Architecture

109 East 79th Street. Rendering by Noë & Associates with The Boundary

Finishing Touches Underway on 109 East 79th Street on Manhattan’s Upper East Side

Finishing touches are wrapping up on 109 East 79th Street, a 20-story residential building on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Designed by Steven Harris Architects and developed by Legion Investment Group, the 210-foot-tall structure yields 145,000 square feet and 31 condominium units ranging from two-bedroom layouts to five-bedroom full-floor penthouses, with the largest spanning over 6,000 square feet with a private rooftop terrace. Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group’s Cathy Franklin Team is leading sales and marketing for the property, which is located on the north side of East 79th Street between Lexington and Park Avenues.

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The Arabella at 4720 Third Avenue Tops Out Over Belmont, The Bronx 

Last Thursday, YIMBY attended the topping out of The Arabella at 4720 Third Avenue, a nine-story residential building in the Belmont section of The Bronx. Designed by Ismael Leyva Architects and developed by Vertical Community Development and Sioni Group, the structure will yield 165 market-rate and affordable units designed by Marin Architects as well as retail space and a collection of amenities in the podium. DeSimone Structural Engineers is the structural engineer, REAL New York is handling leasing and marketing, and OmniBuild Construction is the general contractor for the project, which occupies a trapezoidal plot bound by East 189th Street to the north, East 188th Street to the south, Washington Avenue to the east, and Third Avenue to the west.

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300 East 83rd Street’s Superstructure Rises on Manhattan’s Upper East Side

Construction is rising on 300 East 83rd Street, a 22-story residential building in the Yorkville section of Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Designed by SLCE Architects and developed by Lalezarian Group, the 235-foot-tall structure will yield 84,266 square feet with 70 residential units, as well as cellar and ground-floor retail space. The homes will average 1,203 square feet, likely indicating condominiums. Hudson 37 LLC is the general contractor for the project, which is located at the corner of East 83rd Street and Second Avenue.

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Curtain Wall Installation Resumes on 450 Eleventh Avenue in Hudson Yards, Manhattan

Exterior work is continuing on 450 Eleventh Avenue, a 51-story hotel skyscraper in Hudson Yards. Designed by DSM Design Group and developed by Marx Development Group, the 642-foot-tall structure will yield 379 guest rooms, a business center, a ballroom, and a fourth-floor restaurant with a bar and outdoor terrace. Atria Builders is the general contractor for the project, which is located at the corner of West 37th Street and Eleventh Avenue, directly across from the Jacob K. Javits Center.

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Foundations Underway for Extell’s 403 East 79th Street on Manhattan’s Upper East Side

Foundation work is underway at 403 East 79th Street, the site of a 30-story medical office building in the Yorkville section of Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Designed by Perkins Eastman and developed by Extell Development Company, the structure will yield 400,000 square feet of Class A offices and retail space on the ground floor and cellar levels. The Hospital for Special Surgery has signed on as the anchor tenant and will occupy 200,000 square feet across the first eight stories. Ancora Engineering is the engineer of record and Lendlease is the general contractor for the property, which is alternatively addressed as 1522 First Avenue and located between East 79th and East 80th Streets.

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