After nearly a decade of anticipation, false starts and design changes, 855 6th Avenue is nearing completion. The 479-foot-tall tower has finally taken its place on the burgeoning Midtown South skyline, and upon completion it will fill the missing link between Herald Square to the north and the hybrid Chelsea/NoMad district to the south. The Durst Organization is developing the 41 story mixed-use project, which consists of significant residential, retail, and office components.
YIMBY noted in January of this year that the Durst Organization’s 32-story, 709-unit mixed-use building at 625 West 57th Street was nearly topped out, and now the project is structurally complete and receiving its final curtain wall, per DesignBoom. The building, which has a pinnacle 467 feet above street level, was designed by Bjarke Ingels Group, and has been dubbed Via. Completion is expected in the coming months, and YIMBY has chronicled the project’s construction since the start, with updates as far back as August 2013.
The Hallets Point megaproject is finally moving forward on the Astoria waterfront: a new building application has been filed for a 22-story mixed use complex at 26-01 1st Street.