Demolition is continuing at 12 West 57th Street in Midtown, the site of a 672-foot-tall skyscraper that comes in at number 21 on our countdown of the tallest projects underway in the city. The 52-story project is designed by Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill (SOM) and is being developed by Sheldon Solow of Solow Management Corp., who filed permits back in 2019. A preliminary rendering was revealed in early May, showing a slender black glass monolith rising behind a white glass and marbled stone podium. The development required the demolition of three low-rise structures spanning from 10 to 20 West 57th Street.
The Landmarks Preservation Commission has again rejected proposals to construct a new three-story townhouse at 56 Middaugh Street in Brooklyn Heights. Designed by Pratt + Black Architects, the three-story townhouse would redevelop a partially vacant lot that is sandwiched between an existing single-story garage and another three-story, albeit shorter, single-family townhouse.
Permits have been filed for a nine-story mixed-use building at 1041 Flatbush Avenue in Flatbush, Brooklyn. Located at the intersection of Duryea Place and Flatbush Avenue, the corner lot is closest to the Beverly Road subway station, serviced by the 2 and 5 trains. Nehalkumar Gandhi under the 1045 Flatbush Avenue LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Permits have been filed for a seven-story mixed-use building at 432 Thatford Avenue in Brownsville, Brooklyn. Located at the intersection of Newport Street and Thatford Avenue, the corner lot is two blocks south of the Rockaway Avenue subway station, serviced by the 3 train. Non-profit developer The Bridge is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Exterior work is nearing completion on 200 Amsterdam Avenue, the Upper West Side’s current tallest skyscraper and number 22 on our countdown of the tallest projects underway in the city. Designed by Elkus Manfredi Architects and developed by SJP Properties and Mitsui Fudosan America, the 668-foot-tall, 52-story structure will yield 283,000 square feet with interior design by CetraRuddy. The tower was the subject of intense NIMBY opposition earlier this year, culminating in a State Supreme Court ruling calling for a possible height reduction of 20 or more floors. However, the developers appealed the decision and construction continued as planned.