Black shrouds and scaffolding have gone up over 1568 Broadway’s lower floors as crews begin the process of removing its Times Square-facing billboards and marquees. Meanwhile, workers are beginning to gut the interiors of the 470-foot-tall tower ahead of its imminent demolition. Built in 1990, the current DoubleTree hotel will eventually make way for a new 46-story DoubleTree Suites by Hilton. The proposed 550,000-square-foot development, which will be called TSX Broadway, will preserve of the 106-year-old Palace Theatre by raising it three stories up from the ground floor, making way for retail space. The $2.5 billion project is being developed by L&L Holding Company, Maefield Development, and Fortress Investment Group. The site was previously purchased for $450 million.
Construction is getting very close to topping out at 45 Park Place, one of the newest towers to rise along the border of Tribeca and the Financial District. The upcoming 667-foot-tall residential skyscraper is being designed by SOMA Architects, with Ismael Leyva Architects serving as the executive and residential architect. Sharif el-Gamal of Soho Properties is the developer of the reinforced concrete structure, which will stand 43 stories high. Sales of the units, which feature interiors designed by Piero Lissoni, are being handled by Corcoran Sunshine.
Today, YIMBY has new photographs of the rising facade for Vandewater, in Morningside Heights. The building is located at 543 West 122nd Street, and is now the tallest structure in the immediate vicinity. The ground-up reinforced concrete tower already topped out at 33 stories, and now stands 385 feet above its Upper Manhattan surrounds. The residential condominium project was designed by INC Architecture & Design, and SLCE Architects is serving as the executive architect. Savanna is the developer, and Halstead Property Development Marketing is in charge of handling sales for the 183 condominiums.
Developer RXR Realty and construction partner BCG recently celebrated their first temporary certificate of occupancy (TCO) at 475 Clermont, a 12-story development in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. The 363-unit, 400,000-square-foot structure contains a mix of residential homes and retail space. The TCO comes one month ahead of schedule and will allow occupancy to occur two months earlier than originally planned. Aufgang Architects is behind the design for the mixed-use rental building, which will contain 73 units for affordable housing and below-market rates.
A new rendering from 3D architectural visualization studio NoTriangle depicts an updated design for Three Hudson Boulevard. The featured image shows a tall glass skyscraper that rises at nearly as high as the 1,009-foot 35 Hudson Yards. Several setbacks on the eastern and southern elevation of the future commercial office tower can be spotted. It is still being designed by FXCollaborative and developed by the Moinian Group.