Archinect - News 2017-10-23T13:08:15-04:00 https://archinect.com/news/article/150019810/nyc-s-super-skinny-skyscraper-is-fat-with-cost-overruns-prompting-a-lawsuit NYC's super skinny skyscraper is fat with cost overruns, prompting a lawsuit Julia Ingalls 2017-07-27T17:09:00-04:00 >2017-07-27T17:10:44-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/pw/pwsfxmgasqogaysz.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/pw/pwsfxmgasqogaysz.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/pw/pwsfxmgasqogaysz.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/pw/pwsfxmgasqogaysz.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>The best things in life are free, but construction cranes still cost money, which has prompted an investor to sue the developers behind SHoP's 111 West 57th Street for failing to budget appropriately for the cost of cranes (among other things) for the super skinny tower, which is already way over budget and only approximately 25% assembled. According to <a href="https://ny.curbed.com/2017/7/26/16041394/111-west-57-construction-cost-overrun" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Curbed NY</a>:</p> <p><em>One of the investors on the project is suing the developers and the lender over alleged construction cost overruns.</em></p> <p><em>The lawsuit, filed in the Manhattan Supreme Court, alleges that the project is already $50 million over budget when it hasn&rsquo;t even reached 20-stories yet.&nbsp;Eventually the building is proposed to rise to 1,421 feet with 82 stories.</em></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150010195/moscow-based-meganom-reveals-designs-for-1-001-foot-skinny-supertall-in-nomad Moscow-based Meganom reveals designs for 1,001-foot skinny supertall in Nomad Dana Schulz 2017-05-31T16:15:00-04:00 >2017-05-31T16:16:00-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/sa/saci45a7qxvanuze.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/sa/saci45a7qxvanuze.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/sa/saci45a7qxvanuze.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/sa/saci45a7qxvanuze.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>According to the architects, &ldquo;The form of the skyscraper is inspired by a unique structural system that separates the building&rsquo;s functioning core from its living spaces, creating expansive, unobstructed, column-free and [customizable] full-floor residences &ndash; an inventive design solution unprecedented in a New York high-rise.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/et/etg760glkv2qloyd.jpg"></p><p>For their first U.S. project, Moscow-based architecture firm Meganom has designed a 1,001-foot-tall skinny supertall at 262 Fifth Avenue in Nomad.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/rk/rkcb53zahvc3atse.jpg"></p><p>When complete, the residential tower will be the tallest building between the Empire State Building and One World Trade Center, and it will boast a striking top-floor observation deck and a slew of sustainable elements.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/140807613/first-rendering-revealed-for-brooklyn-s-first-skyscraper First rendering revealed for Brooklyn's first skyscraper Justine Testado 2015-11-10T12:57:00-05:00 >2015-11-11T00:00:15-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/55/5556mj4wlphou6lw.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/55/5556mj4wlphou6lw.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/55/5556mj4wlphou6lw.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/55/5556mj4wlphou6lw.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>[The tower proposed for 340 Flatbush Ave Ext.] will rise 1,000 feet tall, claiming the title of New York City&rsquo;s tallest building outside of Manhattan, and giving Brooklyn its first legitimate supertall skyscraper...The residential component will span 466,000 square feet, and be divided amongst 550 units, with approximately 90 floors in total. There will also be 140,000 square feet of commercial development...</p></em><br /><br /><p>According to New York Yimby, "SHoP&rsquo;s tower will be a dramatic improvement for both the cityscape and the skyline. With slender proportions capped in pointed, Deco-tinged&nbsp;accents, the building will have a notable presence without overwhelming its surrounds..."</p><p>Thoughts?</p><p>More about towers on Archinect:</p><p><a title="As hammers clang and views vanish" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/138100555/as-hammers-clang-and-views-vanish" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">As hammers clang and views vanish</a></p><p><a title="Proposed Seattle Tower, designed by LMN Architects, could become the West Coast's tallest" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137341112/proposed-seattle-tower-designed-by-lmn-architects-could-become-the-west-coast-s-tallest" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Proposed Seattle Tower, designed by LMN Architects, could become the West Coast's tallest</a></p><p><a title="Construction stalled on 'world's tallest building', so locals made its foundation into a fish farm" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131871411/construction-stalled-on-world-s-tallest-building-so-locals-made-its-foundation-into-a-fish-farm" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Construction stalled on 'world's tallest building', so locals made its foundation into a fish farm</a></p><p><a title="Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill selected to design Burj 2020, the world's tallest commerical tower" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129882706/adrian-smith-gordon-gill-selected-to-design-burj-2020-the-world-s-tallest-commerical-tower" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill selected to design Burj 2020, the world's tallest commercial tower</a></p><p><a title="Work finally resumes at Brooklyn's modular prefab tower" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118430633/work-finally-resumes-at-brooklyn-s-modular-prefab-tower" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Work finally resumes at Brooklyn's modular prefab tower</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/126069552/the-new-skinny-kid-on-the-block-303-e-44th-st-promises-floating-gardens-in-the-manhattan-skies The new skinny kid on the block: 303 E. 44th St promises floating gardens in the Manhattan skies Alexander Walter 2015-04-24T19:16:00-04:00 >2015-05-01T14:15:09-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/om/om7puicvncgdr3kt.