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NYC Supertall by Prolific Architect KPF Set to Rise

NYC Supertall by Prolific Architect KPF Set to Rise

By Elevator World | September 8, 2021

Demolition preparations at the 105-year-old, 15-story former Metropolitan Transportation Authority headquarters are ramping up at 343 Madison Avenue in Midtown East, Manhattan, NYC, to make way for a 1,050-ft-tall commercial supertall by prolific Manhattan architect Kohn Pedersen Fox, New York YIMBY reports. The 754,120-ft2 development by Boston Properties is expected to yield 748,618 ft2 of office space, 2,130 ft2 of…

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Demolition Complete to Make Way for Billionaires’ Row Supertall

Demolition Complete to Make Way for Billionaires’ Row Supertall

By Elevator World | August 27, 2021

Demolition of structures at 41-47 West 57th Street in Midtown Manhattan to make way for a 1,100-ft-tall, mixed-use supertall designed by OMA and developed by Sedesco is complete, New York YIMBY reports. In exchange for rezoning to allow greater density and height, the developer agreed to provide two new Americans With Disabilities Act-compliant elevators at the…

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Variance Sought for San Francisco Financial District Hotel

Variance Sought for San Francisco Financial District Hotel

By Elevator World | August 4, 2021

Developers have applied for a variance for demolition of a two-story retail structure at 570 Market Street in San Francisco’s Financial District to make way for a 29-story hotel tower, San Francisco YIMBY reported in July. The project, set to bring 240 guest rooms to the district, is being developed by the Frontier Group, with design by Danny Forster…

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Tokyo’s World Trade Center Closes for Demolition

Tokyo’s World Trade Center Closes for Demolition

By Elevator World | July 26, 2021

The 51-year-old Tokyo World Trade Center Building, once Japan’s tallest building, has been shut down for planned demolition and construction of a new, taller building, Asahi Shimbun reported in June. Opened in 1970, the 152-m-tall tower has since been a landmark in Tokyo’s Hamamatsucho District. The building was the brainchild of the Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry,…

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Campaigners Pledge to Boycott Proposed Towers In London

By Elevator World | June 17, 2021

Developer Ariel Real Estate is proposing to partly demolish the Walnuts Shopping Centre on High Street in Orpington, London, and build in its place residential units to be spread across 19-story and 24-story buildings, along with 1,000 flats. The redevelopment would transform the town center, but a petition, already signed by 500 people, claims the…

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Garage Demolition Paves Way for Philadelphia Skyscraper

By Elevator World | June 16, 2021

A 340-ft-tall, 27-story skyscraper is planned for 1620 Sansom Street in Rittenhouse Square, Center City, in Philadelphia in place of a parking garage that was recently demolished, Philadelphia YIMBY reports. The new building, designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz, will feature 298 units, along with retail space on the ground floor, and will be decorated with eye-catching cladding. Demolition…

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Demolition Preparations At 266 West 96th Street Have Begun

Demolition Preparations At 266 West 96th Street Have Begun

By Elevator World | June 11, 2021

Preparations for demolition on 266 West 96th Street in New York City are underway, New York YIMBY reported in June. Three low-rise structures are slated for demolition and in their place will be a 23-story residential building yielding 171 apartments. Of these, 91 will be regular-sized homes and 80 of them will be micro-units ranging from 290 to…

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