Architecture

YIMBY Tours Office Floors of One Willoughby Square, in Downtown Brooklyn

YIMBY recently went on a hard hat tour of One Willoughby Square, aka 420 Albee Square in Downtown Brooklyn, which is on track to become the tallest new office building in the borough. The 495-foot-tall building, which will contain 500,000 square feet of Class A office space across 34 stories, is being designed by FXCollaborative and developed by JEMB Realty. Gilbane Development Company is in charge of the construction progress.

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540 Fulton Street, designed by Marvel Architects

Marvel Architects’ 540 Fulton Street Making Vertical Progress in Downtown Brooklyn

Construction of 540 Fulton Street is climbing past the first residential floors. The Downtown Brooklyn project site will stand as a 511-foot- tall, 43-story high, mixed-use skyscraper. It is being designed by Marvel Architects and developed by Jenel Management. The building will yield about 330,000 square feet, with 71,844 square feet allocated to commercial space and 22,054 square feet designated for retail on the lower floors. The remaining 239,142 square feet will be occupied by the residential homes.

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Demolition Wraps for Two New Residential Skyscrapers at 601 West 29th Street, Next to Hudson Yards

Demolition has completed at the site of 601 West 29th Street in Hudson Yards for an upcoming 695-foot-tall, 58-story skyscraper designed by FXCollaborative and developed by Douglaston Development. Meanwhile, the adjacent lot is almost cleared for a 520-foot-tall, 42-story tower at 606 West 30th Street, which is being developed by Lalezarian Properties and designed by Ismael Leyva Architects. The two structures will share the parcel of land between 29th Street and 30th Street to the west of Eleventh Avenue.

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S9 Architecture’s 111 Varick Street Tops Out at 27 Stories in Hudson Square

The reinforced concrete structure at 111 Varick Street has topped out in Hudson Square. The 27-story residential project is located at the northern corner of Varick Street and Broome Street, and is designed by S9 Architecture and developed by Madigan Development. The building will contain 100 affordable and market-rate units, as well as ground-floor retail space. CM & Associates is in charge of the construction.

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Construction Nears Halfway Point at 128 West 23rd Street, in Chelsea

Work is moving along smoothly at 128 West 23rd Street in Chelsea, where the first several floors of the future 15-story residential complex have been built. The site is located between Sixth Avenue and Seventh Avenue, and will contain 40,230 square feet of residential space split among 33 units, for an average of about 1,200 square feet apiece. The building will also feature 3,598 square feet of retail space on the ground floor. Valyrian Capital and Pan Brothers are the developers of the site while Kutnicki Bernstein Architects is the architect of record.

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