The firm Gene Kaufman Architect is responsible for the design of 305 West 48th Street, a new 211-room hotel in Midtown’s Hell’s Kitchen. Located between Eighth and Ninth Avenue, the 27-story skyscraper rises along the fringe of tall skyscrapers between Times Square and the Hudson River, topping out at 303 feet. Glass is being installed on the southern elevation and the reinforced concrete walls will soon be covered in vibrant hues of red and yellow bricks. YIMBY last reported that Bright Management, Inc. is listed as the developer. The Rockwell Group is designing the interiors and amenities.
Excavation and the insertion of pilings have commenced for a new 26-story, mixed-use structure at 30 Front Street in DUMBO, Brooklyn. Hill West Architects will be responsible for the design, while Fortis Property Group is the developer of the 360,000-square-foot project that will stand 270 feet tall and come with 74 apartments, averaging 2,400 square feet apiece.
YIMBY recently went on a hard-hat tour of 77 Greenwich Street with Daniel Kaplan, senior partner at FXCollaborative. The reinforced concrete skyscraper is closing in on its final floors and will soon top out 42 stories and 500 feet high above the Financial District. Trinity Place Holdings is the developer of the mixed-use residential project. There will be 90 condominiums ranging from one- to four-bedroom layouts with interiors by Deborah Berke Partners, as well as a grade school and retail space in the 150-foot-tall podium section. The landmark exterior of the Robert and Anne Dickey House will be included in the school.
YIMBY recently went on a tour of Jeanne Gang’s 620-foot-tall, 57-story skyscraper at 11 Hoyt Street, which has topped out in Downtown Brooklyn. Tishman Speyer is the developer of the Studio Gang-designed project that will give a bold and unique focal point to the neighborhood’s rapidly transforming skyline. The wavy, bright glass and precast façade is rising fast and will soon form a curtain wall with a distinctive rippling appearance. Edmund Hollander of Hollander Design is in charge of the landscaping for the outdoor green space above the motor courtyard and podium section. Interiors are being designed by Michaelis Boyd Associates and Hill West is the architect of record.
Construction on 425 Park Avenue in Midtown is charging ahead toward completion, with the upper floors now taking shape. The 47-story, 897-foot-tall building is designed by Norman Foster, head of Foster + Partners, and is being developed by L&L Holding Company LLC. Adamson Associates is the architect of record. The final major elements yet to be assembled are the three glass fins that will stand atop the flat roof parapet. This architectural detail will define the tower among the surrounding buildings, especially when illuminated at night.