YIMBY spotted a series of new and updated interior and exterior renderings by DBOX of Penn 15, a massive 1,270-foot supertall designed by Foster + Partners at 15 Penn Plaza. The mammoth 2.8 million-square-foot, 57-story office project is being developed by Vornado Realty Trust and is part of the much larger 7.4 million-square-foot Penn District master plan in Midtown, Manhattan. The redevelopment aims to transform and revitalize the area between Sixth and Seventh Avenues and West 32nd and West 34th Streets with a total of eight new buildings. All of which would surround the 109-year-old James A. Farley Building and Skidmore Owings & Merrill‘s newly opened Moynihan Train Hall, as well as One and Two Penn Plaza and Madison Square Garden, which itself has also seen grandiose proposals to be re-imagined.
Construction is rising on 30-05 Vernon Boulevard, a seven-story residential building in Astoria, Queens. Designed by Future Expansion Architects and developed by Joint Venture LLC, the structure will yield 67 units as well as ground-floor retail space. CTI construction is the general contractor for the project, which is located between Vernon Boulevard to the west and Welling Court to the east, across from the Hallets Cove playground and the Astoria ferry terminal on the East River.
Construction has officially begun at 1323 Boston Road, a new affordable senior housing project in The Bronx. Known as Garden Towers Apartments, the development is wedged between Clinton Avenue and Boston Road in the Morrisania neighborhood and will introduce 150 apartments spread across two buildings.
The affordable housing lottery has launched for 761 East 233rd Street, a seven-story residential building in Wakefield, The Bronx. Designed by Badaly Architects and developed by Stagg Group, the structure yields 102 residences. Available on NYC Housing Connect are 35 units for residents at 120 percent of the area median income (AMI), ranging in eligible income from $56,572 to $154,680.
Exterior work is nearing the finish line on 611 West 56th Street, aka 823 Eleventh Avenue, a 450-foot-tall condominium tower in Hell’s Kitchen. Designed by Portuguese architect Alvaro Siza with SLCE as the architect of record and developed by Sumaida + Khurana and LENY, the slender reinforced concrete structure will yield 80 residential units designed by Gabellini Sheppard Associates. Foundations Group is the general contractor for the Midtown, Manhattan project, which rises on a corner lot at the intersection of West 56th Street and Eleventh Avenue.