6 Latest Condominium Updates Worth Noting

Rendering of Hudson Yards from New Jersey at dusk

The anticipated Hudson Yards is one of the newest ongoing projects in NYC.

More and more high-rise buildings continue to soar in Manhattan, one of the most cosmopolitan centers of the world. In a rapidly changing city, it’s sometimes tough to keep up. Let’s slow down and take a look at a few upcoming buildings worth noting.

56 Leonard

56 Leonard Rendering, Midtown and the Empire State Building at a distance

This Jenga-esque skyscraper designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architects Herzog & de Meuron will be Tribeca’s tallest at 60 stories. It has already sold more than 70% of its 145 units in just 10 weeks. Prices range from $3.5 million to $50 million. Amenities include an indoor and outdoor theater, a 75’ lap swimming pool, sundeck, gym, screening room and sky lounges. Each room contains a soaring 11’-14’ ceilings and sweeping views of the New York City skyline. The building is expected to be completed in 2016.

A similar structure, 1500 West Georgia Tower, is currently in the process of development in Vancouver by architect Ole Scheeren. It will be a high-rise, 48-story, 235-unit building in downtown Vancouver.

“It gives the sense of arms and fingers reaching out and floating in the sky,” he says.

3 World Trade Center Design Changes

To complement better with its neighbor, 2 World Trade Center, 175 Greenwich Street, better known as 3 World Trade Center, recently had some design changes, namely its roof. Designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, it will be the third tallest building in the complex. The 80-story building will still stand 1,170 feet tall. Completion is expected by 2018.

45 East 22nd Street

45 East 22nd Street rendering

Fresh renderings have been released for this 64 floor, 777-foot tall building along Madison Square Park. Continuum is developing the tower, and is being designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox and Goldstein Hall and West. Interiors will be designed by Martin Brudnizki Design Studio. The place will have about 83 condominiums. This building is expected to be taller than any building around its neighborhood, including both One Madison and the MetLife Tower. Completion is expected by 2016.

1 West End

The first condos are officially for sale in this 42-story, 246-unit condominium. It is part of the Riverside Center project, designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox. Located in the laid-back Upper West Side, it will start from $1.3 million. The suggested price for a penthouse is a little more than $20 million. It is designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, and developed by Elad Group and Silverstein Properties. Amenities include a 12,000-square-foot rooftop terrace with cabanas and grills, a gym with a 75-foot-long indoor swimming pool, a media room, a kids’ playroom, locker room, salon and fitness center and a game and billiards room. It is four blocks away from Columbus Circle. Completion is tentatively expected in 2017.

Zaha Hadid’s 520 West 28th Street

The rooftop terrace rendering at 520 West 28th Street

This 11-story, curvy, cozy, futuristic building developed by Related Companies is finally on the rise in West Chelsea. It will have 39 units, and sales were reported to be starting from around $4.6 million for a two-bedroom, 2.5 bathroom to a penthouse for $35 million.  A few amenities include a pool and spa and a roof terrace. Completion is expected by 2016.

15 Hudson Yards

15 Hudson Yards rendering

Hudson Yards is a 28-acre megaproject all on its own, yet a couple of its buildings are worth noting. The first residential building in the area will be 15 Hudson Yards, and will be designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro and David Rockwell along with Ismael Leyva Architects. It will be adjacent to not only the High Line, but also to major transportation hubs. It will be one of the tallest residential buildings in the city at over 900 feet (70 stories), and will have about 385 units. Completion of 15 Hudson Yards is expected in 2017, while the rest will be one year later.