Construction Update

Pelli Clarke Pelli-Designed 138 East 50th Street Nears Full Completion in Midtown East, Manhattan

Topping out just over a year ago, 138 East 50th Street is now the 19th-tallest skyscraper under construction in New York City. Standing 803 feet to its rooftop, the project is being designed by Pelli Clarke-Pelli and developed by Ceruzzi Properties, while SLCE Architects is the architect of record. Inside, there are 124 condominiums spread among 63 floors, covering a total scope of over 253,000 square feet. Each unit will average around 1,700 square feet. The site is located between Third and Lexington Avenue, in Midtown East.

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Sir David Adjaye’s First New York Skyscraper Continues Rising Over the Financial District at 130 William Street

Visible from the Brooklyn Bridge and starting to pop up over its surrounding context, 130 William Street, designed by Sir David Adjaye of Adjaye Associates, is making an early impact on the Lower Manhattan skyline. The future 800-foot-tall and 66-story residential tower will have 244 units when completed. Hill West Architects is the architect of record while Lightstone Group is the developer, and Corcoran Sunshine is in charge of handling sales. 130 William Street is also referred to as the “Wall Street Tower,” and with an eventual 800-foot pinnacle, it is currently the 20th-tallest tower under construction in the Five Boroughs. At topping-out, it will stand eight feet above the Woolworth Building, and six feet shorter than Bloomberg Tower.

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55 Hudson Yards

Final Touches Underway for Related’s 55 Hudson Yards, Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox

Enclosed in a grid of dark, two-story tall square and rectangular windows with rounded corners, 55 Hudson Yards is the second office tower to be completed and the shortest skyscraper of Phase I at Hudson Yards. Rising 780 feet and 51 stories tall, it is designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox and developed by Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group Inc. Despite relative diminution of height within Hudson Yards itself, the building is the 21st-tallest tower with work still ongoing in the Five Boroughs, and by today’s rapidly changing rankings, 55 Hudson Yards is the 74th tallest building in the entire country, standing the same height as the iconic Bank of America Center in Houston, Texas.

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Exclusive New Rendering Revealed for Durst’s Queens Plaza Park in Long Island City

YIMBY recently featured an update on the construction of Queens Plaza Park, aka 29-37 41st Avenue, as part of our December series on New York City’s tallest new skyscrapers. Now, we have an exclusive first look at a new rendering for the 755-foot-tall and 67-story tower, and its impact on the neighborhood skyline as it rises above Long Island City, Queens. The Handel Architects-designed skyscraper is being developed by The Durst Organization and will soon contain 978,000 square feet of space.

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Skyline Views From the Top of COOKFOX-Designed 25 Park Row, in Lower Manhatan

YIMBY recently toured COOKFOX’s 25 Park Row, and snapped the sunset and skyline views from the 41st floor of the 49-story, 665-foot tall residential skyscraper. Standing on what would be a full-floor unit, the space will soon be home to some of the best views of both Lower Manhattan, and Midtown to the north. The tower is developed by  L&M Development Partners and the J&R Music Store founders, while sales of the 110 units are being handled by Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group.

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