Robert Stern Architects


220 Central Park South , image by Andrew Campbell Nelson

220 Central Park South Begins Losing Prominence As Exterior Work Nears Completion

Among New York City’s current skyscrapers under construction, none comes closer to supertall status without actually reaching it than 220 Central Park South, which stands 950 feet to its rooftop. Despite imminent overshadowing by Central Park Tower, which will rise 600 feet taller, it is still an impressive addition to the Midtown Manhattan skyline. Today, YIMBY has an update on exterior progress, which is nearing completion, even as the building’s actual prominence is already on the decline.

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Looking West towards 57th Street, from 257 East 57th Street, image by Andrew Campbell Nelson

Midtown Manhattan’s New Supertalls As Seen From 252 East 57th Street’s Penthouse

Earlier last week, YIMBY got the opportunity to see the mountainous Midtown neighborhood, the rising towers in Queens, and the Upper East Side from the penthouse of 252 East 57th Street. The full-floor apartment had two terraces on the Northwest and Southeast edges of the building, from which we were given an eye-to-eye look at several high-rises on the rise.

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Edwin's Place

Permits Filed for Robert A.M. Stern Architects-Designed 845 Howard Avenue in Brownsville, Brooklyn

Our last reporting on 845 Howard Avenue was after the NYC Department of City Planning gave approval to the Robert A.M. Stern Architects’ design in October. Now, permits have been filed for the site, which also goes by 3 Livonia Avenue, in Brownsville, Brooklyn. The project will be named Edwin’s Place, and will be the fifth project in Brooklyn by the non-profit partnership of Breaking Ground and The African American Planning Commission Inc.

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Edwin's Place

Robert A.M. Stern-Designed Affordable Housing at 3 Livonia Avenue Approved by City Planning, Brownsville

Yesterday, the New York City Planning Commission unanimously approved a new affordable housing development for 3 Livonia Avenue, in Brownsville. This will be the fifth project in Brooklyn by the non-profit partnership of Breaking Ground and The African American Planning Commission Inc. The development, named Edwin’s Place, will create 125 rental units for homeless and low-income families, and comes as part of the Mayor’s housing initiative to build 80,000 new, affordable units over a span of ten years.

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