Last week, the top half of One Vanderbilt‘s 100-foot-tall architectural spire was finally replaced at the pinnacle of the 77-story Midtown East supertall. The spire was first put in place when the 1,401-foot-tall skyscraper topped out on September 18, 2019, but was disassembled in mid-December to make it easier for the construction crane to swing about. The reinstallation marks a major construction milestone for the Kohn Pedersen Fox-designed office tower, which is getting close to completion.
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Work is wrapping up on Waterline Square, a three-tower residential complex from GID Development Group on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Situated along the Hudson River between West 59th Street, West 61st Street, and Freedom Place South, each building was designed by a prominent architectural firm: One Waterline Square by Richard Meier & Partners with interiors by Champalimaud; Two Waterline Square by Kohn Pedersen Fox with interiors by Yabu Pushelberg; and Three Waterline Square by Rafael Viñoly with interiors by Groves & Co. Hill West Architects served as the executive architect for the master plan.
Work has yet to begin on 316 Fifth Avenue, a 539-foot-tall skyscraper from Kohn Pedersen Fox in Koreatown. Developed by Cottonwood Management, permits for the 39-story building were filed in July 2017 and called for 27 condominiums and 6,809 square feet of retail space across the first two floors. The Midtown development, totaling 52,340 square feet of newly created space, will be located at the corner of Fifth Avenue and West 32nd Street.
Glass paneling is steadily enclosing the tiered crown of Kohn Pedersen Fox’s One Vanderbilt as the supertall inches closer to completion. Developed by SL Green, the 77-story, 1,401-foot-tall commercial office tower is by far the largest construction project underway in Midtown East and is among the most prominent new additions to the New York skyline.
Exterior work is getting close to completion at Extell’s Brooklyn Point, aka 1 City Point, in Downtown Brooklyn. Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox with SLCE Architects as the architect of record, the 68-story, 720-foot-tall skyscraper stands topped out as the tallest structure in the borough. The project is also addressed as 138 Willoughby Street and is the third and final phase of the City Point complex, aka 445 Albee Square. Katherine Newman is designing the interior spaces including the 458 units, which range from studios to three-bedroom layouts with pricing from $850,000 to nearly $4 million.