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RFP Submitted for NYC Supertall

RFP Submitted for NYC Supertall

By Elevator World | October 18, 2021

While concrete details remain unconfirmed, the first request for proposal (RFP) submission for the site of a future supertall north of Related Cos.’ Hudson Yards complex has been unveiled, New York YIMBY reports. The 1,500-ft-tall building would become one of the tallest towers in NYC by both architectural and roof height, on the site of the former…

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NYC Billionaires Row Condo Board Sues for US$125 Million

NYC Billionaires Row Condo Board Sues for US$125 Million

By Elevator World | September 27, 2021

The condo board of the pencil-thin, Rafael Viñoly-designed NYC Billionaires Row supertall 432 Park Avenue sued the tower’s developers on September 23 for US$125 million, citing a litany of issues that includes elevator breakdowns resulting in residents being trapped for hours “on several occasions,” The Irish Times is among outlets to report, citing The New York Times. Elevator…

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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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1,100-ft Supertall Proposed for West 57th Street in NYC

By Elevator World | June 21, 2021

The NYC Department of Buildings (DOB) indicates that planning is underway for a mixed-use, 1,100-ft-tall tower at 41-47 West 57th Street, New York YIMBY reported. The development applicant, BOB 57, LLC, is proposing a 63-story supertall with just under 443,100 ft2 of newly built space, about 237,100 ft2 of which would be devoted to 119 residential units. Another 205,100…

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Excavation Underway to Make Way for Brooklyn Supertall

Excavation Underway to Make Way for Brooklyn Supertall

By Elevator World | June 1, 2021

Excavation is underway to make way for a 941-ft-tall, 79-story mixed-use supertall designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill at 625 Fulton Street in downtown Brooklyn, NYC, New York YIMBY reports. Developed by Rabsky Group, the 1.8 million-ft2 property will yield 902 residential units (25% affordable), 739,000 ft2 of office space, 60,547 ft2 of retail, an elementary school, a 350-spot underground parking…

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Kettle Collective Designs World’s Second-Tallest Tower

Kettle Collective Designs World’s Second-Tallest Tower

By Elevator World | June 1, 2021

Scottish architecture practice Kettle Collective has unveiled designs for a 703-m-tall supertall skyscraper in St. Petersburg, Russia, which would be the second-tallest building in the world, Dezeen reported on May 26. Called Lakhta Centre II, the 150-story building would also have, at 590 m, the highest occupied floor in the world. The tallest building in the world is the…

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Work Completes On Australia 108 In Melbourne

Work Completes On Australia 108 In Melbourne

By Elevator World | May 17, 2021

Australia 108, a 100-story supertall apartment tower adjacent to Melbourne’s CBD in Southbank, has achieved final completion with the conclusion of interior construction, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat reported on May 12. Standing 319 m, the sculptural glass tower features two golden levels that protrude 6 m outward from the main structure in the…

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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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New York YIMBY: Supertalls among skyscrapers on the drawing boards or marking milestones.

New York YIMBY: Supertalls among skyscrapers on the drawing boards or marking milestones.

By Elevator World | April 1, 2021

Supertalls Part of Cuomo-Backed ESD Plan Around Penn Station. Final KPF Design of 5 WTC Revealed.

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