Architecture

New Renderings Released For 2-20 and 2-21 Malt Drive in Hunters Point, Queens

New renderings have been revealed for 2-20 and 2-21 Malt Drive, a two-tower complex in the Hunters Point South master plan in Hunters Point, Queens. Designed by SLCE Architects and developed by TF Cornerstone, the development consists of a 34-story, 390-foot-tall structure with 575 units at 2-20 Malt Drive and a two-tower building at 2-21 Malt Dive with a 38-story, 440-foot-tall tower and a 25-story, 310-foot-tall sibling collectively housing 811 units. The project will span 1.43 million square feet and yield 1,386 rental units, with 30 percent designated for affordable housing, as well as around 25,000 square feet of retail space. SCAPE Landscape Architecture is the landscape architect for the master plan, which will rise from a subdivided plot bound by 54th Avenue to the north, Newtown Creek to the south, and 2nd Street to the west.

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1607 Surf Avenue Wraps Up Construction in Coney Island, Brooklyn

Construction is complete on 1607 Surf Avenue, a ten-story, 100-percent affordable housing building in Coney Island, Brooklyn. Designed by S9 Architecture and Engineering and developed by BFC Partners, the 104-foot-tall structure spans 360,912 square feet and yields 376 rental units with an average scope of 750 square feet, as well as 11,000 square feet of commercial space, 9,000 square feet of community space, a cellar level, and a 2,500-square-foot primary care facility run by New York City Health + Hospitals. The $189 million project is bound by Surf Avenue to the south, West 16th Street to the east, and West 17th Street to the west.

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280 East Houston Street Tops Out In Manhattan’s East Village

Construction has topped out on 280 East Houston Street, a 12-story residential building in Manhattan’s East Village. Designed by Hill West Architects and developed by SMA Equities, the structure will span 224,809 square feet and yield 157 apartments with an average scope of 1,324 square feet, as well as 12,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space and 1,300 square feet for a community facility. Whitehall Interiors is the interior designer for the project, which is located on an elongated trapezoidal interior lot between Avenue A and Avenue B. REAL New York is handling marketing and leasing for the project.

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25-01 Queens Plaza North Tops Out in Long Island City, Queens

Construction has topped out on 25-01 Queens Plaza North, a 28-story residential building in Long Island City, Queens. Designed by Handel Architects and developed by Grubb Properties, which purchased the property for $63 million in 2021, the 311-foot-tall structure will yield 417 rental units with 124 reserved for affordable housing, as well as 7,000 square feet of ground-floor commercial space. The project is located between Crescent and 27th Streets, directly adjacent to the elevated Queensboro Plaza station serving the 7, N, and W trains.

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Exterior Work Continues on 585 Union Street in Gowanus, Brooklyn

Exterior work is progressing on 585 Union Street, a nine-story residential building in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Designed by Fogarty Finger and developed by Tavros CapitalCharney Companies, and Canyon Partners, the 95-foot-tall structure will span 167,000 square feet and yield 214 rental units in studio to three-bedroom layouts, with 25 percent designated as affordable housing, as well as 8,900 square feet of ground-floor commercial space. The property is bound by Sackett Street to the north, Union Street to the south, and 3rd Avenue to the east.

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