A major step forward for the New York City skyline was taken on Tuesday morning. Elected officials joined developers to celebrate the official groundbreaking for One Vanderbilt.
A year ago, SL Green began knocking down a full block of prewar commercial buildings next to Grand Central to make way for a 1,401-foot-tall office tower at One Vanderbilt Avenue. Now YIMBY has a time lapse of the lengthy demolition between 42nd and 43rd Streets, courtesy of the project’s PR team.
Construction is now three stories above street level on the 35-story, 67-unit mixed-use tower under development at 200 East 59th Street, located on the corner of Third Avenue in Midtown East. The structure can be seen beginning to make its ascent skyward thanks to a photo posted to the YIMBY Forums. The 490-foot-tall tower will eventually encompass 109,581 square feet. Retail space, measuring 14,861 square feet, will span the cellar through second floors. The residential units, which will be condominiums, will be located on the third through 35th floors and average 1,490 square feet apiece. Macklowe Properties is the developer and CetraRuddy is behind the design. Completion is expected in late 2017.
In March, renderings of the Turkevi Center appeared, a planned mission, consulate, and residential tower for the Republic of Turkey. Now the Turkish consulate has filed applications for the 35-story development at 821 First Avenue, at the corner of 46th Street.
Storied French restaurant Lutèce occupied the ground floor of 249 East 50th Street for more than 40 years before shutting its doors in 2004. Thanks to the restaurant’s fame, the three townhouses at 249-253 East 50th Street have appeared in several movies and TV shows, including The Prince of Tides, Wall Street, and most recently, Mad Men. Now plans have been filed for the 16-story building that will replace them between Second and Third avenues.