Architecture

Excavation and Pilings Underway at 27-48 Jackson Avenue in Long Island City, Queens

Below-grade work is underway at 27-48 Jackson Avenue, the site of a 69-story residential skyscraper in the Court Square district of Long Island City, Queens. Designed by Perkins Eastman and developed by Building Orchard LLC, the 811-foot-tall structure will surpass the Skyline Tower for the title of tallest building in Queens and will yield 818 units spread across 635,000 square feet as well as 11,700 square feet of retail space in the five-story podium and a two-story parking garage topped with amenity spaces. Triton Construction Company is the general contractor for the property, which is alternatively addressed as 43-01 Queens Street and located along Jackson Avenue between Queens Street and Orchard Street.

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Athena LIC’s Curtain Wall Installation Begins at 27-20 42nd Road in Long Island City, Queens

Curtain wall installation is progressing on Athena LIC, a nine-story residential building at 27-20 42nd Road in Long Island City, Queens. Designed by Ismael Leyva Architects and developed by ZL Capital LLC, the 100-foot-tall structure will yield 51 units spread across 45,016 square feet and 7,292 square feet of ground-floor retail space. The property is located at the intersection of 42nd Road to the north and Hunter Street to the south.

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8 Court Square’s Façade Takes Shape in Long Island City, Queens

Façade installation is progressing on 8 Court Square, a 20-story residential building at 27-10 44th Drive in Long Island City, Queens. Designed by Hill West Architects and developed by 25-34 Jackson Avenue Property Owner LLC, the 224-foot-tall structure will yield 157 units spread across 107,377 square feet and 10,170 square feet of retail space. Cauldwell Wingate Company is the general contractor for the property, which is bound by Jackson Avenue to the northwest, 44th Drive to the northeast, and Thomson Avenue to the west and south.

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121 West 125th Street in Harlem

Urban League Empowerment Center’s Façade Nears Completion at 121 West 125th Street in Harlem, Manhattan

Exterior work is nearing completion on the Urban League Empowerment Center, a 17-story mixed-use building at 121 West 125th Street in Harlem, Manhattan. Designed by Beyer Blinder Belle and developed by The Prusik Group, BRP Companies, L+M Development Partners, and Taconic Partners, the 414-000-square-foot structure will yield 170 residential units with an affordable housing component, 70,000 square feet of Class A office space, and 110,000 square feet of retail area including a Target and a 28,000-square-foot Trader Joe’s on the ground floor. Other tenants include National Urban League and the Urban Civil Rights Experience Museum. Congress Builders is the general contractor for the property, which is located between West 126th Street to the north, 125th Street to the south, Malcolm X Boulevard to the east, and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard to the west.

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The Heritage’s Re-Cladding Progresses at 1295 Fifth Avenue in East Harlem, Manhattan

Renovation work is progressing on The Heritage, a three-building residential complex at 1295 Fifth Avenue in East Harlem, Manhattan. Designed by Gruzen & Partners and originally completed in 1974, the development is currently owned by L+M Fund Management and Invesco Real Estate and consists of two identical 35-story towers and a shorter 12-story structure that collectively yield a total of 600 rental apartments. The current project involves the replacement of the buildings’ brick façades with a new exterior insulation finishing system (EIFS) provided by Sto Corp.. L+M Builders is the general contractor and King Contracting Group is in charge of façade installation for the property, which is bound by East 111th Street to the north, Tito Puente Way to the south, Madison Avenue to the east, and Fifth Avenue, Frawley Circle, and Central Park to the west.

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