CTBUH reveals best tall building worldwide and winners of 2018 tall building awards

The winners for the Council on Tall Building and Urban Habitat’s Tall Building Awards are out. The CTBUH selects the best tall building from four different areas, Asia & Australasia, Middle East & Africa, Europe, and the Americas. Other awards include the Urban Habitat Award, the Construction Award, the Ten Year Award, the Innovation Award,…

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The Lustrous History of Steinway Hall + See Progress on its Supertall Annex, 111 West 57th

JDS Development Group and Property Market Group’s supertall tower at 111 West 57th Street will stand adjacent to Warren & Wetmore’s landmarked Steinway Hall. The developers of the skyscraper are restoring the neighboring 10-story Steinway Hall with a revival of its limestone façade. Designed in 1925, Steinway Hall carries a rich history. It begins with…

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The tallest building in Brooklyn begins its rise to the top

Construction on 9 Dekalb, the tallest tower in Brooklyn, is about to begin. Reaching 1,066 feet, this development will throw Brooklyn into the conversation around super-tall buildings. The tower will yield 417 rental apartments, 20 percent of which will be priced below-market rate. JP Morgan Chase sold the landmarked Dime bank building, located on the…

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​Michael Stern’s JDS scores Miami’s largest condo construction loan in nearly a year​

Madison Realty Capital, a real estate investor and lender based in New York, provided a $137 construction loan for Michael Stern’s JDS Development condominium project on South Beach in Miami, Monad Terrace. Partnering with New Valley, Ackerman Development and Mink Development, JDS launched sales of the 59-unit building in February 2017. According to Stern, construction…

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Construction on 111 West 57th Street has reached its first setback on the 45th floor. SHoP Architect’s design for the project features 12 setbacks, with a transparent glass curtain on the northern and southern facades, and terracotta cladding and bronze latticework on the eastern and western facades. The terracotta façade is installed up to the 33rd floor, and already proving to interact with the sun to create interesting shadows and reflections of light. In order to minimize the movement and vibrations of the tower, an 800-ton tuned mass damper will top off the project. The damper at 111 West 57th Street weighs the equivalent of three and a half Statues of Liberties, making its mark as the heaviest in the world. The 1,428-foot tower will house 60 condominiums, with prices ranging between $15.5 million and $59 million.

Construction on 111 West 57th Street has reached its first setback on the 45th floor. SHoP Architect’s design for the project features 12 setbacks, with a transparent glass curtain on the northern and southern facades, and terracotta cladding and bronze latticework on the eastern and western facades. The terracotta façade is installed up to the…

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