Speculations for the topping out of the 73-story 30 Hudson Yards have been swirling for the last couple months, and now the fateful day has finally arrived. Yesterday morning, YIMBY received confirmation that the tallest building of the Hudson Yards mega-development has finally reached its pinnacle, with an American flag rising above the building’s parapet. While some steel remains to be installed before the crown is fully complete, the significance of this is akin to the topping of the spire of a cathedral. In this case, it is a monument to the capitalistic ideals that fuel the contemporary American economy.
The prominence of the Hudson Yards district continues to grow, and today, Tishman Speyer has announced the official start of construction for The Spiral. The 1,031-foot tall building will be the fifth supertall added to the area. An event to mark the occasion will be held this afternoon, and will conclude with the planting of a 20-foot Alaskan Cedar tree to serve as Hudson Boulevard & Park’s annual Christmas tree.
Permits have been filed for a 37-story high-rise at 1681 Madison Avenue, in East Harlem, Manhattan. The site is three blocks away from the 110th Street subway station on Lexington Avenue, serviced by 6 trains, and four blocks away from the 110th Street subway station on Central Park North, serviced by the 2 and 3 trains. Manhattan-based Rose Companies is responsible for the development.
Permits have been filed for a three-story commercial building at 55-03 Myrtle Avenue in Ridgewood, Queens. The site is four blocks away from the Myrtle-Wyckoff Avenue subway station, serviced by the L and M trains. Kassin Steven of Grant Projects is the developer for the project.
Permits have been filed for a two-story broadcast building at 122-04 Roosevelt Avenue inside Flushing Meadows Corona Park, in Queens. Details are not available for the precise location, but the most likely area is part of a parking lot near the Flushing Meadows train yard along Roosevelt Avenue. The United States Tennis Association is responsible for the development.