Construction at 106 West 56th Street is ascending quickly. The multiple setbacks of the building’s northern elevation are beginning to take shape as the steel climbs toward its 403-foot planned height. The 27-story office tower is being designed by Perkins Eastman and developed by private equity firm Savanna Fund, along with Hong Kong-based developer Atom Assets. The site is located between Sixth Avenue and Seventh Avenue, just one block south of 57th Street, aka Billionaires’ Row. The closest subway is the F train at the 57 Street station on Sixth Avenue, while the N, Q, R, and W trains are to the west on Seventh Avenue and West 57th Street.
The 79-story residential skyscraper, 99 Hudson Street, is being designed by Perkins Eastman and developed by China Overseas America. Plaza Construction is in charge of building what is already the tallest tower in Jersey City and New Jersey.
Resorts World Casino released new renderings of its second phase in South Ozone Park, Queens. It has also announced that Plaza Construction will be the lead construction manager of the ten-story expansion project. The future four-star hotel will have 400 rooms, a two-story main entrance, an additional gaming room, conference and meeting areas, a fitness center, more dining options, and retail space. In total, this 500,000-square-foot addition is expected to create 1,000 new construction jobs. Work has already progressed to the second floor, and the first part of the expansion is set to open later this summer. Perkins Eastman is designing the new phase while Cosentini Associates is the MEP engineer. DeSimone is the structural engineer and Langan is the civil engineer.
250 Fifth Avenue is an upcoming 23-story, 230-foot tall building in Midtown. The future hotel conversion is being designed by Charles Platt of Platt Byard Dovell White Architects with Perkins Eastman as the architect of record. Empire Management is the developer of the NoMad site. The existing 111-year old, five-story exterior of the McKim, Mead & White building is being preserved and restored. The landmarked facade will sit next to the new structure which will be enclosed in light-colored precast concrete panels and closely spaced, vertical strips of narrow windows along the southern facade.
Located at 181 Livingston Street in Downtown Brooklyn, progress continues for The Wheeler. The entire project will merge a 19th century and an Art Deco building with a new 14-story glass tower, designed by Perkins Eastman and Shimoda Design Group. The new wing will rise 256 feet tall, and yield 843,830 square feet of new commercial space, while the original Macy’s will occupy the lower four floors. Offices will take up the remaining 90,000 square feet, featuring 16-foot tall ceiling heights. Tishman Speyer is the developer.