Construction is complete on the steel and glass garden canopy at 550 Madison Avenue, a 684-foot-tall landmarked skyscraper in Midtown East. The triple-height framework is designed by Snøhetta with AECOM Tishman as the general contractor, and is part of a 21,000-square-foot indoor-outdoor renovation of the 38-year-old postmodern office building by The Olayan Group and RXR Realty, along with a revamped lobby designed by Gensler that was completed late last year. The developers are aiming to achieve LEED Platinum and WELL Gold certifications for the building, which is located between East 55th and 56th Streets.
New York development firm Rabina has closed on a $540 million construction package to complete a new supertall tower at 520 Fifth Avenue. Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox, the structure will top out at 1,000 feet and contain a collection of condominiums and associated amenity spaces, boutique office space, a ground-floor retail component, and public recreation space.
Permits have been filed for an eight-story mixed-use building at 282 West 132nd Street in Harlem, Manhattan. Located between West 132nd Street and Frederick Douglass Boulevard, the corner lot is within walking distance of the 135th Street subway station, serviced by the A, B, and C trains. Michel Perle is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Permits have been filed for an 11-story mixed-use building at 78 West 170th Street in Highbridge, The Bronx. Located between Edward L. Grant Highway and Shakespeare Avenue, the lot is in walking distance of the 170th Street subway station, serviced by the 4 train. Anthony Milohnic under the 76-78 West 170th Street is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Façade installation is nearing the parapet of Two Manhattan West, a 58-story commercial skyscraper in the five-building Manhattan West master plan in Midtown West. Designed by Skidmore Owings & Merrill and developed by Brookfield, the 935-foot-tall tower will yield 2 million square feet of office space directly to the south of its taller fraternal sibling, One Manhattan West. AECOM Tishman is the general contractor for the project, which is aiming for LEED Gold Certification and is located at the corner of West 31st Street and Ninth Avenue. Two Manhattan West is already 25 percent leased with law firm Cravath, Swaine & Moore confirmed as the flagship tenant.