Articles on New Construction Manhattan

Megaclub Turns Mega-condo

Roseland Ballroom Reconstruction, New Construction of Luxury Residential Tower Designed by CetraRuddy

April 2013 marked the end of a cultural era, when music venue/megaclub Roseland Ballroom closed its Midtown doors after more than a half century of live performances. The fate of the legendary live music space on West 52nd Street was sealed last summer, when interior demolition began. The Department of Buildings has approved a full destruction of the site, and today all that remains are its skeletal beams and remnants of its facade, newly evident in the beautiful aerial view of its ruins, shot during Sunday’s snowfall.

Virgin Hotels Brings New Vision to Nomad

Virgin Hotel in Nomad, New Hotel Construction, Design and Architecture

Nomad’s moment has been going strong for years. The neighborhood north of Madison Square Park (hence the acronym) has seen a huge influx of building renovations the past half decade. New construction has been rare though, with 241 Fifth and the much anticipated 400 Park Avenue South as the shiny new pioneers amidst pre-war condo conversions; but that’s all about to change.   

Coming Soon: The Durst Block in Midtown West

600 West 58th Street Rendering

One building at a time, the Durst Organization is taking over Midtown West, with innovative, luxury rental buildings modernizing a very historic neighborhood. The Durst Organization is responsible for the design of 1 Bryant Park, 1 World Trade Center, and the Hallets Point Projects.

Mayor de Blasio Addresses Luxury Housing

Sunset Park's mega-development

On Tuesday, Feb. 3, Mayor Bill de Blasio addressed market-rate housing and new construction in New York City. He argued that exclusively building luxury housing will only perpetuate the divide between the poor and the privileged. There’s a lot of multimillion-dollar luxury housing driving the market for 2015, specifically in Manhattan, and de Blasio hopes to supplement some of these projects with affordable housing as well.

What’s the Status of the Essex Crossing Project?

 Essex Crossing

Essex Crossing, formerly known as SPURA (Seward Park Urban Renewal Area), is an underdeveloped area in the Lower East Side neighborhood of Manhattan that has several empty lots and residents who have been around ever since the rat infestation, drugs, and prostitution of the 1980s.

Makes Sense: Report Shows New Constructions Are Driving Market

Even before 2015 began, real estate news outlets had commented on the beginnings of a cooldown in New York’s real estate market — the market’s growth would continue steadily, albeit at a more even keel than in the few boom years that preceded it.  On Monday, the 4Q 2014 Elliman Report was released, which illustrated a more accurate picture of the market.  The take home message: Manhattan’s ultraluxe new developments are driving the market.

2014 Year End Roundup: The 5 Biggest Stories for NYC's New Constructions

2014 has been a pretty solid year with a whole lot of brand new projects making headway.  With new constructions going at this pace, New York’s skyline is on track for a pretty neat transformation — and with projects in Brooklyn and Queens on thr rise, especially around the waterfront, the attention isn’t just focused on Manhattan anymore.

 

Riverside Center: UWS New Construction Megaproject Gets Renderings

Rendering of Building Three's Interior [All images via 6sqft]

As with many cities, New York’s cityscape is constantly evolving.  This goes doubly true considering the bevy of new construction megaprojects rising up in Manhattan and waterfront Brooklyn and Queens.  Manhattan’s planned clusters of high-rises, which are sometimes divisively glassy in their aesthetics, approach their designs with the optimism of crystalline growth.

NYC's 7 Most Ambitious Projects: A Year-End Roundup

2014 is nearing closure, but there are several mega-projects that will still be in progress when your calendar flips back to the beginning.

Trinity Church Enters the Residential Development Game

Image via Pelli Clarke Pelli

Trinity Church was granted one of the highest-valued real estate deals in New York City some three hundred years ago by Britain’s Queen Anne giving the church 215 acres of land in downtown Manhattan.