Demolition of the Union Carbide Building, JP Morgan Chase‘s former 52-story, 707-foot-tall headquarters at 270 Park Avenue, is now complete as work progresses on its supertall replacement. The remnants of the core and lower levels of the mid-century skyscraper were quickly dismantled and removed since our last update on the Midtown East project just a mere month ago. Meanwhile, on the opposite side of the full-block parcel, steelwork is continuing on the new 2.5 million-square-foot, 1,425-foot-tall tower, which will become one of the tallest structures in New York City. The large rectangular site is bound by Park Avenue to the east, Madison Avenue to the west, East 47th Street to the south, and East 48th Street to the north.
Work is continuing on 168 Plymouth Street, a two-building loft conversion and addition project in the DUMBO, Brooklyn Historic District. Developed and designed by by Alloy Development, the project will yield a total of 46 units and revitalize the 101-year-old structure that was once the home of the Concrete Daylight Factory at 42 Jay Street. The adjacent 131-year-old Brick & Timber Building at 50 Jay Street is also part of the transformation and includes a one-story expansion atop the roof parapet. 168 Plymouth Street is located at the southwestern corner of Plymouth and Jay Streets, a short walk from the East River waterfront and Brooklyn Bridge Park.
Union Square’s first vertical technology campus and small business incubator is approaching full completion. Located at 124 East 14th Street, Zero Irving is the latest project from RAL Development and is envisioned as an equitable alternative for small businesses who cannot typically afford Class A office space and an educational launch point for the next generation of tech-centric workers in New York City.
Renovation permits have been filed for a six-story residential building at 440 West 36th Street in Manhattan’s Hudson Yards. Located between Tenth and Dyer Avenues, the interior lot is one block from the 34th Street-Hudson Yards subway station, serviced by the 7 train. Chun-Hsiung Huang under the Yards Realty LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Exterior work is moving along on 115 East 55th Street, an 18-story residential building in Midtown East. Designed by SLCE Architects for Zeckendorf Development, the 185-foot-tall, 71,961-square-foot structure will yield 62 units. The property is located between Park and Lexington Avenues, directly adjacent to the rear of Norman Foster‘s 47-story, 660,000-square-foot 425 Park Avenue.