Demolition is progressing rapidly at 270 Park Avenue, the site of JP Morgan Chase‘s new 1,425-foot-tall headquarters in Midtown East and number three on our end-of-year countdown. The firm is demolishing its former 707-foot-tall, 52-story tower to make way for the massive supertall, which will yield 2.5 million square feet of office space. The full-block parcel is located between Park and Madison Avenues and East 47th and 48th Streets.
Excavation is underway at 141 East 47th Street, the site of a 35-story residential tower in Midtown East. The 183,310-square-foot project is designed by Ismael Leyva Architects and developed by Silverback Development. The latter was brought on by Hopson Development Holdings, which purchased the parcel for $115 million in December 2019 from the original developers, New Empire Real Estate. Located between Park Avenue and Lexington Avenue, the development is set to yield 200 units and cost $250 million.
The final exterior touches are underway on 12 East 48th Street, a 367-foot-tall hotel tower in Midtown East. Designed by Handel Architects and developed by Hidrock Realty, the property is set to house a 161-room, 125,000-square-foot Hilton Grand Vacation Hotel. DeSimone Consulting Engineers is the structural engineer, The Rinaldi Group is the general contractor, and IBA Consulting & Engineering, PLLC is the envelope consultant for the building, which is located between Madison Avenue and Fifth Avenue.
Exterior work is progressing on 425 Park Avenue, an 897-foot-tall commercial skyscraper in Midtown East and number 12 on YIMBY’s construction countdown. Designed by Norman Foster of Foster + Partners and developed by L&L Holding Company LLC with Adamson Associates, the 47-story tower will yield 666,966 square feet of office space.
This week, the MTA and SL Green debuted a new entrance to the Grand Central-42nd Street subway station at One Vanderbilt Avenue, a 77-story supertall office skyscraper in Midtown. The new entrance is the latest component of SL Green’s $220 million transit improvement project bundled into development of the commercial project.