Macy’s Inc. is pursuing plans to build an office tower over its block-long flagship store in Herald Square, Midtown. Proposals include upward of one million square feet of office space, a sky lobby with views of the city, and public improvements to the surrounding open spaces and subway stations. Today, YIMBY has the reveal for the tower, which was posted by forum users after being spotted within a Macy’s release this week, which showcase the skyscraper as it would stand atop the iconic Midtown retailer.
Construction is nearing the halfway mark at 1230 Madison Avenue, a Robert A.M. Stern Architects-designed residential building on the Upper East Side. The reinforced concrete superstructure is starting to reach the height of its abutting low-rise neighbors and will eventually top out at 208 feet tall. Located in Carnegie Hill on the same block as the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the 20-story project is being developed by Real Estate Equities Corporation (R.E.E.C.) with SLCE Architects as the architect of record.
The Daten Group this week revealed the first renderings of a new mixed-use building in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. Located at 540 Waverly Avenue, the property sits at the buzzing intersection of Atlantic and Waverly Avenues and is expected to break ground this Spring.
Permits have been filed for a four-story mixed-use building at 3401 Farragut Road also addressed as 799 East 34th Street in East Flatbush, Brooklyn. Located at the corner of Farragut Road and East 34th Street, the lot is near the Flatbush Avenue subway station, serviced by the 2 and 5 trains. Shulem Schik is listed as the owner behind the applications.
The curtain wall is steadily rising up 1059 Third Avenue, a 481-foot-tall mixed-use tower on the Upper East Side. Designed by Manuel Glas Architects and developed by Real Estate Inverlad and Third Palm Capital, the slender reinforced concrete superstructure topped out at 30 stories and will yield a total of 127,000 square feet. The development will contain 38 condominiums spread across 103,900 square feet, averaging around 2,740 square feet apiece.