New Developments Underway in NYC

New Developments Underway in NYC

Several new developments are underway in NYC. Here is a look at just a few.

Construction on Hudson Yards Supertall to Begin this Summer

Designed by Bjarke Ingels, a supertall development in Hudson Yards is slated to begin construction this summer. Developed by Tishman Speyer and named the Spiral, the skyscraper will span an entire block bounded by Hudson Boulevard, Tenth Avenue, 35th Street and 34th Street. The building that one occupied this corner was razed last year.

Plans for the building call for an atypical design featuring a glass façade with vertical gardens wrapping around the building. The design is meant to give the building the twisting appearance that inspired its name. Once complete, the building will stand 1,031 feet tall over 65 stories. Construction is expected to be complete in 2022, at which time it will house the Pharmaceutical conglomerate Pfizer. The company will reportedly vacate its Midtown East HQ and will take up 800,000 square feet of space in the new tower.

Hudson Yard’s Observation Deck Underway

Developed by Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group, a Hudson Yard’s development will soon have a 1,000-foot-high outdoor observation deck in place. With plans to occupy the 100th floor of 30 Hudson Yards, the observation deck will be the highest of its kind in the western hemisphere.

Construction of the deck, which is expected to be completed in 2019, will involve the use of 15 primary sections weighing between 35,000 and 100,000 pounds. The deck itself will feature 7,500 square feet of viewing space, a windowed floor and a nine-foot-tall glass wall. Other features of the deck will include a 10,000-square-foot restaurant and event space boasting views of the Manhattan skyline and the Hudson River. The host building for the observation deck, which will also offer retail and commercial space, was designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates.

Warehouse Conversion to Bring Luxury Condos to West Village

A 12-story building in West Village will soon bring 35 apartments to the area. Located at 90 Morton Street, the former printing warehouse is being transformed to a condo development by developer Brack Capital Real Estate. The development’s amenities include a fitness center, a swimming pool, a rooftop terrace and a light-filled lobby. Floor plan options range from two- to five-bedroom configurations with prices starting at $5.3 million.

32-Story Condo to be Developed Near Morningside Heights

Located at 543 West 122nd Street next to the former library building of the Jewish Theological Seminary, a new 32-story condo will soon be developed in Morningside Heights. Situated between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue, the development will provide residents with views of Central Park, the Hudson River and Midtown Manhattan.

Offering 183 units, the development will be comprised of one- through four-bedroom units. Residents will also have access to private gardens, a landscaped motor court, outdoor dining and a Wright Fit gym. In all, the amenities will cover 24,000 square feet of space.

Named Vandewater, the condo building was designed by Incorporated Architecture and Design with SLCE Architects serving on the board and the executive architect. Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates has also been hired to serve as the landscape architect.