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Edward
August 27th, 2003, 10:56 PM
I have spent some time updating the New Construction (http://www.wirednewyork.com/skyscrapers/new) page on Wired New York, and I would welcome your corrections, comments, and suggestions.

Gulcrapek
August 27th, 2003, 11:26 PM
You could include renderings of some of the projects without one, like Bloomberg, NYTT, 7WTC etc.

Bear Stearns, with an a.

Also, it would be nice to have many more construction photos provided for many more projects - you could take from those posted on the forum after asking permission, I'm sure most if not all of us would let you.

(Edited by Gulcrapek at 11:27 pm on Aug. 27, 2003)

Freedom Tower
August 28th, 2003, 12:24 AM
It would probably be too expensive, but don't they sell little wireless cameras that send images to your computer? You can set a few of them up around the biggest construction sites (I.E. WTC site) and have live streaming video feed to the website, kind of like the bloomberg camera. I think it'd be rather hard to set up though. Also, something like that would take up a lot of bandwith on the server. Though it'd be nice to have video feed of new constructions. Perhaps instead, there can be a camera that will take a picture there once a month and then it can be made into a film that will move as the construction progresses. But I think both of those ideas would require a significant amount of time, work, and money.

DominicanoNYC
August 28th, 2003, 11:43 PM
I'm happy you did. I nice to keep all fans of skyscrapers from around the world informed about NYC's development. Especially if it's info from the locals.:)

londonlawyer
August 30th, 2003, 08:20 AM
Where is the new construction pageon this site? *I don't see it?

ZippyTheChimp
August 30th, 2003, 09:19 AM
At the top right of every page, there's a link

back to Wired New York.

The New Construction link is there.

londonlawyer
August 30th, 2003, 11:26 PM
Thanks.

kliq6
August 2nd, 2004, 06:27 PM
anyone have anything on the Nelson Corner project??

Edward
November 21st, 2004, 11:43 AM
I do not remember coming across these two projects, anyone knows what are they and whether we have existing threads? Pictures from 16 October 2004.

http://www.wirednewyork.com/real_estate/re_16oct04.jpg

http://www.wirednewyork.com/real_estate/re2_16oct04.jpg

Zoe
November 21st, 2004, 12:25 PM
The second picture is an additional wing they are adding to the NYU Tisch Hospital. We are going to deliver our first child there in the next couple of months, so I have been watching it every time we go for an appointment. Next time we go I'll grab some updated pics.

Derek2k3
November 21st, 2004, 12:35 PM
The first one is

DNA Forensics Biology Laboratory
26th Street-Bellvue Hospital Campus
14/15 stories 263 feet
Perkins Eastman Architects/LSGS
Under Construction Fall/November 2001-2005

http://www.lsgsarchitects.com/display.asp?code=859
http://www.perkinseastman.com/
http://www.perkinseastman.com/images/project_images/on_the_boards/ocme.jpg


The second is:


The New Smilow Research Building
FDR Drive by 31st Street within the NYU Medical Center
13 stories
Mitchell/Giurgola Architects
Under Construction fall 2002-2005


http://www.mitchellgiurgola.com/giuh_pages/current.html

Zoe
November 24th, 2004, 11:55 AM
View from inside the hospital looking east
http://img82.exs.cx/img82/5301/11-24-04_0920.jpg
http://img82.exs.cx/img82/4668/11-24-04_1010.jpg

Edward
January 6th, 2005, 11:22 PM
I need help identifying these 3 projects, anyone knows what are they and whether we have existing threads?


Corner of Spring Street and Renwick Street. Sign says 302 Spring Street/515 Canal Street.

http://www.wirednewyork.com/real_estate/300spring/302spring.jpg



Located between Renwick and Hudson Streets, next to Canal Street. (Update: it's 255 Hudson Street)

http://www.wirednewyork.com/real_estate/255hudson/renwick_canal.jpg


On the sign - 377 Greenwich.

http://www.wirednewyork.com/hotels/downtown/377greenwich.jpg

Gulcrapek
January 6th, 2005, 11:31 PM
The second one might be 505 Greenwich's little brother (if I'm at all in the right area).

The third one is listed with the DOB as 7 floors, 105 ft, 75,533 sqft, designed by Matt Markowitz.

Gulcrapek
January 6th, 2005, 11:33 PM
Ok, the last one is here

http://www.downtownexpress.com/de_04/cb1sees.html

Edward
January 6th, 2005, 11:33 PM
The second one is indeed across the street from 505 Greenwich.

