Brookfield: SOM, Field Operations, Thomas Phifer, SHoP Architects and Diller Scofidio & Renfro
Durst / Vornado / Conde Nast: FXFowle and Rafael Pelli
Extell: Steven Holl
Related / Goldman Sachs / NewsCorp: Kohn Pedersen Fox, Arquitectonica and Robert AM Stern
Tishman Speyer / Morgan Stanley: Helmut Jahn
The zoning diagram for 500 West 30th (34 floors, Ismael Leyva Architects) shows that it won't. But maybe that's just very basic massing.
Considering the stunning design for the rest of this project, I can deal with a mundane design on this. NYC is getting some true gems between this, 400 PAS, the Pyramid, 56 Leonard, the Mercedes House, One 57, etc. moreover, 855 6th and 225 W57th could be amazing too given Durst's and Barnett's recent penchent for great towers.
Last edited by londonlawyer; March 10th, 2012 at 06:09 AM.
Look at all those crap buildings in the back ground that need to come down.
the new building permit calls for 389 units, 33 stories and 325 feet in height. seems like they'll need to build up to and along the highline or else this building is going to have some pretty small apartments. action everyday here by the way. full steam ahead.
i walk by here everyday. they're flying on the excavation, and have already started the process of steel shoring.
Hudson Yards: Look Out, Here Comes the Neighborhood
by Dave Hogarty
New promotional materials for the Hudson Yards project, passed along by a tipster, outline the transformation of of the train yards site between 10th and 12th avenues into a completely new neighborhood, or high-end superblock shopping/condo/office enclave. The prospectus is titled Hudson Yards: New York's Next Great Neighborhood, although the renderings convey a sort of Corbusier-superblock grandiosity that flies in the face of the word "neighborhood." Plan diagrams show the first building slated for completion is the south office tower in the Eastern Rail Yard (2015). There are no scheduled dates of completion for the proposed primarily residential Western Rail Yard's development, but there's no disputing that the entire project could be transformative to the West Side.
One feature we enjoyed in the plans: a Cultural Shed exhibition space in the Eastern Rail Yards. It sounds like a place where one can store one's over-sized sculptures next to the lawn care equipment. Case in point: one can see Jeffrey Koons' proposed long-stalled hanging locomotive piece suspended from the ceiling of the Cultural Shed in the background of a rendering. We don't care what type of engineering miracles that will require. Get it done!
Hudson Yards [Related]
I'm confident both towers will rise pretty fast. Related offers cheaper prices than Silverstein, and now with the possibility of a huge trading floor (2 and 3WTC got that) even more tenants will be drawn. Also, the security at the WTC site will be insane (latest NYPD report), scaring off possible tenants. I mean who wants to pass through several checkpoints everyday and be treated like a potenial terrorist? The only thing that the WTC would be better at is public transit.
It's easy to see how it would affect residents and small tenants, such as area retail, that depend on local delivery. The complaints about the security plans at the WTC have come from these people, while stakeholders such as the PA and Silverstein have been silent.
Goldman Sachs wasn't satisfied with its own level of security at its headquarters, and hired NYPD officers to augment it.
Waterfront New York City Theatre Would Feature an Elevated Park that Meets the High Line
by Lori Zimmer
The New York City Theatre is meant to rival Broadway, but instead showcase smaller, independent productions, giving them a chance to shine. But in regards to the current economic situation, Vecchi and Ortolani designed a mixed-use complex, integrating residences, offices, businesses, and park space, which will all help support the independent theater on site.
A short walk from Madison Square Garden and Penn Station, the theater complex will be positioned next to the High Line Park. In order to connect the park with the complex, the architects designed a green park platform that will sit flush with the greenery of the High Line. Below the elevated theater park space is the complex’s parking lot at street level.
Supporting the platform are four mixed-use structures, which will be at street level and rented to shops, restaurants, and cafes for theater patrons to enjoy.
The two towers on the platform are rotated to allow better sunlight exposure. One will house residences for actors and theater staff, while the other will be a new hotel. The towers will flank the theater, which is located in the center of the platform. The New York City Theatre would be a unique asset to Manhattan’s west side waterfront, adding new park space, as well as a cultural center with gorgeous river views.
Via Arch Daily
too... (the giant birds make me laugh)Fanciful.
"Below the elevated theater park space is the complexís parking lot at street level. "
I wonder what the severe value engineering that's sure to occur will do to this?
(and why does every new building proposed for the area have to be built nice and tall-right up against the
high line- blotting it out?)