The Sayerville Planning Board has approved construction of a waterfront community that will soon become one of the largest redevelopment projects in New Jersey history. Known simply as Riverton, the multi-phase development will occupy 418 acres near the Driscoll Bridge along the Raritan River.
Community meetings organized by The City of Hoboken and a local developer will determine the outcome of a major rezoning initiative known as the Public Works Garage Site Redevelopment Plan. The initiative was launched in 2006 to replace a partially derelict municipal parking garage and surrounding parcels with a mix of residential, retail, and publicly accessible area.
Construction has reached the final floors of 368 Third Avenue in the Manhattan neighborhood of Kips Bay. The 388-foot-tall reinforced concrete structure has risen rapidly since mid-June, when excavation was still underway. Designed by SLCE Architects and developed by Minrav Development, the 35-story, 145,000-square-foot building will house 100 apartments for an average of 1,100 square feet apiece.
The New Rochelle Planning Board is expected to review proposals from a local developer to construct a new 28-story building in Downtown New Rochelle. Located at 525 Main Street, the site is formed by an assemblage of five lots to create a 22,000-square-foot unified parcel.
Taking the number-one spot in our annual construction countdown is the 1,550-foot-tall Central Park Tower, aka 217 West 57th Street, the tallest building by roof level in New York City and the entire western hemisphere, as well as the tallest residential building in the world. Work on the glass curtain wall is approaching the parapet of the slender reinforced concrete superstructure, which rises 99 stories above 57th Street, aka Billionaires’ Row. The project is designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill and developed by Extell, which is expecting a $4 billion sellout on the tower’s 179 residences. A 320,000-square-foot Nordstrom flagship occupies the base of the building.