Tuesday, October 8, 2013

'Scuse Me, While I Kiss the Sky: New Projects

Seattle-based Nordstrom's Midtown flagship store will anchor one of the tallest buildings in the world. The new tower planned for 217-225 West 57th Street will certainly be tall - coming in at 1,423 feet and 10 inches, the Nordstrom Tower will become the tallest building in New York City, topping 432 Park Avenue by just over 25 feet. That’s taller than the Empire State Building, which is 1,250 feet (1,454 feet to the tip of its antenna), and One World Trade Center, whose official height of 1,368 feet was certified without its 408-foot tall spire.

Nordstrom Tower

Coming in at 1,423 feet 10 inches, the Nordstrom Tower will become the tallest building in New York City - even taller than the Empire State Building at 1,250 feet, and One World Trade Center, with an official height of 1,368 feet.

The upscale chain will occupy the first seven floors of the 88-story residential condominium tower.

Nordstrom's flagship store will span 285,000 square feet on the first seven floors of the 88-story condominium tower, with its main entrance located on the east side of Broadway at West 57th Street.

 Click images to Enlarge

Towering One Vanderbilt

SL Green, the city’s largest office landlord, released sketches for its planned office tower at 41 East 42nd Street, to be known as One Vanderbilt.

The images depict a towering giant approaching 1,500-feet, and soaring well beyond notable neighbors like The Chrysler Building and MetLife.

The 1.55-million-square-foot building will be located at 41 East 42nd Street on Midtown’s East Side, where the city is considering a zoning change to allow for taller and bulkier structures.

[see ElectricWeb|Blogger, Jul 23, 2012]

The new zoning would only regulate density and square footage on new construction projects, with no restrictions on building height. One Vanderbilt will be one of the first towers to rise as part of the Midtown East re-zoning, and the building will occupy the entire block Immediately adjacent to Grand Central.

Early renderings paint an enormously tall picture, with the tower approaching the 1,500-foot mark.

The building looks like a taller sibling of Related’s Hudson Yards towers, which comes as no surprise given they share the same architect.

One Vanderbilt is not a final product at this point, but it will transform the Midtown skyline regardless. As the first of the new Midtown East giants, it will pave the way for innovation and establish the new skyscraper as a icon.


400 West 42nd Street

Demolition of three buildings at 400 West 42nd Street is complete, and renderings of the new 40-story hotel they plan to put up have been released by the Friedman Group.

The 220,000-square-foot hotel, near the corner of West 42nd Street and Ninth Avenue, will have 510 rooms and 38 larger extended-stay rooms as well as 25,000 square feet of retail on the ground floor at 577 Ninth Avenue.


30 Park Place

Construction of the stalled project at 30 Park Place is about to resume. With revised plans officially approved, the now 67-story, 937-foot tower can finally begin rising.

The site has sat as a vacant concrete pit since the 2008 financial crises derailed the original plans. 30 Park Place will be the tallest residential building in Lower Manhattan.

The bottom of the building will be occupied by a Four Seasons Hotel with 149 rooms, while the top will will hold 161 private residences.

[see ElectricWeb|Blogger, May 16, 2013]
[see ElectricWeb|Blogger, Aug 6, 2013]
[see ElectricWeb|Blogger, Mar 7, 2012]

Lower Manhattan is following the island's trend for extremely tall residential towers, though 30 Park Place was proposed long before most of Midtown’s future super-tall projects.

The new tower will rise concurrently with 56 Leonard Street, which was also stalled for several years, only resuming construction in earlier this year.

[see ElectricWeb|Blogger, Mar 20, 2013]

Other skyline-piercing towers set to rise in the vicinity include the recently announced 22 Thames Street, and 80 South Street projects.

Visit Our Sponsors

Page Views

Since October 1, 2011