Edward
January 9th, 2005, 04:41 PM
Added the following pages to Wired New York website:

325 Fifth Avenue (http://www.wirednewyork.com/real_estate/325fifth/)
Astor Place (http://www.wirednewyork.com/real_estate/astor_place/)

kliq6
January 11th, 2005, 12:22 PM
a few updates are need in the new construction section, under the currently in construction, the following are not under construction at this time.

Park Ave Atrium
11 times Square
Times Square Tower - Completed

Gulcrapek
January 11th, 2005, 06:35 PM
Forensics Lab 2 weeks ago (from car)

http://skyscraperpage.com/gallery/data/532/130bellevues.jpg


NYU Smilow same thing

http://skyscraperpage.com/gallery/data/532/130nyus.jpg

Edward
January 11th, 2005, 11:12 PM
a few updates are need in the new construction section... Thanks. Made the changes.

Added:
Park Avenue Place (http://www.wirednewyork.com/real_estate/park_avenue_place/)
Milan (http://www.wirednewyork.com/real_estate/milan/)
Orion (http://www.wirednewyork.com/real_estate/orion/)
Chelsea Club (http://www.wirednewyork.com/real_estate/chelsea_club/)

Edward
January 16th, 2005, 11:02 PM
Added a page on Downtown Hotel (http://www.wirednewyork.com/hotels/downtown/)

Edward
January 17th, 2005, 09:31 PM
Added a page on 195 Bowery Street (http://www.wirednewyork.com/real_estate/195bowery/) condominium
and 37 ARTS - Baryshnikov Arts Center (http://www.wirednewyork.com/manhattan/37arts/)

skang
February 15th, 2005, 03:32 PM
Has anyone heard any news on the old Studebaker Building (1600 Broadway) being turned into luxury condos?

Edward
April 20th, 2005, 10:39 PM
Added:
> Mayflower Hotel (http://www.wirednewyork.com/real_estate/mayflower/) site
> 1600 Broadway (http://www.wirednewyork.com/real_estate/1600broadway/)
> Standard Hotel (http://www.wirednewyork.com/hotels/standard/)
> 40 Mercer (http://www.wirednewyork.com/real_estate/40mercer/)
> Hudson Blue (http://www.wirednewyork.com/real_estate/hudson_blue/)
> 163 Charles Street (http://www.wirednewyork.com/real_estate/163charles/)

Edward
April 24th, 2005, 11:12 PM
Anyone knows what's planned for this corner of Ninth Avenue and 38th Street, across from Esposito Pork Shop?

http://www.wirednewyork.com/manhattan/garment/garment_38th_esposito.jpg

kliq6
April 29th, 2005, 03:02 PM
Maybe a nice Hotel for the Convention Center

Derek2k3
May 1st, 2005, 01:40 PM
359 West 38th Street
355-359 West 38th Street/502 Ninth Avenue
10 stories 91 feet
Paul Golden, Architect
Dev-David Cohen
Residential/Hotel?
34 units 29,267 Sq. Ft.
Under Construction 2005-2006

I bet it's a hotel also.There's a Holiday Inn planned at 38th and 8th also.

RRoss
September 2nd, 2005, 01:06 PM
There is a huge building going up on Broadway and Leonard. I could not find any information about it on this web site. Is there any information available???

NYatKNIGHT
September 2nd, 2005, 01:22 PM
I think this is what you're talking about. I found it under Downtown Construction status - what's getting built? (http://www.wirednewyork.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3540).

Tycom Building
Leonard Street and Broadway
240ft
Richard Cook & Associates
Under Construction 2002-?

http://www.tribecatrib.com/newsjan02/news-telecom.html

RRoss
September 3rd, 2005, 02:41 PM
Thanks for the info. Love this site!!

RRoss
September 8th, 2005, 07:28 PM
If anyone is interested, the building on the SW corner of Leonard Street and Broadway is not going to be TyCom's Telecom "Hotel."

http://www.tribecatrib.com/newsoct03/inbrief.html

lofter1
September 8th, 2005, 10:04 PM
^ I think this is old news. That site is the Costas Kondylis building going up now, yes? (The link is to an article from 10/2003.)

infoshare
November 1st, 2005, 09:20 AM
I am not sure of the name of this "new construction" did not make a note of it at time of photo. I viewed the new construction list, I may be there.

However, it is on Hudson Street one block north of canal street.

I took some some up close photos for any one that may be into "pored conrete" construction.

infoshare
November 1st, 2005, 09:25 AM
As it turns out, This building is on the new construction listing (255 hudson) I will post the photo thru that link.

