Construction has reached the roof parapet of 262 Fifth Avenue, a 56-story residential skyscraper in NoMad, Manhattan. Designed by Meganom with SLCE Architects as the executive architect and developed by Boris Kuzinez of Five Points Development under the Five Points 262 Project LLC, the 860-foot-tall structure will yield 26 condominium units with an average scope of 3,200 square feet, including at least one quadruplex unit. GEA Consulting Engineers is the MEP engineer and CM & Associates Construction Management is the general contractor for the project, which rises from a 5,000-square-foot plot at the southwest corner of Fifth Avenue and West 29th Street.
Construction has begun to rise above street level on 32 West 48th Street, a 31-story hotel tower in Midtown, Manhattan’s Diamond District. Designed by SLCE Architects and developed by Extell, the 456-foot-tall structure will yield 213,158 square feet with 534 guest rooms with an average scope of 316 square feet. AECOM Tishman is the general contractor for the project, which is located between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, directly south of Rockefeller Center.
An affordable housing lottery waiting list has launched for 21 West End Avenue, a 48-story mixed-use building built in 2016 on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Developed by Dermot Company and designed by SLCE Architects, the structure yields 616 residences. On NYC Housing Connect is a waiting list to fill four studios and one one-bedroom available now as well as for future vacancies for residents at 40 and 50 percent of the area median income (AMI), ranging in eligible income from $22,626 to $87,550.
YIMBY spotted a new rendering amidst excavation at 280 Eighth Avenue, an upcoming 10-story mixed-use residential building in Chelsea, Manhattan. Designed by SLCE Architects and developed by Red Apple Group under the RA 280 Development LLC, the future 113-foot-tall structure will yield 58,021 square feet. Components include 52,432 square feet designated for residential space split among 64 rental units averaging 819 square feet apiece, 4,642 square feet for commercial space, 947 square feet for community facility space, a cellar level, and a 24-foot-long rear yard. Archstone Builders, LLC is the general contractor for the property, which is situated at the corner of Eighth Avenue and West 24th Street.
At number two on our year-end countdown of the tallest buildings under construction in New York is 740 Eighth Avenue, a 1,067-foot mixed-use supertall skyscraper in Midtown, Manhattan. Designed by ODA with SLCE Architects as the architect of record and developed by Extell, the 52-story structure will span 776,000 square feet with an 825-room hotel on the lower half and a public observatory with a drop ride attraction above. The property will also feature lower-level retail space, a restaurant on two of the upper floors, and a pool deck for hotel guests. Lendlease is the general contractor, WSP is the structural engineer, and Ancora Engineering is handling excavation and foundations for the project, which is located along Eighth Avenue between West 45th and 46th Streets on the border of Times Square and Hell’s Kitchen.