The Hudson Yards project has taken decades to get off the ground, but construction is well underway on the site’s first few buildings, with the superstructure for 10 Hudson Yards already making an impact on the skyline. While the Eastern railyards will be impressive in their own right, the Western railyards are a bit further down the development pipeline, but Related has created a new set of conceptual towers that illustrate their potential, posted in an update to the Hudson Yards website.
The 29-story, 470,500 square-foot office building dubbed 7 Bryant Park at 1045 6th Avenue, in Midtown, is wrapping up construction, per The Wall Street Journal. Exterior cladding is complete, and interior modeling is underway to accommodate the building’s owner, The Bank of China Ltd., which paid nearly $600 million for the Pei Cobb Freed & Partners-designed building in 2014. Construction began in 2013, and Hines and Pacolet Milliken Enterprises served as the tower’s developers.
Excavation is imminent at 67 Whippany Road — in Hanover, NJ, west of Newark — for the construction of a five-story, 185,000 square-foot office building that will house the headquarters of MetLife Investments, reports Real Estate Weekly. Rubenstein Partners and Vision Real Estate Partners are developing, and they are also planning additional mixed-use buildings to built-out the 94-acre campus.
Foot Locker has leased 36,000 square feet of retail space at 1460 Broadway — dubbed 8 Times Square — a 16-story commercial building in Midtown, reports the New York Post. The building is currently being renovated and repositioned in phases by Himmel+Meringoff and The Swig Company, and MdeAS Architects is designing. WeWork is leasing 180,000 square feet of office space above, and renovations are expected to be finished in 2016.
The City Council has voted to approve the re-zoning of a five-block stretch of Vanderbilt Avenue in Midtown East, per Capital New York. SL Green’s proposed 67-story, 1,501-foot-tall One Vanderbilt is the first building to maneuver the rezoning, and a full-council vote could come as early as the end of May. SL Green is funding $220 million in transportation improvements for Grand Central, and completion is expected in 2020.