New buildings are being constructed in New York City and are beautifying its skyline. Here we take a look at a few of them including: Central Park Tower, One Vanderbilt and 555 Greenwich Street.
But in the process of construction, there can be safety hazards. Given that there have been a few fatalities in the construction industry in New York (with three workers being killed in separate incidents in two weeks in May 2021), NYC Department of Buildings started engaging in zero tolerance safety sweeps at thousands of the most expansive sites throughout New York’s five boroughs. If safety violations are discovered, worksites will be closed and fines up to $25,000 for each violation will be enforced.
Last year saw the completion of the 472 meter high Central Park Tower. It was ranked 2020’s tallest building (now it’s the second tallest) which was unprecedented since no building in America had ever taken that title before then (China always taking it). But this building – containing 98 floors, 179 apartments and a Nordstrom store made the grade.
In 2020 New York’s fourth tallest building was completed. Designed by Kohn Pederson Fox, One Vanderbilt it measures 427 meters and extends 59 floors over Grand Central Station. Soon, Summit One Vanderbilt will open. This very tall building will feature: observation deck, glass bottomed external elevators, world class dining by Chef Daniel Boulud, the highest LEED, WELL and Wired certifications and so much more.
Currently, there is work being done on a new 16 floor office building in Hudson Square. 555 Greenwich Street may not be the highest building on the block but it will seem bigger as it will be connected to the adjacent 345 Hudson Street a 19-story office building created in boutique style. Designed by COOKFOX Architects and developed by Hudson Square Properties, it is set to become one of New York City’s most sustainable constructions.