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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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NYC’s Vessel Closed Indefinitely After Fourth Suicide

NYC’s Vessel Closed Indefinitely After Fourth Suicide

By Elevator World | August 4, 2021

Just two months after it reopened with changes aimed at suicide prevention, the Thomas Heatherwick-designed interactive art piece Vessel in Manhattan’s Hudson Yards is closed again, “indefinitely,” after a fourth person — a 14-year-old boy — jumped to his death from the structure at around noon on July 29, The New York Times is among outlets to…

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NYC’s Dynasty Elevator Names Holguin Project Executive

NYC’s Dynasty Elevator Names Holguin Project Executive

By Elevator World | July 29, 2021

Dynasty Elevator, headquartered in Manhattan, has named Amelia Holguin project executive supporting service, modernization and new construction projects. An experienced elevator professional, Holguin brings a vast amount of knowledge and experience to her current role. Working at companies in both the NYC metropolitan area and the Dominican Republic, she has overseen elevator installation, engineering and…

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Work Progressing at 241 West 28th Street in Manhattan

Work Progressing at 241 West 28th Street in Manhattan

By Elevator World | June 24, 2021

Below-grade work is progressing at 241 West 28th Street in NYC, New York YIMBY reported in June. The 22-story, 479-unit residential project in Chelsea, Manhattan, is designed by COOKFOX for MAG Partners, Atalaya, Safanad, and Qualitas. The two-tower development will have 30% of residential units reserved for low- and middle-income households. Urban Atelier Group is the general…

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Hudson Cos., Partner Plan Upper East Side Tower

Hudson Cos., Partner Plan Upper East Side Tower

By Elevator World | May 24, 2021

Hudson Cos. and South Korean developer Evalon Co. have entered into a partnership to build a 31-story condominium tower on Manhattan’s Upper East Side neighborhood, New York YIMBY reported on May 20. With mostly one- and two-bedroom units, the development, which has not disclosed an address, promises a number of amenities and sweeping city views. “This project will create…

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Observatory With Glass Elevator to Debut in Manhattan

Observatory With Glass Elevator to Debut in Manhattan

By Elevator World | May 14, 2021

Summit One Vanderbilt, an observatory in the crown of the new 1,401-ft-tall One Vanderbilt office supertall in Midtown Manhattan, is set to open on October 21, developer SL Green announced on May 11. Described as a multisensory, immersive experience, the attraction includes an all-glass elevator system called Ascent that travels up the outside of the building and…

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Recent Leases at Manhattan Office Tower Point to Recovery

Recent Leases at Manhattan Office Tower Point to Recovery

By Elevator World | May 12, 2021

Office tenants including investment firms U.A.E.-based Mamura Holdings LLC, MSD Partners and asset manager Nearwater Management recently signed leases with SL Green for space in the Kohn Pedersen Fox-designed One Vanderbilt, a new, 1,401-ft-tall supertall in Midtown Manhattan, Real Estate Weekly reports. A total of 11 new leases signed during the pandemic brings occupancy to 79% at…

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New York YIMBY reports on Manhattan towers, and TEI Group shares personnel news.

New York YIMBY reports on Manhattan towers, and TEI Group shares personnel news

By Elevator World | May 1, 2021

New Renderings of Supertall in Penn District Redevelopment New renderings of the 1,270-ft-tall, 61-story Penn 15, part of Vornado Realty Trust’s ambitious Penn District redevelopment plan (ELEVATOR WORLD, March 2021) in Midtown Manhattan, have been released, New York YIMBY reported in February. Involving the relocation of Madison Square Garden, the plan aims to transform the…

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New Renderings Released for NYC Development

New Renderings Released for NYC Development

By Elevator World | April 29, 2021

Planners have revealed new renderings for 495 11th Avenue, a pair of residential skyscrapers in Midtown Manhattan, New York YIMBY reported in April. Located between West 39th and 40th Streets, the two towers will stand 680 ft tall and 57 stories, and 653 ft tall and 56 stories. FXCollaborative and Gwathmey Siegal Kaufman Architects are the designers. A multistory…

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