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.
The Hard Rock Hotel will soon debut at 159 West 48th Street in Times Square, where the structure has officially topped out. Earlier this week, members of the project team including Hard Rock International, Extell Development Company, and AECOM Tishman, celebrated the milestone at a luncheon and cake cutting ceremony to thank everyone involved.
Tishman Speyer has announced an expansion of its proprietary co-working brand, which is set to debut in two new Midtown locations. Known simply as Studio, the spaces will be located within Rockefeller Center at 1230 Avenue of the Americas and 300 Park Avenue.
Brookfield’s Manhattan West complex now includes a new Whole Foods Market within Five Manhattan West. The store occupies 60,245 square feet of the lower level of the building, which is located at 450 West 33rd Street in Hudson Yards.
The Landmarks Preservation Commission is set to review proposals for the renovation of a 14-story office building at 140 West 57th Street in Midtown. Designed by MdeAs Architects, the scope of work involves alterations to the main façade along West 57th Street, changes to exterior elements at the rear courtyard elevation, renovation of interior spaces, and a partial roof-level expansion.