Architecture

227 West Street’s Façade Reaches Both Pinnacles in Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Façade installation is getting closer to completion on 227 West Street, a two-tower residential development in the 22-acre Greenpoint Landing development along the East River in GreenpointBrooklyn. Designed by OMA and Beyer Blinder Belle and developed by Brookfield Property Partners and Park Tower Group, the 30- and 40-story towers will yield 745 rental units, with 30 percent planned as “income-targeted” apartments, marketed in accordance with the Affordable Housing New York program. James Corner Field Operations is the landscape architect, DeSimone Consulting Engineers is the structural engineer, Thornton Tomasetti is the façade consultant, and Highbury Concrete is responsible for building the 450- and 351-foot tall reinforced concrete superstructures, located off the corner of Eagle and West Streets.

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55 Suffolk Street’s Superstructure Rises Above Street Level on Manhattan’s Lower East Side

Construction is rising on 55 Suffolk Street, a 30-story mixed-use building on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Designed by Dattner Architects and developed by Gotham Organization, the 310-foot-tall structure is part of the two-building Broome Street Development complex along with the 16-story 64 Norfolk Street. The complex will span 387,223 square feet and yield 488 rental units, of which 43 percent will be dedicated to permanently affordable housing. Monadnock Construction, Inc. is the general contractor for both developments, which are being built near the intersection of Broome and Norfolk Streets.

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Gotham Point’s 57-Story ‘Parcel F’ Tops Out in Hunters Point South, Queens

Construction has topped out on Parcel F, a 57-story 559-foot tall skyscraper in the Gotham Point development in Hunters Point SouthQueens. Designed by Handel Architects and developed by Gotham Organization, RiseBoro Community Partnership, Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group, and the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), the reinforced concrete structure will yield 689 units alongside a 1,100-seat Intermediate High School built by the School Construction Authority, and Parcel G, its 33-story, 336-foot tall, 443-unit sibling. Gotham Point is located at the confluence of the East River and Newtown Creek, bound by Center Boulevard to the north, 56th Avenue to the east, and 57th Avenue to the west. Handel Architects is also the interior designer while BHDM did the interior for the model apartment only.

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219 Livingston Street’s Scaffolding Disassembly Continues in Downtown Brooklyn

Scaffolding continues to be dismantled from 291 Livingston Street, revealing the dark façade of the 22-story hotel tower in Downtown Brooklyn. Designed by Gene Kaufman Architect and developed by Aview Equities and Hello Living, the 189-foot-tall structure will yield 100 hotel rooms and a ground-floor beer garden. The property is located between Nevins Street to the east, Grove Place to the north, and Hanover Place to the west, and was formerly occupied by a two-story commercial structure that was demolished in 2017.

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New Renderings Revealed for The Cortland at 555 West 22nd Street in West Chelsea, Manhattan

New renderings have been revealed for The Cortland, Robert A. M. Stern Architects‘ latest residential project at 555 West 22nd Street in West Chelsea. Developed by Related Companies with SLCE Architects as the architect of record, the 25-story reinforced concrete edifice stands topped out nearly 300 feet and will yield 144 residential units spread over 250,000 square feet, for an average of 2,245 square feet. The building rises along West Street across from Hudson River Park between West 22nd and West 23rd Streets.

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