Among New York City’s current skyscrapers under construction, none comes closer to supertall status without actually reaching it than 220 Central Park South, which stands 950 feet to its rooftop. Despite imminent overshadowing by Central Park Tower, which will rise 600 feet taller, it is still an impressive addition to the Midtown Manhattan skyline. Today, YIMBY has an update on exterior progress, which is nearing completion, even as the building’s actual prominence is already on the decline.
As the largest planned development in the United States inches closer to completion, The Shed at Hudson Yards has announced the first group of commissions to be on display during the 2019 inaugural season. The Shed will be New York City’s first and only arts center dedicated to commissioning, producing, and presenting new work across the performing arts, visual arts, and pop culture areas. The mixed-use space is expected to be open to the public sometime in the spring of 2019.
A proposal to rezone 73 blocks of Jerome Avenue in The Bronx has passed the Land Use Committee, putting the plan another step closer to realization. The City Council will vote on the matter March 21st, where it is expected to pass. This comes as part of the Mayor’s Mandatory Inclusionary Housing (MIH) program. If the rezoing is approved as expected, roughly 4,600 new apartments could be created, with 1,150 expected to be occupied as affordable housing.
Permits have been filed for an eight-story residential building at 2434 Bronx Park East at Allerton, a working-class neighborhood in The Bronx. The site is half a block from the New York Botanical Gardens. The site is seven blocks away from the Allerton Avenue subway station, which is serviced by the 2 and 5 trains. Franc Gjini is behind the applications.
Permits have been filed for a six-story residential building at 90-12 Whitney Avenue in Elmhurst, Queens. The site is four blocks away from the 90th Street Elmhurst Avenue subway station, serviced by the 7 train. An anonymous LLC will be responsible for the development.