Snøhetta’s award-winning design studio has transformed the surrounding public spaces at 550 Madison Avenue in East Midtown, Manhattan. The new garden area will increase existing public open space to more than 21,000 square feet with the addition of a café, new planters, seating, and public bathrooms.
Work is ramping up at the site of Two Manhattan West, a forthcoming 935-foot-tall commercial skyscraper and number 12 on YIMBY’s countdown of the tallest projects underway in the city. The final component of the Manhattan West complex, the 58-story tower will join its nearly identical sibling One Manhattan West, though it will cap off with a slightly shorter parapet. Skidmore Owings & Merrill is the designer and Brookfield is the developer of the two-million-square-foot project.
YIMBY checked in recently at 520 Fifth Avenue, the site of a planned 920-foot-tall skyscraper that takes the number 13 spot on our countdown of the tallest projects in progress in New York City. Located in Midtown at the corner of Fifth Avenue and West 43rd Street, the plot sits cleared for construction, which YIMBY expects will commence sometime in 2020. YIMBY last reported that Handel Architects is designing and Arthur Hooper of Ceruzzi Properties is developing the project in conjunction with SMI USA. Ceruzzi purchased the property in 2015 for $275 million from Thor Equities.
McSam Hotel Group will break ground in January on a new Marriott Hotel property in Times Square. Located at 223 West 46th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue, the 200-key Marriott SpringHill is designed by Gene Kaufman Architects and replaces a former parking lot.
Work is getting closer to completion at 425 Park Avenue, the 16th tallest building under construction in New York City in YIMBY’s annual countdown. The majority of the exterior work is finished on the 47-story, 897-foot-tall Midtown East skyscraper, with the final upper floors and crowning fins awaiting cladding. The commercial building is designed by Norman Foster, head of Foster + Partners, and is being developed by L&L Holding Company LLC. Adamson Associates is the architect of record.