Architecture

Rendering of 258-278 8th Avenue - Courtesy of JJ Operating

Demolition Underway at 258-278 Eighth Avenue in Chelsea, Manhattan

Demolition is ramping up at 258-278 Eighth Avenue, the site of a 12-story mixed-use building in Chelsea, Manhattan. Developed by Alchemy-ABR Investment Partners and Chelsea 23rd Realty Corporation, an LLC affiliated with JJ Operating, which acquired the 40,000-square-foot parcel in 2017, the new building will yield multiple levels of retail space and 190 rental apartments. Breeze is the general contractor and Square Mile Capital and Pacific Western Bank provided $183 million in construction financing for the project, which is located along Eighth Avenue between West 23rd and West 24th Streets. The architect is still unknown.

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Aloft Hotel’s Envelope Nears Completion at 132 West 28th Street in Chelsea, Manhattan

Construction is getting closer to completion on the Chelsea Aloft Hotel, a 32-story tower at 132 West 28th Street. Designed by Peter Poon Architects and developed by Frank Ng, the 326-foot-tall reinforced concrete structure will yield 203 guest rooms. Milestone Construction Corporation is the general contractor for the Midtown, Manhattan project, which is located in the Flower District between Sixth and Seventh Avenues.

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RIU Plaza Hotel’s Façade Installation Wraps Up At 145 West 47th Street In Times Square, Manhattan

Work is wrapping up on the RIU Plaza Hotel, a 48-story skyscraper at 145 West 47th Street in Times Square. Designed by Berg + Moss Architects and developed by Tribeach Holdings, the 519-foot-tall, 353,000-square-foot reinforced concrete superstructure will yield 630 rooms. Transom Builders Group is the general contractor for the property, which is located between Sixth and Seventh Avenues.

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Rendering of 28 & 7 - GDSNY

SOM’s 28&7 Stands Completed at 322-326 Seventh Avenue in Chelsea, Manhattan

Construction is complete on 28&7, a 12-story office building at 322-326 Seventh Avenue in Chelsea. Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and developed by Corem and GDSNY, the reinforced concrete superstructure yields 105,000 square feet of office space marketed by CBRE. Triton Construction was the general contractor for the project, which is located at the corner of West 28th Street and Seventh Avenue, directly above the 28th Street subway station, servicing the local 1 train. The developers are aiming for LEED Gold and WELL certifications.

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Park House Completes Construction at 500 West 22nd Street in Chelsea, Manhattan

Construction is wrapping up on Park House, an eight-story residential building at 500 West 22nd Street in West Chelsea. Alternately addressed as 197 Tenth Avenue, the 33,662-square-foot structure is designed by Annabelle Selldorf of Selldorf Architects for Brantwood Capital and will yield ten residential units atop 1,959 square feet of ground-floor retail space, and a main lobby along West 22nd Street. Compass is handling sales and marketing for the homes, which range from one- to four-bedroom units and two duplex penthouses, with pricing from $2.65 million to $12 million. Foundations Group is the general contractor for the building, which is located at the intersection of Tenth Avenue and West 22nd Street, a short distance from the High Line.

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