Edward
November 8th, 2005, 04:01 PM
Now that the map of the new projects is complete - see http://www.wirednewyork.com/skyscrapers/map.htm - I intend to map all the buildings that appear on the New Contruction page - http://www.wirednewyork.com/new.htm

infoshare
November 11th, 2005, 07:28 PM
The maps feature is great - partularly like the zoom feature: thanks.

dogratty
December 22nd, 2005, 03:55 PM
though not up-dated all too often, http://www.projectrebirth.org/

has cameras on and off site of WTC. additional cameras were installed to track Tower One and Transpoortation Hub progress. don't kno whwne they'll be fed in though...

Derek2k3
December 29th, 2005, 10:56 AM
Check this out.

http://www.propertyshark.com/maps/?basemap=yrbuilt

NoyokA
December 31st, 2005, 01:21 AM
^^^ Imagine something just like that but it gave detailed information about the building such as the history and signifigance, that would be really something great!

pianoman11686
October 4th, 2006, 06:08 PM
GlobeSt.com (http://www.globest.com/news/744_744/newyork/149515-1.html)

Last updated: October 4, 2006 08:48am

NYC Construction To Top $21B in '07

By Jesse Serwer

NEW YORK CITY-Despite escalating costs, construction in the city shows no signs of slowing down, Daniel Doctoroff, New York City Deputy Mayor for economic development, told attendees at a construction industry forum here Tuesday. The event, held at the Hilton New York, revealed the findings of the New York Building Congress’ New York City Construction Outlook for 2006-2008.

According to the report, an annually released forecast based on analysis of capital budgets, private-sector development plans and other indicators, total construction spending in the city will top $20 billion for the first time in 2006, and exceed $21 billion in 2007 and 2008.

“My favorite statistic is that, in one square mile south of Chambers Street, there is $37 billion under construction, or set to start construction, in the next couple of years,” Doctoroff said. “There has never been more construction going on at one time in the history of New York City.”

Despite the record numbers, the construction industry is only at the beginning of a historic upswing, said Richard T. Anderson, New York Building Congress president. “Given that World Trade Center construction activity won’t begin to peak until 2009 and that major development projects such as Atlantic and Hudson Yards are slated to commence in that timeframe as well," he said, "it is possible that the building boom could proceed unabated well into the next decade.”

Doctoroff, meanwhile, warned about the risks of rapidly rising construction costs, noting that the phenomenon is not entirely due to the rising price of commodities, but also to inefficiency on the part of both the public and private sectors. “Process requirements are important, but the process must be balanced with efficiency if we are to use the public’s money wisely," he warned. "I am sick of hearing, ‘This is the way it’s always been done.’ It’s time to change the way it’s been done to the way that makes sense. We need to be more nimble so the city can execute more efficiently in a rapidly-changing environment.”

Copyright © 2006 ALM Properties, Inc.

scumonkey
June 24th, 2007, 01:10 PM
I live on 38th st between 8th and 9th aves. I am starting to be concerned about some new construction that has begun.
There is (was) a parking garage at the same address (341-45) on 38th that is coming down. Looks like the building will cut through from 38th to 37th st in a zig zag fashion. A building behind my loft looks like it's about to come down as well-are they connecting all these lots to build a monster light blocking behemoth?! :mad: Does anyone have any info on whats going on here?
Thanks!!

lofter1
June 24th, 2007, 08:15 PM
DOB shows for 341 - 343 W. 38th an Approved Application (http://a810-bisweb.nyc.gov/bisweb/JobsQueryByNumberServlet?passdocnumber=4&passjobnumber=102200495&requestid=11) (date 2.09.2006) to convert the building from Factory to Offices.

I'm a bit confused by your description linking 341 W. 38th to a property on W. 37th, as DOB records indidcate that odd numbers on W 38th are on the north side of the street (thereby backing up to lots on W. 39th) ...

DOB shows (http://a810-bisweb.nyc.gov/bisweb/PropertyProfileOverviewServlet?requestid=9&bin=1013636) that 345 W. 38th (aka 345 - 353 W. 38th) is combined with 342 - 350 W. 39th. However no Demolition or New Building Applications / Permits show up on a search of records for those lots.

