One Vanderbilt quickly climbed into the Midtown skyline in 2018, in what seemed like the fastest climb of any supertall to rise in Manhattan in recent years. After growing past street level last winter, the superstructure has now passed the height of the Metlife Building across the street from Grand Central Station, and is on pace to top-out by the middle of 2019. The 58-story building is being designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox and developed by SL Green. 1.75 million square feet of commercial office space and a reported three-story observation deck will soon result, upon completion, and One Vanderbilt is the third-tallest skyscraper currently being built in New York City.
In a major reveal, SL Green Realty has announced its plans to redevelop and expand their existing 13-story office building at One Madison Avenue. From architects Kohn Pedersen Fox, new designs include 18 new floors of Class-A office space, tenant amenities, and more than an acre of outdoor terraces.
New renderings have been revealed for 185 Broadway, which is imminently set to rise in Lower Manhattan. Designed by FX Collaborative Architects and developed by SL Green, the 31-story, 260,000 square foot, mixed-use and partially affordable building has had its site prep completed, as demolition of three previously extant low-rise structures at 183 Broadway, 187 Broadway, and 5-7 Dey Street has fully wrapped. Necessary air rights and financing to begin construction have also been obtained, and work is anticipated to start in the first quarter of 2019.
At the beginning of 2018, One Vanderbilt Avenue was only just rising above its retail podium. While it was as wide as it would ever be, it was hard to imagine the inevitable future height that the Midtown has already reached. When complete, the supertall will be the fourth tallest skyscraper in New York City, competing with the Billionaires Row and FiDi Supertalls, and now it’s finally piercing the Midtown plateau. Work is about three or four floors below the 808-foot-tall Metlife building, meaning One Vanderbilt is well past half its full height of 1,401 feet. Hines and SL Green are responsible for the development.
Located at 1640 Flatbush Avenue, plans for a new 145-foot-tall and 13-story mixed-use building to be designed by S9 Architecture and developed by SL Green Realty Corporation are now heading to the city for approval. Just a short walk from Brooklyn College, the new structure would have 115,056 square feet of new space, with 114 residential units. About thirty percent will be affordable, totaling 34, and the remaining 80 will let for market rates. Retail opportunity will be on the first two floors taking nearly 30,000 square feet.