Amtrak and Vornado Realty Trust have recently completed the transformation of New York Penn Station‘s busiest entrance at Seventh Avenue and 32nd Street in Midtown, Manhattan, significantly enhancing accessibility and customer experience for the station’s 600,000 daily visitors.
The third entry in our Turkey Week rundown of stalled and on-hold construction projects in New York City is Affirmation Tower, a 1,663-foot mixed-use supertall at 418 Eleventh Avenue, just north of Related Companies‘ first phase of Hudson Yards. Designed by Sir David Adjaye of Adjaye Associates and developed in collaboration between Cheryl McKissack Daniel of McKissack & McKissack, The Peebles Corporation, Exact Capital Group, and the Witkoff Group, the 2-million-square-foot structure would easily wrest the title of tallest building in New York by roof height from Extell’s Central Park Tower, surpassing its parapet by more than 100 feet. The development’s 1.2-acre plot, dubbed “Site K,” was also the site selected for the long-stale Hudson Spire proposal, and is bound by West 36th Street to the north, West 35th Street to the south, Eleventh Avenue to the east, and Hudson Boulevard to the west.
Continuing our Turkey Week rundown of on-hold projects in New York City is Three Hudson Boulevard, a planned 56-story office skyscraper in the Hudson Yards district. Designed by FXCollaborative and developed by Boston Properties and The Moinian Group, the $3 billion project was planned to rise 940 feet tall and yield 1.86 million square feet of office space, but has been stalled since early 2020. The property occupies a full city block bound by West 35th Street to the north, West 34th Street to the south, Bella Abzug Park to the east, and Eleventh Avenue to the west.
Façade work is nearing the finish line on 450 Eleventh Avenue, a 51-story hotel skyscraper in Hudson Yards. Designed by DSM Design Group and developed by Marx Development Group, the 642-foot-tall structure will house a 379-room Aloft Hotel along with guest amenities such as a business center, a ballroom, and a fourth-floor restaurant with a bar and outdoor terrace. Custom Metalcrafters supplied the curtain wall and Atria Builders is the general contractor for the project, which is located at the corner of West 37th Street and Eleventh Avenue, directly across from the Jacob K. Javits Center.
Aurora Capital and Jeff Sutton’s Wharton Properties have completed the renovation of 511 Fifth Avenue, a historic 18-story Beaux Arts building located steps from Grand Central Terminal in the heart of Midtown, Manhattan. This extensive redevelopment aims to align the property with modern office space standards while preserving its historic essence. Ownership has enlisted JLL as the exclusive leasing agent for the property, which is located at the southeast corner of Fifth Avenue and East 43rd Street.