Outside of a $1.1 billion lawsuit, news on the One Vanderbilt front has been relatively quiet. The supertall tower received unanimous approval back in May by the City Council and since then demo at the site has been underway. But now, NY Yimby has gotten ahold of some new renderings that offer additional views of the KPF-designed tower—in particular, how the 1,500-foot behemoth will fit in with the existing NYC skyline. Once the building is constructed, it will be one of the tallest skycrapers in the city with a roof height exceeding that of One World Trade‘s. And as noted by YIMBY, One Vanderbilt will also be the first building in Midtown east to surpass the Chrysler Building in height (which, if you look closely at the above rendering, you can see demurely reflected in the building’s glass).
The 63-story tower is scheduled for completion in 2020; it will add 1.7 million square feet of retail and office space to Midtown East, $220M worth of improvements to the subway infrastructure beneath Grand Central, a public plaza, and a sky-high observation deck.
[Via NY Yimby]
Images via SL Green via NY Yimby
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