A major step forward for the New York City skyline was taken on Tuesday morning. Elected officials joined developers to celebrate the official groundbreaking for One Vanderbilt.
As property values in Long Island City skyrocket, developers are starting to look a little further afield for places to build office space. A pair of developers are taking a chance on an industrially zoned strip in Sunnyside, just across the rail yards from Long Island City. They just filed plans for an eight-story office and medical building there at 38-01 Queens Boulevard, on the corner of 38th Street.
The Collegiate School sold off its buildings on West 78th Street to its landmarked neighbor, the West End Collegiate Church, and now the new campus for the tony, all-boys educational institution is rising at 301 Freedom Place in the Riverside Center development. Prolific photographer Tectonic brings us the latest from the site between West 61st and West 62nd Streets, a block inland from the West Side Highway and the Hudson River.
The Orthodox Jewish community on the border between Bed-Stuy and Williamsburg has learned to make the best of the area’s industrial zoning. Last week, South Williamsburg-based developer Joseph Brunner filed plans for an eight-story commercial and community facility building at 347 Flushing Avenue, just west of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway and the Navy Yard.
In June 2015, then-Brooklyn Bridge Park President Regina Myer revealed renderings for the last two residential towers set to rise in the park, on Pier 6. Now, ODA Architecture, which is designing them, has filed plans for the pair of developments at 15 and 50 Bridge Park Drive.