The New York City Supertall Building Construction Boom   Leave a comment


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Not since the 1920’s and 1930’s has New York City seen such frenzied skyscraper construction.  Many of the ones going up will be the tallest in the city, supertall.  Lots of work for the Iron Workers, including the Quebec Mohawks.

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3 World Trade Center

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The Drake, 1,400 feet. Not the greatest looking design.

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10 Hudson Yards, two more taller ones going up alongside this one. With a possible fourth.

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Central Park Tower, 1,550 feet tall.

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One of the more striking and innovative designs, is the super-exclusive 56 Leonard St. condos. First photo below is artists rendering of the completed building.

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There will be 17,000 square feet (1,600 m2) of amenity spaces on the 9th and 10th floors, including a 75-foot pool, a 25-seat screening room, a private dining room, and a children’s playroom. The building will have seven elevators; owners will share a hallway with at most one other apartment. The developers also figured a generator on the ninth floor into the plans.

There will be eight full-floor apartments at the top, ranging from 5,200 to 6,400 square feet (480 to 590 m2), with 14-to-19-foot-high (4.3 to 5.8 m) ceilings.  In addition, the building will feature a double-height lobby sheathed in “gleaming” black granite.

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Needs wheel barrows of money to move into this building.

It took a little more than a year, but Tribeca’s tallest residential tower, the Jenga-esque 56 Leonard Street, is now sold out. Its last two penthouses recently sold $17.7 million and $34.5 million respectively. The smaller of the two comes with four bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms, and overlooks the East River with views of the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges, and One World Trade Center. The bigger one comes with five bedrooms, five and a half bathrooms, floor-to-ceiling windows, and 700 square feet of outdoor space. Construction work on 56 Leonard Street began in 2007. It stands 60 stories tall, has 145 residences ranging in price from $3.5 million to $50 million, and has been designed by Pritzker Prize-winning Swiss architecture firm, Herzog and de Meuron. The building is scheduled to open next year.

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The top floors are staggered horizontally, a very innovative design.

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Posted January 24, 2016 by markosun in Uncategorized

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