scumonkey
June 25th, 2007, 03:26 AM
I'm a bit confused by your description linking 341 W. 38th to a property on W. 37th, as DOB records indidcate that odd numbers on W 38th are on the north side of the street (thereby backing up to lots on W. 39th) ...MY BAD!!
Here is a pic to help clear things up. I got the numbers from a bad source!
The "T" shaped building with the Green stripes on it was a parking garage and, is already being torn down.
It faced 38th st with access from 37th as well,(lot in blue). I live at 348 (yellow), and the building in question (red).
341-45 w 37th st housed a paper cup and napkin supplier.
I also received this email from a friend..
"The Building at 341- 345 is being demolished and this lot will be
joined to
the others to the East to build a residential complex, approximately 20
stories high .."Any info would be highly appreciated!
http://www.manhattanreefs.com/gallery/files/1/4/7/2/demolition.jpg

lofter1
June 25th, 2007, 11:17 AM
OK ^^^ Good Info is always helpful :cool:

DOB shows a DEMO Permit (http://a810-bisweb.nyc.gov/bisweb/JobDetailsServlet?requestid=2&allisn=0001374652&allboroughname=&allnumbhous=&allstrt=) (dated 6.05.2007) for 327 - 329 W. 37th (aka 310 - 328 W. 38th (the garage)

DOB shows no new Permits for 331 - 339 W. 37th ("vacant" land)

DOB shows for 341 - 345 W 37th a brand new DEMO Permit (http://a810-bisweb.nyc.gov/bisweb/JobDetailsServlet?requestid=6&allisn=0001390475&allboroughname=&allnumbhous=&allstrt=) was just pre-filed last wek (dated 6.21.07), but has no real info ...

Another DOB Permit for a sidewalk shed at 343 W. 37th (http://a810-bisweb.nyc.gov/bisweb/JobDetailsServlet?requestid=8&allisn=0001381842&allboroughname=&allnumbhous=&allstrt=) (issed 6.13.07) states that it is for "Remedial Repairs", but such wording is often included in applications when the powers that be don't want too much info about a project to get out to the public (for example that the building is really going to be torn down and a new big thing is going up):

INSTALL HEAVY DUTY SIDEWALK SHED A TOTAL OF 75 FT LONG AT 343 WEST 37 STREET. DURING REMEDIAL REPAIRS. WORK SHALL COMPLY WITH LL33/91. NO CHANGE IN USE, EGRESS OR OCCUPANCY.

347 W. 37th (http://a810-bisweb.nyc.gov/bisweb/JobDetailsServlet?requestid=4&allisn=0001336271&allboroughname=&allnumbhous=&allstrt=) is a Not-For-Profit ("Fountain House (http://www.fountainhouse.org/)") with no major DOB actions so it looks like that building isn't going anywhere.

***

kliq6
June 25th, 2007, 11:22 AM
I live on 38th st between 8th and 9th aves. I am starting to be concerned about some new construction that has begun.
There is (was) a parking garage at the same address (341-45) on 38th that is coming down. Looks like the building will cut through from 38th to 37th st in a zig zag fashion. A building behind my loft looks like it's about to come down as well-are they connecting all these lots to build a monster light blocking behemoth?! :mad: Does anyone have any info on whats going on here?
Thanks!!

Ill be blunt to you, get use to it. Whats going on is you live in Hudson Yards and in 10 years your area wont look anything like it does today, chances are sadly you will also not be living there

lofter1
June 25th, 2007, 11:33 AM
and now for the really bad news (if you're not wanting a big building to go up ) ...

NYC Department of Finance shows that all those properties in question which you show on the map were recently purchased by Glenwood Management Corp., LLC:

327 - 329 W. 37th (aka 310 - 328 W. 38th): 4.04.07

331 - 339 W. 37th: 5.30.07

341 - 345 W. 37th: 3.14.07

Emporis (http://www.emporis.com/en/cd/cm/?id=107003) list of Glenwood's NYC buildings, which includes one of my least favorite new buildings in the entire world (http://wirednewyork.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3461&highlight=barclay) :mad: ...

lofter1
June 25th, 2007, 11:46 AM
Whats going on is you live in Hudson Yards and in 10 years your area wont look anything like it does today...

Not exactly true ...

The area in question is covered by the more restrictive zoning regs of the Garment Center (http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcp/pdf/zone/map8d.pdf), rather than Hudson Yards zoning (which start west of 9th Avenue).

However the statement about how things will look in 10 years is very true (for any number of reasons, possibly well beyond issues of development and construction).

