The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has selected Foster + Partners and Epstein to help reimagine Manhattan’s 72-year-old Midtown Bus Terminal in Times Square. The replacement project will create a new terminal for New York City buses, dedicated spaces for intercity buses, staging areas, electric vehicle charging stations, outward-facing retail, and 3.5 acres of public green space.
The Landmarks Preservation Commission has approved a large-scale redevelopment project at 251-253 Fifth Avenue in NoMad, Manhattan. Led by TRA Studio Architecture, the project entails the demolition of a low-rise building at 253 Fifth Avenue, the construction of a new 20-story tower in its place, the restoration of a neighboring building at 251 Fifth Avenue, and the integration of both buildings into a singular structure.
Permits have been filed for a six-story mixed-use building at 139-45 35th Avenue in Flushing, Queens. Located between Union Street and Parsons Boulevard, the lot is a short walk from the Main Street subway station, serviced by the 7 train. Lin Li is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Curtain wall installation has begun on 606 West 30th Street, a 42-story residential skyscraper along the border of Hudson Yards and West Chelsea, Manhattan. Designed by Ismael Leyva Architects and developed by Lalezarian Properties, the 545-foot-tall structure will yield 312,350 square feet, with 192,780 square feet of residential space and 14,240 square feet of commercial space. The building is known as Tower B in a two-skyscraper development along with the adjacent 601 West 29th Street from FXCollaborative and Douglaston Development. Hudson 37 LLC is the general contractor for the property, which is located between Eleventh Avenue and West Street.
Construction has topped out on 153-10 88th Avenue, a nine-story mixed-use building in Jamaica, Queens. Designed by Ismael Leyva Architects and developed by Rufus King Park Development, the 95-foot-tall structure will yield 218,000 square feet, with 223 units spread across 150,696 square feet, as well as a parking garage for 176 vehicles and ground-floor community facility space. Homes will come in studio to two-bedroom layouts, and 30 percent of the inventory will be allocated for affordable housing. Monadnock Construction is the general contractor for the property, which is located at the corner of 88th Avenue and 153rd Street.