270 Park Avenue Soars Past First Setback in Midtown East, Manhattan

The tallest building on our year-end construction countdown is 270 Park AvenueJPMorgan Chase‘s 1,388-foot supertall headquarters in Midtown East. Designed by Lord Norman Foster of Foster + Partners and developed by Tishman Speyer, the 70-story skyscraper will yield 2.5 million square feet of office space and accommodate 15,000 employees, and will become the tallest building in New York powered completely by hydroelectric energy. Adamsom Associates is the architect of record, Banker Steel provided the steelwork, NYC Constructors is the steel subcontractor, Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers (MRCE) designed the structural foundation elements, Severud Associates is the engineer of record, R&R Scaffolding Ltd. will provide the BMU, and AEOCOM Tishman is the general contractor for the property, which occupies a full city block bound by East 48th Street to the north, East 47th Street to the south, Park Avenue to the east, and Madison Avenue to the west.

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Exterior rendering of at the expanded New-York Historical Society building

Renderings Revealed for RAMSA’s Expansion of the New-York Historical Society Building at 170 Central Park West on Manhattan’s Upper West Side

Renderings from Robert A.M. Stern Architects are the first to reveal expanded programming and exhibition space at the New-York Historical Society Building on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Located at 170 Central Park West, the spaces will be housed in a new wing of the building along West 76th Street. The façade will incorporate granite sourced from the same quarry in Deer Isle, Maine used in the society’s existing building more than 100 years ago, creating a seamless exterior appearance.

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Demo Permits Filed for 222 East 86th Street on Manhattan’s Upper East Side

Demolition permits have been filed for a five-story residential building at 222 East 86th Street on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Built in 1926, the 48-foot-tall building is owned by Postgraduate Center for Mental Health, a non-profit that offers housing and services to individuals with mental illness. It has been used as a community residence with 36 units in partnership with New York City Department of Homeless Services.

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