***

scumonkey
June 25th, 2007, 12:31 PM
Thank you for all your time and research !!!!
I guess I should feel lucky that they didn't snatch up 331-339 (right behind me)!:eek:

Emporis (http://www.emporis.com/en/cd/cm/?id=107003) list of Glenwood's NYC buildings, which includes one of my least favorite new buildings in the entire world (http://wirednewyork.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3461&highlight=barclay) :mad: ...
OH NO......ALL their buildings are FUGLY!
They appear little more than giant mega boxes to squeeze as many people into as possible :mad: The skins all look the same- house of ghetto!
We moved here over 20 years ago because at the time, the zoning did not allow for anything really over 10 or so stories....but buying up everyones air rights to do this is just WRONG! It will be so much taller and out of character than anything in the neighborhood .:(

Does anyone know if there are any renderings available of this about to go up property?


10 years your area wont look anything like it does today, chances are sadly you will also not be living there
After hearing this wonderful news....I doubt I'll be here after 3! :o

lofter1
June 25th, 2007, 12:54 PM
I don't think that zoing has changed on these blocks -- or that air rights are needed --

It's just that developers are buying larger plots and then building smaller floorplates above lousy & squatty bases (or eliminating the base and pushing the entire building back from the sidewalk).

I think you'll find that mid-block between Eighth / Ninth Avenues and between 36th and 40th Streets there will be lots of 20-30 story buildings going up in the next few years on the exisintg garages / parking lots ...

Look at the McSam & Lam-O-Ramas (http://wirednewyork.com/forum/showpost.php?p=166911&postcount=10) going up on the block bounded by 39th / 40th right now to get an idea of what is to come down your way.

kliq6
June 25th, 2007, 02:40 PM
Not exactly true ...

The area in question is covered by the more restrictive zoning regs of the Garment Center (http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcp/pdf/zone/map8d.pdf), rather than Hudson Yards zoning (which start west of 9th Avenue).

However the statement about how things will look in 10 years is very true (for any number of reasons, possibly well beyond issues of development and construction).

***

Are you sure, I thought Hudson Yards rode Eighth Ave from 28th till 39th and then moved over to 9th?

lofter1
June 25th, 2007, 10:30 PM
DOB lists the site at 341 - 345 W. 37th (http://a810-bisweb.nyc.gov/bisweb/PropertyProfileOverviewServlet?requestid=7&bin=1083607) as:

Special District: GC - Garment Center

But it seems that the block bounded by Eighth / Ninth Avenues & W 39th / W 40th Street alone along that stretch between the Avenues is within the Hudson Yards zoning area, as DOB lists 343 - 345 W 39th (http://a810-bisweb.nyc.gov/bisweb/PropertyProfileOverviewServlet?boro=1&houseno=343&street=west+39th&requestid=0&s=A03C41B885B461E4F46BD08866A7430E) as:

Special District: HY - Hudson Yards

From what I can decipher it seems that the map below shows the areas within the Garment Center District and those within Hudson Yards ...

***

scumonkey
June 25th, 2007, 11:04 PM
You be da Man lofter1 !
Thank YOU for the wealth of info!! :D

lofter1
June 25th, 2007, 11:58 PM
I dug up some more pertinent stuff today -- hope to post it tomorrow or the next day ...

lofter1
June 27th, 2007, 01:49 PM
From today at CURBED (http://www.curbed.com/archives/2007/06/27/glenwood_stitches_together_a_parcel_in_the_garment _center.php):

Glenwood Stitches Together a
Parcel in the Garment Center
Wednesday, June 27, 2007, by ROK88

http://www.curbed.com/2007_06_GlenwoodGC1a.JPG

Developer Glenwood Management Corp. has recently grabbed up a bunch
of properties on West 37th and 38th Streets in the heart of the Garment Center.
They're now demolishing (http://a810-bisweb.nyc.gov/bisweb/JobDetailsServlet?requestid=2&allisn=0001374652&allboroughname=&allnumbhous=&allstrt=) some old-timey buildings there (including an ancient
U.S. Post Office Garage (http://www.philadelphiabuildings.org/pab/app/ho_display.cfm/62124) from 1918) to make way for what will most likely be
another one of Glenwood's elegantly luxurious (or is that luxuriously elegant?)
rental towers. A resident of W. 38th (http://wirednewyork.com/forum/showpost.php?p=172255&postcount=41) who lives nearby was screaming bloody
murder over at WiredNewYork the other day, wondering what the hell was
going on. One of the Wired regulars (http://wirednewyork.com/forum/showpost.php?p=172418&postcount=46) did some digging into the NYC
Department of Finance website and uncovered the Glenwood transactions.
Not too much info on what is planned here. But one thing seems certain:
With a combined footprint at the site of about 50,000 square feet this one
is gonna be BIG.

http://www.curbed.com/2007_06_GlenwoodGC4.JPG
[The lot along W. 37th (left) and the old US Post Office Garage on W. 38th]

