New York City’s Residential Skyscraper Boom: Living in the Sky Part II

Posted On Thu, November 6, 2014 By

Posted On Thu, November 6, 2014 By In Architecture, Features, Major Developments, New Developments, Starchitecture, Urban Design

You’ve probably realized that New York is in the midst of a skyscraper boom, but if the ubiquitous scaffolding and sidewalk detours haven’t given it away, we bring you further proof — with part two of our series detailing the tallest residential towers set to rise high above the city, forever changing New York’s skyline.

Compared to the previous 26 projects — the tallest of the tall that included ultra-luxury and super-tall towers such as 432 Park Avenue and 125 Greenwich Street — this second batch is composed of smaller buildings ranging from 500 to 700 feet tall and features greater geographical diversity and lots more rentals. With developers scouring the city for less expensive areas to assemble properties, these often-controversial projects are slated to rise in some of our more human-scaled ‘hoods such as East Harlem, South Street Seaport, and Williamsburg.

Hudson Rise Hotel

470 Eleventh Avenue | Far West Side / Hudson Yards
Siras Development | BlackHouse Development | Archiller Architects
47 stories | 720 feet
Mixed-use with 51 condos | 374,600 square feet
Proposed 2015-2017

Siras Development, Blackhouse, Hudson Yards, Archilier Architects, NYC tower

451 Tenth Avenue

Far West Side / Hudson Yards
Madd Equities
700 feet
Mixed-use with residential | 415,000 square feet
Proposed

Far West Side, Hudson Yards, madd Equities, 451 Tenth, Garment District, Javits
Image for location and height purposes

The Beekman Residences

115 Nassau Street | Financial District
GB Lodging / GFI Development | Gerner, Kronick + Valcarcel
51 floors | 687 feet
68 condos | 340,000 square feet total including adjacent hotel
Under construction through 2016
Active Listings: CityRealty

GFI Development, Gerner Kronick, Park Row, J&R Music, Temple Court Building, hotel renovations, new york architecture

420 Albee Square West

Downtown Brooklyn
JEMB Realty | SLCE Architects
65 stories | 679 feet
620 residential units | 570,826 square feet
Proposed

JEMB Realty, DoBro, Downtown Brooklyn, Willoughby Square
Image for location and height purposes

242 West 53rd Street

Site of Roseland Ballroom | Midtown West
Algin Management | CetraRuddy Architects
62 floors | 675 feet
426 rentals | 452,896 square feet
Site demolition | 2017

Roseland Ballroom, CetraRuddy, Times Square Tower, Beyonce, Algin Management

45 Park Place

Between West Broadway & Church Street | Tribeca
SoHo Properties / Sharif El-Gamal | SOMA Architects
39 floors | 665 feet
48 condos | 118,105 square feet
Site demolition | 2017

Soma Architects, Soho Properties, WTC Mosque, Tribeca developments, superluxury, Lower Manhattan
Earlier schematic design

Atelier II

605 West 42nd Street | Far West Side / Hudson Yards
Moinian Group | Goldstein Hill & West
61 stories | 656 feet
1,100 rental units | 935,043 square feet
Under construction through 2015

Moinian Group, West 42nd, Goldstein Hill, Costas Kondylis, Circle Line, Silver Towers,

161 Maiden Lane

Financial District
Fortis Property Group | Goldstein Hill & West
51 stories | 648 feet
74 condos | 169,218 square feet
Proposed

Fortis, SOuth Street Seaport, Pier 17, Financial District, Downtown Tower, NYC Condo

112 Fulton Street

112-118 Fulton Street | Financial District
Carmel Partners | SLCE Architects
63 floors
Residential | 381,352 square feet
Proposed

Lightstone Group , SLCE, Aqua tower, New York apartments, terraces
Earlier design proposed by the Lightstone Group

Baccarat Hotels & Residences

20 West 53rd Street | Midtown West
Starwood Capital / Tribeca Associates | Skidmore Owings & Merrill
48 floors | 610 feet
Mixed-use with 61 condos | 346,702 square feet
Under construction through 2014
Active Listings: CityRealty

Starwood, Baccarat, chandeliers, Donnell Library, Rockefeller Center, Central Park

