Construction has reached the second setback on JPMorgan Chase‘s 1,388-foot supertall headquarters at 270 Park Avenue in Midtown East. Designed by Lord Norman Foster of Foster + Partners with Adamsom Associates as the architect of record and developed by Tishman Speyer, 70-story skyscraper will yield 2.5 million square feet of office space with a capacity of 15,000 employees, and will become the tallest structure in New York completely powered by hydroelectric energy. Adamson Associates is the architect of record, Banker Steel provided the steelwork, NYC Constructors is the steel subcontractor, Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers (MRCE) designed the structural foundation elements, Severud Associates is the engineer of record, R&R Scaffolding Ltd. will provide the BMU, New Hudson Facades is supplying the curtain wall, and AEOCOM Tishman is the general contractor for the property, which occupies a full city block bound by East 48th Street to the north, East 47th Street to the south, Park Avenue to the east, and Madison Avenue to the west.
Brookfield Properties will soon install two large-scale public artworks within the Manhattan West commercial campus in Midtown. This includes a sculpture by Charles Ray and a mosaic mural by Christopher Wool, both highly acclaimed artists in their field and medium.
Construction is coming together on the High Line Moynihan Connector, a nearly 1,200-foot-long extension of the High Line linking the elevated park with the five-building Manhattan West complex in Midtown West. Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and James Corner Field Operations and developed in a public-private partnership between Empire State Development (ESD), Friends of the High Line, and Brookfield Properties, the $50 million project consists of two 600-foot-long ADA-accessible bridges and will allow for easier access to Moynihan Train Hall and Penn Station. Turner Construction Company is the general contractor for the walkway, which runs along West 30th Street between Ninth and Tenth Avenues and turns to the north at Dyer Avenue to connect to the elevated southwestern corner of the Manhattan West plaza above West 31st Street.
Demolition is complete at 570 Fifth Avenue, the site of a potential 1,101-foot mixed-use supertall in the Diamond District of Midtown, Manhattan. Developed by Extell, the project could either unfold as a 78-story, 1.4-million-square-foot hotel and condominium tower or as an 860-foot-tall, 47-story office skyscraper yielding more than 1.5 million square feet. ALBA Services was the demolition contractor for the property, which spans between West 46th and West 47th Streets.
415 Madison Avenue recently completed on-site demolition for an upcoming 40-story commercial skyscraper in Midtown East. Designed by Skidmore Owings & Merrill and owned by Rudin Management under the 415 Madison Avenue LLC, the 605-foot-tall replacement will yield a total of 343,100 square feet of new office space, a 350-square-foot ground-floor retail pavilion, and a 2,400-square-foot open-air public concourse. The ground-up project is being constructed in compliance with the East Midtown sub-district regulations, alongside the use of air rights that were previously purchased from the landmarked St. Bartholomew’s Church along Park Avenue. PAL Environmental Services served as the former general contractor but now AECOM Tishman is the new general contractor for the Midtown, Manhattan property, which is located at the corner of Madison Avenue and East 48th Street.