Architecture

Excavation Underway for Hendrix House at 429 Second Avenue in Kips Bay, Manhattan

Excavation is unfolding for Hendrix House, a 12-story residential building at 429 Second Avenue in Kips Bay, Manhattan. Designed by DXA Studio and developed by New Empire Corp., the 150-foot-tall structure will span 44,571 square feet and yield 59 condominium units and a suite of Paris Forino-designed amenity spaces. CORE Real Estate is handling sales and marketing and New Empire Builder Corp. is the general contractor for the property, which is located at the corner of Second Avenue and East 25th Street.

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The Warren Street Hotel Approaches Completion at 86 Warren Street in Tribeca, Manhattan

Construction is nearing completion on the Warren Street Hotel, an 11-story building at 86 Warren Street in Tribeca. Designed by Paul Taylor with Stonehill Taylor and developed by Firmdale on a land lease from Solil Management, the 135-foot-tall structure will span 44,000 square feet and yield 69 guest rooms operated by Firmdale Hotels, as well as the 150-seat Warren Bar and Restaurant, a drawing room, an orangery, and a private event space. Pavarini McGovern is the general contractor and Kit Kemp is the interior designer for the project, which rises from the site of a former open-air parking lot between Greenwich Street and West Broadway.

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New York Korea Center Awaits Finishing Touches at 122-126 East 32nd Street in Murray Hill, Manhattan

Work is wrapping up on The New York Korea Center, the new seven-story home of the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea at 122-126 East 32nd Street in Murray Hill. Designed by Samoo Architects and Engineers (SAMOO) and developed by Level Group, the 120-foot-tall structure will yield 36,500 square feet and is engineered to achieve LEED Certification. KSK Construction Group is the general contractor for the property, which is located on an interior lot between Park Avenue South and Lexington Avenue.

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Rendering of the National Black Theatre and Ray Harlem

Ray Harlem Rises At 2033 Fifth Avenue in East Harlem, Manhattan

Construction is in full swing for Ray Harlem at 2033 Fifth Avenue in the Special Arts District in East Harlem, Manhattan. Designed by Handel Architects and Frida Escobedo, and developed by Ray and LMXD, the ground-up 21-story, 240-foot-tall mixed-use project will yield 222 rental units in the main tower ranging from studios to two-bedrooms, a portion of which are designated towards affordable housing, while the National Black Theatre (NBT) is expected to occupy 25,000 square feet of space on the ground floor, cellar level and floors three through five and feature a 250-seat flexible temple space and a 99-seat studio theater, classrooms, and offices. Little Wing Lee is the interior designer, Charcoalblue, Marvel Architects, and Studio & Projects are overseeing the theater aspect and Chatsworth Builders is listed at the general contractor for the property, which is located along Fifth Avenue between East 125th and East 126th Streets.

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Excavation and Demolition Underway at 729-739 Second Avenue in Murray Hill, Manhattan

Excavation is underway at 729 Second Avenue, the site of a 20-story residential building in Murray Hill, Manhattan. Designed by CetraRuddy and developed by Brause Realty, the 237-foot-tall structure will yield 120,000 square feet with 157 units and 4,600 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Titan Industrial SVC Corp and Alba Services Inc. are the demolition contractors for the property, which is located between East 38th and East 39th Streets.

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