Architecture

735 Ninth Avenue Progresses in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan

Construction is progressing on 735 Ninth Avenue, an eight-story residential building in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan. Designed by Bojidar Kadiev and developed by Joseph Galvano under the 735-739 Ninth Avenue Realty Corp., the structure will yield 12 units and ground-floor commercial space for a restaurant and retail tenant. Xenon Construction Group is the general contractor for the Midtown property, which is located near the corner of Ninth Avenue and West 50th Street.

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One Madison Avenue’s New Glass Curtain Wall Begins Installation in Flatiron District, Manhattan

The new glass curtain wall has begun installation on One Madison Avenue, a 27-story commercial building in the Flatiron District. Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox and developed by SL Green, the National Pension Service of Korea, and Hines, the project involves the gut renovation of an eight-story structure and the construction of a new steel-framed addition above its parapet, and will yield 1.4 million square feet of office space and ground-floor retail. NYC Constructors is building the expansion and AECOM Tishman is the construction manager for the property, which occupies a full block at the southeast corner of Madison Square Park between Madison Avenue, Park Avenue South, East 23rd and 24th Streets.

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Exterior Work Progresses on 100-Percent Affordable Development at 1607 Surf Avenue in Coney Island, Brooklyn

Exterior work is progressing on 1607 Surf Avenue, a ten-story, 100-percent affordable housing building in Coney Island, Brooklyn. Designed by S9 Architecture and Engineering and developed by BFC Partners, the 104-foot-tall structure will span 360,912 square feet and yield 376 rental units spread across 282,095 square feet, as well as 11,000 square feet of commercial space, 9,000 square feet of community space, a cellar level, and a 2,500-square-foot primary care facility run by New York City Health + Hospitals. Coney Island Associates Phase 2 is the general contractor for the $189 million project, which is bound by Surf Avenue to the south, West 16th Street to the east, and West 17th Street to the West.

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8800 Bay Parkway Tops Out in Bath Beach, Brooklyn

Construction has topped out on 8800 Bay Parkway, a seven-story residential building in Bath Beach, Brooklyn. Designed by Angelo Ng & Anthony Ng Architects and developed by Billy Xiao of B & J Bay Property Inc., the 70-foot-tall structure spans 47,525 square feet and will yield 40 rental units with an average scope of 713 square feet, as well as a 7,256-square-foot ground-floor community facility, enclosed parking for 20 vehicles, and a 30-foot-long rear yard. KW Development Contracting is the general contractor of the project, which is located between Bath and Cropsey Avenues.

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Curtain Wall Installation Underway at 312 West 43rd Street in Midtown, Manhattan

Curtain wall installation has begun on 312 West 43rd Street, a 33-story residential building on the southern border of Hell’s Kitchen in Midtown, Manhattan. Designed by Handel Architects and developed by National Real Estate Advisors and Taconic Partners, which leased ground rights from the 1199SIEU Health Care Workers Union for a term of 99 years, the structure will yield 330 rental units, 28,000 square feet of amenities, and two floors of retail space. DeSimone Consulting Engineers is the structural engineer and Triton Construction is the general contractor for the project, which is located between Eighth and Ninth Avenues, near Times Square.

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