YIMBY checked in on 665 Fifth Avenue, the site of a forthcoming David Chipperfield Architects-designed headquarters for Rolex. The Midtown lot sits at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and East 53rd Street and is currently occupied by a 12-story structure that was built in the 1970s. This International Style building will be torn down to make way for the new 25-story edifice, which will feature a contemporary design of irregularly stacked boxes clad in glass.
Excavation and pilings are progressing for Strata Tower, Bjarke Ingels Group‘s 34-story commercial office skyscraper at 3 West 29th Street in NoMad. Formerly known as 29th & 5th, the project is being developed by HFZ Capital Group and is slated to top out at 551 feet, making it one of the tallest structures in Midtown below the Empire State Building. Pavarini McGovern, LLC is the general contractor for the nearly 300,000-square-foot development.
The steel superstructure of Two Manhattan West is beginning to rise in Midtown West. Designed by Skidmore Owings & Merrill and developed by Brookfield, the 935-foot-tall office skyscraper will ascend directly to the south of the completed One Manhattan West and feature an identical architectural design. The 58-story building will contain two million square feet of office space and is projected to cost $2 billion.
Construction is wrapping up on 534 West 29th Street, aka The No. 29 Condominium, a nine-story residential building near the High Line in Chelsea. Designed by Workshop/APD and developed by Blackhouse and Orielis, the 17,000-square-foot structure will contain six units ranging from full-floor homes to duplexes.
Work is now complete on Hudson Commons, a mixed-use commercial office at 441 Ninth Avenue in Midtown West. Located between 34th Street and 35th Street, the project involved the construction of a 17-story addition above an existing eight-story, 58-year-old structure. Kohn Pedersen Fox is the designer and Cove Property and Baupost Group are the developers of the 700,000-square-foot building.