New York

660 Fifth Avenue’s New Glass Curtain Wall Rises in Midtown, Manhattan

The new glass curtain wall has begun installation on 660 Fifth Avenue, a 39-story commercial building in Midtown, Manhattan. Formerly addressed as 666 Fifth Avenue, the office tower is in the process of having its mid-century façade replaced with a modern envelope in a project designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox and developed by Brookfield Properties. The 1.5-million-square-foot property is located between West 52nd and 53rd Streets.

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Taystee Lab Building Nears Completion at 450 West 126th Street in Manhattanville, Manhattan

Exterior work is wrapping up on the Taystee Lab Building, an 11-story mixed-use project at 450 West 126th Street in the Manhattanville section of West Harlem. Designed by LEVENBETTS and SLCE and developed by Janus Property Group, the 350,000-square-foot building will yield Class A office space as well as lab facilities and additional space for organizations devoted to life sciences, technology, academic and non-profit programs, retail, and the arts. The complex gets its name from the Taystee Cake Bakery Factory that once stood on the plot. BR+A Consulting Engineers constructed the rectangular reinforced concrete structure and LendLease served as the construction manager for the edifice. 450 West 126th Street is located between Amsterdam Avenue to the west and Morningside Avenue to the east.

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Central Park Tower Reaches Final Stages of Construction in Midtown, Manhattan

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.

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Excavation Imminent at 144 Barrow Street in Manhattan’s West Village

Excavation appears to be imminent at 144 Barrow Street in Manhattan‘s West Village, the site of a seven-story residential building. Designed by BKSK Architects and developed by 144 Barrow Street LLC, the 24,800-square-foot structure will yield 16 units and 1,800 square feet of ground-floor commercial space. Titanium Construction Services Inc. is the general contractor for the project, which is located on a relatively narrow 5,000-square-foot site bound by Christopher Street to the north and Barrow Street to the south.

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Glass Curtain Installation Begins on Tiffany & Co.’s Expansion in Midtown, Manhattan

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.

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