The rise of the supertalls has been several years in the making, and One57, 432 Park Avenue, and One World Trade Center have offered a preview of the increasingly gargantuan changes taking place across New York City. But 2016 will mark the start of a new era for the city’s skyline. With six supertalls of 300 meters (984 feet) or greater now rising, the city’s total number of such buildings will nearly double, from seven to thirteen. Yesterday, the New York Post featured YIMBY’s compilation of the towers, and today we wanted to give our own rundown on the image and its implications for our continually-changing city.
Over the summer, YIMBY reported on permits for a 20-story residential building at 88-08 Justice Avenue, next to the Queens Place Mall in Elmhurst. Now, we have renderings for the sprawling mixed-use project set to rise just north of Queens Boulevard.
The major expansion of a Brooklyn residential structure was met with skepticism by the Landmarks Preservation Commission at its public hearing on Tuesday. The structure in question is 105 8th Avenue, located between Carroll Street and President Street in the Park Slope Historic District. The proposal called for a rear extension that would eliminate recesses, plus a large rooftop addition.
Over the summer was when YIMBY last checked in on the two-building, 700-unit development under construction at 363-365 Bond Street, in Gowanus. At the time, the Lightstone Group’s building at 365 Bond was structurally complete and getting its curtain wall, and foundation work was ongoing at 363 Bond. Today, 365 Bond is wrapping up construction and its leg of the public esplanade along the Gowanus Canal is receiving its finishing touches, Pardon Me For Asking reports. Meanwhile, since Atlantic Realty Development acquired the 363 Bond site, the building has risen four stories. 365 Bond is expected to be completed within the next few months, and 363 Bond will probably wrap up construction in 2017. Both buildings will include small retail and community facility components.
Three years ago, news broke that Glenwood Management would be building a 19-story, 15-unit luxury residential building at 60 East 86th Street, on the Upper West Side. The Thomas Juul-Hansen-design project is now structurally complete and receiving its façade, thanks to photos by Tectonic (h/t Curbed). Those 15 condominiums will spread across 52,213 square feet of residential space, which means units will be incredibly large, averaging 3,480 square feet apiece. Completion is expected later this year.