The Hub

346 Livingston Street | Downtown Brooklyn
Steiner NYC | Dattner Architects
52 stories | 607 feet
740 rentals (20% affordable) | 722,000 square feet
Under construction through 2016

Dattner Architects, Downtown Brooklyn development, BAM, Atlantic Yards, Barclay Center, Brooklyn construction, Atlantic Terminal, LIRR

Pier 17 Tower

Site of the New Market Building | South Street Seaport
Howard Hughes Corporation | SHoP Architects
50 floors | 600 feet
Mixed-use with residential
Proposed

Howard Hughes, SHop Architects, South Street Seaport, Pier 17, Sea Change, East river

Silvercup West II

42-20 Vernon Boulevard | Long Island City
57 stories | 600 feet
LEESER Architecture | Kushner Properties
Mixed-use with approximately 1,000 residential units | 2,772,886 square feet
Proposed

Long Island City developments, Leeser Architects, Silvercup, Sesame Street, blob architecture, Queens Waterfront, skyline views
Conceptual design by LEESER Architecture

Avalon Willoughby West

88 Willoughby Street | Downtown Brooklyn
AvalonBay Communities | SLCE Architects
57 stories | 596 feet
826 rentals, 869,066 square feet
Under construction through Fall 2016

AvalonBay, Downtown Brooklyn developments, Brooklyn Skyscrapers, SLCE, Willoughby West

42-15 27th Street

Long Island City
Heatherwood Communities | Goldstein Hill & West
58 stories | 596 feet
477 units | 496,412 square feet
Under construction through 2017

GOLDSTEIN, HILL & WEST , Long Island City, Heatherwood

700 First Avenue A

Turtle Bay South Master Plan (former Con Ed Site) | Midtown East
Solow Management | Richard Meier and Partners
Approval for approximately 591-foot tower
Proposed

Solow, Con Ed, East River, JDS, Turtle Bay South

43-22 Queens Street

Eagle Electric Site | Long Island City
SLCE Architects | Rockrose Development
54 stories | 580 feet
783 unit | 712,013 square feet
Under construction

43-22 Queens Street
Earlier design by Ten Arquitectos for Rosma Development

East River Plaza West Tower

East Harlem
Blumenfeld Development GroupX and Forest City Ratner | Ten Arquitectos
48 stories | 575 feet
1,100 residential units | 1.1 million square feet (total residential development)
Proposed

East River Plaza, Forest City Ratner, East River Plaza Mall, Harlem River, Triboro, Triborough, Randall's Island

The Ashland

250 Ashland Place | Downtown Brooklyn
Gotham Organization | FXFOWLE Architects
51 stories | 568 feet
585 rental units | 582,232 square feet
Under construction 2016

FXFowle, Downtown Brooklyn, Fort Greene, DoBro

Domino Sugar Factory Redevelopment Building D

South Williamsburg
Two Trees Management Company | SHoP Architects
approx. 53 stories | 565 feet
Residential | 660,000 square feet
Site demolition

Williamsburg, Domino Sugar Factory, East River, Shop Architects, Williamsburg Bridge, Brooklyn waterfront

700 First Avenue B

Turtle Bay South Master Plan (former Con Ed Site) | Midtown East
Solow Management | Richard Meier and Partners
Approval for approximately 560-foot tower
Proposed

Solow, Con Ed, East River, JDS, Turtle Bay South

Domino Sugar Factory Redevelopment Building B

South Williamsburg
Two Trees Management Company | SHoP Architects
Approximately 51 stories | 560 feet
Residential | 1.1 million square feet
Site demolition

Williamsburg, Domino Sugar Factory, East River, Shop Architects, Williamsbur Bridge, Brooklyn waterfront

555 Tenth Avenue

Corner of Tenth Avenue and 40th Street | Far West Side / Hudson Yards
Extell Development | SLCE Architects
52 stories | 556 feet
594 rental units | 712,416 square feet
Under construction through 2016

Extell Development, Lincoln Tunnel, New York dormitory

626 First Avenue Tower I

FDR Drive and 36th Street | Murray Hill
JDS Development Group | SHoP Architects
47 stories | 540 feet
800 rental units
Under construction through 2016

