Exterior work is wrapping up on Sven, aka Queens Plaza Park, a 762-foot-tall skyscraper at 29-37 41st Avenue in Long Island City. Designed by Handel Architects for The Durst Organization, the 67-story project currently holds the title as the second-tallest structure in Queens and will yield a total of 978,000 square feet. Selldorf Architects is serving as the interior designer, Hunter Roberts as the general contractor, and Jaros, Baum & Bolles Engineering is handling the required mechanical systems. The project is aiming for LEED certification.
Plans to expand New York Blood Center’s headquarters at 310 East 67th Street in Manhattan have drawn ire from Lenox Hill residents and Upper East Side community groups. The development calls for demolition of the center’s existing property and the construction of a new 16-story building.
New renderings have been revealed for 495 Eleventh Avenue, a pair of residential skyscrapers in Midtown, Manhattan. Located between West 39th and 40th Streets directly next to the Jakob K. Javits Center expansion, the two towers will stand 680 feet tall and 57 stories, and 653 feet tall and 56 stories. The site currently functions as a parking lot for the New York Police Department. FXCollaborative and Gwathmey Siegal Kaufman Architects are the designers responsible for the work.
Façade work is wrapping up on 1100 Avenue of the Americas, a 15-story office building at the corner of West 42nd Street and Sixth Avenue in Midtown, Manhattan. Designed by MdeAS Architects and developed by Brookfield Properties, the project involves a complete exterior overhaul as well as extensive renovations to the building’s 386,190-square-foot interiors. 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.
Renderings from SHoP Architects reveal One45, a proposed mixed-use development that will house the new Museum of Civil Rights, income restricted housing, and unspecified community facilities. The development site comprises a five-lot assemblage in West Harlem between 144th and 145th Streets, Lenox Avenue, and Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Boulevard. Elevation diagrams for the proposed buildings reveal an 85-foot-tall base with two towers, each rising to a height of approximately 363 feet. Roof mechanicals account for an additional 30 vertical feet.