Construction Update

YIMBY Tours COOKFOX’s Conversion and Addition at 100 Vandam Street, in Hudson Square

YIMBY went on a hard hat tour of 100 Vandam Street, where a 131-year-old coal power plant is being converted to a new residential structure that will rise above the existing load-bearing masonry podium. The site is located in the booming Hudson Square neighborhood at the corner of Vandam Street and Greenwich Street. The construction project, which is being designed by COOKFOX and developed by Jeff Greene, will bring the total height of the new 25-story building to 330 feet.

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New Design Revealed for 226-232 East Broadway, on the Lower East Side

Space 4 Architecture, aka S4Architecture, has released renderings showing a new design for 226-232 East Broadway on the Lower East Side. The original plans called for two residential towers that would rise with identical architectural languages and surround a landmarked pre-war structure at 228 East Broadway. Now the project shows only one modestly tall building rising to the east of the former nursing home. The Ascend Group is the developer of the site.

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YIMBY Tours Extell’s Brooklyn Point, the Borough’s Tallest Tower, in Downtown Brooklyn

YIMBY recently went on a hard hat tour of Brooklyn Point, aka 138 Willoughby Street, in Downtown Brooklyn. At 720 feet high and 68 stories, the reinforced concrete skyscraper is currently the tallest tower in all of Brooklyn, as well as the third and final phase of the City Point complex. Kohn Pedersen Fox is the designer of the new building, while SLCE Architects is serving as the architect of record. The rising glass curtain wall is crossing the halfway mark and will soon enclose the entire edifice in a staggered pattern of double-height glass and white-colored rectangular frames. AD 100 designer Katherine Newman is designing interior spaces. The first closings for the studio to three-bedroom units are expected to begin in early 2020, with pricing starting at $850,000. Coveted New York-based developer Extell is working on other massive projects like One Manhattan Square and Central Park Tower, New York’s current tallest skyscraper by roof height and the tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere.

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111 West 57th Street’s Super-Slender Concrete Formwork Officially Tops Out Atop Billionaires’ Row, in Midtown

Construction at 111 West 57th Street has reached a major milestone. The reinforced concrete superstructure for the second tallest building in New York City by roof height and the world’s most slender residential building is now topped out. The future 1,428-foot tall tower is being designed by SHoP Architects and developed by JDS DevelopmentProperty Markets Group and Spruce Capital PartnersDouglas Elliman is handling sales and marketing for the 46 condominiums.

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New Renderings Released of Alvaro Siza’s Condo Tower at 611 West 56th Street, in Hell’s Kitchen

New renderings have been released for the upcoming 37-story condominium tower 611 West 56th Street, aka 823 Eleventh Avenue. The first project in the United States for Portuguese architect Alvaro Size, the white limestone-clad structure will rise 440 feet tall and contain 80 units. The rectangular site is located at the corner of West 56th Street and Eleventh Avenue and is being developed by Sumaida + Khurana and LENY.

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