Construction Rises on Hotel Conversion at 224 West 47th Street in Times Square, Manhattan

Construction is progressing on 224 West 47th Street, a 25-story hotel tower at the northern end of Times Square, Manhattan. Designed by Gene Kaufman Architect and developed by McSam Hotel Group, the project involves the conversion and expansion of an 11-story bank building from the 1920s into a 136-room Cambria Suites hotel. GK West 47th LLC is listed as the owner and Omnibuild is the general contractor for the Midtown property, which is located on a narrow interior lot between the pedestrianized plazas along Broadway to the east and Eighth Avenue to the west.

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Excavation Underway for 68-Story Skyscraper at 100 West 37th Street in Midtown, Manhattan

Excavation is moving along at 100 West 37th Street, the site of a 68-story mixed-use skyscraper in the Garment District of Midtown, Manhattan. Designed by C3D Architecture and developed by Sioni Group under the 989 Sixth Realty LLC, the 743-foot-tall structure will span 384,118 square feet and yield 300 condominium units with an average scope of 991 square feet, as well as 86,817 square feet of commercial space and two cellar levels. Northeast Specialist Group was the demolition contractor for the corner property, which is alternately addressed as 989-993 Sixth Avenue and located at the intersection of Sixth Avenue and West 37th Street.

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Rendering of 335 Eighth Avenue - Courtesy of MAG Partners, COOKFOX Architects

Foundations Underway for COOKFOX’s 335 Eighth Avenue in Chelsea, Manhattan

Foundations are underway at 335 Eighth Avenue, the site of a seven-story mixed-use building in Chelsea, Manhattan. Designed by COOKFOX Architects and developed by MAG Partners and Penn South aka Mutual Redevelopment Houses, Inc., with financing provided by global holding company Safanad, the structure will span around 200,000 square feet and yield 188 rental units in studio to two-bedroom layouts, as well as a 23,000-square-foot Lidl supermarket and additional ground-floor retail space. Thirty percent of the homes will be reserved for affordable housing. Urban Atelier Group is the general contractor for the property, which is located at the corner of Eighth Avenue and West 26th Street within the Penn South affordable housing cooperative, officially known as Mutual Redevelopment Houses.

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New Renderings Revealed For Xadia Hotel At 58 West 39th Street in Midtown, Manhattan 

New renderings have been released showcasing a design change for the Xadia Hotel, a 42-story hotel tower currently rising at 58 West 39th Street in Midtown, Manhattan. Designed by Marin Architects and developed by Wei Hong Hu under the H Hotel LLC, the 475-foot-tall structure will yield 173 guest rooms and amenities including a restaurant, an arcade, and a rooftop bar. City Cross Construction Corp. is the general contractor for the property, which is located on a narrow interior plot between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, one block south of Bryant Park.

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32 West 48th Street Rises Above Street Level in Midtown, Manhattan

Construction has begun to rise above street level on 32 West 48th Street, a 31-story hotel tower in Midtown, Manhattan’s Diamond District. Designed by SLCE Architects and developed by Extell, the 456-foot-tall structure will yield 213,158 square feet with 534 guest rooms with an average scope of 316 square feet. AECOM Tishman is the general contractor for the project, which is located between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, directly south of Rockefeller Center.

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