Architecture

420 Kent Avenue waterfront, design by ODA New York

Former Governor Eliot Spitzer Updates YIMBY on 420 Kent Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Composed of three contemporary towers on the southern side of the Williamsburg Bridge, 420 Kent Avenue is nearing completion of both exterior and interior work. Designed by ODA Architecture, the upcoming triplet of staggered glass boxes are some of the first new buildings to be constructed as part of the residential building boom that has spread across the Williamsburg waterfront. Spitzer Enterprises is the developer of the 550,000 square foot complex, and its 850 rental apartments will soon see move-ins commence. Today, YIMBY has an exclusive look at views and interiors for the project, as well as an update from its developer Eliot Spitzer on the official launch of leasing.

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Journal Squared, rendering by HWKN

Jonathan Kushner Tells YIMBY Journal Squared’s Three Skyscrapers Will Fully Open by 2024, More

When it comes to new construction in Jersey City’s Journal Square, no firm is more prominent than Kushner Real Estate Group, which has continued development of the massive Journal Squared complex with the recent ground-breaking of the project’s second skyscraper, now climbing above ground level. YIMBY spoke with the firm’s eponymous president, Jonathan Kushner, to discuss the site and its impending second and third towers, KREG’s general portfolio growth, as well as Mr. Kushner’s outlook on the state of the neighborhood and the local market.

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Sales Launch For Arbor Eighteen at 185 18th Street, in Greenwood Heights, Brooklyn

Located in Greenwood Heights at 185 18th Street, a new upcoming residential building named Arbor Eighteen just launched sales. With eleven stories consisting of 73 condominiums, the project is designed by Isaac & Stern Architects with interiors carried out by Paris Forino. The developers are Adam America and CGI Strategies. Halstead Property Development Marketing’s The Aguayo Team is handling the marketing and sales for Arbor Eighteen.

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Crown Installation for New Jersey’s New Tallest Building Underway at 99 Hudson Street, in Jersey City

After topping-out at the end of 2018, 99 Hudson Street has become the tallest skyscraper in both Jersey City and all of New Jersey, standing 900 feet to its rooftop. The 79-story residential building will have 781 units with perfect uninterrupted views of the World Trade Center, the morning sun, and afternoon sunsets to the west. Perkins Eastman is the designer of the tower, while the developer is China Overseas America. Plaza Construction is the main contractor, while DeSimone Consulting Engineers is the structural engineer. Vidaris is in charge of the facade, which is now quickly making its way towards the crown.

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Sales Launch For The Vandewater, at 543 West 122nd Street In Morningside Heights

After topping-out last year above Morningside Heights, the Vandewater has now launched sales of its 183 condominiums. Located at 543 West 122nd Street, the 33-story residential building stands 391 feet tall, with a total scope of over 300,000 square feet. It is designed by Incorporated Architecture & Design, while SLCE Architects is the executive architect. Savanna is the project’s developer, while Halstead Property Development Marketing is handling sales.

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