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/om/om7puicvncgdr3kt.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/om/om7puicvncgdr3kt.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/om/om7puicvncgdr3kt.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>There's another project coming to Manhattan that's even thinner: 303&ndash;305 E. 44th Street, designed by Eran Chen of ODA Architecture. At 47 feet wide, this one's the narrowest of the bunch. Developed by Triangle Assets, the tower will rise about 600 feet high, creating 115,000 square feet of residential space. [...] The design for 305 E. 44th is predicated on a stack of volumes; nested between them are the project's signature amenities, private gardens.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> https://archinect.com/news/article/118428219/111-west-57th-street-the-world-s-skinniest-tower-will-also-be-the-hemisphere-s-tallest-residential-building 111 West 57th Street: The World’s Skinniest Tower Will Also Be the Hemisphere’s Tallest Residential Building Alyssa Alimurung 2015-01-15T14:19:00-05:00 >2015-01-22T23:47:44-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2m/2mzrkvu09mptrb1r.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2m/2mzrkvu09mptrb1r.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2m/2mzrkvu09mptrb1r.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2m/2mzrkvu09mptrb1r.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>That&rsquo;s a lot of accolades for one building, but the SHoP Architects-designed tower at 111 West 57th Street is looking to sweep the supertall competition. Originally planned to rise 1,397 feet, the tower will now soar to 1,421 feet, surpassing 432 Park Avenue (the current tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere) by 24 feet, according to city records uncovered by Crain&rsquo;s. It will also retain its title as the world&rsquo;s slenderest tower.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> https://archinect.com/news/article/97655429/new-condo-towers-are-racing-skyward-in-midtown-manhattan New Condo Towers Are Racing Skyward in Midtown Manhattan Archinect 2014-04-09T17:39:00-04:00 >2014-04-14T11:25:21-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/50/50aed62feff2325ca1271bd18056c8df?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/50/50aed62feff2325ca1271bd18056c8df?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/50/50aed62feff2325ca1271bd18056c8df?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/50/50aed62feff2325ca1271bd18056c8df?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Ever taller, ever thinner, the new condo towers racing skyward in Midtown Manhattan are breaking records for everything, including price. Sold for $95 million, the 96th floor of 432 Park Avenue will be the highest residence in the Western world. As shadows creep across Central Park, Paul Goldberger looks at the construction, architecture, and marketing of these super-luxury aeries, gauging their effect on the city&rsquo;s future.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> https://archinect.com/news/article/89521499/seeing-a-need-for-oversight-of-new-york-s-lordly-towers Seeing a Need for Oversight of New York’s Lordly Towers Archinect 2013-12-23T12:58:00-05:00 >2013-12-30T19:02:17-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bb/bb62de2af4b3fbf63c95722ca6a2a5c4?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bb/bb62de2af4b3fbf63c95722ca6a2a5c4?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bb/bb62de2af4b3fbf63c95722ca6a2a5c4?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bb/bb62de2af4b3fbf63c95722ca6a2a5c4?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>A forthcoming report from the Municipal Art Society, called &ldquo;The Accidental Skyline,&rdquo; bemoans what&rsquo;s happening on 57th Street, absent New Yorkers&rsquo; input. It suggests any new tower casting a shadow over Central Park should require the approval of the City Planning Commission. That&rsquo;s a plausible trigger for public oversight, dependent on city commissioners with backbone who understand design.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> https://archinect.com/news/article/84300066/skinny-shop-designed-tower-higher-than-empire-state-building-wins-city-approval Skinny SHoP-designed tower, higher than Empire State Building, wins city approval Archinect 2013-10-16T15:44:00-04:00 >2013-10-19T10:24:49-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/99/9958fa49b847d493bc0f65aaa9105ff5?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/99/9958fa49b847d493bc0f65aaa9105ff5?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/99/9958fa49b847d493bc0f65aaa9105ff5?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/99/9958fa49b847d493bc0f65aaa9105ff5?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The tower would have only been 697 feet until the developers bought Steinway Hall &mdash; a deal that allowed for the building&rsquo;s height to double, but also gave the Landmarks Preservation Commission the final say. The approval was a no brainer, members said. &ldquo;It represents the best of both worlds of new construction and design and historic preservation,&rdquo; Commission Chairman Robert Tierney said Tuesday. Fellow commissioner Fred Bland called the combo &ldquo;daring and smart.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> https://archinect.com/news/article/12421287/polish-architect-building-world-s-narrowest-house-between-warsaw-tower-blocks Polish architect building world's narrowest house between Warsaw tower blocks Paul Petrunia 2011-07-06T12:20:00-04:00 >2012-11-16T16:31:48-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/c0/c02f57b43b33f140c2ee0c6d1629bf8d?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/c0/c02f57b43b33f140c2ee0c6d1629bf8d?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/c0/c02f57b43b33f140c2ee0c6d1629bf8d?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/c0/c02f57b43b33f140c2ee0c6d1629bf8d?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>An alley between an old tenement block and a tower block in Warsaw, Poland, will be the location for the skinniest house in the world. The four-storey home will have a bedroom, lounge, bathroom and kitchen, stretching back nearly 40ft, but instead of the traditional staircase, each floor will be accessed by a ladder. It will take over from the world's current official narrowest house, The Wedge, on the island of Great Cumbrae.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>