New York

Facebook’s Possible 1,400-Foot ‘Penn15’ Supertall Revealed as Vornado Appears to Change Plans For 401 Seventh Avenue, in Midtown Manhattan

One of the largest potential office buildings in New York City has long been in the works on the site of the Hotel Pennsylvania, at 401 Seventh Avenue, with renderings for a soaring supertall first released last decade. But now, YIMBY has the latest on Vornado’s newest vision for the site, which would place Facebook within a massive 2.8-million-square-foot tower designed by Rafael Vinoly, dubbed “Penn15” in the brochure.

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126 Madison Avenue, aka Madison House, Tops-Out 62 Stories and 805 Feet Above NoMad

Work on the reinforced concrete superstructure at 126 Madison Avenue, aka 15 East 30th Street, is now topped out. The slender 756-foot-tall tower is now the tallest skyscraper in NoMad, standing 51 stories, and makes a clear impression on the Midtown skyline. The residential building is being designed by Handel Architects, while Fosun Group and JD Carlisle are responsible for the nearly 300,000-square-foot development.

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New Design for Silverstein’s Massive Two-Towered 520 West 41st Street Revealed, in Midtown West

YIMBY has an exclusive new rendering, which is possibly the final design, for 520 West 41st Street, located in Midtown between Eleventh Avenue and Galvin Avenue. Silverstein Properties, the owner, has hired CetraRuddy Architecture to design the estimated one million square foot mixed-use project consisting of two glass towers atop a substantial retail podium. Leeding Builders Group will be the general contractor.

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200 Kent Avenue Tops Out in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

The six-story reinforced concrete structure for 200 Kent Avenue is now topped-out, and window frames are now beginning to be installed for the curtain wall on the upper floors of the eastern elevation. ME Architect P.C. is responsible for the design of the commercial building, while Isaac Hager of Cornell Realty Management is the developer. The development now stands 83 feet tall above the northern section of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and can easily be seen when traveling on the East River ferries. The lot measures 22,640 square feet, and was purchased by two anonymous entities back in the summer of 2016 for $33 million.

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