Jean Nouvel’s 53W53 “MoMA tower” progress shown in photographs

Construction photos, released along with new renderings, show that French architect Jean Nouvel’s supertall skyscraper in Manhattan has reached the 58th floor. Rising above New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) at 53 West 53rd Street, the 53W53 residential tower is due to reach 1,050 feet tall once complete. Pritzker Prize-winning architect Nouvel’s design has

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Central Park Tower to become world’s tallest residential skyscraper

New details about the future tallest residential building on Earth have been released, along with an updated rendering showing the supertall skyscraper towering over New York City. Sales of the ultra-high-end residences at Central Park Tower are slated to commence imminently, as the structure continues to rise at 225 West 57th Street. Designed by Adrian

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World’s skinniest skyscraper stalls at 20 storeys tall

Construction has halted on the skinny supertall skyscraper designed by SHoP Architects in Manhattan due to ballooning costs. The svelte 111 West 57th Street is reportedly $50 million over budget, so a major investor has filed a lawsuit against the sponsors and lender. Therefore work has stalled indefinitely on the project, which has so far

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First boutique hotel Morgans to become micro condos

The Morgans Hotel in New York, which developer Ian Schrager turned into the world’s first boutique hotel, is being sold and converted into high-end micro apartments. Real-estate agency Kash Group and investment firm Shel Capital are finalising a $41 million deal for the 17-storey, 117-room hotel at 237 Madison Avenue, according to The Real Deal.

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Snøhetta’s Times Square transformation officially opens

Architecture firm Snøhetta has completed its redesign of New York’s Times Square, almost doubling the pedestrian areas at the busiest place in the US. Officially opening today, the project involved the urban reconfiguration and landscaping of 5.18 acres (2.1 hectares) at the “bowtie”-shaped intersection of Broadway and 7th Avenue in Midtown Manhattan. Home to many

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Zaha Hadid Architects’ 666 Fifth Avenue skyscraper compared to glass dildo

A skyscraper proposed for Midtown Manhattan, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects and developed by the family of Donald Trump’s son-in-law, has received phallic comparisons on social media. The $12 billion plans for 666 Fifth Avenue involve replacing a 1950s office building and adding 40 floors above its previous height. The glass addition would bring the

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Viñoly, Meier and KPF design luxury towers for Manhattan waterfront

American firms Rafael Viñoly Architects, Richard Meier & Partners, and Kohn Pedersen Fox have conceived a trio of high-end residential buildings that will overlook New York’s Hudson River. Encompassing nearly five acres (two hectares), the Waterline Square project is rising on one of the last undeveloped waterfront sites in Manhattan’s Upper West Side district. The buildings will

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