After decades of planning and three years of construction, Manhattan’s Moynihan Train Hall finally opened its doors today to commuters. Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, the 255,000-square-foot redevelopment of the landmarked James A. Farley Post Office Building shines with a grand new hall for Penn Station’s Amtrak and Long Island Railroad service, replete with a 92-foot-high glass atrium that harkens back to the original terminal. The new space, which was unveiled on Wednesday by Governor Cuomo, will help relieve commuter congestion and improve train scheduling and capacity.
Permits have been filed for an eight-story mixed-use building at 4560 Broadway in Fort George, Manhattan. Located at the intersection of Nagle Avenue and Broadway, the corner lot is closest to the 190th Street subway station, serviced by the A train. Largavista Companies is listed as the owner behind the applications.
The housing lottery closes in four days for The Cove, an 18-story residential development at 43-12 Hunter Street in Long Island City, Queens. Developed by Rockrose Development and designed by SLCE Architects with interiors by Slade Architecture, the building has 37 apartments available on NYC Housing Connect at 130 percent of the area median income, ranging from $68,229 to $159,640.
Taking the top spot in our construction countdown for the third year is the Central Park Tower, the tallest building by roof height in the Western Hemisphere and the tallest residential skyscraper in the world. Designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill and developed by Extell, the 1,550-foot supertall stands nearly complete at 217 West 57th Street on Billionaires’ Row in Midtown. Developers are expecting a $4 billion sellout for its 179 residences, which are being marketed by Corcoran Sunshine.
Permits have been filed for an 11-story mixed-use building at 815 Broadway in Greenwich Village, Manhattan. Located between East 11th and East 12th Streets, the interior lot is two blocks south of the 14th Street-Union Square subway station, serviced by the 4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R, and W trains. Magnum Real Estate Group is listed as the owner behind the applications.