The skyscraper boom surrounding the lower reaches of Fifth Avenue has only accelerated in the past few years, with 277 Fifth Avenue now rising quickly, and foundation work underway for 126 Madison Avenue, one block to the north. To the southwest of those towers, excavation is also about to begin on the area’s first legitimate residential supertall, at 262 Fifth Avenue, and today YIMBY has an exclusive new look at the project, for which the DOB officially approved plans yesterday.
Renderings revealed for the new 25-story high-rise in West SoHo. Tahir Demircioglu, founder of the architectural firm Builtd, designed the 287-feet tall structure. Renderings show the minimalist façade dressed with Neolith sintered stone slabs, and framing three-stories of dark windows from the bottom to the top.
Permits have been filed for an eight-story residential building in the Bronx’s West Farms neighborhood. Geraldo Zefi will be developing 1295 Rodman Place, just two blocks away from the West Farms Square subway station, serviced by the 2 and 5 trains.
Permits have been filed for three four-story residential buildings in the waterfront district of Great Kills, Staten Island. The structures will rise at 60, 70, and 80 Tennyson Drive, all within the same lot, and residents will be relatively close to Staten Island’s only rapid transit line. It’s a twenty-minute walk or five-minute drive to the Great Kills train station, serviced by the Staten Island Railway (SIR), and Tora Development is developing the project.
Back in June of 2016, YIMBY revealed the first renderings of 200 Amsterdam Avenue, which is set to become the tallest skyscraper on the Upper West Side, at 669 feet to parapet. Permits were filed a few months later, and now, despite protests by NIMBYs, excavation work has officially begun.