Exterior work is getting closer to completion on 111 West 57th Street, a 1,428-foot-tall residential supertall on Billionaires’ Row and number two on our countdown of the tallest projects under construction in the city. Designed by SHoP Architects and developed by JDS Development, Property Markets Group, and Spruce Capital Partners, the 60-unit Midtown skyscraper stands as the world’s most slender structure with a height-to-width ratio of 24:1.
VonDalwig Architecture has successfully petitioned the Landmarks Preservation Commission to permit the construction of a single-story penthouse expansion at 405 Vanderbilt Avenue in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. Following feedback from the commissioners in the fall, the design team reduced the peak height of the volume’s sloped roof by almost two feet, selected a lighter-colored zinc façade, and raised the existing parapet and chimneys by three rows of brick.
Permits have been filed for a ten-story mixed-use building at 2226 Third Avenue in East Harlem, Manhattan. Located at the intersection of East 121st Street and Third Avenue, the corner lot is four blocks south of the 125th Street subway station, serviced by the 4, 5, and 6 trains. Real Estate Equities Corporation is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Permits have been filed for a six-story community facility building at 1401 Inwood Avenue in Mount Eden, The Bronx. Located between West 170th Street and Macombs Road, the lot is one block west of the 170th Street subway station, serviced by the 4 train. Tamela Sweeris under the Highbridge Facilities LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Demolition is progressing rapidly at 270 Park Avenue, the site of JP Morgan Chase‘s new 1,425-foot-tall headquarters in Midtown East and number three on our end-of-year countdown. The firm is demolishing its former 707-foot-tall, 52-story tower to make way for the massive supertall, which will yield 2.5 million square feet of office space. The full-block parcel is located between Park and Madison Avenues and East 47th and 48th Streets.