The finishing exterior touches are going on 220 Central Park South, Robert A. M. Stern Architects’ tallest project in New York City. The 67-story residential tower contains 593,000 square feet of newly built space and stands 950 feet tall above Central Park South. The classically inspired, pre-war evocative skyscraper is clearly visible from Columbus Circle and the southern end of Central Park. SLCE Architects is the executive architect, the interiors are being designed by Thierry W. Despont, and Vornado Realty Trust is the developer of the $1.4 billion dollar development. The firm is expecting a projected $3.4 billion sellout.
The final steel beam was ceremoniously lifted into place for the addition on 150 Fifth Avenue in the Flatiron District, in an event attended by leaders of L&L Holding Company and OC Development Management (OCDM). More than 100 construction workers, designers, and engineers were also present for the dedication and signed their names on the beam. The expansion features a two-story, 35,000 square-foot rooftop structure, part of a multi-million-dollar renovation and modernization of the landmarked 11-story building. The entire property will become the new home for Mastercard. STUDIOS Architecture is the design firm behind the project.
L+M Development Partners and Prudential Financial have teamed up to complete a sweeping renovation of Zion Towers, an affordable housing block in Newark, New Jersey. In a recent announcement, the two firms also revealed a successfully brokered deal with the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs to extend the property’s Section 8 contract for an additional 11 years to facilitate necessary financing to begin capital improvements within.
Permits have been filed for a new 35-story mixed-use building at 509 Third Avenue in Murray Hill, Manhattan. Located between East 34th Street and East 35th Street, the lot is two blocks from the 33rd Street subway station, serviced by the 6 train. Kevin Lalezarian under the Third and Thirty Four LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.
The construction crane has been assembled at the site of the future Hard Rock Hotel at 159 West 48th Street, signaling that work is set to commence on the Times Square development. Located between Sixth Avenue and Seventh Avenue, the 225,000-square-foot, 445-room hotel is being designed by Berg + Moss Architects and developed by Extell in partnership with Hard Rock International. The plot measures 13,000 square feet and has yet to see the superstructure rise above street level.