For the second day of 2018’s Skyline Week, YIMBY has photos from the top of 53 West 53rd Street, aka 53W53, which has been talked about for longer than any other skyscraper currently under construction in New York City. The supertall has been eleven years and a controversial 200-foot height reduction in the making. The tower will yield condominiums, galleries, and a restaurant, and its kinetic dark façade matches the vibrant energy of the Midtown streets below, with crisscrossing diagrid lines careening from the base up toward the spearheaded peak. The structure is on its way to a 1,050-foot pinnacle, which will handily pierce the surrounding plateau of 700 to 800-foot rooftops.
Developer Daniel Kimya will reveal a host of new design concepts and revised layouts for 110 West 123rd Street in a Landmarks presentation scheduled for later today. Located in the northern portion of Harlem’s Mount Morris Landmark District, the revisions aim to bridge the neighborhood’s historic, masonry facades with modern aesthetics and materials.
Permits have been filed for an eight-story mixed-use building at 144-75 Barclay Avenue, in Flushing, Queens. The site is three blocks away from the Murray Hill train station, serviced by the LIRR. Eight blocks away is the Main Street subway station, end of the line in Queens for the 7 train. Yanjing Xie is listed as responsible for the development.
Permits have been filed for a three-story mixed-use structure at 1121 36th Street, in Kensington, Brooklyn. The site is eight blocks away from the Church Avenue subway station, serviced by the F and G trains, and nine blocks away from the 9th Avenue subway station, serviced by the D trains. Mina Group LLC is behind the applications.
Permits have been filed for a four-story residential building at 1950 Hobart Avenue, in The Bronx’s Middletown-Pelham Bay. The site is near the Westchester Avenue commercial thoroughfare, and three blocks away from the Pelham Bay Park subway station, end of the line in the borough for the 6 train. Pjerin Tinaj is listed as behind the applications.