Architecture

43-30 24th Street Continues its Ascent Over Long Island City, Queens

At number eight on our year-end countdown of the tallest buildings under construction in New York is 43-30 24th Street, a 731-foot-tall residential skyscraper in Long Island City, Queens. Designed by Hill West Architects and developed by Carmel Partners, the 66-story structure will yield 921 units with an average scope of 910 square feet, as well as 17,400 square feet of ground-retail space. Carmel Construction East is the general contractor for project, which is bound by 43rd Avenue to the north, 44th Road to the south, 24th Street to the east, and 23rd Street to the west.

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Rendering of 470-490 Kent Avenue, designed by Hill West Architects

Three-Tower Complex Rises at 470-490 Kent Avenue in South Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Construction is rising on 470-490 Kent Avenue, a three-tower residential complex along the East River waterfront in South Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Designed by Brooklyn-based Brandon Haw Architecture LLP with Hill West Architects as the executive architect of record and developed by Naftali Group and Access Industries, the development will span 645,000 square feet and yield 607 units, including 89 condominiums, as well as 19,000 square feet of commercial space and a suite of amenities. New Line Structures & Development LLC is the general contractor for the project, which occupies a 4-acre plot bound by South 10th Street to the north, Division Avenue to the south, Kent Avenue to the east, and Wallabout Channel to the west.

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Preliminary rendering of 111 Washington Street, formerly 8 Carlisle Street

Below-Grade Work Progresses at 111 Washington Street in Manhattan’s Financial District

The ninth-tallest building on our year-end construction countdown is 111 Washington Street, a 712-foot-tall residential skyscraper in Manhattan’s Financial District. Designed by Handel Architects and developed by Carlisle New York Apartments and Grubb Properties, which closed on a $48 million loan for the project over the summer, the 64-story structure will span 326,221 square feet and yield 462 residential units, 7,000 square feet of commercial space, and a 60-foot-long rear yard. Consigli Construction is the general contractor for the property, which is alternately addressed as 8 Carlisle Street and located at the corner of Washington and Carlisle Streets.

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Industry City overhead render, via industrycity.com

Industry City Announces New Innovation Campus Tenants in Sunset Park, Brooklyn

Aanika Biosciences, a biotech firm focused on enhancing global food safety and transparency, has opened a new 27,087-square-foot facility at Industry City in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. The opening marks a significant expansion from its initial 900-square-foot space that opened in 2018. The new facility will include offices for the company’s growing team and increased capacity for research and development, wet lab testing, and biomanufacturing.

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Exterior Work Nears Completion on Aloft Hotel at 450 Eleventh Avenue in Hudson Yards, Manhattan

Leading off the top ten on our annual countdown of the tallest buildings under construction in New York is 450 Eleventh Avenue, a 642-foot-tall Aloft Hotel in Hudson Yards. Designed by DSM Design Group and developed by Marx Development Group, the 51-story skyscraper will yield 379 guest rooms and amenities including 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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