The Midtown supertall boom may be focused on 57th Street, but a few blocks to the south, the tower that started the frenzy is finally reaching into the skyline. 53 West 53rd Street, formerly known as Torre Verre and rising adjacent to the Museum of Modern Art, is now well over halfway to its eventual 1,050-foot pinnacle. The photos were posted by Streetscaper to the YIMBY Forums.
Across the street from the latest towers rising as part of the Atlantic Yards redevelopment (now known as Pacific Park), another small building is just about to reach the finish line. The facade is mostly up and the structure has topped-out at 470 Dean Street, which stands eight floors in all, and the latest photos of progress come from Tectonic via the YIMBY Forums.
The A-train’s trek through Queens takes it along Liberty Avenue, right through Jamaica. Right down the block from the 111 St-Greenwood Avenue Station, new building applications have been filed for four separate mixed-use structures, which will rise in place of four existing two-story buildings.
Applications have been filed with the Department of Buildings for a new eight-story building at 947 College Avenue, in the Bronx’s Fleetwood-Concourse Village neighborhood. Sion Hourizadeh of Sion Associates is listed as the architect, and the structure will measure 11,393 square feet in total, to be divided between 17 units. That translates into an average size of about 670 square feet, which is highly indicative of rentals. Gurwinder Singh of Kulwant Properties is listed as the developer.
Back in 2014, YIMBY sat down with the Mayor of Jersey City, Steven Fulop, to discuss the latest happenings across the Hudson. The city’s skyline has been continuously changing since then, and YIMBY revisited similar topics once more in an interview with the Mayor this week.