The 28th-tallest building on our annual year-end construction countdown is 125 West 57th Street, a 26-story commercial building currently rising along Billionaires’ Row in Midtown, Manhattan. Designed by FXCollaborative and developed by Alchemy-ABR Investment Partners and Cain International, the 440-foot-tall structure will yield 260,000 square feet with 185,000 square feet of Class A office space, 7,000 square feet of retail space, and an updated home for the Calvary Baptist Church, which has operated on the site since 1883 and sold the land to the developers in 2017 for $150 million. Leading Builders Group is the general contractor for the property, which is located on an interior lot between Sixth and Seventh Avenues between Christian de Portzamparc‘s One57 and SHoP Architects‘ 111 West 57th Street.
YIMBY recently went on a tour of Terminal Warehouse at 261 Eleventh Avenue in West Chelsea, Manhattan. The original 132-year-old George Mallory-designed structure is being extensively renovated and now features a new six-story office pavilion designed by COOKFOX Architects and redeveloped by L&L Holding Company, Columbia Property Trust, and Cannon Hill Capital Partners. New Line Structures & Development is the general contractor for the 1.3-million square foot development, which will cost $2 billion-plus, stand 13 stories tall, and yield new Class A office suites, around 100,000 square feet of new outdoor green space including 29 private terraces and a central courtyard, ground-floor retail space, and multiple dining options. Cushman & Wakefield is the exclusive listing agent for both office and retail. Terminal Warehouse takes up a full city block bound by West 28th Street to the north, West 27th Street to the south, Eleventh Avenue to the east, and Hudson River to the west. Floor plates vary in size up to 160,000 square feet.
Tribeca Investment Group, PGIM Real Estate, and Meadow Partners have announced a lease agreement with global litigation firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP for a 132,000-square-foot space at the fully renovated 295 Fifth Avenue in Midtown South, Manhattan. This relocation marks one of the largest relocations of 2023 in the surrounding area and reflects a trend of traditional industries filling the leasing gap left by technology firms in the neighborhood. CBRE helped facilitate the transaction on behalf of ownership and represented Quinn in the leasing agreement.
Demolition is finishing up at 100 West 37th Street, the site of an upcoming 68-story mixed-use skyscraper in the Garment District of Midtown, Manhattan. Designed by C3D Architecture and developed by Sioni Group under the 989 Sixth Realty LLC, the 743-foot-tall structure will yield 384,118 square feet with 300 condominium units spread across 297,301 square feet, as well as 86,817 square feet of commercial space and two cellar levels. Northeast Specialist Group is the demolition contractor for the corner property, which is alternately addressed as 989-993 Sixth Avenue and located at the intersection of Sixth Avenue and West 37th Street.
Amtrak and Vornado Realty Trust have recently completed the transformation of New York Penn Station‘s busiest entrance at Seventh Avenue and 32nd Street in Midtown, Manhattan, significantly enhancing accessibility and customer experience for the station’s 600,000 daily visitors.