At number 20 on our year-end countdown is a pair of mixed-use residential skyscrapers at 495 Eleventh Avenue in Midtown West, Manhattan. Designed by FXCollaborative with Gene Kaufman Architects as the architect of record, the 589,842-square-foot project consists of a 680-foot-tall, 57-story edifice paired with a slightly shorter 653-foot-tall, 56-story sibling that will rise along Eleventh Avenue between West 39th and West 40th Streets, next to the Jakob K. Javits Center. NYC Economic Development Corporation is listed as the owner behind the applications that were filed back in late October.
Empire State Economic Development Corporation
Permits have been filed for 495 Eleventh Avenue, a pair of mixed-use residential skyscrapers atop of a five-story podium in Midtown West, Manhattan. Located between West 39th and 40th Streets, the two towers will stand 680 feet tall and 57 stories, and 653 feet tall and 56 stories. NYC Economic Development Corporation is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Earlier this year, Gov. Andrew Cuomo released a request for proposals (RFP) to upgrade, modernize, and expand Pennsylvania Station, located at Eighth Avenue and West 33rd Street under Madison Square Garden. The project will also incorporate the landmarked James A. Farley Post Office Building into the transportation complex. Now, renderings of the project have been revealed, per The New York Times, along with a timeline.
Earlier this month, news broke that Gov. Andrew Cuomo was moving forward with plans to upgrade Pennsylvania Station, between West 31st and 33rd streets on Eighth Avenue in Midtown, and now the state has issued a Request For Proposals (RFR) for the project, dubbed the Empire Station Complex. According to Curbed NY, the document highlights plans to build a main entrance on Eight Avenue, which would entail demolishing the Theater at MSG. In addition, it would connect the station to the proposed new tracks of the Gateway Project, which includes new tunnels under the Hudson River and Amtrak’s expansion into Moynihan Train Hall (the Farley Post Office) and the connecting concourse, along with other upgrades. The renderings were created by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, although the selected team could go ahead with a different firm. Proposals are due by April 22.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is preparing to issue a request-for-proposals later this week to renovate and upgrade Pennsylvania Station, located under Madison Square Garden on Eighth Avenue between West 31st and 33rd Streets. According to the Observer, the project is part of the $26 billion investment in the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), with the state contributing $8.3 billion. Multiple plans for a new entrance have already been put forth, one of which involves the demolition of the MSG Paramount Theater in replace of a glass enclosure, seen in these latest renderings.