When it comes to new development in New York City, one of the most prolific and notable of the current firms in existence is The Durst Organization, which previously led the construction of One World Trade Center in a public-private partnership with The Port Authority. YIMBY recently interviewed its eponymous head, Douglas Durst, who gave updates on the firm’s major new Long Island City project, dubbed Sven, as well as a range of other topics.
Metallic exterior façade panels now cover the entirety of the northern face of 12 East 48th Street, a 161-room Hilton Grand Vacation Hotel in Midtown East. Designed by Handel Architects and developed by Hidrock Realty, the slender reinforced concrete building is located between Madison Avenue and Fifth Avenue and is flanked by two low-rise structures.
Renderings have been released for 1515 Park Place, an eight-story apartment building under construction in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Designed by S. Wieder Architect, the structure will comprise approximately 40,200 square feet, with 35,100 square feet dedicated to residential use. Considering those figures, the development’s 52 rental units will average approximately 675 square feet apiece.
Permits have been filed for a six-story mixed-use building at 661 Driggs Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Located between Metropolitan Avenue and Fillmore Place, the interior lot is a short walk to the Bedford Avenue subway station, serviced by the L train. Idan Shitrit of Investmates is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Today, YIMBY has a look at a new set of renderings for 250 Water Street, a mixed-use supertall proposed to rise in Lower Manhattan’s South Street Seaport District. The skyscraper is being designed by Skidmore Owings & Merrill and developed by The Howards Hughes Corporation, which purchased the land from Milstein Properties in 2018 for $180 million. There are several possible iterations for the building with a range of varying heights and designs, the tallest of which could stand 990 feet. Over 700,000 square feet of unused air rights from neighboring properties could be transferred and utilized for the development, and the images today were produced by Siniaevart using the diagrams and models that have already been released, and showcase the 880-foot version of the plans.