The current race to the top of the skyline is the most impressive in New York City’s history, with ever-taller skyscrapers sprouting from the Financial District all the way to 57th Street. And YIMBY has now learned that 217 West 57th Street, aka the Nordstrom Tower, received a height boost between April and June of last year, pushing the tower’s pinnacle to 1,795 feet. That will make it the tallest building in New York City, the United States, and the Western Hemisphere.
The Toll Brothers’ 30-story condo project at 959 First Avenue is rising fast and starting to get its brick facade. The 90-unit tower launched sales last month, and now YIMBY reader Tectonic has photos of its contextual exterior.
This boxy nine-story apartment building will replace a single-story warehouse at 1127 Willoughby Avenue between Knickerbocker and Wilson Avenues in Bushwick, according to a new building application filed over the weekend.
Mayor de Blasio unveiled his grand plan to fix 421-a this week, and his proposal requires any developer who wants to take advantage of the property tax exemption to set aside 25 to 30 percent of their units as affordable housing. And the abatement would be extended from 25 to 30 years, in an attempt to make the measure more palatable to developers.
Nini’s Properties LLC has filed applications for a new two-story, two-unit residential building at the newly subdivided, vacant lot at 91-41 80th Street, in Woodhaven. At the adjacent 91-43 80th Street, the property owner is renovating the existing three-story, three-unit wood-framed structure. John C. Chen is designing the new structure, which will measure nearly 1,800 square feet.