YIMBY has reported extensively on the residential development coming to 221 West 28th Street, with our initial reveal for the project depicting a design by ME Architect. That was sacrificed for an iteration by Karim Rashid, which was then tossed for a version by DXA Architecture, which subsequently evolved into the building’s latest format.
The intersection of Fifth Avenue and 30th Street has substantial existing density, but the construction projects now underway on many of the surrounding blocks will soon result in one of the most dramatic height spurts any neighborhood has seen in the past few decades. The length of Fifth Avenue above Madison Square Park is increasingly prime real estate for supertalls, and while 15 East 30th Street falls slightly short of that typology’s 1,000′ minimum, it will still make a major impact on the skyline. Now, YIMBY has several new renderings of the tower, which is just getting under construction.
By the time Donald Trump becomes President of the United States next week, New York City taxpayers will have spent $37 million to keep him and his family safe from harm in Trump Tower. The City Council grilled the NYPD Tuesday over how much it’s going to cost to protect the President if he treats his Manhattan apartment like a weekend “pied-a-terre” for the next four years.
Tishman Realty is planning a $65 million renovation on the four-story, 240,000-square-foot commercial-retail building at 247 West 42nd Street, in the Times Square section of Midtown. The 400-foot-long structure, which includes the retail space under the Westin Hotel at the corner of Eighth Avenue, will receive a more streamlined and modern façade, with billboard advertisements. The property owner plans to keep some existing tenants while replacing others, Crain’s reported. Construction is expected in 2018, with occupancy anticipated in 2019.