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Rendering of The Centrale at 138 East 50th Street - The Seventh Art

Scoping Out Views As Sales Launch for The Centrale, aka 138 East 50th Street, in Midtown East

YIMBY recently went to the sales launch event for the Centrale, aka 138 East 50th Street, one of the newest residential buildings to be completed in Midtown. The site is located between Third Avenue and Lexington Avenue. Pelli Clarke Pelli is the designer of the 71-story, 800-foot-tall skyscraper while SLCE Architects is the executive architect. Ceruzzi Properties is the developer of the Midtown East property. A total of 124 condominiums will be housed within the slender tower of glass and terracotta panels, which feature interiors by Champalimaud. Douglas Elliman Development Marketing is handling both sales and marketing.

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David Adjaye-Designed 130 William Street Officially Tops Out Atop The Financial District

YIMBY recently attended the official topping-out ceremony for 130 William Street. The reinforced concrete tower now stands 800 feet above Lower Manhattan’s Financial District, and is set to redefine and add to the architecturally diverse and ever-changing skyline. This is David Adjaye’s first high-rise in New York City. Hill West Architects is the architect of record, while Lightstone Group is the developer of the 66-story project. Prices for the 242 residences begin around $1,300,000 for a one-bedroom, and range to $20,000,000 for a four-bedroom, full-floor penthouse. Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group is handling sales and marketing.

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Related’s Robert A.M. Stern-Designed 555 West 22nd Street Making Quick Headway in West Chelsea

Construction on the foundations of 555 West 22nd Street in Chelsea are moving quickly. The development is being designed by Robert A. M. Stern Architects while SLCE Architects is serving as the architect of record. Related is the developer of the Hudson River-facing project. It is located along the corner of West Street and West 22nd Street and will rival the height of Norman Foster’s adjacent residential tower to the south at 555 West 21st Street. 39 units are set to be created, averaging around 2,245 square feet apiece.

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Undeveloped conditions at The Windmere (400 West 57th Street) - Photo by Michael Young

400 West 57th Street’s Exterior Re-emerges After Decades Behind Scaffolding, in Hell’s Kitchen

The scaffolding that had obscured 400 West 57th Street for years has finally been removed, exposing its ornamental masonry walls and arched windows. Once called the Windermere, the property has had a long and complex history, standing both as an architectural gem for the neighborhood of Hell’s Kitchen and as a crumbling and almost-abandoned relic. The eight-story structure, which is located at the corner of West 57th Street and Ninth Avenue, suffered decades of neglect, deterioration, and attracted a large number of homeless squatters in the past. The façade was covered up with blue scaffolding and netting, and the building’s fate was unknown for some time after the disappearance of its owners, who reportedly left the country for Japan. The redevelopment was an arduous process, due to political drama and the task of getting the handful of remaining tenants to vacate the structure.

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