JDS Development, SHop Architects, East River, Solow, Long Island City

Silvercup West I

42-20 Vernon Boulevard | Long Island City
LEESER Architecture | Kushner Properties
45 stories | 538 feet
Mixed-use with approximately 1,000 residential units | 2,772,886 square feet
Proposed

Kushner, Long Island City, Silvercup Studios, Queensbridge
Conceptual design by LEESER Architecture

175 West 60th Street

Lincoln Square
Glenwood Management | Stephen B. Jacobs Group
48 stories | 533 feet
257 rental units | 328,700 square feet
Under construction through Spring 2016

Glenwood, Lincoln Center apartments, Fordham University, dorms

Riverside Center Building 2

21 West End Avenue | Upper West Side
Dermot Company / AFL-CIO Building Investment Trust | SLCE Architects
45 stories | 529 feet
616 rentals (20% affordable) | 753,409 square feet
Under construction through 2016

Dermot Group, Riverside Center, Extell Development, Poor Door, Affordable Housing

Center at Albee Square Tower 2

336 Flatbush Avenue Extension | Downtown Brooklyn
Arcadia Realty Trust | COOKFOX Architects
38 stories | 525 feet (zoning diagram indicates 469′)
439 rentals | 368,085 square feet
Under construction through 2016

Arcadia Realty, CookFox, DoBro, Fulton Street Mall

700 First Avenue C

Turtle Bay South Master Plan (former Con Ed Site) | Midtown East
Solow Management | Richard Meier and Partners
Approval for approximately 525-foot tower
Proposed

Con Ed, Solow, East River, Turtle Bay, United Nations, Manhattan skyscrapers, New York development

50 UN Plaza

823 First Avenue | Turtle Bay
Zeckendorf Development, LLC | Foster & Partners
40 stories | 520 feet
79 condos | 242,000 square feet
Under Construction through 2014
Active Listings: CityRealty

Zeckendorf Development, Foster and Partners, The UN, Turtle Bay, Trump World tower

Silvercup West III

42-20 Vernon Boulevard | Long Island City
LEESER Architecture | Kushner Properties
49 stories | 518 feet
Mixed-use with approximately 1,000 residential units (10% affordable) | 2,772,886 square feet
Proposed

Kushner, Long Island City, Silvercup Studios, Queensbridge
Conceptual design by LEESER Architecture

East River Plaza North Tower

East Harlem
Blumenfeld Development Group / Forest City Ratner | Ten Arquitectos
48 stories | 515 feet
1,100 residential units | 1.1 million square feet
Proposed

East River Plaza, Forest City Ratner, East River Plaza Mall, Harlem River, Triboro, Triborough, Randall's Island

43-25 Hunter Street

Long Island City
SLCE Architects | Rockrose Development
50 stories | 509 feet
974 rentals | 786,105 square feet
Under construction

Court Square, Long Island City, 5Pointz, Citigroup, Citicorp

855 Sixth Avenue

Garment District / Penn Station
Durst Fetner Residential | SLCE Architects
43 stories | 500 feet
Mixed-use with 382 rentals | 465,420 square feet
Under construction through Spring 2016

Durst Organization, Herald Square, Garment District, NYC Skyscrapers, Midtown Tower

68-74 Trinity Place

Financial District
Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects / Stephen B. Jacobs Group | Trinity Development
44 stories | 500 feet
111 units |157,185 square feet
Proposed

Trinity Church, Wall Street condos, FiDi apartments, Trinity churchyard, Alexander Hamilton, ugly buildings

22-44 Jackson Avenue

Tower I in the 5 Pointz redevelopment | Long Island City
Jerry and David Wolkoff | HTO Architect
48 stories | 500 feet
1,116 rental units | 1,209,884 square feet (complex total)
Site Demolition

5Points, wolkoff, gentrification

1059 Third Avenue

Third Avenue and East 63rd Street | Lenox Hill
Inverlad Development / Third Palm Capital
30 stories | approximately 500 feet
67 condos | 119,973 square feet
Proposed

Lenox Hill, Central Park skyscraper, NYC towers, nyc apartments, UES towers
(image for location and height purposes)

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Future NYC, Central Park shadows, accidental skyline

Here’s a view of what New York City’s future skyline could possibly look like. Do you think these towers will all be built?

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