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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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Exterior Work on Margaritaville Resort Nears Completion at 560 Seventh Avenue in Times Square

Façade installation is progressing on the 234-room Margaritaville Resort at 560 Seventh Avenue in Times Square. Designed by Stonehill Taylor and developed by Sharif El-Gamal of Soho Properties along with MHP Real Estate Services, the 375-foot-tall tower is now almost fully enclosed in its glass window wall, with just the upper-most floors remaining. The 29-story structure is located at the corner of Seventh Avenue and West 40th Street, one avenue to the east of the Port Authority Bus Terminal. The project is expected to cost around $300 million.

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100-Story Supertall Rumored as Replacement For Roosevelt Hotel at 45 East 45th Street in Midtown East

After it was announced last week that the historic Roosevelt Hotel would be closing its doors, owner Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has since teased to what will become of the Midtown East building. One possibility is a new hotel standing 100 stories. Set in a prime location, the block-long 19-story structure is bordered by Madison and Vanderbilt Avenues and East 45th and 46th streets.

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