Glenwood's website (http://www.glenwoodnyc.com/Streamline?p=viewPage.jsp&id=3) (where news of this newly-acquired property has yet to
surface) claims that their buildings are found in "prestigious locations". Hmmm.
Makes one wonder if the Glenwood gang spends much time on the streets
between Eighth and Ninth Avenues. They must be thinking forward to the
day when that open space just to the west (http://www.curbed.com/archives/2007/05/15/on_hudson_yards_dizzying_dark_strategic_framework. php) is all tall and glassy. When that
day does come whatever goes up here will probably fit right in.

http://www.curbed.com/2007_06_GlenwoodGC3.JPG
[Ballinger & Perrot's 1918 U.S. Post Office Garage coming down]

http://www.curbed.com/2007_06_GlenwoodGC2.JPG
[The view from West 37th across the site to Renzo Piano's NY Times Tower]

· 310 W. 38th Street Application Data (http://a810-bisweb.nyc.gov/bisweb/JobDetailsServlet?requestid=2&allisn=0001374652&allboroughname=&allnumbhous=&allstrt=) [NYC Department of Buildings]
· Ballinger Collection, US Post Office Garage, 38th Street, New York, NY (http://www.philadelphiabuildings.org/pab/app/ho_display.cfm/62124) [philadelphiabuildings.org]
· New Construction in New York City, Post 41 (http://wirednewyork.com/forum/showpost.php?p=172255&postcount=41) [wirednewyork.com forum]
· New Construction in New York City, Post 46 (http://wirednewyork.com/forum/showpost.php?p=172418&postcount=46) [wirednewyork.com forum]
· Properties (http://www.glenwoodnyc.com/Streamline?p=viewPage.jsp&id=3) [glenwoodnyc.com]
· On Hudson Yards' Dizzying, Dark Strategic Framework (http://www.curbed.com/archives/2007/05/15/on_hudson_yards_dizzying_dark_strategic_framework. php) [Curbed]

lofter1
June 27th, 2007, 01:52 PM
And some interesting and alarming stuff from a commentor to that ^^^ article ...



I sent this email to Curbed (tips) on 5/18/2007 about this development and the fact that they were removing asbestos without any protection (they had protection but the area was not tented). I called DOB and DEP on them as well as calling Glenwood and their demo contractor. I received a call back from Glenwood who was irate that I ratted them out. DOB and DEP showed up too late, but I still have the pics. My email from 5/18 but Curbed didn't report anything. After my email I checked DOB again and verified that they had filed two permits for removal of asbestos on the roof. We are now enjoying he noise and shaking of our building from the demo.

"We took these pictures from our office. Glenwood Mgt (Litwin) purchased the garage next door (310 W39) and additional adjacent parcels on W 37 St. Talk is they are building a 24-story bldg with 550 units. They recently shut down the garage and there is a demo permit filed. They have guys on the roof with jackhammers (see attached pics) removing roofing material. I assumed that it may be ACMs and that's why there is separate removal of the material. But it doesn't look like any sort of containment is going on and they are just loading it in a wheel barrel and dumping down into the bldg. Check it out."

lofter1
June 27th, 2007, 01:56 PM
And this \/ from another commentor, which should make Wired New York proud ...



dear curbed. keep these kinda stories coming!

info from wired new york is very much appreciated.

Knowing what's in the works befre everyone else does is the real goods of curbed.

keep em comin!

scumonkey
June 27th, 2007, 05:28 PM
I think my days of enjoying sunny vistas are numbered.:(
Thanks so much for giving me the heads up. This site rocks- and so do it's members!;)
I was wondering why the hello they were wearing space suites
to remove the roof behind my loft....Thank you's are in order for them not telling us and,
letting the wind blow all that dust and crud in through our windows!
Now if we could just find out what this giant mega sun blocking box is
gonna look like?:confused:?

v70cat
April 18th, 2008, 06:33 PM
This thread has not had a post since June 2007, has new construction stopped?

Front_Porch
April 18th, 2008, 09:13 PM
New buildings tend to get mentioned in "Manhattan Residential Development" and then get their own threads.

Buyers and potential buyers tend to ask each other questions on "Buying a New Construction Condominium"

Hope that helps.

ali r.
{downtown broker}

Edward
May 8th, 2008, 03:26 PM
This thread has not had a post since June 2007, has new construction stopped?Exactly opposite - too much new construction - takes a lot of effort to follow.

If anyone would be interested in helping me to keep New Construction in New York City (http://wirednewyork.com/new.htm) page up to date - please let me know!

