Advanced talks were underway earlier this spring to convert JFK Airport’s vacant TWA Flight Center into a hotel, and now the project appears to be happening, according to Curbed. A 505-key hotel is expected, which will be accompanied by 40,000 square feet of meeting space, six to eight dining options, an observation deck, and a museum.
Last October, construction was making quick progress at the World Trade Center Transit Hub, dubbed the Oculus, and the structure is now receiving its finishing touches. Platform B of the PATH’s WTC station has now opened to the public, and Platform C is currently being reconstructed. According to Curbed, glass installation for the structure’s skylight is also underway.
News Corp. and 21st Century Fox have signed a letter of intent to lease a combined 1.3 million square feet at Larry Silverstein’s planned 2 World Trade Center, located at 200 Greenwich Street, in the Financial District, according to the New York Post. A deal has yet to be finalized, but the move would jump-start construction of the 2.8 million square-foot, 80-plus-story tower, which is being redesigned by Bjarke Ingels Group.
The New York Times revealed that News Corporation and 21st Century Fox are in talks with the Port Authority and Larry Silverstein to relocate the companies’ headquarters downtown into 200 Greenwich Street, also known as 2 World Trade Center. If they commit, the media companies would propel the 88-story, 3.1 million square-foot office tower into vertical construction.
When word started circulating of a Port Authority push to extend the PATH rapid transit network from Newark’s Penn Station to the city’s big international airport, the Wall Street Journal’s Ted Mann reported that the…