Rendering by Thomas Koloski via NY Yimby
As the incredible animation above shows, the tall tower building boom isn’t just restricted to Manhattan. First spotted by NY Yimby, this future projection created by Thomas Koloski reveals a very different silhouette than the one we know today—and arguably a far more striking and attractive one at that. But what might be the most surprising thing about this rendering is that it’s not too far off from becoming a reality. Indeed, what you’re looking at is expected to materialize over just the next four years.
As part of their Manhattan New Development Report, CityRealty has released a trio of skyline renderings that show how the city will appear in 2020 — looking south from the Lower East Side, north from the tip of the island, and of course, down on Central Park South’s Billionaires’ Row.
The eye-popping images underscore the fact that new developments have been “markedly above the average price of all other Manhattan condos since 2013.” The average sales price in new developments is expected to hit $4.4 million this year and $5.7 million by 2018. By comparison, the expected average price of a non-new development condo for 2016 is $2.65 million. Moreover, new development sales totaled $5.4 billion last year, up from 2014’s $4.1 billion. This figure is expected to reach $8.4 billion this year and more than $10 billion by 2018.
See all the renderings and find out which buildings are leading the pack
Watch out Hudson Yards, Midtown is moving east to Queens. The glassy ghetto formerly known as Long Island City is sprouting a small city worth of skyscrapers, ushering in thousands of new residents, hundreds of hotel rooms, and a few hundred thousand square feet of office space. To help us visualize the neighborhood’s upcoming transformation, the dynamos at Rockrose Development commissioned visualization experts Zum-3d to produce this exceptionally accurate depiction of the changes afoot. Inspired by the rendering, 6sqft has put together a rundown of the nearly 30 under-construction and proposed projects for the ‘hood.
See the full roster ahead
Just when we thought we’d seen every angle of the New York City skyline possible, here comes a mind-bogglingly detailed panorama courtesy of photographer Jeffrey Martin. According to the Daily Mail, the sweeping (and interactive!) image was the product of two days spent atop the Empire State Building, with Martin wielding a Canon 5Dsr and a 135mm lens shooting more than 2,000 frames that were later painstakingly stitched together. The image is in fact so large and exhaustive that its 20 Gigapixels would give way to a photo that’s 57 feet wide and 27 feet tall if printed!
Envision Design And Evoke Desire – New York, NY, Skyline 2030. Courtesy of Visualhouse. Click here to enlarge >>
Though it’s that time of year when we look back at the 12 months past, it’s also a great time to look ahead. Which is exactly what creative design firm Visualhouse did with their incredible rendering of the NYC skyline 15 years from now. The image takes us from BIG’s Via tetrahedron to the supertall towers of Billionaires’ Row to the glistening cluster that will be Hudson Yards.
An exclusive condo tower is set to rise within the quickly changing area where Midtown East‘s commercial bustle tempers down into the elegant residential blocks of the Upper East Side. Located at 118 East 59th Street near Park Avenue, the unassuming site is being developed by Hong Kong-based Euro Properties, their first foray into the Manhattan market.
The mid-block tower will soar 38 stories yet contain only 29 units–another example of the city’s new and somewhat oxymoronic building type, the boutique skyscraper, which typically contains fewer units than a standard six-story co-op building, and even fewer inhabitants. This 59th Street project will join the ranks of 432 Park Avenue (1,398 feet/104 units), 520 Park Avenue ( 781 feet/31 units), and 125 Greenwich Street (1,375 feet/128 units) as buildings with the greatest height-to-unit-count disparity.
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