Taking the number-one spot in our annual construction countdown is the 1,550-foot-tall Central Park Tower, aka 217 West 57th Street, the tallest building by roof level in New York City and the entire western hemisphere, as well as the tallest residential building in the world. Work on the glass curtain wall is approaching the parapet of the slender reinforced concrete superstructure, which rises 99 stories above 57th Street, aka Billionaires’ Row. The project is designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill and developed by Extell, which is expecting a $4 billion sellout on the tower’s 179 residences. A 320,000-square-foot Nordstrom flagship occupies the base of the building.
Construction is nearing the halfway mark at 533 Mercer Street, aka 289 Jordan, in Jersey City. The superstructure has been steadily rising and will eventually top out as one of the tallest buildings to the west of the main downtown district. The 16-story structure is designed by Marchetto Higgins Stieve Architects and developed by Mercer Jordan LLC, an affiliate of New York-based company Sequoia Development Group, GRID Real Estate, and Dresdner Robin. The mixed-use project is expected to contain 300 apartments.
Developer Promont NYC has gained approvals to construct a new eight-story apartment building near Prospect Park in Flatbush, Brooklyn. The structure will rise from an interior lot at 150 Lenox Road and will eventually contain 42 apartments and a small ground-floor community facility. At 688 square feet apiece, the homes will most likely be rentals.
Permits have been filed for a six-story residential building at 87 Winthrop Street in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn. Located between Flatbush Avenue and Bedford Avenue, the lot is two blocks from the Parkside Avenue subway station, serviced by the Q train and two blocks from the Winthrop Street station, serviced by the 2 and 5 trains. Steven Goltche under the 87 Winthrop BH LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.
The terracotta and bronze façade has reached the bottom of the steel crown of SHoP Architects‘ 111 West 57th Street, the second-tallest project in YIMBY’s construction countdown. Developed by JDS Development, Property Markets Group, and Spruce Capital Partners, the 1,428-foot-tall residential skyscraper features a height-to-width ratio of 24:1, making it the most slender building in the world. A total of 46 condominiums will be created and marketed by Douglas Elliman. Studio Sofield is the interior designer.