Central Park Tower‘s exterior work has reached the finishing stages as construction nears completion on the 1,550-foot Billionaires’ Row supertall in Midtown, Manhattan. Addressed as 217 West 57th Street, the soaring 131-story skyscraper is designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill and developed by Extell and holds the crown as the tallest structure by roof height in the Western Hemisphere and the tallest residential building in the world. Corcoran Sunshine and Extell Marketing Group are leading sales for its 179 units and are anticipating a $4 billion sellout. The property rises between West 57th and West 58th Streets and includes Nordstrom retail frontage along Broadway.
Installation of the wavy glass curtain wall has begun on the steel-framed addition atop Tiffany & Co.’s flagship store at 727 Fifth Avenue in Midtown, Manhattan. Designed by OMA partners Shohei Shigematsu and Jake Forster, the project involves a three-story addition over the original roof line of the 71-year-old Art Moderne building, which is located at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 57th Street. CallisonRTKL is the architect of record and Peter Marino Architects is handling the interior renovations for the iconic jewelry store. Tiffany & Co. temporarily relocated its flagship to an adjacent storefront at 6 East 57th Street during construction.
Demolition permits have been filed for the 12-story commercial building that houses the flagship Rolex at 665 Fifth Avenue in Midtown, Manhattan. Owned by the Rolex Realty Company LLC, the 11,050-square-foot site will soon house the Rolex headquarters in a 25-story tower designed by David Chipperfield Architects.
Private equity firm Snow Phipps is the latest company to join 545 Madison Avenue, a newly renovated office tower in Midtown, Manhattan. Marx Realty, the property owner, worked with Studios Architecture to complete the building’s transformation, which focused on elevating the hospitality aspects of the commercial property.
Work is nearing completion on Zero Irving, a 21-story mixed-use building at 124 East 14th Street in Union Square. Designed by Davis Brody Bond and developed by RAL Development, as well as financial partners Junius Real Estate Partners and Suffolk Construction, the 176,000-square-foot edifice stands topped out and will open as an affordable and market-rate office building for technology firms with a range of amenities. Zero Irving is located along East 14th Street between Broadway to the west and Third Avenue to the east. Leasing is now underway with JLL as the exclusive marketing agent.