Antares41
August 3rd, 2008, 10:20 PM
I certainly would like to help get the construction list up-to-date. Let me know how I can help.

Derek2k3
August 8th, 2008, 09:28 PM
NY Metro
http://ny.metro.us/metro/local/article/Relief_is_sought_as_building_costs_soar/13186.html

Relief is sought as building costs soar
Construction industry solutions range from traffic to taxes

by amy zimmer / metro new york

JUL 31, 2008

New York is by far the nation’s most expensive city for construction. Since 2004, New York’s construction costs have increased by nearly 40 percent, making it 70 percent more expensive than Chicago, 60 percent more than Dallas and 20 percent more than Los Angeles, a report released yesterday by the New York Building Congress said.

The construction industry wants to reduce the costs associated with materials, labor and permitting delays. Implementing congestion pricing to reduce traffic — which creates costly delays when transporting materials — and continuing to rezone “idle or derelict industrial land,” were among the report’s suggestions.

Land costs have “accelerated beyond all other cost factors,” it stated.

“We’re two-and-a-half times more expensive to build an office building than Chicago,” Building Congress President Richard Anderson said at a forum yesterday. Chicago also faces challenges of building in a dense environment with high labor costs, Anderson said, but New York’s “government procedures are much more onerous.”

The Bloomberg administration is trying to change this, recently announcing reforms to make city capital construction projects more affordable and increasing competition for bids.

There was a surge of permits in June — 17,000 were issued citywide compared to 4,028 filed last year —but that 325 percent increase was largely a rush by developers wanting to qualify before the new 421a tax abatements take effect, which will limit developers’ tax breaks in many parts of the city.

“If prices are going up and taxes aren’t abated, how do you build anything affordable?” asked Steven Spinola, president of the Real Estate Board of New York.

tone99loc
September 9th, 2008, 04:47 PM
I think it would be cool to have a visual aid supplementing the list & map of NYC construction projects. A single page with a "pipeline" schematic that would make it easy to monitor the status of all projects. It wouldn't necessarily have to be the building diagram update a la skyscraperpage.com:

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=127016

But maybe something like a segmented bar chart that's color-coded by what phase the project is. Examples of phases could be:

1.proposed
2.approved
3.foundation
4.rising
5.topped off
6.interior work
7.open

Ideally, there would some tie-in to the google map, a link to the project's thread, etc..
Perhaps other people can develop this idea more or think of ways to make it even better.

BrooklynRider
September 15th, 2008, 01:31 PM
That's a lot of data maintenance and updates.

Ninjahedge
September 19th, 2008, 11:36 AM
WOuld there be a way to assign people to be able to update fields in a blog/database/whatever where they could put in the updates/links/dates or other information?

I know it sounds like a timeline, but I dunno.....



It would be a lot of work, but I think the hardest would be setting it up to work, assigning people and keeping them on schedule when it came to updating the table.


Would it really be worth it?

lofter1
September 19th, 2008, 11:54 AM
Aren't there other websites that already do something similar?

www.streeteasy.com (http://www.streeteasy.com) maybe?

tone99loc
September 21st, 2008, 09:52 PM
Well there are elements on other sites that are similar, but nothing that fits the bill IMO. I don't think it would have to overly complex - Would only have to be updated monthly and be limited to structures of say, 250 feet or higher. If I get some time, I'll try to whip up a mock-up (in Excel) and upload a screenshot. Was just randomly thinking about the concept when I wrote the post, so didn't think too deeply about how it would function from a technical standpoint.

tone99loc
November 9th, 2008, 11:19 PM
My first attempt (only looking at Manhattan construction, over 300ft)...Green = Proposed, Red = U/C, Blue = Completed

http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=110344951274592161395.00045b4c818fea83e0fbc&t=h&z=12

Things to do:

1) Fix mistakes, add overlooked ones
2) Eventually include all new construction (not just over 300 ft.)
3) Make it collaborative
4) Expand to outer boroughs and NJ
5) Get pictures for each site, link to WiredNY page, link to official building URL
6) Shared Google doc to serve as master spreadsheet (?)

Any input or advice is greatly appreciated

infoshare
November 10th, 2008, 08:58 AM
5) Get pictures for each site, link to WiredNY page, link to official building URL

Any input or advice is greatly appreciated

This is a great idea: thanks. I have my own list of various (proposed or under construction) projects that I try to keep up (http://www.wirednewyork.com/forum/showpost.php?p=250782&postcount=63) with - you have got most of them covered.

