Skyline-defining towers have proliferated across the Midtown and Lower Manhattan skylines since the start of the 2010s, with the new World Trade Center joined by clusters in Hudson Yards, and 57th Street. Now, as One Vanderbilt approaches the 1,000-foot mark, a new race is appearing on the horizon in Midtown East. First, JPMorgan announced plans for a 1,400-foot-plus behemoth at 270 Park Avenue. Today, renderings have been released for Harry Macklowe’s planned office tower at 5 East 51st Street, which the developer has dubbed “Tower Fifth”. The supertall would become the tallest building in New York City by roof height upon completion, soaring 1,556 feet and six inches above the streets down below.
Just one year after work began on the new Jackie Robinson Museum, Gensler has returned to the Landmarks Preservation Commission with proposals to install new signage and lighting along exterior portions of the building. Located within One Hudson Square at 75 Varick Street, the institution will honor the life and legacy of the Brooklyn Dodgers legend.
Permits have been filed for a seven-story apartment building at 1462 Southern Boulevard in Crotona Park East, The Bronx. Located between Jennings Street and East 172nd Street, the vacant lot is one block north of the Freeman Street subway station, serviced by the 2 and 5 trains. Hagai Laniado is listed as the owner behind the applications. The developer is also associated to the recent permit filings for 194 Buffalo Avenue in Brooklyn.
Permits are up for a six-story residential building at 1686 Davidson Avenue in Morris Heights, The Bronx. Located between West 174th Street and West Clifford Place, the site is four city blocks away from the 174-175 Street subway station, serviced by the B and D trains. Ardit Dekaj, president of Accrete Construction Group is listed as owner for the property.
When YIMBY last checked in on 260 Kent Avenue, the building had only risen a few floors over Domino Park. Now, construction workers are bridging the gap between the two reinforced concrete structures that make up the bottom half of the structure. The 435-foot tall residential tower is being designed by COOKFOX, and will yield 462,000 square feet of space. There will be 330 rentals, 66 affordable units, and 150,000 square feet of office space spread among 22 floors, as well as 13,000 square feet of retail space at the base. Recent photos show the first level of the upper half being assembled.