New York City’s legendary skyline continues its march toward the clouds. Many new towering buildings are either planned or under construction in Manhattan. These New York construction projects are worth watching, because they will likely set the bar for the future of the industry.
7 Impressive New York Construction Projects
1) Moynihan Train Hall
The historic James A. Farley Post Office building, which sits across from Madison Square Garden, is currently being converted into a 255,000-square-foot train station, which will house nine platforms and 17 tracks. The Moynihan Train Hall, which is scheduled to open in 2020, will provide a direct connection to the Eighth Avenue Subway. It will also include 700,000 square feet of commercial, retail and dining venues.
2) 3 World Trade Center
3 World Trade Center will stand at 80 stories when it is completed in early 2018. The Lower Manhattan tower will have a reinforced concrete core, a steel structure outside the core and an external structural steel frame. It features a load-sharing system of diamond-shaped bracing, which will provide 360-degree panoramic views of New York City. 3 World Trade Center will have 2.5 million square feet of rent-able space and 150,000 square feet of retail on five floors.
3) Central Park Tower
Central Park Tower is a mixed-used commercial/residential project that will become the second tallest skyscraper in the country when it is finished in 2019. The 95-floor skyscraper will slightly shorter than the symbolic 1,776-foot height of One World Trade Center. Central Park Tower, which may be the most expensive residential New York City building ever planned, is projected to cost more than $4 billion.
4) 53 W. 53rd Street
53W53 is another major New York construction project underway in Manhattan. The proposed 82-story skyscraper will be a mixed-use facility with gallery space, condominiums and a private restaurant. When it is completed in 2018, the structure will have a faceted exterior, which will taper to a set of crystalline peaks at the apex of the tower. Most of the space will be used for residential condominiums.
5) 30 Hudson Yards
30 Hudson Yards, which is located at the corner of 33rd Street and 10th Avenue, will rise 90 stories above Manhattan when it is competed in 2019. The skyscraper’s 2.6 million square feet of space will feature river-to-river panoramic views, outdoor terraces, a triple-height lobby and an underground connection to the new No. 7 Subway station.
6) 111 West 57th Street
At 1,428 feet, 111 West 57th Street may not be the tallest skyscraper in the city, but it will be the skinniest. The project, which is set to open in 2019, is combination of new construction and the original landmarked Steinway building. The terra-cotta facades and bronze filigree aim to give the building a historic feel, even though the tower will make use of today’s latest technology and engineering.
7) 3 Hudson Boulevard
3 Hudson Boulevard is another New York construction project currently rising above Manhattan. Once it is completed in 2019, it will grow to 66 stories tall and cover an entire city block. The 1.8-million-square-foot structure is certified LEED Platinum due to its eco-friendly design. 3 Hudson Boulevard 300-foot spire will make it the tallest building in the Hell’s Kitchen area.
These are seven of the biggest New York construction projects currently underway. Are there any others we should have on our radar?