Architecture

527 Grand Avenue Set for Excavation in Crown Heights, Brooklyn

Excavation is set to begin at 527 Grand Avenue, the site of a nine-story residential building in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Designed by JFA Architects & Engineers and developed by Grand Units LLC, the 94-foot-tall structure will span 31,580 square feet and yield 46 units, with 11 residences designated for affordable housing. The project will also have a 46-foot-long rear yard, a cellar, and three open parking spaces. Twin Group Associates is the general contractor for the property, which is located at the corner of Pacific and Dean Streets.

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550 Madison Avenue’s New Public Plaza Opens in Midtown East, Manhattan

The new public plaza at 550 Madison Avenue, a 37-story commercial skyscraper in Midtown East, is now open. Designed by Snøhetta, the landscape architect for the garden and the design architect for the tower repositioning, and developed by The Olayan Group and RXR Realty, the new privately owned public space (POPS) is enclosed with a 70-foot-tall steel-framed glass canopy and is part of a larger renovation of the Philip Johnson-designed postmodern landmark, along with a revamped lobby designed by Gensler. AECOM Tishman was the general contractor for the 21,000 square feet of renovations at the property, which is located between East 55th and 56th Streets.

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The Axel Wraps Up Construction at 550 Clinton Avenue in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn

Construction is wrapping up on The Axel, a 30-story mixed-use building at 550 Clinton Avenue on the border of Clinton Hill and Prospect HeightsBrooklyn. Designed by Morris Adjmi Architects and developed by Hope Street Capital, the 280,000-square-foot tower yields 284 apartments and 60,000 square feet of retail space in the multi-story podium. Triumph Property Group is managing leasing for the apartments and JLL is in charge of leasing the commercial space at the property, which is bound by Atlantic Avenue to the south, Clinton Avenue to the east, and Vanderbilt Avenue to the west.

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Brooklyn Crossing Completes Construction at 18 Sixth Avenue in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn 

Construction is complete on Brooklyn Crossing, a 51-story residential skyscraper at 18 Sixth Avenue in Prospect HeightsBrooklyn and the tallest building in the 22-acre Pacific Park master plan. Designed by Perkins Eastman and developed by The Brodsky Organization and Greenland Forest City Partners, the 532-foot-tall, 740,000-square-foot building yields 858 rental units with 258 dedicated to affordable housing. Tishman Construction was the general contractor, McNamara Salvia was the structural engineer, and Lemay + Escobar was the interior designer for the property, which is located at the corner of Atlantic and Sixth Avenues, adjacent to Barclays Center.

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Two-Tower Development at 595 Dean Street Nears Completion in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn

Work is nearing completion on 595 Dean Street, a two-building mixed-use development in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn‘s Pacific Park master plan. Designed by Handel Architects and developed by TF Cornerstone, the complex consists of a 28-story East Tower and 23-story West Tower and will yield a combined 798 residential units in studio to two-bedroom layouts, with 240 slated for affordable housing. The development also includes a 103,028-square-foot Chelsea Piers Fitness Center and Field House, a 469-vehicle parking garage, 3,412 square feet of ground-floor retail space, and a 72,600-square-foot public plaza. TFC Pacific Park GC is the general contractor and MNLA is the landscape designer for the property, which is bound by Pacific Street to the north, Dean Street to the south, 550 Vanderbilt Avenue to the east, and 535 Carlton Apartments to the west.

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