Midtown

Steelwork for Norman Foster’s 50 Hudson Yards Continues to Rise, in Hudson Yards

The steel superstructure is continuing to rise skyward at 50 Hudson Yards, the number-nine project on YIMBY’s countdown of the tallest buildings under construction in New York City. Workers have made a significant amount of progress since we checked in one year ago, when foundations were just beginning to make their way toward street level. Now, a mass of steel beams, columns, and trusses for the wide floor plates are ascending around the reinforced concrete core. Designed by Norman Foster of Foster + Partners, the 1,011-foot-tall commercial office supertall is the final segment of the first phase of Related CompaniesHudson Yards complex. Oxford Properties and Mitsui Fudosan are developing the 2.9-million-square-foot structure, the largest component in the 28-acre master plan by volume.

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Curtain Wall Installation Begins on RIU Hotel at 145 West 47th Street in Times Square

Installation of the curtain wall has begun on the lower podium floors of 145 West 47th Street, as the reinforced concrete superstructure continues to rise above the streets of Times Square. Designed by Berg + Moss Architects and developed by Tribeach Holdings, the 27-story building that will eventually house a 343-room RIU Hotel. 145 West 47th Street is expected to yield 141,500 square feet of newly built space.

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Hilton Grand Vacation Hotel’s Metal Façade Nears Parapet at 12 East 48th Street in Midtown East

Installation of the metallic façade panels is approaching the roof parapet on the main elevation of 12 East 48th Street in Midtown East. Located between Madison Avenue and Fifth Avenue,the slim reinforced concrete superstructure will eventually open as a 161-room Hilton Grand Vacation Hotel. Handel Architects is the designer, while Hidrock Realty is the developer of the property.

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3 Hudson Boulevard, image from The Moinian Group

Construction Activity Resumes at Three Hudson Boulevard in Hudson Yards

Work appears to have resumed at Three Hudson Boulevard in Hudson Yards, the 11th-tallest project under construction in New York in YIMBY’s annual countdown. Work on the foundations of the planned 940-foot-tall office skyscraper stalled in 2019 while the scope and architectural form of the structure underwent several revisions. However, activity was recently spotted at the southern end of the property, where a small group of workers are currently forming the final section of the reinforced concrete foundation wall. The 53-story project is designed by FXCollaborative and being developed by Moinian Group.

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