The residential building 101 West 24th Street, "Chelsea Stratus", in Midtown Manhattan is one example of many projects in megacities which involve the refurbishment of the building envelope. On the basis of local law 11, its 130 balconies had to be refurbished.
Empire State Building
The Empire State Building was completed in 1931 and has been undergoing a complete renovation in the last decade. The goal is to cut energy usage as well as modernize the décor of the building.
East Side Access
The East Side Access Infrastructure project is designed to reduce journey times for commuters by bringing the Long Island Rail Road into a new East Side station below, and connected to, the Grand Central Terminal. When completed, East Side Access will serve 162,000 customers a day.
One Vanderbilt will reach 427 meters (1,401 feet) and will be the fourth-tallest building in New York City.
Hudson Yards, a USD 25 billion project, is the largest private real estate development in the history of the United States and the largest development in New York City since the Rockefeller Center. The overall complex is projected to be used by over 24 million people per year.
Line 7 Subway
The infrastructure project 7 Subway Extension is intended to aid redevelopment of the west side of Midtown Manhattan. Only after the local authorities greenlighted the extension of subway line 7 in 2008 did the Hudson Yards project gain momentum and win large investments.
Manhattan West is a 500,000 m² (5,400,000-square-foot) multi-building development project on the west side of Manhattan. The project consists of two large office towers and two smaller residential towers, as well as a public park. Once completed, the taller west tower will be one of the tallest buildings in New York City.
125 Greenwich Street
125 Greenwich Street is a residential supertall skyscraper under construction which is located across the street from the construction site of 5 World Trade Center. The new building will have distinctly rounded corners with curved floor-to-ceiling glass.
One World Trade Center
One World Trade Center is the main building of the rebuilt World Trade Center complex in Lower Manhattan. It is the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, and the sixth-tallest in the world.
9/11 Memorial & Museum
The 9/11 Memorial & Museum is a memorial and museum in New York City commemorating the September 11, 2001 attacks. The memorial with the reflection pools is located at the World Trade Center site, the former location of the Twin Towers that were destroyed during the attacks.
The Oculus was developed by renowned architect Santiago Calatrava and is the main hall of the PATH station and the eye-catcher of the World Trade Center site in Manhattan.