Midtown

Hudson Rise

Design Update on 470 Eleventh Avenue, aka Hudson Rise, Stalled Hudson Yards Mixed-Use Skyscraper

With the first of Related’s Hudson Yards towers now inching towards its pinnacle, it should come as no surprise that other developers with nearby sites are also beginning to move ahead with plans of their own. Kuafu Properties and Siras Development are building a 700-foot tall 42-story mixed-use tower at 470 Eleventh Avenue, between 37th and 38th Streets, and YIMBY has a fresh set of close-up renderings that also show some slight modifications to the “lantern-inspired” design.

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111 West 57th Street

111 West 57th Street Lands $725 Million In Financing

JDS and PMG’s 82-story, 60-unit condominium tower at 111 West 57th Street, in Midtown, has received a $725 million construction loan, thanks to AIG and Apollo Global Management. SHoP Architects is designing, and the supertall is now expected to stand 1,438 feet to its pinnacle. The existing Steinway building is being partially demolished, and foundation work is currently underway, with completion slated for 2018, according to Crain’s Business. In April, YIMBY brought you new renderings of the project.


520 5th avenue

Ceruzzi Properties To Acquire 520 Fifth Avenue, 71-Story Mixed-Use Tower Planned, Midtown

Last December, Thor Equities filed applications for a 71-story, nearly 353,600 square-foot mixed-use tower at 520 5th Avenue, in Midtown, and now Ceruzzi Properties has agreed to acquire the site for $325 million, according to Commercial Observer. The new owner plans to proceed with previous plans, which will feature three stories of retail, followed by 208 hotel rooms up to the 24th floor, and 145 residential units in the upper reaches of the tower.



The new World Trade Center, image from Silverstein Properties

Interview: Bjarke Ingels on New Design for 200 Greenwich Street, aka Two World Trade Center

YIMBY sat down with Bjarke Ingels to talk about his firm’s design for 200 Greenwich Street, aka Two World Trade Center. Despite public outcry following the change from the Norman Foster version of the tower, BIG’s innovative and forward-thinking building will truly respond to the human needs of its tenants, while also punctuating the Downtown skyline with a 1,340-foot take on a classic ziggurat. We’ve also obtained a few additional renderings of the soon-to-be icon’s impact on the cityscape.

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