The steel frame of 50 Hudson Yards has passed the halfway mark on the way up to its 1,011-foot-tall parapet. Designed by Norman Foster of Foster + Partners and developed by Oxford Properties and Mitsui Fudosan, the 58-story commercial office supertall will span 2.9 million square feet, making it the largest structure by volume in the first phase of Related Companies‘ Hudson Yards master plan.
Construction has passed the halfway mark at 517 West 29th Street, a ten-story, 135-foot-tall condominium project in Chelsea. Developed by Churchill Real Estate Holdings and designed by Ben Hanson Architect with Rand Engineering and Architecture as the architect of record, the building will yield 56,160 square feet with 60 residential units and nine private outdoor parking spaces.
Foundation work is approaching street level at Ismael Leyva Architects’ 606 West 30th Street, a 545-foot-tall mixed-use skyscraper on the border of West Chelsea and Hudson Yards. Developed by Lalezarian Properties, the tower is expected to yield 312,350 square feet, of which 192,780 will be dedicated to residential space and 14,240 for commercial use. The residential component will feature a mix of condominiums and rentals, but the exact breakdown of the inventory has not yet been made clear.
Demolition preparations are underway at 317-319 West 35th Street in Midtown’s Garment District, where a 25-story hotel is planned to rise. Designed by Peter Poon Architects and developed by Wei Hong Hu under the H Hotel LLC, the 249-foot-tall structure will span 59,250 square feet with 166 hotel rooms. The property will also contain 3,399 square feet of commercial space. The permits, which were filed earlier this year, indicate that there will be a cellar, sub-cellar, and basement.
Façade work is making progress on 232 East 54th Street, a 420-foot-tall residential tower in Midtown East. The 40-story structure is designed by Ismael Leyva Architects, and Elk Investors is last reported to be its exclusive developer, though ownership may have fully transferred to Mossanen Group and an LLC known as East 54th St. Properties. The topped-out tower rises between Second and Third Avenues, not far from landmarks like the Lipstick Building and 601 Lexington Avenue, formerly known as the Citigroup Center.