Construction has topped out on the Radio Tower & Hotel, a 22-story building at 2420 Amsterdam Avenue in Washington Heights. Designed by MVRDV with executive architect Stonehill & Taylor and developed by Youngwoo & Associates, the building features a ceramic brick façade that breaks away into eight boxy volumes, each with its own distinct color. From top to bottom this includes a vibrant lime green and yellow that transition into subdued blue, red, orange, teal, and magenta materials. Overall, the building’s design draws inspiration from the diversity and vibrancy of the existing neighborhood and is described by MVRDV as a colorful welcome sign to upper Manhattan.
Permits have been filed for a four-story residential building at 2586 Bainbridge Avenue in Fordham Manor, The Bronx. Located at the intersection of East 193rd Street and Bainbridge Avenue, the corner lot is within walking distance of the Kingsbridge Road subway station, serviced by the B and D trains. Bernard Bauer under the Bridgemarion LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Permits have been filed for a four-story residential building at 11 Lewis Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. Located between Broadway and Stockton Street, the interior lot is one block west of the Myrtle Avenue–Broadway subway station, serviced by the M, J, and Z trains. F. Goldberger under the 11 Lewis LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Once again, we’re counting down the final days of the year with a list of the 31 tallest skyscrapers under construction across the New York metropolitan region. The first project on the list is 3 West 29th Street, a 551-foot-tall, 34-story office tower in NoMad. Designed by Bjarke Ingels Group for HFZ Capital Group and formerly known as 29th & 5th, the project will bring nearly 300,000 square feet of newly built space to the expanding neighborhood. The site is located between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, almost directly in line with the Empire State Building. Pavarini McGovern, LLC is the general contractor for the development.
Work is progressing on the re-cladding of 1100 Avenue of the Americas, a 15-story office building at the corner of West 42nd Street and Sixth Avenue in Midtown. Designed by MdeAS Architects for Brookfield Properties, the project involves an interior renovation and installation of a modern, transparent glass façade on the 386,190-square-foot structure. AECOM Tishman is the general contractor for the project, which is located across from the northern corner of Bryant Park and to the east of COOKFOX‘s One Bryant Park.