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TSX Broadway to bring outdoor stage and 30 ‘Ball Drop Suites’ to watch New Year’s Eve celebrations

Love it or loathe it, Times Square keeps shining brighter, year after year. The most dazzling addition coming to the “Crossroads of the World” is TSX Broadway, a $2.5B redevelopment of the landmarked Palace Theatre and former DoubleTree Suites Hotel at 1568 Broadway. The 550,000-square-foot venture at the southeast corner of 47th Street and Broadway is being steered by a consortium of developers: L&L Holding Company, Maefield Development, and Fortress Investment Group.


The Pratt Institute Manhattan campus is undergoing renovations that will enhance its presence on 14th Street to better welcome both students and visitors. Work is underway to add facilities including a new lecture hall as well as to relocate the Pratt Manhattan Gallery from the second to the ground floor to improve access to its rotating exhibitions.

The 50 Most Influential Tall Buildings of the Last 50 Years

The skyscraper has a history extending back more than 120 years, but it entered a new phase of innovation and acceleration in the late 1960s. The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat was founded in 1969 to embrace and interpret the rapid changes taking place in the field of high-rise design and engineering. Throughout its history, CTBUH has highlighted best practice examples of tall buildings that represented a significant change in thinking or technique, by means of Journal case studies, conference proceedings, and since 2002, the annual Awards program.


AISC certified member fabricator Banker Steel Company recently announced the topping out and completion of the structural steel for One Vanderbilt in New York. One Vanderbilt now claims the title of tallest office tower in Midtown Manhattan. 

MoMA in New York reopens after expansion project by Diller Scofidio + Renfro

The famous Museum of Modern Art in New York reopened its doors to the public on October 21, 2019, following the completion of the expansion project designed by the Diller Scofidio + Renfro architecture studio, in collaboration with Gensler. An important renovation effort that required closing the museum for four months to allow for the completion of the works. The effort is actually part of a wider renovation project started in 2014, when the intervention was entrusted to the architecture firm, which saw the first part of works completed in 2017.

MoMA completes its diller scofidio + renfro-designed expansion in new york

the expansion allows MoMA to exhibit significantly more art in new and interdisciplinary ways.DS+R’s design, developed in collaboration with gensler, optimized the museum’s existing spaces to be more flexible and technologically sophisticated. as part of the renovation, the main lobby has been expanded to create a light-filled, double-height space that connects 53rd and 54th streets. in addition, a multitude of new circulation routes offer more areas for visitors to pause and reflect.

ENR New York’s 2019 Best Projects: 20 Times Square

Picking up a massive steel member by crane in a dense Manhattan neighborhood is tough. But the team constructing the 378,000-sq-ft 20 Times Square had to lift two dozen 60-ton plate girders on a Times Square property with 330,000 pedestrians passing by daily and a sidewalk that had to remain open. It was an extraordinary feat—one of many challenges the team faced.

As His Wife Lay Dying, an Architect Brought Her Building to Life

William Pedersen expanded and renovated a history center at his summer home on Shelter Island after he and his wife, Elizabeth Pedersen, spearheaded the project.

SHELTER ISLAND, N.Y. — As the founding design partner of Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, William Pedersen is best known for soaring skyscrapers like the World Financial Center in Shanghai or sprawling developments like the recently completed Hudson Yards in New York.

Las Vegas’ MSG Sphere at The Venetian Will Be An ‘Architectural Marvel’

Billed as a venue that will incorporate all the senses, MSG Sphere has begun to rise from its 18-acre footprint on the corner of Koval Lane and Sands Avenue in Las Vegas. Located across the street from partner The Venetian Resort, approximately 110,000 cubic yards of dirt and caliche are being moved to make way for what will be one of the most state-of-the-art live entertainment and sports complexes in the world.

Renovating for WeWork, Other Modern Office Tenants

The building at 368 Ninth Ave. in midtown Manhattan was never meant to be an office tower. Constructed in 1930, it was a warehouse for Sears, with some offices and a call center space thrown in, and at one point housed an oyster bar. While it had been repurposed for offices over the past nine decades, the structure didn’t scream 21st-century workplace, much less trendy co-working space.