latest progress at Brookfield’s Manhattan West, in Midtown West/Hudson Yards. Today, the first filings have appeared for the site’s second office tower, which will sit on the northwest corner of 31st Street and Ninth Avenue, and has evidently seen a moderate height chop.
Before the 57th Street supertall boom began, the corridor had relatively few icons. But among those few, Sheldon Solow’s 9 West 57th Street stands as one of the most monumental buildings in all of Midtown, and also one of the most expensive. Now, the developer is building a smaller residential tower next door, at 7 West 57th Street, and the project’s designers, Hill West Architects, have sent along a rendering of what it will soon look like.
Gene Kaufman’s creations are normally seen within the realm of hospitality development, but sometimes, the architect also designs residential buildings. Today, YIMBY has a fresh rendering for the firm’s project under construction at 1050 Sixth Avenue, and the latest photos from Tectonic show that the building is about to top out.
The Midtown Plateau’s block-to-block coverage of behemoth skyscrapers knows no rivals in terms of sheer density, which is why it is increasingly difficult for towers to penetrate above the still-rapidly-growing thicket. But at an imminent height of 1,050 feet, and after ten years of watching and waiting, the Jean Nouvel-designed 53 West 53rd Street is about to do exactly that.