Superstructure work is continuing for 270 Park Avenue, JPMorgan Chase‘s upcoming 1,388-foot, 70-story supertall headquarters in Midtown East and number four on our year-end construction countdown. The project spans a full block between Park and Madison Avenues and 47th and 48th Streets, and will yield 2.5 million square feet of office space.
Construction is complete on the Best Western Premiere Empire State Hotel, a 22-story structure at 16 East 30th Street in NoMad. Designed by Brooklyn-based firm Baobab Architects and NAA, the relatively slim 37,000-square-foot structure stands 225 feet tall and yields 102 rooms between Madison and Fifth Avenues.
At number five on our year-end countdown is 570 Fifth Avenue, a mixed-use skyscraper in Midtown. Last week it was revealed that Extell filed permits to develop a ground-up structure with a maximum architectural height of 1,100 feet and 78 floors, making it a potential supertall structure standing on a 43,011-square-foot corner plot bound by Fifth Avenue and West 46th Street. The parcel itself has been sitting cleared and vacant for quite some time, but that will soon change as plans for this latest skyscraper get underway. No architect has been revealed for the project, or what interior functions will be housed inside, though a series of zoning and massing diagrams and ground-floor plans give us an idea about the scale of this mammoth edifice.
Excavation work is underway at 249 East 62nd Street, site of a residential tower on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Developed by Zeckendorf Development with CM & Associates as the general contractor, the project has undergone some design modifications since our last update in early 2018, when renderings and plans for a Rafael Viñoly-designed 32-story, 510-foot-tall skyscraper were revealed. There is now a revised building diagram that depicts a roughly 27- to 28-story edifice with a tall ground floor, a tiered and multi-faceted crown, and an L-shaped footprint with frontage on both East 62nd Street and Second Avenue. Zeckendorf had hired INC Architecture & Design in late 2020 to redraw plans for a scaled down residence roughly 330 feet tall with 30 floors.
Permits have been filed for a ten-story mixed-use building with affordable housing at 1638 Park Avenue in East Harlem, Manhattan. Located at the intersection of East 116th Street and Park Avenue, the corner lot is one block west of the 116 Street subway station, serviced by the 6 train. Bernard McNamee of Affect Property Group is listed as the owner behind the applications.