6sqft.comREVEALED: $10 billion overhaul announced for JFK Airport – see new renderings"We shouldn’t settle for second best on anything,” Governor Cuomo proclaimed at the opening of the Second Avenue Subway, and he was serious. This afternoon he announced that John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) will receive a massive overhaul that will transform the dated hub into a modern, state-of-the-art facility that can finally "meet the needs of a 21st century economy." As laid out by the governor's office, the revamp will address three main issues: unifying all the terminals with an interconnected layout so the airport is more easily navigable, improving road access to the airport, and expanding rail mass transit to meet projected passenger growth. In 2016 the airport served 60 million passengers, and this number is expected to increase to 75 million by 2030 and 100 million passengers by 2050. The plan put forward was drawn up by the Governor’s Airport Advisory Panel and is expected to cost roughly $10 billion (the terminal itself, $7-8 billion dollars). $7 billion is
6sqft.com15 CPW still NYC's most expensive building; 56 Leonard joins lineup of 100 priciest condosEven after countless big ticket closings at blockbuster buildings like 432 Park Avenue and The Greenwich Lane, the long-admired Robert A.M. Stern-designed, Zeckendorf-developed 15 Central Park West (15 CPW) remains king. According to CityRealty's latest CR100 report—an index comprised of the top 100 condominium buildings in Manhattan—units in 15 CPW sold on average for $6,735 per square foot over 12 months, a number that is impressively higher than the index average of $2,824. Tribeca's Herzog & de Meuron-designed "Jenga tower," 56 Leonard also made its debut on the latest CR100, clocking an average price per square foot of $2,657. Trailing behind, with at least six closings each, were 432 Park Avenue, One57, The Plaza and Time Warner Center; 432 Park Avenue, in fact, saw the sale of 68 units over 12 months. CityRealty speculated in their last report that it might be difficult for 15 CPW to maintain its top spot given the addition of three high-profile condos to the list, which
6sqft.com100 years ago today, the NAACP held its Silent Protest Parade down Fifth AvenueOrganized by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the Silent Protest Parade occurred on Saturday, July 28, 1917, and became the first mass civil rights demonstration of its kind.