We are privileged to work the restoration and conversion of historic landmark TWA Airline Terminal into a 512-room hotel and conference center. New construction will consist of two 7-story guest towers (North and South Towers) interconnected via tunnels, to a two-level below grade conference facility (“Conference Center”) and to the former TWA terminal that will contain the hotel lobby, multiple dining and cocktail lounges, retail, and ballroom/event space. Amenities will include valet parking, fitness center, and rooftop pool terrace.
Although we did not monitor the work, in addition to the buildings, there is “Connie” a restored Connie L -1649 only one of four such aircraft left in the world. After purchasing the dilapidated Connie (she was missing a nose!) work was undertaken to restore her to her original condition. The painstaking work included tracking down authentic parts, installing flooring and windows, and outfitting the cockpit with controls . Connie now welcomes you aboard her newly-renovated cabin, where vintage-inspired cocktails flow and snacks are served with a smile. Don’t forget to pop into her cockpit and navigate the original controls — including the hidden radar.
New Yorkers and others who remember the old Penn Station were aghast at its demolition in 1963 after being in service for only 50 years. The replacement has always been considered a failure, too small to accommodate the passenger load.
The late Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan began lobbying for a replacement over 20 years ago, using the unused part Farley Post Office, a glorious Beaux-Arts building designed by McKim Mead and White and constructed in 1914.
The new Train station hub, will connect and function with the platform level, with various public/commuter related services The new station’s concourse will be larger than that of Grand Central Station highlighted by a 90’ high glass ceiling composed of 4 enormous skylights using trusses from the old Farley Station, a reminder of the soaring train shed of the old station.
Set to open in 2020, JLL is proud to have been selected as the construction consultant on this project.
JLL was privileged to work on many parts of the Hudson Yards Redevelopment in New York City. It is the largest private real estate development in the United States by area, generally spanning area between 11th and 12th Avenues in the Hell’s Kitchen and Chelsea neighborhoods and constructed over the Long Island Railroad’s storage yard of which we monitored the construction of the East Platform which forms the ground floor of the development.
The other buildings we provided monitoring for are:
Tower A (30 Hudson Yards), and Retail
The tower consists of the core and shell construction of a 2,886,631 sf, 69-level office Tower A; approximately 1,008,901 sf, 9-level Retail Podium building and approximately 10,800 sf, 3-level Retail Pavilion building located at the Hudson Yards development on Manhattan’s west side.
The tower rises as a faceted volumetric block with east walls tapering/slanting towards the west and a chamfered northwest elevation. The floors above decrease gradually due to the tapering/slanting façade design. A spectacular observation deck will cantilever beyond the building walls and will be the highest outdoor observation deck in the Western Hemisphere.
The Retail Podium, located south of Tower A, a 1,000,000 sf retail center, brings together an unparalleled collection of shopping and dining on 8 levels.
Tower C, also known as the South Tower, located at the corner of 10th Avenue and 30th Street at 501 West 30th Street in New York City, anchors the southeast corner of the Hudson Yards Development. The High Line elevated park to the south of the site runs approximately north to south, terminating at West 30th Street with an entrance/exit point on the southern side of West 30th Street.
As befits an anchor tower, the glass façade is spectacularly angled with one part of one facade seeming to fall away from the building. The building is 49 stories containing some 1,847,996 sf.