The Hudson Yards neighborhood has officially opened to the public, marking a historic moment for New York City. The mega-development has already contributed more than $10 billion to New York City’s GDP through construction. Hudson Yards developers Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group were joined by U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, Congressman Adriano Espaillat, Congressman Jerrold Nadler, ctnd.Read More
The first phase of BIG U, the Bjarke Ingels and One Architecture & Urbanism-designed storm protection system coming to Manhattan's Lower East Side, is now underway as Rebuild by Design and Gold Old Lower East Side have released an RFP for a stewardship part. The submission deadline for the RFP is August 9, 2018.Read More
Construction on Anthony Goicolea's winning design for Greenwich Village's Hudson River Park's LGBT Monument is now underway. Goicolea's design was chosen by Governor Andrew Cuomo in 2017 to honor the LGBT rights movement and the victims or the Orlando Pulse nightclub shooting.Read More
Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy has announced that in partnership with the NYC Parks Department, they will be building, operating and maintaining a permanent public pool at Squibb Park, above Pier 1 in Brooklyn Heights.Read More
Park Avenue is an iconic stretch of famed urban, yet luxurious streetscape flanked by some of the most prime office buildings in the world. Fisher Brothers decided to see what would happen if architects and urban planners had a go at updating the street between East 46th and East 57th streets.Read More
Permits have been filed for the expansion of the Studio Museum of Harlem. The museum will add a 6-story International Center for Contemporary Artists of African Descent next door to their existing building. The new ultra-modern structure will be designed by Adjaye Associates, led by Sir David Adjaye.Read More
Construction has officially topped out on the TWA Hotel At JFK International Airport, one year after groundbreaking on December 15, 2016. The hotel breathes new life into the adjacent iconic, 1962 Eero Saarinen-designed TWA Flight Center, which will become the hotel's lobby and will feature an museum/ exhibition space open to the public.Read More
The New York Public Library (NYPL) has been given the green light to move-ahead with their $200 million renovation of their Mid-Manhattan branch at 40th Street and 5th Avenue as well as a $317 million renovation of the iconic property across the street at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on Bryant Park.Read More
Related Companies has announced that the London-based hospitality firm Rhubarb will take over operations for the public spaces at 30 Hudson Yards. The supertall tower will have a slew of amenities spread over 10,000 SF open to the public including restaurants and retail.Read More
Two Trees Management has unveiled a $6 million, 15,000 SF public plaza that will serve to add life to the under-utilized intersection as part of their rental initiative at 300 Ashland Place. The park is being designed by Enrique Norten and developed by Two Trees Management, who is the same architect and development team who designed and built the 300 Ashland Place rental building. Two Trees Management will turn the park over to the city upon completion.
Construction on Staten Island's 630-foot New York Wheel has been paused amid lawsuits and one of the construction teams walking off the site. The $590 million project aimed to bring an iconic observation wheel to bolster the redevelopment along the North Shore of Staten Island. City inspectors identified many problems at the worksite including a defective pad in which the wheel was to sit, inadequate welding on the wheel's legs and poor attachment methods between the wheel and pad. A payment dispute also arose between the developer, New York Wheel, LLC., and the design team, Mammoet-Starneth, in which lead to the design team to walk off the site, breaching their $165 million contract. New York Wheel was supposed to be completed in 2017 but now plans to open to the public in April of 2018 should they be able to get all of their construction and legal issues sorted out.
Penn Station is officially moving forward with a $1.6 billion revamp after reaching a financial deal announced Governor Andrew Cuomo. The project includes redeveloping the James A. Farley Post Office into the Moynihan Train Hall and is a joint venture between Empire State Development, The Related Companies, Vornado and Skanska, who have committed $1.2 billion to the project. The MTA, Port Authority and Amtrak have committed an additional $420 million. The Related Companies, Port Authority and Amtrak will lease and operate 700,000 SF of commercial and retail space. The project will also include a 255,000 SF train hall and a 92-foot skylight to pay homage to the original Penn Station. The new station will be designed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. “Fifty years after the loss of the original Penn Station structure, passengers will once again experience a world-class rail hub worthy of New York,” said Governor Cuomo. Construction will start soon with an expected completion in 2020.