Articles by Michael Young

606 West 30th Prepares to Go Vertical in Hudson Yards, Manhattan

Construction is about to go vertical on 606 West 30th Street, a 545-foot-tall residential skyscraper in Hudson Yards. Designed by Ismael Leyva Architects and developed by Lalezarian Properties, the 42-story building will yield 312,350 square feet, of which 192,780 will be dedicated to residential space and 14,240 for commercial use. The property is located between Eleventh Avenue and West Street near the border of West Chelsea.

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Korean Cultural Center’s Façade Begins to Emerge at 122-126 East 32nd Street in Murray Hill, Manhattan

Scaffolding is beginning to come down, revealing the exterior of the Korean Cultural Center of NYC, a seven-story building at 122-126 East 32nd Street in Murray Hill. Designed by SAMOO Architecture PC for Level Group, the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea, NY, purchased the property for $15.8 million in March 2008, including the use of nearly 4,500 square feet of air rights. Construction broke ground in June 2018 on the 120-foot-tall project, which is planned to yield a total of 36,500 square feet and is aiming for LEED Certification.

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New Rendering Reveals 141 East 47th Street’s Art Deco-Inspired Details in Midtown East, Manhattan

A new rendering has been revealed for 141 East 47th Street, a 35-story residential tower in Midtown East. Excavation is underway for the 183,310-square-foot project designed by Ismael Leyva Architects and developed by Silverback Development. The latter was brought on by Hopson Development Holdings, which previously purchased the parcel for $115 million in December 2019 from the original developers, New Empire Real Estate. The property will contain a mix of studios through two-bedroom units averaging around $1.5 million apiece, as well as 5,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space.

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517-523 West 29th Street’s Brick Façade Progresses in Chelsea, Manhattan

Exterior work is progressing on 517 West 29th Street, a ten-story residential building in Chelsea. Developed by Churchill Real Estate Holdings and designed by Ben Hanson Architect with Rand Engineering and Architecture as the architect of record, the 135-foot-tall structure will yield 56,160 square feet with 60 condominium units and nine private outdoor parking spaces. The project site is located between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues near the High Line and Hudson Yards, on a plot that once housed a six-story brick building that Six Sigma purchased for $54.75 million.

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Rendering of Union Square Tech Training Center at 124 East 14th Street

Zero Irving’s Glass Curtain Wall Progresses at 124 East 14th Street in Union Square, Manhattan

Installation of the glass curtain wall is progressing on Zero Irving, a 21-story mixed-use building at 124 East 14th Street in Union Square. Designed by Davis Brody Bond and developed by RAL Development, the building will yield 240,000 square feet of affordable and market-rate office space for technology firms and amenities for occupants. Financial partners Junius Real Estate Partners and Suffolk Construction are also helping to develop the property, which is located along East 14th Street between Broadway to the west and Third Avenue to the east.

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