Thanks again for investing the required time/effort for making that google link.

cheers,
Paul

P.S. A map like this would require a member (or group of members) who are willing to track projects and update that map on a periodic basis - easier said than done. I have added you to my list of 'contacts': send me a pm if you want to discuss this idea with me personally.

infoshare
November 13th, 2008, 10:48 PM
This map (http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=110344951274592161395.00045b4c818fea83e0fbc&t=h&z=12) is an excellent resource/reference for keeping up to date on new and "currently under construction" projects.

Thanks again to Tone: If I hear of any new project that can be added to the list - I'll let you know.

Paul

http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=110344951274592161395.00045b4c818fea83e0fbc&t=h&z=12

tone99loc
November 15th, 2008, 12:33 PM
^^
Thx infoshare

Update:

I've added a few more buildings and put links to the Wired NY forums whenever I could find them...Still have to:

1) Include all new construction (not just highrises)
2) Expand to outer boroughs and NJ
3) Get pictures (of the renders) for each building
4) Shared Google doc to serve as master spreadsheet (?)

Edit: I'll provide this link in the main NY Construction forum / I don't know where it belongs, so mods/admins, please feel free to move back if necessary.

NYatKNIGHT
November 17th, 2008, 05:54 PM
Very handy map, good work!

I'm trying to think where it would be most useful.....

lofter1
November 17th, 2008, 07:08 PM
Excellent map, great work.

Here are some others under construction that you might want to add:

22 Renwick (http://www.wirednewyork.com/forum/showthread.php?t=13817&highlight=renwick) (Condo)

330 Hudson / Viceroy Hotel (http://www.wirednewyork.com/forum/showthread.php?t=16886&highlight=hudson) (Mixed Use Hotel)

68 Charlton (http://curbed.com/archives/2008/10/15/trump_soho_getting_a_34story_friend_on_charlton_st reet.php) (Extell Hotel)

80 Sixth Avenue / Grand Street Hotel (http://www.wirednewyork.com/forum/showpost.php?p=218189&postcount=13) (BCRE Hotel)

50 Franklin Street (http://www.wirednewyork.com/forum/showthread.php?t=17428&highlight=franklin+street) (Condo)

79 Crosby (http://www.wirednewyork.com/forum/showpost.php?p=250455&postcount=685) (Crosby Street Hotel)

2 Cooper Square / 37 East 4th Street (http://www.wirednewyork.com/forum/showpost.php?p=172481&postcount=5) (Residential)

tone99loc
November 17th, 2008, 08:25 PM
Thanks lofter, good finds!

infoshare
January 27th, 2009, 09:31 PM
Time to bump-up this map (http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=110344951274592161395.00045b4c818fea83e0fbc&t=h&z=12): most of the information on these projects are still current.

http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=110344951274592161395.00045b4c818fea83e0fbc&t=h&z=12

Derek2k3
October 17th, 2009, 05:23 PM
Since things are a bit slow...
What would you guys think if I started a rate our new developments thread when I get back?
Maybe I'd organize the projects in the threads by their completion year, and as an end result we'd figure out the best projects of the decade.

This would be a lot of work, so I'd like to know how you guys feel first.

infoshare
October 17th, 2009, 06:01 PM
Since things are a bit slow...
What would you guys think if I started a rate our new developments thread when I get back?

This would be a lot of work, so I'd like to know how you guys feel first.

Good idea for a new thread. I hope it would get enough member participation to keep the thread active; otherwise it would not be to worth all your effort.

I, for one, would like to see you start this thread when you get back.

Cheers

Derek2k3
October 24th, 2009, 12:29 AM
Cool, thanks. Just got back so I'll start working on it.
At least there will be one vote.

NYatKNIGHT
October 26th, 2009, 03:37 PM
Go for it. We're overdue for something comprehensive about the new developments, seems especially so since the downturn in the economy.

Alonzo-ny
October 26th, 2009, 04:04 PM
Sounds like a great idea.

Derek2k3
October 27th, 2009, 01:04 AM
I'm working on it.

infoshare
October 27th, 2009, 07:11 PM
And we are watching for it: thanks.

Taz
December 26th, 2009, 11:04 PM
I definitely like the idea of having a thread dedicated to rating new developments. Sounds like an interesting idea, I'll be on the lookout for it.

infoshare
December 27th, 2009, 11:48 AM
........... a thread dedicated to rating new developments. Sounds like an interesting idea, I'll be on the lookout for it.

I am busy with other projects right now: and my guess is that D2k3 is also otherwise occupied - but check back, this on new developments has not been forgotten.

Cheers.