Yesterday, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the board of directors of Empire State Development (ESD) had adopted the general project plan for the Empire Station Complex. The drafted plan, supported by a draft Environmental Impact Statement, would foster high-density redevelopment on eight sites surrounding the Penn Station transit hub. The plan is expected to create about 20 million square feet of mixed-use space including Class A commercial office, retail, hotel, and residential, and calls for five supertalls ranging from 1,018 to 1,300 feet in height, in addition to four other major skyscrapers. The area is bounded by Sixth and Ninth Avenues to the east and west, and by West 30th and West 34th Streets to the south and north in Midtown, Manhattan. Moynihan Station, the first step in the revitalization, opened at the end of 2020.
The Landmarks Preservation Commission has approved proposals to renovate and redevelop a portion of the McGraw-Hill Publishing Company Building. Located in the Garment District at 330 West 42nd Street, the property was originally constructed in 1931 and is considered a landmarked example of Art Deco design in the built environment.
Last Friday the final steel beam of Foster + Partners‘ 50 Hudson Yards was lifted into place, marking the topping out of the 1,011-foot supertall skyscraper. The dedication ceremony took place in the large public plaza with attendees including Related Companies‘ chairman and founder Stephen Ross, CEO Jeff Blau, and president Bruce Beal, Jr. The 58-story commercial building, which is also being developed by Oxford Properties, is the final structure in the first phase of Hudson Yards and the largest by volume, yielding 2.9 million square feet.
YIMBY has an exclusive set of new renderings and photos that depict Eastlight, a 34-story, 388-foot-tall condominium building at 200 East 34th Street in Kips Bay. Designed by CetraRuddy Architecture and developed by 200 East 34th LLC, who is listed as the owner on permits, the 135,094-square-foot project will yield 144 units and 2,992 square feet of commercial space. The site is located at the corner of Third Avenue and East 34th Street and is alternately addressed 501 Third Avenue. Noble Construction Group is in charge of building the tower, and the teaser site has also launched.
On the heels of YIMBY’s reveal of official renderings for Project Commodore, a 1,646-foot supertall project at 175 Park Avenue in Midtown East, we’ve collected a number of illustrations that showcase Midtown’s future tallest structure’s impact on the New York skyline. Designed by Skidmore Owings & Merrill and developed by RXR Realty and TF Cornerstone, the 83-story skyscraper is planned to rise from the site of the Grand Hyatt New York and yield 500 Hyatt hotel rooms on the upper floors spanning 453,000 square feet; 10,000 square feet of retail space on the ground and cellar levels; and 2.1 million square feet of office space.