Construction Update

220 Central Park South Readies for 2020 Opening in Midtown

Work is wrapping up on 220 Central Park South, number ten on YIMBY’s countdown of the tallest skyscrapers rising in the city. The 950-foot-tall, 67-story tower is designed by Robert A. M. Stern Architects and contains 593,000 square feet of residential space that overlooks Central Park and Columbus Circle. Vornado Realty Trust is the developer of the $1.4-billion-dollar project and expects a $3.4 billion sellout. SLCE Architects is the executive architect, while Thierry W. Despont is designing the building’s interiors.

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Hilton Grand Vacation Hotel’s Metal Façade Nears Parapet at 12 East 48th Street in Midtown East

Installation of the metallic façade panels is approaching the roof parapet on the main elevation of 12 East 48th Street in Midtown East. Located between Madison Avenue and Fifth Avenue,the slim reinforced concrete superstructure will eventually open as a 161-room Hilton Grand Vacation Hotel. Handel Architects is the designer, while Hidrock Realty is the developer of the property.

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3 Hudson Boulevard, image from The Moinian Group

Construction Activity Resumes at Three Hudson Boulevard in Hudson Yards

Work appears to have resumed at Three Hudson Boulevard in Hudson Yards, the 11th-tallest project under construction in New York in YIMBY’s annual countdown. Work on the foundations of the planned 940-foot-tall office skyscraper stalled in 2019 while the scope and architectural form of the structure underwent several revisions. However, activity was recently spotted at the southern end of the property, where a small group of workers are currently forming the final section of the reinforced concrete foundation wall. The 53-story project is designed by FXCollaborative and being developed by Moinian Group.

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Two Manhattan West Prepares For Imminent Ascent, in Midtown

Work is ramping up at the site of Two Manhattan West, a forthcoming 935-foot-tall commercial skyscraper and number 12 on YIMBY’s countdown of the tallest projects underway in the city. The final component of the Manhattan West complex, the 58-story tower will join its nearly identical sibling One Manhattan West, though it will cap off with a slightly shorter parapet. Skidmore Owings & Merrill is the designer and Brookfield is the developer of the two-million-square-foot project.

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Corner Site for 920-Foot-Tall Skyscraper at 520 Fifth Avenue Cleared for Construction in Midtown

YIMBY checked in recently at 520 Fifth Avenue, the site of a planned 920-foot-tall skyscraper that takes the number 13 spot on our countdown of the tallest projects in progress in New York City. Located in Midtown at the corner of Fifth Avenue and West 43rd Street, the plot sits cleared for construction, which YIMBY expects will commence sometime in 2020. YIMBY last reported that Handel Architects is designing and Arthur Hooper of Ceruzzi Properties is developing the project in conjunction with SMI USA. Ceruzzi purchased the property in 2015 for $275 million from Thor Equities.

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