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Facade of UAE’s Permanent Mission Wraps Up at 315 East 46th Street in Turtle Bay

Installation of the stone and glass cladding is complete at 315 East 46th Street, the new nine-story home of the Permanent Mission of the United Arab Emirates to the United Nation in Turtle Bay, Midtown East. Designed by Skidmore Owings & Merrill, developed by Fisher Brothers, and erected by Plaza Construction, the 145-foot-tall structure is now almost fully finished.

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Project Commodore rendering in blue. Image: Copyright Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

1,646-Foot-Tall Project Commodore Revealed, New York City’s Possible New Tallest Building by Roof Height, in Midtown East

An Environmental Assessment Statement for 109 East 42nd Street in Midtown East reveals details for the proposed Project Commodore, a 1,646-foot-tall skyscraper on the site currently occupied by Grand Hyatt New York. Developed under the Commodore Owner LLC by RXR Realty and TF Cornerstone, the mixed-use supertall is designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. Components include 2,108,820 square feet of office space, a smaller 500-room Grand Hyatt hotel, approximately 10,000 square feet open-air publicly accessible space, and 43,370 square feet of retail including some controlled by the MTA on the cellar, ground, and second floors.

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Excavation Progressing for Disney’s Headquarters at Four Hudson Square, in Hudson Square

Excavation is progressing for Disney’s 1.2 million-square-foot headquarters at 137 Varick Street in Hudson Square. Alternately addressed as Four Hudson Square, the site will give rise to a 22-story, 320-foot-tall superstructure designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and developed in partnership with Silverstein Properties. Disney purchased the full-block parcel from Trinity Church Real Estate for $650 million, and Skanska completed demolition of the four structures on the site during the summer. Lendlease is in charge of constructing the new building.

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Rendering of 250 Water Street by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

Howard Hughes Corporation Announces Plans for Two-Tower Development at 250 Water Street in South Street Seaport

New renderings and details of 250 Water Street were revealed yesterday, depicting a mixed-use development significantly smaller in size and scope than the supertall previously speculated. Developed by the Howard Hughes Corporation and designed by Skidmore Owings & Merrill, the two-tower high rise is a bit underwhelming in contrast to the 1,000-foot-tall design that would have become the tallest structure in lower Manhattan.

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1241 Broadway, rendering from GDSNY

SOM’s 1245 Broadway Tops Out in NoMad

The modestly tall superstructure of 1245 Broadway recently reached its 23-story summit. The ground-up office development is designed by Skidmore Owings and Merrill at the corner of West 31st Street and Broadway, and is among one of several new projects being built in NoMad. Co-developed by GDSNY and Sweden-based Klovern, the 318-foot-tall building will bring 200,000 square feet of commercial space. StructureTech NY and Triton Construction are in charge of construction, and CBRE began leasing the class A office space in late 2019.

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