Enclosed in a grid of dark, two-story tall square and rectangular windows with rounded corners, 55 Hudson Yards is the second office tower to be completed and the shortest skyscraper of Phase I at Hudson Yards. Rising 780 feet and 51 stories tall, it is designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox and developed by Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group Inc. Despite relative diminution of height within Hudson Yards itself, the building is the 21st-tallest tower with work still ongoing in the Five Boroughs, and by today’s rapidly changing rankings, 55 Hudson Yards is the 74th tallest building in the entire country, standing the same height as the iconic Bank of America Center in Houston, Texas.
YIMBY recently featured an update on the construction of Queens Plaza Park, aka 29-37 41st Avenue, as part of our December series on New York City’s tallest new skyscrapers. Now, we have an exclusive first look at a new rendering for the 755-foot-tall and 67-story tower, and its impact on the neighborhood skyline as it rises above Long Island City, Queens. The Handel Architects-designed skyscraper is being developed by The Durst Organization and will soon contain 978,000 square feet of space.
YIMBY first revealed the rising office conversion at 107 North 1st Street in March 2018. Today, Melamed Architects have announced a full redesign of the building’s façade, and we have exclusive new renderings of the development.
There is now a green light for the $76.8 million mixed-use residential project to be built next to the Metro-North train station on Halstead Avenue in downtown Harrison, in Westchester County, and adjacent financial incentives. The Westchester County Industrial Development Agency unanimously approved $1,352,966 in sales tax exemptions for the transit-oriented development in late November. Avalon Bay Communities is bringing 143 rental units, seven affordable units, 27,000 square feet of commercial space, and 758 on-site parking spaces to the new three-building complex. That includes two landscaped plazas bridging the train station platform with Halstead Avenue, and a design that ties the new construction to the existing streetscape.
Already several floors above street level in the heart of Long Island City, Court Square City View Tower, aka 23-15 44th Drive, is rising steadily towards its 778-foot tall pinnacle above Queens. The building will have 67 floors of residential living, and rise higher than the stepped crown of the Citibank building, aka One Court Square, which will make it the tallest building in all of Queens. CSCVT is currently the 22nd-tallest tower rising in the Five Boroughs overall, and is set to contain nearly one million square feet of space, with 802 units. The project is being designed by Hill West Architects while the developer is United Construction & Development Group.